Whether it’s your first anniversary or your 50th, you’ve decided to celebrate your love with a getaway for just the two of you. Make that getaway to a place full of fun, sun, sand, and water when you choose Gulf Shores. There are plenty of things to see and do while you’re here, but you’ll want to make sure to book a private vacation rental with Poole & Associates so you can celebrate your Gulf Shores couples getaway however you like. If you can’t stand a moment away from your furry family members, ask about pet-friendly rentals and bring them along!

Beach Time

Coming to a beach destination like Gulf Shores means spending plenty of time on the beach. You can choose to lay out and sunbathe, plant a beach umbrella, and spread out a blanket and read or picnic, take a swim in the Gulf, or take a walk on the beach together. Turn up the adrenaline with activities like parasailing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and even deep-sea fishing.

Gulf Shores Museum

Learn about the place you’ve chosen to take your romantic respite. The Gulf Shores Museum is located in a house that dates back to before World War II and stood as the beach house of Valerie Cole’s family from Mobile. The family donated the structure, which was moved from its original West Beach location to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum houses many permanent and temporary exhibits that tell the story of Gulf Shores’ history, as well as offering various programs and activities for all ages and many interests.

Souvenir City

The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple since 1956 and is open seven days a week. While you’ll collect souvenirs from other activities and attractions, like beach adventures, the shop has “thousands of gifts for everyone on your list” so you’re bound to find something to remember your time here.

Spa Day

There are several spas in the Gulf Shores area that are ready for the two of you to pamper yourselves together. Many offer special couples’ services like couples’ massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Some spas even offer services customized for a gentleman’s specific needs.


Besides your love, there’s something to celebrate throughout the year in Gulf Shores! You can make one of the festivals or events part of your vacation plans. Just check the Gulf Shores website to find out what kind of celebrations are going on during your stay.

Gulf State Park

Wander two miles of Gulf beachfront, swim, surf, build sand castles, and enjoy a myriad of other beach activities. The park also has a beach pavilion where you can picnic together. If you and your sweetheart enjoy fishing, you’ll want to bring some gear and spend some time at the pier. For couples looking for an adventure, try kayaking or even parasailing!

Fort Morgan Road Trail

The 5.6-mile asphalt trail starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through Gulf Shores. It runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180 and runs through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods, finally ending at the Peninsula Golf Club. The trail is an easy hike or bike, as it’s mostly a flat surface, but the eastern end of the trail has only a few gentle climbs. Add some difficulty on the eastern end and continue on through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.

Gulf Shores Dog Park

If your pup or pups made the trip with you, they need their exercise, too! The Gulf Shores Dog Park has a large fenced-in green area where both large and small dogs can get their zoomies out. Humans can sit and socialize themselves while keeping an eye on their pup and cleaning up after them using the provided waste bag stations. You can bring water for yourself, but the park provides water for the pets!

Book Your Gulf Shores Couples Getaway Today

When you and book a getaway with your sweetheart for your anniversary with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or enjoy the myriad of other activities available to help build a Gulf Shores vacation that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. For your intimate stay, choose a one-bedroom unit. When you fall in love with the location and want to bring all your loved ones to share in the fun, book a four-bedroom unit. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite romantic movie together on a flat screen TV.

Contact us today to book your anniversary getaway in Gulf Shores!