8 Great Activities for Spring Break in Gulf Shores

Ashee Lowry - January 10, 2019

The short days of winter will soon be stretching into longer spring days, leaving more time to connect with your family. Rescue them from the doldrums of winter by planning a spring break in Gulf Shores everyone will love. Whether you’ve got toddlers or teens, we’re sharing our favorite Gulf Shores activities for a spring break to remember.

Waterfront Fun

Take advantage of all the onsite amenities and perks as a Spectrum Resorts guest. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, there’s no better place to stretch out and enjoy the surf and sand. As a Spectrum guest, you’ll get priority reservations for beach chairs and umbrellas. It’s the perfect spot for ditching digital distractions and reconnecting with your family.

beach chair rentals in Gulf Shores

In addition to our private beach, guests can make a splash at one of the members-only pools at the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse offers an indoor and outdoor pool. Our junior guests have even been known to call the spacious outdoor pool the “turtle pool.” This is where you’ll likely run into Toby the Turtle, our resort mascot who keeps families entertained with fun games, dances, and challenges. Reserve a poolside cabana, order lunch from the Gulfside Bar & Grill and enjoy a family spring break vacation that’s truly a vacation.


Take to the Skies on a Hot Air Balloon

Experience Gulf Shores like never before on a hot air balloon ride with Gulf View Ballooning! Providing incredible scenes and vistas, a hot air balloon ride is a unique and unforgettable experience for any rider. Whether you’re looking to impress on a date or make new memories with your family, you can’t go wrong with this one-of-a-kind experience. Rides can accommodate up to 3 people. Call (251) 970-3598 for more information.


Rent a Bike

Peddle away and explore The Beach Club’s 85 acres by bike. Complimentary bike rentals and helmets are available in child and adult sizes. Life is busy. What better way to slow it down than enjoying fresh air and your family’s laughter as you remember your bike-riding skills!

complimentary bike rentals in Gulf Shores


Enjoy a Tasty Treat

While you’re out peddling, stop by The Village Creamery. Flash your SpectrumBand and treat the kids to a complimentary ice cream scoop. Want to make it a double, but left your wallet in the condo? No problem. Use your SpectrumBand to charge your treats to your condo, and continue on with your worry-free day.


Visit the Zoo

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 500 exotic creatures, including lions, primates, reptiles, and leopards! Visitors can even get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s most exotic creatures, including kangaroos, lemurs, and sloths. The zoo includes its own picnic area, seasonal concessions, and a gift shop, and is a great way to spend a day with the family. Kids will love the mining sluice, a hands-on experience that allows kids to search for gemstones, fossils, and collector rocks. Contact (251) 968-5732 for more info and tickets.

Beach Campfires

When the day is done, the memory making doesn’t have to be. Roast marshmallows and make s’mores with a Sunset or After-Sunset Beach Campfire, exclusive for Spectrum Resorts’ guests. Create a spring break that everyone will remember – from toddlers to teens.

Spring Break Tip: Book your beach campfire when you make your spring break reservation and save 10% on your package. Campfire packages come complete with chairs, bottled water, s’mores, roasting sticks and an attendant to handle set up and clean up. Other than relaxing with your family, you don’t have to worry about a thing.

beach campfire


Take a Scenic Hike

Beautiful views don’t just exist at the beach in Gulf Shores. Take the time to traverse Fort Morgan Road Trail, a 10.8 mile out-and-back paved trail that is surrounded by lush forest and local flora. Or visit Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park for sights and sounds of six different ecosystems.


Nearby Spring Break Activities

While there’s plenty to do at The Beach Club, you’re also just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Gulf Shores and nearby Foley, Alabama. Book a Gulf Shores dolphin cruise and spend a few hours searching for Flipper and his friends. Take a deep-sea fishing trip and reel in dinner. See who’s the best putter in the family with a game of miniature golf. Or, head to nearby Foley and ride OWA’s 21 thrill rides.


We know life can be hectic, and sometimes the opportunity to create happy memories with your family can be few and far between. Enjoy time together to relax and reconnect this spring break in Gulf Shores at The Beach Club Resort & Spa.

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