Magnolia Springs This bed and breakfast is tucked away in idyllic Magnolia Springs, about 30 minutes outside Gulf Shores.
Turquoise Place These hotel-quality condos are available to rent year-round.
The modern, turquoise glass architecture hints at what’s inside: sleek furnishings (think Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and streamlined fireplaces surrounded by marble) with a massive Jacuzzi and gas grill on your private balcony.
Play a round of corn hole on the downstairs terrace.
The Gulf This spot is inside a waterfront building constructed from old shipping containers.
Local Alabama oysters and a craft cocktail are a must-try combo.
Sample a few drinks and bites on the terrace upstairs or linger dockside as you watch the yachts roll in at sunset.
Bill’s by the Beach Enjoy Gulf Shores’ laid-back spirit at this easygoing beachside joint.
Its wine list offers over 115 options, but you may also want to steer your palate toward its loaded Bloody Mary with Gulf shrimp, a beef slider, sausage, white cheddar, bacon, pickled okra, spicy green beans, and more.
Large groups can be accommodated in a handsome, curtained-off dining room. Café Grazie With a menu that mixes Gulf seafood and rustic Italian cuisine, this waterfront mainstay offers diners spacious booths overlooking the marina.