If you’re looking for a GREAT vacation with kids, that includes all the fun of a beach vacation and some history lessons thrown in- a trip to Gulf Shores Alabama is a great place to start! We traveled here in early April for Spring Break.
Where we stayed: Gulf Shores Plantation.
How long we stayed: 5 nights
Our experience at Gulf Shores Plantation started out sketchy, with a little leakage issue in our room. The staff was excellent and moved us to a new, comparable room. We stayed in a “Sunsuite” which was a large room with a Queen size bed, pull out couch, bunk beds and tv.. There was also a full kitchen with a stove, dishwasher and fridge.
We got a great Black Friday deal on our room last November- so the room price averaged a little more than $125 a night including the resort fee.
outdoor pools (they were working on an indoor pool while we were there)
free movie rentals
tennis, basketball and shuffleboard courts
a Library of books
boardwalk to the fairly private beach. ** if you stayed out at the beach at night you could see dolphin swimming just off the shore each night as tide came in. The sunset was GORGEOUS and .. no camera with me to prove it**
Gulf Shores Plantation is on the Fort Morgan peninsula. It’s about a 10 minute (or less) drive to the main touristy area, so close to all the action. In the other direction, it was about 10 minutes (or less) to the Fort Morgan Historical site which my kids loved visiting. I loved how quiet the resort was. It was truly a great vacation and we would definitely plan to stay at this resort again.
Fort morgan Historical Site: Used during many wars and conflicts, including the Spanish American War, Civil War, World War I and World War II. It’s a pretty big site to meander through and even my 5 year old enjoyed the visit.
** This review is my personal opinion. I was not solicited for this review**