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The Gulf Shores’ beaches aren’t the only activity in and around Orange Beach for families to enjoy on their vacation. Families can take a high flying adventure with Hot Air Balloon Rides over the Gulf Shores. The warm gulf air keeps this activity going year round. It’s a great way to get away from the noise and hectic pace of daily life as you float over the countryside with just the occasional hiss of the burner interrupting your peacefulness.
History buffs and speed demons can step back in time with a ride in the Bird of Paradise. This open cockpit biplane built in 1928 is sure to please the thrill seeker. I will offer this one bit of advice, however. It may sound good to have the wind in your hair until you land and have to pull a comb through it! One of my first flights was in an open cockpit airplane when I was about six years old and the most lasting memory I still have (many years later) is the drama of getting my long hair combed out upon landing. Don’t let this be the only memory you take away from this high-flying experience. Instead take away a certificate and photo that is awarded to all who fly in this historical machine.
If staying on land is more your family’s style then be sure and plan a trip to the Track Family Recreation Center. Plenty of action for kids of all ages whether you’re a speed demon on the go-cart tracks or prefer the slower pace of miniature golf. You’re family will have so much fun here they may even forget that there are beautiful beaches to play on too!
Does your family enjoy music and want to take advantage of fewer crowds? Then bring them down for the annual, 10 day Frank Brown International Songwriter Festival held every November. Venues all along the coast offer up a unique opportunity to see and hear songwriters perform the songs that became some of America’s biggest hits. Songwriters perform in restaurants, bars and hang-outs along the coast, so porta-potty festival this is not! Add to that little to no cover charge and you have the makings for a wonderful beach vacation full of Orange Beach, Alabama Concerts. What a great way to get the wiggles out before hunkering down for the winter.
No matter what your family enjoys, you’re sure to find something to please everyone. Don’t forget that there are also beautiful beaches, lots of shopping and restaurants to complete your vacation planning.
photo courtesy MistyDays / CB
Source: Carrie Hill