So often beach time means family time. Bond with each other and hundreds of species–including tigers and monkeys–at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo! Prefer hanging with the locals instead? Board The Sunny Lady at The Wharf for a scenic dolphin cruise featuring tons of photo and video ops for your social media pages! When you’re done, get your heart and body racing or if just friendly competition is more your speed, buckle up and face off at The Track Recreation Center in Gulf Shores or battle for the high score at Fat Daddy’s Arcade in Orange Beach. Finally, thrill-seeking families must explore OWA’s twenty-plus amusement park rides and games and Adventure Island’s five-story erupting “volcano” towering over the park’s diverse amusements. The possibilities are plentiful when paradise is your playground!