Renting a Charter Bus with US Coachways Saves Time, Money and a Lot of Effort
Bring your Family Out for a Trip to the Zoo, go Kayaking, Sunbathing or Parasailing this Summer
Today, Gulf Shores may rank as one of Alabama’s top tourist attraction but it was, historically, only through the introduction and completion of the Intracoastal Waterways and the opening of Gulf State Park in 1939 that the city’s development gained traction. Before that, it was a small fishing community which dates as far back as the early 1800s. Along with the Intracoastal Waterway, residents started pouring in and soon, there were theaters, grocery stores, restaurants, charming cottages and motels, the latter two were built mainly for tourists who make their way here during summer months for vacations. Apart from those months, the city was rather empty, hence, the creation of events like fishing rodeos and National Shrimp Festival which had its start in 1971. The festival soon started attracting enthusiasts from the surrounding region, with the capacity to attract more than 200,000 participants to the four-day event. Other events that brings in vacationers and tourists are the shrimping, oystering and fishing activities which are more regularly performed throughout the year. The city provides residents with white sandy beaches that are perfect for any kind of event which ranges from quiet retreats to family vacations. The beaches of Gulf Shores is also far less busy than the Florida ones, providing tourists and vacationers a quieter alternative where they can enjoy activities like watersports, swimming, dolphin watching, boating, dinner cruises, fishing, sunbathing and a large number of golf courses and resorts. It has nine chic golf courses and clubs to choose from as well as a fun family-friendly zoo in the form of Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. And for theme parks, you can’t go wrong by bringing the charter bus to Waterville USA.
With so many fun and exciting attractions to visit and activities to do, it is easy to lose track of time and your schedule. Making use of a charter bus rental service like the one provided by US Coachways can save you time, money and a whole lot of effort. In fact, our bus rental services have been said to have made events, travels, tours, weddings, corporate functions, field trips, prom nights and bar crawls so much more manageable. We would love to work closely with you, to help you find the perfect charter buses, coaches, limousines, mini buses, party buses, school buses, corporate cars and exotic vehicles to make your event a more memorable one so, all you need to do is to pick up the phone and speak to one of our customer service representatives today!
Here are Some Fun Things to do and Affordable Places to Visit in Gulf Shores, AL
Making time for some of these amazingly fun and surprisingly affordable places and points of interest in Gulf Shores is going to be worth the time and every single cent spent. Here’s a short list of things to make time for when you visit Gulf Shores, AL.
Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Any time of the year is a good time to bring the family to Waterville USA simply because if you would like to cool off at the wave pool or water slides or enjoy go-kart racing, this is the place to be. It is also another thrilling experience to be at Hummingbird Ziplines where visitors will find themselves zipping over the heads of alligators across seven towers! The zipline course also provides guests with an awesome view of the Gulf. You can also enjoy some mini golf, aquatic bumper rides and kid-friendly activities at The Track Family Recreation Center or bring the charter bus to Sharky’s Family Adventure Park where there are also sky rail rope courses stretching magnificently over more than 70 feet long. With so much adrenaline-pumping fun, end the day by catching a movie with your friends and family at Gulf Shores’ Cobb Pinnacle 14 Cinemas.
Art & Culture — For first-timers who are here for a short period of time, it is essential to make a trip to either the Gulf Shores Welcome Center or the Orange Beach Welcome Center. Both offer a whole host of information about things to do, places to visit, festivals to check out and where to find the best malls and restaurants..
Restaurant & Shopping — When it comes to visiting a fun place like Gulf Shores, eating out at a restaurant or family-friendly diner is almost always about enjoying fresh-out-of-the-water seafood but that’s not all you can expect. There are traditional American dishes and bar like Pirates Cove, steakhouses and seafood outlets like Cayman Grill or you can experience great drinks and coconut shrimp at Bahama Bobs Beach Side Cafe. Visitors will also get to enjoy duck nachos, NY strip and Red Snapper dishes at Bill’s by the Beach, sample comfort foods like egg benedict and crab cakes benedict at Kitty’s Kafe, order yummy barbecue ribs and pulled pork from Hot Wild Beach and BBQ or tantalize your tastebuds with what The Gulf has to offer which includes mouth-watering mahi taco bowl and salad. While shopping at a local mall or hitting the shopping district remains to be one of the most amazing things you can do at Gulf Shores, we think you will also enjoy shopping at local retail outlets and unique franchises like Chocolate Corner which is a caramel-filled, fudge, chocolate, candies, dipped Oreos and all types of truffles galore. Before your trip is over, be sure to drop by Souvenir City so that you shop for gifts and souvenirs for your family and friends back home who couldn’t make it for the trip.
Golf & Sports — It is hard to deny the fact that Gulf Shores is a golfer’s paradise. There are world-class courses as well as a whole long list of mini golf centers to bring your family to. Sneak your way around with your kids at Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf which is a fun pirate-themed mini golf course riddled with fun challenges or you can enjoy a more serious round of golf at the Earl Stone-designed 27-hole course at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club. The latter attraction also features tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. Awards have been given repeatedly over the years since Kiva Dunes Golf Club made its entrance in the local golf scene and it has been named as one of the region’s best by establishments like Links, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine...and that says a lot about what you can expect from this attraction. Visitors will also get to hitting around in the woody settings of Gulf State Park Golf Course or enjoy the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole golf course at Cotton Creek at Craft Farms. There’s family fun for all to enjoy at the Zooland Mini Golf as it is located very near Gulf Shores’ zoo or you can take advantage of the fitness and recreational amenities, game rooms, heated pools and tennis courts provided by Bodenhamer Recreation Center.
Historical Sites & Landmarks — Fort Morgan was actively used in 4 major wars in the country and throughout them, this historic site has become an iconic and historical landmarks for the locals. Today, it has been turned into Fort Morgan Historic Site with a museum that details all the rich culture and developments that the city has undergone as well as LIVE history programs. History lovers also should not miss the chance to bring the charter bus to Swift-Coles Historic Homes; the home was built in 1882 with 16 rooms for Charles Swift and his family and later on, purchased by Nick Coles. Today, the home is open to the public and offers an inside look into what life was like during the 1882 eras as well as the early 1970s.
Parks & Outdoor Activities — There’s so much endless fun for the entire family at Gulf State Park where they get to enjoy camping and RV camping at this amazing park that comes complete with modern amenities to make your trip a more comfortable one and to top it all off, there’s easy access to lakes and beaches. Whether you wish to have a picnic, play watersports or go swimming, you can do it to your heart’s content at this wonderful outdoor attraction. Visitors can enjoy kayaking at Ike’s Beach Service or tour the scenic white-sand beach community of Gulf Shore Beach or head out for a few hours of fishing at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. You will get to meet like-minded people, be it amateur or professional fishermen who are regulars in the area. There are migrating birds, nesting sea turtles and other local wildlife to spot and learn about at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge or you can check out the five different looping trails of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. They loop around both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and provides hikers and bird lovers with amazing scenic views and moments to capture on camera. Visitors can also opt for some kayaking and paddleboarding with Go Go Kayak or soar up to 800 feet in the air parasailing with Perdido Key Parasail.
Zoos & Aquariums — Although some of the best shows performed at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo are done during summer months, any time is a good time to visit this kid-friendly attraction, especially when there are programs like Zoo Camp on, designed specifically for young children. They can also join their friends to explore and learn about animals like lions, tigers and monkeys during their trip to this wonderful local zoo.
Your Safety and Comfort is our Number One Priority when you Rent a Charter Bus with US Coachways
There’s nothing more important to us than your safety and comfort. All the vehicles, be it a large charter bus or a small corporate car, undergoes regular maintenance and the drivers hired are trained professionals who are not just friendly and timely, but also accommodating. The first thing you can do to get started is to Contact Us via telephone, email or log into our state-of-the-art online bus reservation and management system. Here’s to bringing you affordable perfect charter buses, every time.