We took a long weekend vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama this past weekend and stayed at The Lighthouse. I have been going to the beaches at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach every year since I was around 8 years old. We absolutely love it there! We started going as a family when our oldest was fifteen months old and been every year, except maybe once. We always eat out at night, hunt crabs with the kids, shop at the outlets in Foley, play putt-putt, go to the arcade, etc. There is something for everyone in each direction you turn.
This year we went to The Hangout for the first time. We did lunch there as soon as we drove in and did the Pirate & Princess breakfast the next morning. That place is amazing! There is so much going on and it’s huge. They had a zoo activity going on during lunch and the kids got to see and touch animals, and for breakfast the next morning they got pirate eye patches, princess wands, and participated in a treasure hunt. They also have a foam party every few hours which the kids thought was awesome. Every May The Hangout puts on a huge music fest that draws in big name bands. We have never been, but it sounds like a huge party on the beach.
Aside from The Hangout, we also ate at Cosmo’s, Tacky Jack’s, and Lulu’s. Cosmo’s is by far my favorite place to eat when we go to the beach. They have a feta stuffed filet that is TO DIE FOR. I get it every time and it’s never disappointed me!
We had a great time at the beach and I cannot wait to get back next year!