Book Your Beachfront Holiday Party with Spectrum Resorts

Every visit to Alabama’s beaches is a cause for celebration. And if you already have a reason to party, our sugar-white sands and turquoise waves can add a touch of magic to your special event. Even holidays feel a little more festive when they have our beachfront background!

And with the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to book the perfect venue for your party. If you don’t want to add to your holiday stress, that probably means a venue with a great location, enough space for all your guests, and a party package that covers every detail. We have good news for your planning committee – you’ll find all of that and more with Spectrum Resorts at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores and Turquoise Place in Orange Beach.

The Beach Club and Turquoise Place are two of the most desirable resorts in the area, and our party packages are designed to elevate your holiday event. When the fun is done, our group lodging rates can give everyone to spend a few days enjoying the beach!

Whether you’re celebrating the season with your company, your colleagues, your clients or your friends, the upscale properties of Spectrum Resorts can provide the perfect setting from start to finish.

Turquoise Place

Experience true holiday magic within the iconic walls of our sparkling resort. You can choose between two private event spaces depending on your size: the Emerald Room (503C), which seats up to 50, and the Sapphire Room (503D), which can accommodate up to 100 guests. Both rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony for breathtaking views of the Gulf.

Features:

  • An on-site event planner to ensure a smooth party experience
  • Multiple catering options, including hors d’oeuvres, buffet, or plated meals
  • Customized menu planning
  • Bar Service available
  • Tables, chairs, and linens included
  • Festive satin table runners in red, green, and champagne
  • Indoor/Outdoor spaces available
  • Group room rates available
LEARN MORE ABOUT EVENTS AT TURQUOISE PLACE

The Beach Club Resort & Spa

Enjoy a VIP party experience at The Beach Club Resort & Spa. This luxurious resort offers three captivating spaces for a private and personalized event: Gulfview, Island Room, or Coast. Each room seats 50-100 guests comfortably and treats your group to stunning Gulf views.

Features:

  • An on-site event planner to ensure a smooth party experience
  • Indoor/Outdoor spaces available
  • Multiple catering options, including hors d’oeuvres, buffet, or plated meals
  • Customized menu planning
  • Bar Service available
  • Tables, chairs, and linens included
  • Festive satin table runners in red, green, and champagne
  • Christmas sounds provided through speakers
  • Discounted group rates
LEARN MORE ABOUT EVENTS AT THE BEACH CLUB
To inquire about hosting your next event please call us at (866) 229-7350, send us an email at groupsales@spectrumresorts.com

Top 10 Fall Events in Orange Beach for 2022

Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are serving up fall’s hottest events! From toe-tapping, legendary bands to succulent seafood festivals, there’s something for every vacation style with fall events in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.

While fall brings visitors from near and far to enjoy the beach’s best events, mild temperatures, warm water and unbelievable sunsets keep them coming back each year. Browse some of our favorite fall events in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and get ready to keep on summering.

2022 Fall Events in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

2022 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

Aug. 2, 23, 24, 31
Sept. 7, 13, 20
Oct. 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9

All practices start at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Access to the museum is currently limited to valid Department of Defense (DoD) cardholders and their guests.
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508

A Blue Angels practice is a must-see when you’re spending time on the Alabama Gulf Coast. These famous aircraft perform unbelievable tricks that will leave you astonished. For more information on what you should bring and what you shouldn’t, see their website.

OWA Labor Day celebration fireworks

Labor Day Weekend Celebration-OWA

Sept. 3, 2022
1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley, AL 36535

If you haven’t celebrated a holiday on the Gulf Coast, you’re missing out! Join OWA Saturday, Sept. 3, at 8:50 p.m. for a jaw-dropping and memorable fireworks show. OWA’s car show begins that morning, so why not go early and enjoy the sights and sounds of the park?

2022 Bulls on the Beach

Sept. 8-10, 2022
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, FL 32507

Dust off your cowboy hat and head to the beach Sept. 8-10 for an unforgettable bull riding show. This event hosts bull riders from across the country and is fun experience for the whole family. Up to a challenge? Ride the mechanical bull in the Flora-Bama tent to test your skills. Rides are $5 each.

Bama Coast Crusin’

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022
Opens: Sept. 30 at 9 a.m., Closes: Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561

If you’re an automobile fanatic, you won’t be able to resist this spectacular car show! This event is family-friendly and free to the public. Located at the Wharf, there are numerous places to eat, drink, and shop, making this event one you don’t want to miss! Don’t miss one of the best fall events in Orange Beach.

ZZ Top in Concert

Sept. 30, 2022
7 p.m.
The Wharf Amphitheater
23101 Canal Rd., Orange Beach, AL 36561

If you’re a rock and roll fan, you can’t miss seeing ZZ Top in Concert as they return to The Wharf as part of the C-Spire Summer Concert Series. These rock and roll hall of fame inductees have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and are ready to rock with you at The Wharf. This will be one of the biggest toe-tappin’ fall events in Orange Beach.

49th Annual National Shrimp Festival

Oct. 6-9, 2022
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
(251) 968-7200

Packed with thousands of pounds of fresh Gulf shrimp cooked every way imaginable, this four-day festival is scheduled Oct. 6-9. The National Shrimp Festival attracts more than 300,000 visitors annually and offers lots of vendors, a 5k and 10k race, a Kids Activity Village and so much more! Admission is free so plan to enjoy food; live music from national, regional, and local artists; art and more. It’s one of the most popular fall events in Gulf Shores.

Flora-Bama Oktoberfest

Oct. 19 2022
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola, FL 32507

Break out your lederhosen for the Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest from 2 to 6 p.m. Receive a free drink upon entry for those 21 and up, free stein to the early arrivers until depleted, 25% off in the gift shop, and complimentary German food from the buffet while supplies last. Food is served at 2 p.m. and the menu includes beer brats, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. The stein-hoisting competition sponsored by Samuel Adams will begin at 5 p.m., followed by live music by The Brats in the Bama Dome. This New Orleans based polka band will have you laughing and dancing all evening at one of the best fall events in Orange Beach!

38th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

Nov. 3-13, 2022
Various Locations and times

A favorite festival for locals and visitors alike, the annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival offers listening events across various venues between Nov. 5 and 15. Venue sites stretch from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama to Pensacola and Perdido Key, Florida showcasing almost 200 songwriters from across the country and around the world. It’s a fun time to hear some of your favorite tunes in a listening-room setting. The best way to research venues and times is on the event website. With so many dates to choose from, it’s easily one of the top fall events in Orange Beach. 

2022 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

Nov. 11-12, 2022
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL

If you’ve never witnessed the Navy’s precision flight team in action, don’t let another year go by without watching the Blue Angels Homecoming Show, Nov. 11-12. This event is held at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Note: the museum is currently open to Department of Defense (DoD) ID cardholders and their guests only.

Choose from your favorite fall events in Orange Beach and book your weekend (or weeklong) vacation at Turquoise Place. The spacious and oversized condos are right in the heart of the action, yet offer privacy and luxury surroundings.

Best Ways to Beat the Heat at Turquoise Place

When temperatures soar on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, guests at Spectrum Resorts’ Turquoise Place can beat the heat with these ideas that’ll keep you cool and comfortable all summer long.

Beach Chair Rentals Orange Beach

Rent a set of beach chairs with an umbrella from Perdido Beach Services and enjoy a little extra protection from the sun. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes.

Plan to break for lunch in the hottest part of the day (noon – 2 p.m.). Choose lunch and naps in the room if you have littles or take the family to Change of Pace Restaurant for lunch and a frozen tropical treat. You’ll love this poolside bar and grill where kids are delighted with frozen MOCKtails!

Hit the indoor pool instead of the beach when it’s super hot. It’s amazing how much cooler it feels when you are in the water, but out of the sun.

Head to the lazy river and float away. Guests love this signature water feature with 450 feet of room to drift. The lazy river is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Enjoy mornings outdoors, retreat indoors during the hottest temperatures, then head back out as the sun goes down. Late afternoons and early evenings on the beach are not only a little cooler, but they offer great sunset views.

Balcony Hot Tub
Relax in your private hot tub.

Enjoy your spacious balcony and take in spectacular Gulf of Mexico views from a lounge chair or your private balcony hot tub.

Splurge a little and rent a gulf-front cabana only steps from the main outdoor pool. Take a break from the heat in an air-conditioned cabana decked out with a full bathroom (including a walk-in shower), couch, mini-fridge, flat screen TV, microwave, sink, blender and ice maker. Each cabana also comes with a private patio that includes loungers, tables and chairs.

Treat the kids to snow cones.

Keep yourself hydrated with lots of water, popsicles, or water-packed fruits especially when the sun is scorching. And, don’t forget to reapply sunscreen often!

Don’t let summer slip away without booking your favorite condo at Turquoise Place and stay cool!

Our Top Things to Do during Summer in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Visitors at Turquoise Place may have many onsite amenities and activities to keep the family busy, but sometimes there’s a need to explore the surroundings. Engage this list of ideas to help you navigate the best of summer activities in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Happy Trails

Gulf State Park is a fantastic place to go to get face-to-face with nature and enjoy a little exercise as well. Head over to the Park’s Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail system where you will find 26 trails within nine distinct ecosystems making up over 28 miles of paved pathways. Connecting Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, these trails offer opportunities for hiking, biking, skating, rock climbing, watching wildlife, plant and tree identification, nature photography and more!

Aside from the trails, Gulf State Park offers adventure on the Fishing and Education Pier—the largest pier in the Gulf of Mexico and the state’s only public pier in the Gulf. Wet a line and enjoy fishing as a family knowing everything you need is available right on the pier. Purchase a saltwater fishing license, bait and tackle, snacks from the concession area and take home some neat souvenirs from the retail store. Want more? Consider attending Angler Academy, a two-hour signature experience where you’ll be thoroughly introduced to saltwater fishing.

Also check out Coastal Segway Adventures for guided Segway tours on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. It’s an exciting way to enjoy and learn more about Gulf State Park. Save time by signing waivers online and please note you must be at least 12 years old to participate.

Get on the Water

There’s no place better than Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for finding things to do on the water. There are lots of places scattered throughout the area that rent paddleboards, kayaks, jet skis, cat boats and other water toys. You can also rent watersports equipment directly on the beach at Turquoise Place!

Try your hand at something new like snorkeling. Get an close-up view of marine life thriving in Alabama’s Gulf Coast waters. You might see stingrays, crabs, jellyfish, sea turtles, and more! Don’t own a mask and fins? No worries! You can find them at retailers or local dive shops. And, don’t overlook the fun experience of a guided snorkeling tour.

Parasailing is another great way to spend time on the water and have a thrilling experience! Imagine yourself soaring high above the turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters, feeling the breeze and adding a new perspective to your view of Alabama’s Gulf Coast. 

Take a sunset cruise, search for dolphins, or maybe go deep-sea fishing. No matter your preference, there’s a boat for you. For boating, cruising, fishing or sailing excursions, booking early is best to ensure a spot for your family. (Pro tip: Consider a concierge service like The Beach Moms to book all of your reservations from dining to activities. You’ll have one less thing to remember and peace of mind for your vacation.)

Family-Friendly Fun

History buffs will love touring historic Fort Morgan. Spend an afternoon walking the grounds, hearing the stories, climbing the walls (yes, really!) and imaging where the battles actually took place. Save some time for the onsite museum and check the Fort Morgan website for daily/weekly events.

What’s a vacation without some friendly competition in a round of mini-golf or laser tag? Visit Adventure Island for fun in the sun riding bumper boats or go-karts, or some arcade shenanigans. (Pro tip: Look for a discount coupon on their website and print it at home.)

You just can’t beat a day at the award-winning Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo with exhibits, animal encounters, a carousel, and a cool new location! Make memories for a lifetime with experiences like holding a baby kangaroo, playing with a lemur, or hanging out with a sloth. Be sure to dine onsite at the Safari Club, Alabama’s first Green Certified restaurant. The décor is beautiful and fun, and the menu is spectacular.

No matter what special activities or experiences a vacation day holds, make sure your planning starts with booking a luxury condo with plenty of room for your travel party. Comfort at the end of every day is key to a successful trip.

Fourth of July Fun in Orange Beach

Orange Beach is brimming with sun, fun, and fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday! If you’re visiting Turquoise Place during the Independence Day holiday, add these Orange Beach events to your itinerary.

J4 Freedom & Fireworks at Turquoise Place

Turquoise Place guests will have a packed weekend of activities available to celebrate Independence Day. The annual Freedom & Fireworks J4 Celebration is not one to miss! From sno-cones, laser tag, balloon animals and a rock-climbing wall to face painting, a foam party at the main pool, and making red, white, and blue tie-dye t-shirts, kids of all ages will have a blast!

Sand Castle University will be here with a special Fourth of July sand sculpture and classes that you will definitely want to see. There will also be live music at 5:30 p.m. with Mitch Rencher and his steel drums. The Fuego Band, a 10-piece band from Mobile, will perform Motown, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Top 40 Music from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Also, the best fireworks display in Orange Beach will begin at 9 p.m. at Turquoise Place capping off a perfect Star-Spangled Independence Day!

Learn more about the J4 Celebration at Turquoise Place.

More July 4th Fun in Orange Beach

usa flag pin wheel on the beach

The City of Gulf Shores Independence Day Celebration showcases a stunning fireworks display on the Fourth of July beginning at 9 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier.

For years the Flora-Bama 4th of July Party has attracted many visitors, as well as locals, to nearby Perdido Key. This year will be no different with events starting on July 2 and running through July 4. Saturday’s lineup (July 2) is star-studded with scrumptious Bar-B-Q, the Miss Firecracker Bikini Contest, the annual Freedom Run and live music.

Pack up the family and head to The Wharf in Orange Beach for an Independence Day Street Party beginning at 5 p.m. on the 4th and going until the fireworks wrap it up at 8:45 p.m. Admission and parking are free, and activities range from $5-$10. Celebrate the Fourth of July with tons of family-friendly activities like a bubble zone, bounce houses, a surf simulator, face painting, camel rides and, of course, a SPECTRA light show. Looking to get some exercise this holiday? The Wharf is also hosting the Shark Run, 5K Run and 5K Competitive Walk earlier in the day from 7-11 a.m.

Downtown OWA is also a great spot to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks! Located in Foley (half an hour or less from Orange Beach), OWA is a theme park, water park and entertainment district with shopping and restaurants. Fireworks will begin at 8:50 p.m.

Concierge Services at Turquoise Place

The Turquoise Concierge Package courtesy of The Beach Moms Concierge Services creates a fantastic opportunity for Turquoise Place guests to enjoy a hassle-free vacation no matter if it’s a holiday or not. The Beach Moms will shop for groceries and stock your pantry and fridge before you even arrive. They can arrange reservations at favorite restaurants, excursions, photo sessions and more. The list goes on and on with ways to help you spend less time doing tasks and more time experiencing all that Orange Beach has to offer.

If your family is searching for the perfect destination to celebrate Independence Day (or any day for that matter), choose Orange Beach and Turquoise Place.

Visiting Orange Beach this Independence Day? Reserve one of our Orange Beach vacation rentals!

The Hottest Orange Beach Events for Spring 2022

Spring is an important season in Orange Beach. It doesn’t only bring us better beach days, but it marks the beginning of festival season – and there are few things we love more than a fantastic outdoor festival. In fact, many loyal visitors book spring stays in Orange Beach just to attend one of the exciting spring events that offer good food, live music, interesting activities, and a great excuse to get outside and soak up the sun. If you’ve never found a favorite, check out one (or all) of these top Orange Beach events for spring 2022.

Ballyhoo Festival

March 5-6, 2022
Gulf State Park

Do you Ballyhoo? If not, you definitely should! This popular festival kicks off the spring season with 2 full days of fine art, cultural displays, local food vendors, and live music. The 8th annual event includes an exciting presentation on the history of the Poarch Creek Indians, a fiddle/banjo competition, a fun children’s area, live art demonstrations and more.

Orange Beach Festival of Art

March 12-13, 2022
Orange Beach Waterfront Park

This fine arts festival has been the area’s first rite of spring for nearly 50 years. The weekend-long event celebrates visual, performing, musical and culinary arts by showcasing the talents of over 100 artists and vendors working in a variety of media.

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

March 18-20, 2022
The Wharf in Orange Beach

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show is the year’s can’t-miss event for boating enthusiasts. Attendees can purchase a new boat or yacht, top off their fishing tackle, learn about the industry’s latest marine technology and celebrate their love of vessels with thousands of fellow fans. The 2022 show will include over $100 million in boats and marine products, exciting exhibitor displays, instructional seminars, live music, and more.

Mullet Toss

April 22-24, 2022
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

The Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party is a unique and legendary event that draws thousands to the iconic Flora-Bama each April. Participants in the Mullet Toss throw a dead mullet (that’s a really large fish) across the Alabama/Florida state line with awards going to those who can toss their fish the farthest. You don’t have to participate to join the party, which includes lots of fun activities, great music, local food and free-flowing cocktails.

Bama Coast Cruisin

Bama Coast Cruisin’

April 28-30, 2022
The Wharf at Orange Beach

If you love classic cars, cruise over to the Bama Coast Cruisin’ festival for one of the biggest auto displays in the area. This family-friendly festival includes a full weekend of amazing cars, fun events, good food and exciting entertainment. Plus, it’s totally FREE!

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

May 12-14, 2022
OWA

Enjoy high-flying adventure at this fun family festival that celebrates hot air balloon aviation. Attendees can enjoy aerial activities like tethered balloon rides, twilight balloon glows, dramatic flight displays and more. Those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground can also enjoy live music, local arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, local food vendors and other forms of family fun.

The Hangout Music Festival

May 20-22, 2022
The Hangout

One of the last spring events in the area is also one of the biggest. This iconic beachfront music festival presents a full roster of A+ musical acts from a variety of genres. Festival-goers can also enjoy daily beach parties, beach volleyball tournaments, carnival rides, delicious local seafood and more.

The secret is out – spring is spectacular in Orange Beach. These exciting events and our beautiful beaches mean spring rentals sell out fast, so book your stay at Turquoise Place today to be sure you can spend your spring in comfort and luxury!

Why Orange Beach is Your Number One Family-Friendly Spring Break Spot

If you’ve been searching for the best Spring Break spot to take your family, it’s time to relax – because it lies in Orange Beach! Nestled on the gorgeous Alabama Gulf Coast, this small but stunning beach destination is extremely family-friendly, offering miles of safe and spacious shoreline as well as some of the area’s best attractions and entertainment. There are even fantastic family resorts where comfort and convenience are right outside your luxury beachfront condo!

No matter your family’s size or style, there are a few big benefits to spending Spring Break in Orange Beach.

Homeschool Field Trips

1. Beautiful Beaches

While some beaches are great to look at, their shorelines are strewn with rocks and seashells that make stepping on a Lego feel like a soothing foot massage. Many areas are also still quite chilly during spring, which can make taking a Spring Break swim feel more like wading through a snowstorm.

In contrast, Orange Beach boasts soft sugar-white sands and turquoise waters that are great for swimming and strolling. If the water is still a little chilly, Turquoise Place offers two oversized heated indoor pools. The area offers more than 32 miles of spacious Gulf Coast shoreline where families can spread out and soak up the sun under a vibrant spring sky.

Turquoise Place Lazy River Orange Beach

2. It’s Fabulous for Families

Quaint and quiet, Orange Beach is one of the most family-friendly beach destinations on the Gulf Coast. You won’t find the chaos of college congregations on our shores thanks to strict beach rules that prohibit underage drinking, large tent setups, loud or disorderly conduct, and other public nuisances. That means you can comfortably bring your children to swim, sunbathe, and build sandcastles knowing their safety – and your sanity – are never at risk.

3. Activities for All Ages

Nothing brings down a great Spring Break faster than hearing “I’M BORED!” Luckily, you can banish boredom from your vocabulary in Orange Beach because the area is full of amazing attractions and activities for all ages. You can enjoy an excursion at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (you’re never too old to cuddle a kangaroo); book a family fishing charter or sunset dolphin cruise; or take a fun family bike ride through the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry trail. Families also love to visit The Wharf, an exciting entertainment destination full of shopping, restaurants, live performance venues, and more.

4. Fun Family Dining

Sandy kids and white tablecloths are not a good mix. That’s why Orange Beach has a variety of dining options designed just for families – places where kids can be kids, parents can relax, and everyone can enjoy a delicious meal. Restaurants like Tacky Jacks and The Hangout include full play areas and fun kids activities to keep them entertained as you eat, and parents will love listening to local live music and sipping on custom cocktails. The dress code and atmosphere are casual, and the menus feature classic favorites for even the pickiest eaters (so no need to pack your own nuggets.) You can also order your favorite burgers, wraps and salads from our poolside bar and grill at Turquoise Place. The Spectrum Club Lounge is also open seasonally at the resort. Here, you’ll find daily complimentary breakfast, as well as a games for the whole family.

5. Spectrum Resorts Guarantees a Stress-Free Stay

When you stay with Spectrum Resorts at Turquoise Place, the rental management company responsible for two of the area’s most luxurious resorts, you aren’t just getting a place to stay – you’re securing a stress-free vacation experience. Guests enjoy exclusive perks unavailable to those who book with other rental providers – things like committed on-site staff, strict cleanliness guarantees, discounts on dining and retail outlets, cashless charging, and more.

6. It’s The Only Place with Turquoise Place

Turquoise Place is committed to crafting amazing family vacations, and you can only find our luxurious family resort in the heart of Orange Beach. Our gated facility sits right on the shores of Orange Beach, allowing your family to stroll just steps to the sand where exclusive beach chair rentals await. If you get bored at the beach, the resort is also outfitted for family fun in the sun – you can relax and play in our luxurious outdoor pools, lounge in bliss as you float down a 450-foot lazy river, or take the kids for some pre-nap play at our on-site playground. We even offer complimentary kids’ activities!

It’s all carefully crafted for convenience, from our poolside bar and grill to our gulf-front cabanas to the Spectrum Club Lounge, where you’ll find complimentary breakfast and a gaming center perfect for rainy days or family game night.

Spring Break will be here before you know it, so book your trip to Turquoise Place in Orange Beach today!

Last-Minute Gifts for the Beach Lover on Your List

Do you know someone who loves nothing more than a trip to Turquoise Place? Then we have good news! This year, you can take some of the stress out of your Christmas shopping by giving them a great gift inspired by the Gulf Coast. Whether they love our local seafood or just feel soothed by the shore, there’s a gift for every beach lover on your list – and we can help you find them all.

Spa Day

A Soothing Session at The Spa & Salon.

If they visit the beach to relax and recharge, you can help them capture that soothing self-care with a gift certificate to our sister resort’s full-service spa facility at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores. They’ll be able to choose whatever service suits them best, from a muscle-melting massage to a full body polish to a color-and-cut and more. No matter what they choose, The Spa & Salon’s expert staff and luxurious facility are sure to leave them feeling even better than a day at the beach.

A Gift Card to Coast Restaurant.

If they love to savor our fresh Gulf Coast seafood, treat them to a memorable meal at one of our area’s best beachfront restaurants, also located at our sister resort, The Beach Club. The culinary creations feature only the best ingredients in creative coastal dishes like lobster mac and cheese or parmesan crusted red snapper. It doesn’t get fresher than their spectacular sushi! Beyond the fantastic food, Coast can also provide a feast for the eyes thanks to their spacious outdoor veranda that allows guests to dine in plain view of our amazing Alabama beaches.

Cabana 8 Retail at Turquoise Place Resort Orange Beach Alabama

Some Gulf Coast Gear.

Help them show their love for the Alabama Gulf Coast with local logo wear! Cabana Eight offers a great selection of trendy logo merchandise, from t-shirts to beach towels to tumblers and more. Items are always high quality and can be shipped to anywhere in the U.S.! Plus, if you make your purchase while staying at Turquoise Place as a Spectrum Resorts’ guest, you’ll get 10% off your purchase! Cabana Eight is open seasonally, so be sure to pick up your gifts while you vacation during the summer!

The Hot SHop

A Piece of Local Artwork

A piece of local artwork can help them bring a little piece of the Gulf Coast into the comfort of their home. There are a variety of art galleries in the area where you can purchase unique pieces made by local artists. You’ll be giving them a one-of-a-kind coastal creation while also supporting a local artist!

A Great Gulf Coast Getaway.

Of course, there’s no better gift for the beach-lover in your life than spending some quality time at their favorite place! Book a trip to our resort and surprise them in creative fashion – you can give them a Gulf Coast souvenir, frame your booking reservation, or even leave some shades and sunblock under the tree. There’s no bad way to announce a beach vacation!

An Easy Guide to Getting Around Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

As your partner in paradise, Turquoise Place is always looking to provide advice that helps you enjoy an amazing experience on the Alabama Gulf Coast. We recently asked our followers to share their most pressing questions about the area – and you didn’t disappoint! We got so many great answers that we can’t wait to cover, starting with this great question:

“Are there any taxis, Ubers, or other car services to go to restaurants and attractions?”

We’re glad you asked! Transportation isn’t one of the most fun parts of planning a trip, but it’s extremely important if you aren’t bringing your own car. Some of the most wonderful parts of our area aren’t easily walked to, even from a convenient location like Turquoise Place!

Luckily, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have you covered for car services. There are a variety of ways to get around the area that can help you explore everything with ease!

Taxis in Orange Beach

First, let’s talk Taxis. There are several local taxi services that can easily and affordably transport your group to any destination in our area. Companies like Ms. Mary Taxi Service or A-1 Taxi Service provide 24/7 service to all the local areas and can even make some recommendations of their own.  Coast Cab is another great option that offers easy online scheduling, fast response times and family-friendly service.

Shuttle Service in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

If you’re traveling with a larger group, you may want to select a shuttle service. Coastal Express Shuttle is a local company that uses multi-passenger vans to transport large and small groups across the area. They even offer pre-set excursions to some of the area’s best acts and entertainment – some with prices that include show tickets and onboard snacks!

Gulf Coast Tours is another great choice that offers a line of comfortable coach buses with great features like onboard Wifi, restroom facilities, and satellite TV.  You can even reserve a luxurious limousine to paint the town in proper style!

Ridesharing in Orange Beach

Uber and Lyft both operate in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, offering easy rideshare options to those who want to explore economically. These types of transportation are extremely convenient, allowing you to request a ride right from your device by downloading the company app. Simply type in your location and desired destination to have a certified driver pick you up in front of your Turquoise Place condo.

Of course, Turquoise Place is so packed with great amenities and activities that you may never want to leave! Just in case, tuck these transportation services away for your next trip to our relaxing resort!

The Perfect Holiday at Turquoise Place

The holidays are here and heading to Orange Beach is a great way to guarantee a season that’s merry and bright. Just picture it – holiday meals you don’t have to cook (or clean up after), sandcastle snowmen that don’t make you shiver, and long strolls down miles of scenic shoreline. Add in days of festive family fun and you’re well on your way to a wonderful holiday season!

Enjoy a Fuss-Free Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re taking a Thanksgiving trip, visit our sister resort, The Beach Club, for a delicious Thanksgiving feast. On Thanksgiving Day, dine at the resort’s Coast Restaurant and let their team of culinary masters serve you a traditional feast full of holiday flavor. The three-course menu includes a hearty main course that offers your choice of roast turkey, house-made smoked salmon, or marinated Berkshire pork, each with savory sides and all the trimmings. Seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and reservations are required.

If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your condo, let The Beach Moms deliver the Thanksgiving turkey right to your table! This family-style dinner includes options for 6 or 12 and includes rich roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with country dressing, green bean casserole, and more. Best of all, delivery is free if you sign up for a Beach Mom’s Concierge Package!

Holiday Events

Kick off the holiday season on December 4 at Santa’s Ride through the City. He’ll ride through areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway accompanied by his North Pole helpers and the Gulf Shores High School Steel Drum Band. You can track his ride on the website to be sure you get the best viewing spot.

Did you know Santa can skydive? See it for yourself at the annual Flora-Bama Santa Drop on December 11. The day begins with a variety of free kids’ activities and live holiday music, followed by a bold skydive by the big man himself. Once he lands on our sandy beaches, you can say hello and snap a photo completely free of charge!

Gulf Shores Christmas Boat Parade

Later that same day, head to LuLu’s for the famed restaurant’s annual Lighted Boat Parade. It’s a Christmas parade full of coastal style as brightly decorated boats make a holiday drive all the way to The Wharf. Stick around after the show to enjoy a host of festive activities!

Breakfast with Santa at the Erie Meyer Civic Center on December 21 is your last-minute chance to catch him before Christmas. Starting at 8 a.m., families will feast on a hearty breakfast of sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes as Santa makes his way around the meal. Admission is $5 and children under 3 are free.

Cozy Christmas Condos

Turquoise Place is your home away from home for the holidays, and we’re here to help you get in the Christmas spirit. Our luxurious beachfront condos offer plenty of space for everyone to spend the season, and our relaxing resort full of amazing amenities is a fantastic place to get festive with your favorites.

The Beach Moms even have you covered for a cheerful holiday tree! They will deliver and setup a fully-decorated 4’ Christmas tree in a prominent area of your condo before you arrive so you’re greeted with Christmas cheer. Choose between traditional (reds, greens, and golds) or coastal (blues, teals, and silvers) decorations to celebrate the season in your preferred style. What a tree-t!

Ready to feel holly and jolly this holiday season? Book your stay at Turquoise Place today!