The Perfect Last-Minute Back-to-School Getaway in Orange Beach

Eva Faircloth - July 17, 2023

As summer winds down and the new school year draws near, it’s time to start getting back to the grind. But before you start thinking about school supplies and schedules, say goodbye to summer break the right way: with a last-minute beach getaway to Turquoise Place in Orange Beach. With luxury accommodations, world-class attractions and top-notch amenities, our luxury resort offers everything your family needs to recharge and get ready for school right at your fingertips.

Because we know your to-do list is long, we’ve prepared some tips and ideas to help you plan the perfect back-to-school getaway in Orange Beach.

The Beach is Calling

Students (and many working adults) spend long hours sitting at a desk. Before you head back to the classroom, stretch out on our sugar-white sands and let your muscles melt under a warm summer sun. At Turquoise Place, miles of pristine beaches stretch across the rolling Gulf, setting the stage for long days spent sunbathing, swimming, building sandcastles and hunting for seashells. Be sure to reserve your beach chair set to snag a comfy (and shaded) seat near the waves.

Some Edu-tainment Before the Bell Rings

Before it’s time to hit the books, give your summer brain a boost with local attractions that are exciting and educational. Explore the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge to discover the diverse habitats and species that call our coastline home. Visit Historic Fort Morgan to tour an authentic masonry fort that played a key role in several military battles. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to over 200 species and offers a chance for your children to learn about conservation (and snuggle a baby sloth). You can even join in a round of Family Trivia at our on-site Kids Activity Center to compete with other families in history and pop culture.

Family Fun and Games

You’ll soon have plenty of to-do’s to tackle, so be sure to leave some time in your schedule for simple family fun. Float our winding lazy river or visit Tropic Falls to slide, swim and scream your way through an award-winning theme and water park. Book a family dolphin cruise or enjoy watersports like jet ski rentals and parasailing right in your backyard. Play a game of life-sized checkers, splash in our luxury outdoor pools, or spend a rainy day in our Spectrum Club Lounge playing board games, ping-pong, billiards and gaming consoles.

Enjoy Resort Activities

There’s always something fun going on at our luxury beach resort. Each week of the summer features a fun resort theme, including “Space Week” (it’s truly out of this world!), “High Seas Week” (better pack your sea legs), “Circus Week” (we’re just clowning around), and “Out West Week” (cowboy boots not required). Join in themed activities like an alien egg toss, mermaid meet-and-greets, and panning for gold on our white-sand beaches. You can also attend fitness classes, family movie nights, live music shows and more. Download your weekly resort guide and check out the many scheduled activities your whole family can enjoy.

There’s no time like the present to book your perfect back-to-school getaway. Browse our available rentals and book your beachfront condo to unwind and relax before it’s time to hit the books. There’s plenty of time to make the grades, but only a few weeks left to make precious summer memories with your loved ones.