Orange Beach, Alabama’s fantastic food scene, authentic adventures, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful scenery make it an ideal spot for millennials to vacation. Explore all that Orange Beach has to offer or enjoy a simple vacation taking a break from everyday life. Here are some things for millennials to do in Orange Beach.
Go To The Flora-Bama
When I hear “Orange Beach” the first thing I think of is the iconic Flora-Bama. There’s always something going on in this world-famous beach bar, straddling the Alabama and Florida state line.
The Flora-Bama boasts live music 365 days a year and hosts both daily and annual events, like the Mullet Toss and Polar Bear Dip. In addition to the bar, the Flora-Bama has a retail shop, liquor store, three restaurants (Oyster Bar, Yacht Club, and Ole River Grill), and marina.
Fun Fact: You can even go to church on Sundays at the Flora-Bama.
Stay At Turquoise Place
Turquoise Place is Orange Beach, Alabama’s premier resort. The condos are huge (with plenty of room for everyone in your party), furnished with top-of-the-line appliances, and have their own hot tub on the balcony overlooking the beach. How cool is that?
Make the most of your stay with our tips for vacationing at Turquoise Place.
Eat Fantastic Seafood
If there’s one thing you’re sure to do in Orange Beach, it’s get your seafood fix. Whether you want fish, shrimp, oysters, clams, crab, or lobster, prepared fried, grilled, baked, broiled, or blackened, their food scene has you covered.
Here are some of our favorite Orange Beach restaurants.
Experience The Wharf
The Wharf is the leading shopping, dining, and entertainment venue on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Here, you will find more than 30 retail stores, restaurants serving dishes ranging from seafood and Mexican to Italian, and several entertainment offerings. Take a ride on the wheelchair-accessible Ferris Wheel, see a movie at the AMC theater, throw axes, or try your hand at an escape room.
Visit in the evening to see the SPECTRA Laser Light Experience. This show incorporates sophisticated, choreographed lighting effects with state-of-the-art lasers and surround-sound music, delivering unique entertainment.
Note: The Wharf is pet-friendly.
See A Show At The Wharf Amphitheater
The Wharf Amphitheater is one of the largest music venues along the Gulf Coast, and plays host to big name performers in all genres. With 10,000 seats in an open-air setting, there’s not a bad seat in the house.
The lineup for 2022 includes Phish, Jimmy Buffett, Dierks Bentley, Morgan Wallen, Crowder, Chris Stapleton, Hillsong UNITED, and Keith Urban.
Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. Explore the timeless beauty of the Butterfly Garden, mystical Freshwater Marshes, and Coastal Hardwood Swamps.
If biking is your thing, check out this biking guide for the area.
Learn About The Area
Interested in learning a little bit more about Orange Beach while you’re in town? At the Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum, see artifacts and memorabilia relating to the area’s Native American and fishing heritage.
The Coastal Arts Center is a stunning 10,000-square-foot fine art gallery, displaying artworks by local and regional Gulf Coast artists. You can make your own glass and clay pieces here, too.
Spend Time On The Water
It wouldn’t be an Orange Beach vacation without spending some time on the Gulf of Mexico.
Hit the water with a boat or jet ski rental from Happy Harbors, or on a kayak, paddle board, or Hobie Cat from Perdido Beach Services. Experience nature at its best with one of Sail Wild Hearts‘ dolphin cruises.
Take In The Scenery
The beaches on Alabama’s Gulf Coast are pristine. Sit back and take in the scenery from the sugar-white sand or in a lounge chair rental from Perdido Beach Services.
Bonus: Stop By Buc-ee’s
If you’re traveling to Orange Beach from I-10, stop at the Buc-ee’s in Robertsdale, Alabama, on your way in or out of town.
Buc-ee’s is a chain of travel centers (primarily in the south) known for clean bathrooms and many fueling stations. The store has an incredible array of snacks, drinks, clothing, home decor, gifts, and more.
Looking for more things for millennials to do in Orange Beach and the surrounding areas?
Read our Vacation Guide to Orange Beach.