Sugar White Sands & Great Family Adventures!


Sugar White Sands & Great Family & Educational Adventures!

January 16, 2014
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Visit today to plan your trip to the land of sugar white sands, and enter a whole different state of discovery!

It’s time to turn off the digital devices, pack the car, and prepare for enthusiasm and questions on a level you’ve never experienced before as your family hits the road for an educational adventure on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The sugar white sands, turquoise water, and family-friendly feel of this southern coastal community make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the perfect place to combine quality time together with experiential learning your children will always remember.

  Photo Credit-Colette Boehm

Imagine your child’s face light up as seemingly dull learning objectives come to life on a natural stage. Coastal Alabama offers a host of interactive learning experiences that are sure to spark ah-ha moments for children of every age. Textbooks simply fail to do justice to the complexity of a coastal ecosystem or the harsh realities of the American Civil War. When you enter a region bursting with history, culture, and natural wonders, vague concepts leap off the page into vibrant sensory experiences.

Step back in time with your children and ask questions of a historian wearing the gray uniform of a Civil War soldier, firing off a cannon, and standing where men defended the Gulf Coast centuries ago. Watch them ponder the underwater world as they feel the smooth gray skin of a southern stingray and listen to a marine biologist explain the creature’s lifecycle. In a place where learning and fun are synonymous, your child can dive into oceanography at scuba camp, witness the coastal ecosystem aboard a dolphin cruise, and step into the shoes of a World War II sailor on the USS Alabama Battleship.


Explore Alabama’s Coastal Connection, an award-winning National Scenic Byway, which maps out themed itineraries to connect you with communities and nature, the past and the present, and the land and the sea. The Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War Trail and Alabama’s Coastal Birding Trail could also set you on the path toward educational exploration. And your child will never forget a hands-on encounter with a kangaroo at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo or experiencing the thrill of feeding time at Alligator Alley. Children learn best when they have so much fun they don’t even realize they’re learning.

You will find plenty of places to simply relax and spend time together in this coastal community known for its Southern hospitality and small town feel. A deep sea fishing excursion may be just the right way to soak up some sunshine and family time. Splash around at the beach, take a spin on the go-kart track, and cool off with a trip down a waterslide before you enjoy a meal of fresh Gulf seafood to end the day.

Whether your family is looking to cement a specific concept on a fieldtrip turned weekend getaway or planning a month-long learning spree on the coast, you will find plenty of experiences, attractions, and accommodation options to choose from. Visit today to plan your trip to the land of sugar white sands, and enter a whole different state of discovery.