Gulf Shores, Alabama

Sipping on sunshine

Pint glasses filled with beer on a picnic table at Big Beach Brewing in Gulf Shores Alabama

Photo: Courtesy of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

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Daydreams of sun and surf are often accompanied by visions of umbrella-shaded cocktails. No destination understands this reverie better than Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Along thirty-two miles of pristine white sand shores, you can indulge in irresistible coastal cocktails at iconic spots like Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, a legendary beachfront locale where live music is enjoyed with its famous Bushwacker, a delightfully boozy milkshake filled with spiced rum, Kahlúa, amaretto, and crème de cacao. Or grab a pint at Big Beach Brewing, a craft beer oasis in Gulf Shores. Need more proof that Alabamians know how to have a good time? Visit the Pink Pony Pub, which has been serving piña coladas and frozen daiquiris to thirsty beachgoers for fifty years. Then make your way to the waterfront porch of the OSO at Bear Point in Orange Beach for a strawberry basil mojito nightcap as the sun sets.

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