The most popular vacation spot in the state of Alabama, Gulf Shores is a resort city located on the Gulf of Mexico. Its subtropical climate makes it an ideal location for lounging in the sun or taking part in watersports, and one can also go hiking on its many wildlife nature trails. It’s also a great city for those who like to party, with an impressive nightlife and frequent concerts throughout the city. Boat rentals and mini golf are both popular endeavors, and the waterfront also has plenty of great restaurants to try.