Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA
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Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Gulf Shores

Climate in Gulf Shores:

Best time to visit Gulf Shores:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is one of the most pleasant times to visit Alabama. The weather is mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). This season is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, and exploring the state's natural beauty. Spring also brings blooming flowers and festivals, including the Mobile Azalea Trail Festival.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer in Alabama can be quite hot and humid, with temperatures often exceeding 90°F (32°C). It's a popular time for beachgoers along the Gulf Coast, with destinations like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach attracting visitors. Water sports, including swimming, fishing, and boating, are popular during this season. Be prepared for higher humidity levels and afternoon thunderstorms.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is a favorite time for many travelers to visit Alabama. The weather is cooler, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 70s to 80s Fahrenheit (21-30°C). The state's foliage turns vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, creating picturesque landscapes. Fall is perfect for outdoor activities, football games (college football is particularly popular), and exploring historic sites.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winters in Alabama are relatively mild, with daytime temperatures in the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit (10-20°C). While it's not a traditional winter wonderland, it's a great time to explore the state's cultural attractions, museums, and historic sites without the crowds. The Gulf Coast region remains relatively warm and is a destination for "snowbirds" looking to escape colder northern climates.

Hurricane Season (June to November):

  • Keep in mind that the Gulf Coast region of Alabama is susceptible to hurricanes and tropical storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June to November. If you plan to visit during this time, it's essential to stay informed about weather conditions and potential disruptions.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Gulf Shores?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
16.38 USD
Fast food meal:
10.92 USD
Mid-range meal:
31.47 USD
Bottle of water:
1.29 USD
Soft drink:
2.28 USD
Cappuccino:
5.35 USD
Local Beer:
5.33 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.52 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.41 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

Top Day Trips from Gulf Shores:

General information

United States of America general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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