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Destination guide

Explore Orange Beach from vacation home rentals

All joking aside, Orange Beach has it all. Surrounded by bays, bayous, and the Gulf of Mexico, this coastal city combines the bustle of a beachy resort town with the best Mother Nature has to offer. The mild winters and friendly atmosphere make the city ideal for snowbirds looking for serenity during the cooler months. The hot, sultry summers draw students, families, and friends looking to do some group bonding and have seaside fun. Relax on the shore, take a trip to the local amusement park, or commune with butterflies on a nearby nature trail.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Orange Beach vacation rentals

Some visitors plop down on the sand in Orange Beach and never feel the need to rise. It's a perfectly reasonable plan, but other attractions may draw you a few steps from your Orange Beach vacation rental and a few miles from the sand. If there are kids in your party, you'll love Adventure Island, a theme park full of rides, go-karts, bumper boats, and mini golf. It's only a 6-minute drive from your next destination, the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum, which offers artifacts of the area's Native American and fishing history.

Activities

What to do near your Orange Beach summer rental

There are dozens of reasons to look for an Orange Beach vacation rental, but no one can argue with the number 1 draw—the beach itself. Catch some rays on the pristine white sand, wade in with your best bodyboard, consider a paddleboarding or parasailing lesson, or hop on a dolphin-watching cruise. The natural landscape makes for much to see away from the sea as well. Biking paths run through town and are shaded by palm and citrus trees. For a more thrilling view from the air, try a sunset helicopter tour.

Weather

Local weather for your Orange Beach summer rental stay

The subtropical climate of Orange Beach means mild, wet winters and hot, steamy summers. Those summer temps attract tons of visitors, even in hurricane season (from June through September), and it's prime time for those who need a tan and don't mind a crowd. Spring temps are in the 70s, so you can skip the storms and still enjoy the outdoors, and locals say the fall is even better, as the skies grow less stormy and fewer umbrellas dot the sand. Winters are cool but still pleasant, and you'll likely find Orange Beach vacation rentals at lower rates.

Natural features

Meet a grinning gator in a peaceful park

Ready for a break from sunbathing? Heed the call of nature. On the western edge of Orange Beach is Gulf State Park, with its 2 miles of rustic beachfront, and 25 miles of paved hiking and biking trails along the coastline. The closest trailhead to your Orange Beach vacation rental will likely be Cotton Bayou Trail, a paved hiking path that cuts through lush pine forests and leads to the rest of the park's backcountry walkways. Nature lovers who linger in the park will be rewarded with butterfly gardens, sand dunes, and the wetland homes of alligators.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Orange Beach

Fly into Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), the closest airport, located 27.4 mi (44 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional), which is 48.4 mi (77.9 km) away.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Orange Beach

Orange Beach has plenty of kid-friendly attractions for children of all ages. Vacation homes are available near places like Dinosaurs in the Woods, a wooded trail with lifelike replicas of dinosaurs, and the Park at OWA, an amusement park with a variety of thrill rides and kiddie rides. Kids will also enjoy the Wharf, an open-air shopping center with unique shops, restaurants, rides, miniature golf, an amphitheater, and marina.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Orange Beach

The peaceful beaches and romantic activities in Orange Beach set the stage for a couple’s getaway. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Perdido Key State Park, a barrier island with white-sand beaches and dunes with picnic facilities, swimming, and fishing, and the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, a waterfront art gallery with local art exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, and classes. You'll also like Bamahenge, a peaceful wooded area with megaliths made of fiberglass.

How many vacation rentals are available around Orange Beach, AL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 10,441 vacation rentals around Orange Beach. From 9,053 condo and apartment rentals to 1,120 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Orange Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Orange Beach:

  • Orange Beach East: 7,001 vacation rentals
  • Cotton Bayou: 1,435 vacation rentals
  • The Fish Camp: 25 vacation rentals
  • Cottages: 25 vacation rentals
  • Morgantown: 803 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Orange Beach?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Orange Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gulf Shores Golf Club: 11,740 vacation rentals
  • Fort Pickens: 4,670 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola Naval Air Station: 6,692 vacation rentals
  • Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club: 11,454 vacation rentals
  • Craft Farms Golf Club: 11,929 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Orange Beach listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Orange Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 9,053 Condos/Apartments in Orange Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Orange Beach include:

  • Houses: 1,120 rentals available
  • Cottages: 53 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 53 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Orange Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9,476 vacation rentals with pool available in Orange Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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