Fun Family Activities Near Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan

Visiting The Wharf is one of the many Gulf Shores Family Activities.

Planning a family vacation and activities is one way to build memories that can last a lifetime. If you’ve had your eyes on vacationing somewhere along the Gulf of Mexico, we recommend the Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan area. There are a lot of activities to do and see with your family in Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. There’s also some outstanding lodging available through Reed Real Estate Vacation Rentals. We have vacation rentals that can comfortably fit a family of any size. Find a vacation home you like, and then start planning your vacation with fun activities near Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores with your family.

Waterville USA

About 20 miles away from Fort Morgan, you will find one of the best waterparks in the area. Waterville USA is 20 acres of amusement. The waterpark has several water slides, a floating river, a water village, and more. A unique attraction in Waterville USA is the Water Escape House, which tasks participants with escaping a locked room in an hour. There is also an amusement park in Waterville USA. You will find mini golf, arcade, go-karting, bowling, and other fun activities here.

Adventure Island

Adventure Island is another amusement park along the Gulf Coast in Orange Beach. that you should consider visiting on your family vacation. The family will have a blast on the bumper boats, laser tag, and lots more. The park has been in the area for more than 30 years, and the highlight of visiting is watching the five-story volcano erupt with fire effects and sound. 


If your children want even more thrills, take them into the sky. Parasailing is one of the best ways to see the ocean and the coastline. There are numerous options, such as Blue Sky Parasailing and Watersports, Ike’s Parasail, and Chute Em Up Parasail. All of them offer parasailing options for solo and groups.

The Wharf

Another great vantage point to check out the coastline is from the well-known Wharf Ferris Wheel. It’s more than 100 feet tall and holds upward of 120 people. We recommend getting on the Ferris wheel at night when the entire ride lights up and illuminates the coast every night. The Wharf also offers indoor mini golf, a movie theater as well as a wealth of shopping nearby like  Build-A-Bear Workshop, Gulf Coast House of Jerky, Pepper Palace, and much more. Don’t forget The Wharf Amphitheater, where you can see some of the best national and regional musical acts like Luke Bryan and REO Speedwagon. 

OWA Parks & Resort

The OWA Parks & Resorts has something for everyone in the family. You’ll find even more fun from the 23 theme-park rides, waterpark, and outdoor wave pool with a surf simulator. It’s the biggest indoor water park in the region. On top of all of this, you can enjoy the pedestrian-only shopping and dining area too. There are few excuses to leave when you have a water park, theme park rides, and food all in one place like the OWA.

Make Memories With Your Family

There is no better place along the Gulf to make incredible family memories and participate in fun activities than in Gulf Shores or Fort Morgan. Make this a vacation to remember by booking directly with Reed Real Estate Vacation Rentals. We are one of the best vacation rental businesses on the Gulf Coast. We have many rentals ready for groups of any size. Keep up-to-date with the latest events & happenings on our blog! From Gulf Shores, AL, family reunions to Spring Break, Mullet Toss at the FloraBama or Hangout Fest, you’ll learn how to enjoy it all from the ones who know it best! To learn more about Reed Real Estate Vacation Rentals, contact us at or 1-800-678-2306.