Gulf Shores makes Far & Wide’s “Liveliest Small Towns for Partying in the US” list

Gulf Shores
Cheers to your summer plans! (Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism / Facebook)

Looking for summer vacay plans or a great place to call home? According to the national publication Far & Wide, Gulf Shores makes the list for the “liveliest small towns for partying in the US” Let’s dive into their ranking and find out what makes Gulf Shores such a fun location.

The best of the best for family fun + entertainment

Gulf Shores Alabama
Just look at these beautiful shores. (Gulf Shores, Alabama)

Far & Wide’s list of “liveliest small towns for partying in the US” includes 25 different locations with less than 20,000 people in the population. While these cities might be less populous (some on the list have populations of under 100), they offer plenty of fun in their dining, drink and recreation options.

Coming in at #21 is our personal favorite—Gulf Shores!

Why Gulf Shores makes the list

Mahi-Mahi Tacos At The Gulf
A can’t-miss: the fish tacos at The Gulf. (Cecilia Wood / The Bama Buzz)

Here’s why Far & Wide chose this Alabama beach town as a great destination for a good time.

“With beautiful beaches come fantastic restaurants, bars and nightlife. In the warm months, live music spills into the streets, from karaoke to jazz. The Wharf on Portage Creek has all kinds of entertainment as well. If you want to hear DJs or hit the dance floor, The Club at Live Bait has what you’re looking for.”

Far & Wide

Far & Wide isn’t the only one who loves Gulf Shores, though—we’re big fans of everything these sandy beaches have to offer. I’ve personally been going to Gulf Shores with my family at least once a year since I was a baby. I have fond memories of enjoying delicious restaurants with my family—my favorites are The Gulf and Fisher’s Marina, both located a few minutes away in Orange Beach.

Want to know what other excitement you can experience at Gulf Shores?

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Cecilia Wood
Cecilia Wood
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