In addition to a beautiful coastal environment, Foley, Alabama is home to the Foley Sports Complex. Set on a 100-acre site, the Foley Sports Complex includes a five-field complex for baseball and softball, as well as a soccer complex with three lighted fields.
When your team is done participating in athletic activities at the Foley Sports Complex, you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding fun things for them to do in the area, which is also located less than an hour away from Mobile. Finding family-friendly places to eat won’t be a challenge, either. Consider these fantastic attractions and restaurants in the Foley and Gulf Shores area during your team’s visit to the Foley Sports Complex.
Things to Do
BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals
Take control of your adventure and paddle wherever you want to go thanks to BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals. Spend a day away from the Foley Sports Complex exploring creeks, rivers, and other waterways and enjoy the pristine views that come with them.
Rentals are allowed to be out for up to eight hours, so you can take your time and go at your own pace. Stop to take some pictures, eat lunch, and relax on the water. 18743 Keller Rd, Foley, AL 36535
The Gulf Bowl
The Gulf Bowl, located 10 minutes from the Foley Sports Complex, is not just a Bowling Alley. Sure, they have 24 bowling lanes, but you can also enjoy their arcade, pool tables, laser tag, and high ropes course. And of course, their snack bar! 2881 S Juniper St, Foley, AL 36535
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo opened as a private enterprise in 1989 as Zooland Animal Park. In 1991, the Ward family created a nonprofit corporation and donated the 17 acres of prime real estate that now plays home to more than 500 exotic animals the zoo wants you and your family to get to know.
They figure if they can change one person’s life through close contact with animals they’ve done their job. That’s why this zoo, often featured on the Animal Planet, offers unique opportunities for kids like yours to get close to these animals.
Your kids can cuddle up with a baby red kangaroos, swing into a playhouse with the young red ruffed lemurs, or take a walk in the Reptile Garden with turtles, lizards, and gators. They can visit with sloths named Sid and Sylvia or tamanduas, lesser anteaters, named Titan and Xena. 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
The Track Family Recreation Center
Let your kids take the wheel and test their need for speed at The Track Family Recreation Center, a sprawling indoor and outdoor entertainment facility near the Foley Sports Complex. The Track features two go-kart tracks, one being a three-story spiraling wooden structure known as Wild Woody. They also have the classic track with overpasses. Single and double-seated karts let everyone in on the fun. The little ones can take the Kiddie or Rookie Karts out for a go. You only have to be four years old to drive a cart!
Blaster Boats let you cool off and splash around with water cannons that turn traditional bumper boats into an exciting water battle. Kids Country at The Track offers the most kid rides in town, including The Rio Grande Train, Airplanes, Spin Tops, and Ferris Wheel. Skycoaster lets the older kids experience the thrill of free falling from over a 100 feet at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. Everybody should try hitting golf balls through the windmill at Mini Golf at The Track amidst beautiful miniature waterfalls. 3200 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Orange Beach Pirate Ship Adventure
Bring your little pirates down to Orange Beach Pirate Ship Adventure for some swashbuckling good times on Terry Cove. Battle it out with pop-guns, find out who can get the lowest in a limbo contest, and role-play being a pirate aboard a replica of a sailing vessel from the days of the buccaneers. Two hours of fun-filled activities include a treasure hunt, water gun battles, pirate stories, and many other surprises. 4575 South Wilson Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Places to Eat
Lambert’s Cafe III
Lambert’s Cafe III is located right in Foley next to an outlet mall. The service and food are the best in town. Servers carry around pots of fried okra, black-eyed peas, and sorghum with honey which they dish out at no charge. These “pass arounds” are now offered as entrees due to popular demand. 2981 S McKenzie St, Foley, AL 36535
Fish River Grill
Fish River Grill is a seafood restaurant in Baldwin County serving authentic southern style seafood from Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Famous for their burgers and just about everything else that’s on the menu, you’ll find that Fish River Grill will exceed your expectations. Try their Mississippi catfish, crawfish, shrimp, and Large Bayou Seafood Basket. You will not leave hungry, that’s for sure! 608 S McKenzie St, Foley, AL 36535
Down South BBQ
Located halfway between Foley and Gulf Shores a 15-minute drive from the Foley Sports Complex, this don’t-miss spot should definitely be on your list. Down South BBQ serves some of the best barbecue along the coast. The South is known for their smoky barbeque. Get some while you’re in Foley. 19891 Co Rd 10, Foley, AL 36535
Tacky Jacks, located in Gulf Shores New Waterway Village District, offers great food with beautiful views. It’s surrounded by live oak trees and the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s been voted a local favorite. 27206 Safe Harbor Dr, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Visiting the Gulf Coast of Alabama should be a thrill for your team and their families. In between games at the Foley Sports Complex, be sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery and great southern cooking that Foley and this area has to offer.