With 100 acres of facilities for sports ranging from track and field to baseball, it’d probably be easier to list what the Gulf Shores Sportsplex doesn’t offer. Regardless, the Gulf Shores Sportsplex features an eight-lane polyurethane track, football field, baseball field, soccer field, and softball field, as well as a five-field softball and baseball complex. That’s not all you’ll find at this multifaceted facility however. It’s also home to a multiuse field house, concession stands, and more.

Since the Gulf Shores Sportsplex also offers free Wi-Fi to guests, your team will likely be spending a good portion of their downtime on their phones. While a little bit of social media and app games here and there is okay, your team’s time in Gulf Shores would be better spent visiting some of the best attractions and restaurants the area has to offer. So, during your visit to the Gulf Shores Sportsplex, get off your phones and get exploring; you’ll be glad you did.


Things to Do

The Track Family Recreation Center

During your stay in Gulf Shores, get on track to an afternoon of fun at The Track Family Recreation Center. There’s something for everyone in your group at The Track. They offer everything from kiddie rides, like a carousel and Ferris wheel, to exciting attractions that will satisfy even the most of daring of thrill seekers, such as the 110-foot Skycoaster and the dizzying Spinning Coaster.

The Track also features Fat Daddy’s Arcade with nearly 50 games to play and hundreds of prizes to win, along with their signature go-kart tracks. 3200 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

If a pirate’s life is for you, head over to Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf. Since it’s located only a short, 10-minute drive from the Gulf Shores Sportsplex, Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf is a great place to enjoy an hour or two of competitive fun with your team.

They offer two 18-hole miniature golf courses where you and your team will putt around ancient graveyards, old shipwrecks, mysterious caverns, and other immersive settings. Cascading waterfalls and lush tropical foliage complete the experience, creating an atmosphere that’s sure to have everyone saying “Arr!” 3201 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Does your team have a bit of a wild side? If they do, then the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is a must-see during your visit to the Gulf Shores Sportsplex.

This charming zoo got its start in 1989 as Zooland Animal Park and since then they’ve grown to feature over 500 exotic animals including lions, leopards, tigers, wolves, bears, monkeys, macaws, and many more! Their petting zoo, animal encounters, and interactive animal shows can definitely help to make your team’s visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo one of the highlights of your trip to Gulf Shores. 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Waterville USA

Gulf Shores Sportsplex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAs you probably already know, the weather can get pretty hot down south, especially during the spring and summer months. If you and your team are looking for a surefire way to cool off and have fun while in Gulf Shores, set a course for Waterville USA.

This 20-acre water and amusement park is located just over a 10-minute drive from the Gulf Shores Sportsplex, making it a convenient place to visit after your team is done competing for the day.

Attractions in the water park section of Waterville USA include Screamin’ Demon, a 60-foot-tall, high-speed slide; Triple Dog Dare, a thrilling side featuring three big drops that makes riders feel momentarily weightlessness; the 25,000-square-foot North Shore Wave Pool with waves reaching heights of up to three feet; and many more.

If you prefer your fun to be on their drier side, Waterville USA also features a roller coaster, go-kart track, 36-hole miniature golf course, and even an escape room! 906 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Ferris Wheel at the Wharf

No visit to Gulf Shores would be complete without a ride on one of the city’s most iconic attractions: the Ferris Wheel at the Wharf. The Ferris Wheel at the Wharf is one of the tallest on the Gulf Coast and for many who regularly vacation in Gulf Shores, riding on this Ferris wheel is a beloved tradition.

As your gondola approaches the crest of the wheel, you’ll understand why so many visitors and Gulf Shores locals ride it time and time again. From the top you’ll enjoy treetop views paired with refreshing breezes headed inland from the neighboring shoreline. Whether you ride the Ferris wheel morning, noon, or night, it’s bound to be one of the most memorable parts of your trip. 4830 Main St, Orange Beach, AL 36561


Breakout Orange Beach

During your stay in Gulf Shores, you and your team can break away from typical teambuilding activities by visiting Breakout Orange Beach. There you can take part in one of three uniquely themed escape room games. These rooms’ storylines range from a daring spy mission set in a swanky casino to a thrilling escape from the clutches of a mysterious kidnapper.

If you’ve never been to an escape room attraction before, the premise is simple: you and your group are locked in a room filled with codes, puzzles, and clues that can help you find a way to escape. The hard part is that you only have 60 minutes to find a way out. After that it’s game over! 4776 Main St, Orange Beach, AL 36561


Gulf State Park

Since the Gulf Shores Sportsplex is located only a few miles from Gulf State Park, home to some of the area’s most beautiful beaches, it’ll definitely be difficult to resist spending at least one afternoon laying out on the sand and soaking up some sun.

Two miles of white sand beaches isn’t all that this beautiful state park has to offer visitors however. While there you can also enjoy a championship golf course, tennis courts, hiking trails, a zip-line course, two playgrounds, and a fishing pier that extends over 1,500 feet into the Gulf.

If you and your team are looking to spend some time outdoors instead of heading back to your hotel after the competition has wrapped up for the day at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex, Gulf State Park is the place to go. 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


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Places to Eat

Kitty’s Kafe

When it comes to staples of southern cuisine, comfort food dishes like biscuits and gravy, meatloaf, and country fried steak reign supreme. That’s exactly what they’re serving at Kitty’s Kafe, a quaint eatery located just minutes from the Gulf Shores Sportsplex.

Owner Kitty Simpson’s more than 20 years of culinary experience makes everything that comes out of the kitchen at Kitty’s Kafe truly delicious. Whether you’re looking to start your day in Gulf Shores with a hearty breakfast or want to enjoy some real deal homestyle cooking for lunch or dinner, Kitty’s Kafe is the cat’s meow! 3800 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Shores, AL


Hog Wild Beach & BBQ

Another kind of cuisine that southerners swear by is barbeque. Hog Wild Beach & BBQ, a popular local joint in Gulf Shores, specializes in classic barbecue dishes such as pulled pork sandwiches, smoked crispy chicken, and baby back ribs along with some unexpected seafood favorites like fried shrimp.

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Their menu’s unique combination of surf and turf dishes can even be enjoyed together in offerings like the Nasty G sandwich, which is topped with not only chopped ribs, chicken, pork, white barbecue sauce, and coleslaw, but also three flavorful Buffalo shrimp. 911 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Cafe

After a busy day of competition, you and your team will probably be on the lookout for a place to kick back, relax, and enjoy some delicious seafood. If that’s the case, look no further than Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Cafe.

Located just under a 20-minute drive from the Gulf Shores Sportsplex, Bahama Bob’s has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for many years. The reason why Bahama Bob’s has continued to be a staple in the local community of Gulf Shores is likely because of their varied menu that features “something to fit everyone’s taste.” Well, that and their unbeatable beachfront views, which can be enjoyed from both inside the restaurant and outside in their patio seating area. 601 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Brick & Spoon

If you prefer your food to be a bit out of the ordinary, you’ll love Brick & Spoon. This eclectic eatery puts a spin on everything from breakfast and brunch, to lunch and dinner.

On the menu at Brick & Spoon you’ll find dishes like Bananas in Pajamas, featuring crispy, banana-filled eggrolls topped in decadent Bananas Foster sauce; Eggs Benedict made with lump blue crab cakes; and Grown Up Grilled Cheese, piled high with smoked Gouda, Monterey Jack cheese, a fried egg, pecan-smoked bacon, tomatoes, and a mix of fresh spring greens on sourdough bread.

For the adults in your group, Brick & Spoon even offers a build your own Bloody Mary section on their menu, featuring a wide range of ingredients that will really spice up your drink. 24705 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561


Although you and your team are most likely visiting the Gulf Shores Sportsplex to take part in a competition, anytime you’re not on the field will feel as if you’re on vacation. That’s because Gulf Shores is a city with countless activities, attractions, and other fun things to do that everyone on your team is sure to enjoy.

Best of all, you won’t have to travel far from the Gulf Shores Sportsplex in order to visit many of the area’s most popular entertaining and dining options, making it easy to feel like you made the most of your team’s trip to this beautiful coastal city.