More than five million visitors a year flock to Alabama’s Gulf Coast for its natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, and more than 30 miles of sugar-white sand beaches next to the soothing waves of the Gulf of Mexico. 100 Things to Do on the Alabama Gulf Coast Before You Die helps you make the most of your visit with itineraries, insider tips, and a local’s perspective. Explore the resort towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach at the epicenter of Baldwin County’s tourist industry. Taste the vibrant culinary scene at dozens of local restaurants, each serving up incredible fare, from unique burger joints and seafood shacks to Cajuninfluenced restaurants oozing with Bayou goodness. Step into the natural environment on boardwalks over wetlands—just watch out for alligators and bobcats. Get the best tips for visiting Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, where you can take in the unique maritime wilderness. Local journalist and outdoor enthusiast John Mullen is your personal guide for this Gulf Coast experience. Whether you’re fishing world-class red snapper or just enjoying a sunny vacation, locals and visitors alike will find new spots to explore in this indispensable book.