Whether vacationing with family, escaping with the one you love or spending a week golfing with the guys, Alabama's Gulf Coast offers the perfect balance of non-stop activity and lay-around-doing-nothing time. In between your relaxing naps on the beach, you can enjoy all the popular Orange Beach and Gulf Shores attractions. Take a lightning-fast ride down a water slide. Travel back in time with a visit to Fort Morgan, site of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Explore the back bays on an Orange Beach cruise to view wild bottlenose dolphin and other aquatic creatures. Visit your animal friends at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. And don't worry about wearing yourself out. You can always recover tomorrow with a siesta on a beach blanket.