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Posted on October 9, 2015

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72 Hours in Orange Beach : Where to Stay, Eat and Play

Orange Beach Places to Stay

Many of our Orange Beach guests only have a long weekend to enjoy their Alabama beach vacation. If you only have 72 hours to spend in Orange Beach Alabama, then we know where you should stay, eat and play!

First and foremost, you will need to find an Orange Beach rental that will allow a 3 night minimum stay. This is almost never an issue during any time of the year other than summer. Even during the summertime, there is often a few properties that allow nightly rentals.

There are several Orange Beach condos for rent, so our recommendation is to initially narrow your search by the number of bedrooms you require and your budget.

Our Orange Beach rental company makes you search easy by allowing you to search by multiple factors such as the number of bedrooms, beachfront, and condo vs beach house. You can start your Orange Beach vacation rental search here.

Turquoise Place and Phoenix are among some of the most popular beachfront Orange Beach condos for rent. Turquoise Place and Phoenix are both luxury beachfront condos with a ton of amenities such as lazy rivers, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, spa and more.


If you love the beach but also love spend time on a boat, we recommend renting one of our Orange Beach condos on the bay. We have three popular choices for those looking to rent a condo on the bay side : The Bella Luna, The Caribe Resort and Phoenix on the Bay.

Caribe Resort Orange Beach Alabama


After you have reserved your Orange Beach vacation rental, its time to start thinking about where you will eat! Since everyone has different tastes and moods for what they want, I am going to list our favorite Orange Beach restaurants by category.

If you are in the mood for Fine Dining, Celebrating a special occasion and eating fresh Seafood :

Fishers Upstairs At the Orange Beach Marina 

Orange Beach Places To Eat


If you are the mood for fresh seafood, but in a more casual environment and very kid friendly. There are lots of kids running around on the sandy beach and often times live entertainment! The menu is a mix of upscale entrees and American classics such as a cheeseburger. If Allan is working at the Flora-bama Yacht Club Bar, ask him for a Goombay Smash and tell him that the Prickett’s sent ya ! That is a huge insider tip….you will thank me later 🙂

Flora-Bama Yacht Club 



If you are in the mood for a Bushwacker and Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Pirates Cove


If you are staying in Orange Beach, there is only one way to get here which is by boat. Don’t worry, there are plenty of places to rent one. Which leads me to the next thing you need to know, where to play in Orange Beach Alabama!

Let’s get the obvious out of the way as we all know the main reason thousands of people visit Orange Beach Alabama every year, and that is the Beach!



Even though the beach is the main attraction, there are many other things to do in Orange Beach Al. As I mentioned earlier, there are many places where you can rent a boat.

In fact boating around the back bays and islands is one of the locals favorite things to do in Orange Beach. Rent a boat for a day, and hang out with the locals on Robinson Island!



Last but certainly not least, you really should book a deep sea fishing excursion during your vacation in Orange Beach Al.

Snapper Fishing in Orange Beach


Unfortunately our Snapper season is typically very short, so you will need to check what time of year Snapper season is open. However, Snapper is not the only fish in the sea! If you book a commercial deep sea fishing excursion, there we be other fish in season and you will be sure to have a great time.

We have previously written about the Top 5 Things to Do in Orange Beach so check out those recommendations as well!