Walk along the warm sandy beach and let your mind relax. Shutterstock.

Orange Beach, Alabama

Whether you love the gulf’s white sands or you’re more of a mossy tree lover, Orange Beach has something for you. The Backcountry Trail – perfect for bikers and hikers – intersects with Gulf State Park and extends to Gulf Shores. Water-sports fans will be plenty occupied with kayaking, parasailing, and paddleboarding! 

Visitors and residents alike can spend a relaxing afternoon at Waterfront Park for some fishing or picnicking at the pier then head over to the Wharf for dinner, shopping, a Ferris wheel, and an amphitheater. The median price of homes that sold in 2019 is $339,200.