- How does Orange Beach compare to Destin Florida? - Gulf Shores Forum
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- Distance from Orange Beach, AL to Destin, FL
How does Orange Beach compare to Destin Florida? - Gulf Shores Forum
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In our opinion of course there is no comparison, but in reality there are similarities and differences. Both locations are in the southeastern part of the nation and are family vacation destinations that offer beachside condominiums and homes available as vacation rentals. There are restaurants, golf courses, shopping and family amusement venues in both. However there are definitely differences. Gulf Shores is located in southern Alabama. Much of Gulf Shores is inland near the gulf, but not beside it. The actual beach itself is located on a narrow strip of land a short distance off the coast on a sandbar-like coastal barrier island.
We're planning on going to Pensacola Beach but I've been reading the forum and it seems like Destin is a nicer beach? We will be driving and would like to know which beach is the best Destin, Pensacola or Orange? We are 11 hours away so we'd like to make the most out of it and go to the nicer beach. Also I read that summer is crowded, would the week of August still be crowded? My kids will go back to school on August Should I just go in September? I have not been to Pensacola in years, so I can't say about it.
Clearly we are confused as to where to visit! Will need to be in the general area for a November conference and would like to take the kids for a few days to somewhere on the gulf coast. My kids are 8 and 10, and love to swim and of course other kid-type activities. I just want to fish! The wife just wants a little bit of luxury.
Answer 1 of 8: My family was planning on driving to Destin for vacation, but now we have considered cutting our drive time in half and going to Orange Beach. Would we We live in Tx and are considering AL as well in order to cut drive time.
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Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner. More details. Get driving directions. Yes, the driving distance between Orange Beach to Destin is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1h 52m to drive from Orange Beach to Destin.
How to get from Orange Beach to Destin by car
Distance from Orange Beach, AL to Destin, FL
My family was planning on driving to Destin for vacation, but now we have considered cutting our drive time in half and going to Orange Beach. Would we be missing out on anything or is the beach and atmoshpere similar? OB is probably quieter than Destin. Not as yuppified. I do think Destin has better restaurants overall, but that is negated for me by the horrific traffic situation in Destin. In the summer it can easily take an hour from one side of Destin to the other. If you're looking to relax on the beach, OB has plenty of that.