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12 Ways to Spend Your Day at The Wharf

August 9, 2017

12 Ways to Spend Your Day at The Wharf

With so much to do at The Wharf, it can be easy to miss some of the secret gems. That’s why we’ve compiled a list to get you started on creating the perfect itinerary for your visit!


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1. The Southern Grind Coffee House – For a charming scene that could easily be featured in Southern Living, head over to The Southern Grind Coffee House for some good coffee and delicious, homemade breakfast. (Opens at 7 am) View the menu >

2. Fusion Spa/Salon – Whether you see spa treatments as being pampered or productive, you can’t go wrong by starting your day off with a new cut or mani/pedi. (Appointments start at 8 am) Book your appointment >

3. A-pair-a-dice – If you like taking to the sea solo you can book your private tour or rent a boat. And the best part — kids, pets and coolers are all welcome. (Operations start between 6 am-9 am) Learn more >


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1. Bayes Southern Bar & Grill – Grab lunch overlooking the water at this southern-inspired restaurant connected to our SpringHill Suites. From fine dining to famous chicken fingers, everyone will be happy here. View the menu >

2. The Wharf Mini Golf – Let your competitive side shine with a few hole-in-ones. Learn more >

3. Shop on Main Street – With 30+ shops, you may need an extra suitcase to bring your goodies home (don’t worry, you can find that here too). See the directory >


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1. Sunset Cruise – Make it a romantic outing or a wonderful adventure for the kids on our daily dolphin cruises. Get tickets >

2. Villaggio Grille – Reserve a spot on the patio to enjoy the light show or fireworks show (when in season). Although, the exquisite dishes taste just as mouth-watering when sitting at the bar. Make reservations >

3. Ferris Wheel – It’s a landmark for every Gulf Coast vacation — and with the tree-top views and gulf breezes, it’s the perfect way to end the day. Learn more>


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1. Live Music – The Wharf Amphitheater hosts some of the most well-known artists in the world — but if you’re into a more laid back atmosphere Island Time Daiquiris and other bars on site have local performances weekly. See the schedule >

2. Spectra Sound & Light Spectacular – Every night starting at 8:30 pm, The Wharf is flooded with light and music as Main Street is transformed into a magical stage where the palm trees become the stars of the show. Learn more >

3. Dippin’ Dots – Use the kids as an excuse if you need to, but we think vacation is a good enough excuse in itself. Find your flavor >

Share what your day at The Wharf looks like with #ALWHARF — and have a blast!


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