Budget-friendly vacation travel doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the fun. My family and I recently returned from an Orange Beach, Alabama vacation. We choose to stay at the condos located onsite at The Wharf, a dining, shopping and entertainment district on the Intracoastal Waterway. There was so much to do at The Wharf that we barely left the complex during the entire stay. We found several activities that were either free or low cost that kept us entertained throughout the trip. While some are seasonal, it’s easy to find out what the latest happenings are at The Wharf on their website.