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What Are The Well Liked Rental Amenities in Port Aransas, TX?

Amenity Overview in Port Aransas, TX

Above shows the popular amenities in Port Aransas and the number of the rental properties associated with each amenity. In Port Aransas, 2656 rentals offer Air Conditioning, 2630 rentals offer TV, 2588 rentals offer Internet or Wifi. So, if you need Air Conditioning during your vacation, use the Air Conditioning filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Fireplace, Garden or Backyard.

How Does The Vacation Home Rental Price Look Like in Port Aransas, TX?

Vacation House & Condo Rental Price Information in Port Aransas, TX

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Port Aransas has the largest percentage (15.86%) of homes in $150 - $200 price range.
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What Are The Most Liked Rental Accommodations in Port Aransas, TX?
Rental Accommodation Info in Port Aransas, TX
There are various types of homes in Port Aransas area. Depending on your group size, you can pick the one using filters accordingly. House is the most popular accommodation type, and the largest homes can accommodate 32 people.The least popular accommodation in Port Aransas is Building rentals
How Many Accommodations Are Not Pets Friendly in Port Aransas, TX?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Port Aransas, TX
29.37% of vacation homes in Port Aransas are pet friendly. If you have pet allergies, make sure to check the home property and see whether it is a pet-friendly vacation home or not.
Where Should We Visit in Port Aransas, TX Area?
Tourist Attractions In Port Aransas, TX

Here we list the must-visit places in Port Aransas:

Must-Visit Trails in Port Aransas, TX?
Best Trails In Port Aransas, TX
If you like outdoor activities, we highly recommend you to visit those famous trails: Port Aransas, Rockport-Fulton Trail, Lantana Loop, Packery Channel Trail, Michael Jellis Seawall, Oso Loop, Hazel Bazemore County Park Trail, Padre Island National Seashore, Big Tree Trail, Longhorn Trail.
Best Campgrounds in Port Aransas, TX?
Most Visited Campgrounds In Port Aransas, TX
The best RV campgrounds here in Port Aransas are: Aransas Bay RV Resort, Southern Oaks Luxury RV Resort, Tropic Island Resort, Pioneer Beach Resort, Puerto Del Sol RV Park, Shady Grove RV Park, Marina Village Mobile Home RV Community, Greyhound RV Park, Bird Island Basin Campground, Malaquite Campground.
Which Airports Should I Choose To Get To Port Aransas, TX?
Suggested Airports in Port Aransas, TX

2 airport(s) close to Port Aransas are:

How to get around in Port Aransas, TX?
Transportations

The closest airport to Port Aransas, Texas, is Corpus Christi International Airport, about 45 minutes away. There is a bus service from the airport. You will need to walk to the Staples Street Station Bay B and take Bus 6 towards the Southside Transfer Station. Get off the bus at 5714 McArdle and walk to the Burlington Coat Factory and take Bus 65 to get to Port Aransas.

What are the travel peak seasons in Port Aransas, TX?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperature in Port Aransas is as follows:

  • January – low of 51F (11C); high of 63F (17C)
  • February – low of 54F (12C); high of 66F (19C)
  • March – low of 60F (16C); high of 71F (22C)
  • April – low of 67F (19C); high of 77F (25C)
  • May – low of 74F (23C); high of 83F (28C)
  • June – low of 79F (26C); high of 88F (31C)
  • July – low of 80F (27C); high of 89F (32C)
  • August – low of 80F (27C); high of 90F (32C)
  • September – low of 77F (25C); high of 88F (31C)
  • October – low of 71F (22C); high of 82F (28C)
  • November – low of 61F (16C); high of 74F (23C)
  • December – low of 53F (12C); high of 66F (19C)

The area can be very humid with the most humidity occurring in March at 77 percent. Although it is still fairly humid, October is usually less humid at 64 percent humidity. The area gets rain about 75 days out of the year but there is almost no snowfall in the area.

What are the must-visit places in Port Aransas, TX?
Must See Attractions

The main attractions in Port Aransas are the beautiful beaches. There are several beaches on Mustang Island where Port Aransas is situated. With 18 miles of shoreline that are open to street-legal vehicles, you can find the perfect spot to spend the day with your feet in the sand with the sun on your face. In fact, the Family Vacation Critic named the beaches on Mustang Island as the top Family Beach in the U.S. in 2019.

Roberts Point Park is located on a peninsula of land that sits on the Corpus Christi Shipping Channel. There is a marina with 250 boat slips as well as a large pavilion with a landscaped patio area. The park has shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, a soccer field, basketball court, bocce court, and a playground. Around the harbor, jetties provide the perfect fishing spot as well. There is an observation tower that is sometimes open to the public where you can watch the dolphins jump in the waves.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Port Aransas, TX?
Hidden Gems

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center is a hidden gem in Port Aransas. Located just down from the Community Park, the center offers a native pollinator garden as well as a 700-foot-long boardwalk over the wetlands behind it. The center offers birding walks every Wednesday at 9 AM on the boardwalk. The birding center is located at 1356 Ross Avenue.

With the bright sandy beaches in Port Aransas, it is important not to forget that the area is a habitat for many species. The Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture has a mission to protect those species. Charlie Bujan, born on Mustang Island in 1906, the son of Matteo Bujan who settled there around 1885, had a herd of about 250 cattle who ran unfenced until laws changed requiring them to be corralled. Charlie leased land from the State of Texas and moved his cattle onto the lease, building stock pens across from a pier. The pasture became a hangout for local teens who would camp out under the stars, creating a location that became part of the local heritage. In 2002, the City of Port Aransas began efforts to preserve this area, creating a habitat for the many creatures that make this area their home.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Port Aransas, TX?
Local Events & Festivals

The Deep Sea Roundup began in 1932 as the Tarpon Roundup, growing from just a handful of guides competing against each other to one of the largest family fishing tournaments on the Gulf Coast. The contest is open to all skill levels with competitions in Bay, Fly Fishing, Offshore, Surf, and Junior divisions. There is also the Piggy Perch contest for the very little ones. The tournament is held in July

Art Fiesta Weekend, held at the Port Aransas Art Center, is a weekend of music and fun, starting with the Fiesta de Mayo dinner with its fundraising auction. For the next two days, art is displayed in Roberts Point Park along the shipping channel, showcasing some of the talents of local artisans. Items are available for purchase at the display. It is usually held in the spring.

Beachtoberfest is an eight-week celebration during September and October with something for everyone. The festival begins in September with the Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series where local chefs compete for top honors. Over the eight-week festival, there is live music, performances, and more.

The Harvest Moon Regatta, held in October each year, is the largest sailboat race that runs from point to point in the country. Starting in Galveston, the racers end their route in Port Aransas under October’s full moon. Viewers line the rock jetties, the beach, and Roberts Point Park to watch the sailboats arrive in the harbor.

The Wooden Boat Festival is a collaboration between Duckworks Boat Builders Supply and Farley Boat Works. At this festival, you can view a huge selection of hand-built boats and talk to the designers and builders. Boats include kayaks, skiffs, sailing boats, paddleboards, and many historic Farley boats. The festival includes the Family Boat Build where several families build a boat over the weekend and launch on Sunday. There are food vendors, boat kits,s and arts and crafts vendors in the Nautical Market as well as speakers and children’s activities. Practice your rowing skills and kick up your heels at the Boat Barn Dance at Farley Boat Works. The event is a fundraiser for the Port Aransas Museum and is held in October.

The Whooping Crane Festival celebrates the return of the whooping crane to their winter habitat. It is the only location where you can see the last naturally occurring population of birds in the world. The festival includes birding tours by land and sea along with photography workshops, speakers, and other events related to the birds. The festival is normally held in February.

One festival that is greatly anticipated is the Texas Sandfest, held in October. The festival began in 1997 as a fundraiser for the Art Center. Today, it is a three-day festival, and the date of the event is based on tide schedules. More than 100,000 people attend the festival where master sand sculptors from around the world along with families, children, and amateurs, create beautiful sand sculptures. There is live music, food vendors, artisan booths, and more. The festival is held between Sandcastle Drive and Access Road 1A, near mile marker 11.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Port Aransas, TX?
Trip Planning

Start with breakfast at Cancun to try their delicious breakfast tacos before heading to the beach for the morning. Splash in the water, build a sandcastle, or just relax in the sun. Grab lunch at Virginia’s on the Bay, sitting on the deck and looking out at the water. Head over to Roberts Point Park and throw some horseshoes, play on the playground or just take a leisurely stroll. Head to dinner at Grumbles where you can dine as you are.

The next day, start with breakfast at Coffee Waves before heading out on a Red Dragon Pirate Cruise. Take a tour of the Port Aransas Museum and head to lunch at Crazy Cajun. Visit the Port Aransas Art Center to view the talents of local artisans before renting bikes or a golf cart to tour the area. Finish with dinner at Roosevelts Fine Dining and drinks on the Back Porch.

What are the activities in Port Aransas, TX that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

Red Dragon Pirate Cruises is a fun activity for the entire family. Watch the pirate crew shoot a cannon, see the dolphins jumping in the waves, practice your sword fighting and hunt for treasure like a real pirate.

Farley Boat Works is a living exhibit, providing you with the history of a company that began when the Farley brothers arrived on the Texas coast in 1910. Barney landed in Port Aransas while Fred settled in Rockport. While learning to be a tarpon guide, Barney realized powerful fishing boats were a necessity. He shared his thoughts with his brother, a talented woodworker. Fred and his wife, Mabel, along with their sons, moved to Port Aransas in 1914, creating Farley and Sons Boat Works, starting the company with his son Jim. Soon, Fred Jr. and Don, Fred’s two other sons, joined them. The first Farley boat launched in 1915, a business that lasted for the next 60 years, creating a lasting legacy for maritime history in Port Aransas. Barney went on to become a tarpon guide and prominent businessman as well. Farley Boat Works is located at 716 West Avenue C and is open to the public.

Since Port Aransas is known as the “Fishing Capital of Texas,” fishing is the perfect thing to do with the family. Bay fishing can bring you black drum, trout, flounder, and redfish while you can also try your hand at the pier and jetty. Deep-sea fishing is also a great idea for the entire family where you can catch tuna, marlin, sailfish, and kingfish.

Golf carts and bicycles are available for rent, allowing the entire family to tour the island without getting behind the wheel of a car. You can find single and tandem bicycles as well as those with child seats on them for the tiniest members of the family. You can also rent a golf cart that will make it easy to get to various locations on the island.

Hop on the Scarlet Lady for a dolphin-watching cruise. The boat travels into the Lydia Ann Channel where you can see dolphins jumping in the waves, sea birds diving for their next meal as well as views of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse.

What are the nightlife spots in Port Aransas, TX?
Nightlife Spots

The Gaff is the place to go to grab a pint, pull up a stool, and listen to live music. The pirate-themed local bar is a local favorite. Check out chicken bingo or the belt sander races while you eat delicious pizza or a giant meatball sandwich. Try the Loaded Parrot, melted cheese, jalapenos, and bacon topping six buffalo-style chicken chunks. They are located at 323 Beach Street.

Hop on a swing at the Port A Beer Hut and relax. This fun tiki bar is a local favorite, offering ice-cold island drinks, frosty beer, and delicious wine. There are daily food specials including spicy ceviche, Migas, tacos de adobada, and more. The patio is pet friendly as well. They are located at 905 State Highway 361.

Bernie’s Beach House is the place to go for amazing drink specials, great food, dancing, pool, and poker. There is a jukebox available any time of the day and a DJ in the evenings. Menu items include pork egg rolls, Frito pie, and huge burgers. Try the teriyaki pineapple burger for a real treat. All ages are welcome until 7 PM but after that time you must be 21 to enter their location at 730 Trout Street.

At the Back Porch Bar,  you may be sitting next to the ultimate beach bum or a billionaire, there is no way to know. Serving ice-cold longneck beer, delicious island cocktails, the Back Porch is where everyone comes to hang out. Dogs are welcome on a leash until 8 PM. After 8 PM, you must be 21 to enjoy the Back Porch. There is live music and they do not take credit cards. They do not serve food, but you can grab a bite at Harbor Lights next door and bring it with you. Find them at 132 West Cotter Avenue.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Port Aransas, TX?
Art & Culture Places

Port Aransas Museum, located at 400 North Alister at Brundrett, is housed in an early 1900s kit house, donated by the previous owners. After a major fundraising effort, the home was moved to its current location on the Community Center site. The museum houses many exhibits related to the history of Port Aransas. There is an exhibit related to the Tarpon Era while previous exhibits have included the history of sport fishing, how the channel was tamed, lighthouses, and more.

The Port Aransas Art Center offers classes for all ages as well as monthly exhibitions of local artwork. Throughout the year, the center promotes the work of local artists, exhibiting work for viewing pleasure as well as for sale. They can be found at 104 North Alister Street.

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