YOUR PORT ARANSAS AREA GUIDE
Where You Can Find Us
You'll love visiting Port Aransas. We're the only established town on Mustang Island, which is just north of Padre Island and just south of San Jose Island...and as you may well imagine, we're a popular vacation destination for Texans. When you're here you'll get to enjoy not one but four bodies of crystal clear water, including Corpus Christi Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, the Lydia Ann Ship Channel and the Corpus Christi Channel.
The Best Place for Vacationing Bird Enthusiasts
Indoors or out, enriching things to do abound in Port Aransas. Birding here is so rewarding that we have been voted "America's Birdiest Small Coastal City"! Birding enthusiasts, bring your cameras and binoculars and get up close and personal with a wide array of fascinating birds at our Port Aransas Nature Preserve, The Birding Center, Wetlands Park and Paradise Pond.
You Won't Run Out of Things to Do in Port Aransas
Get up close and personal with the wonders of nature. Take thrilling rides along the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico in a beach cart. Better yet, ride a horse on the beach. Parasail. Kayak. Surf. Learn to build fantastic sandcastles. When it comes down to things to do in Port Aransas, the only limit is time and imagination.
Satisfy Your Shopping Craving in Port Aransas with a Little Culture Thrown In
When you're ready to head indoors for a little while, experience some local culture and fulfill your shopping cravings at some of our fantastic arts and shopping spots. Enjoy a diverse array of visual art exhibits at high-end galleries and casual home studios. Experience live theater at Port Aransas Community Theater and discover the history of our town at the Port Aransas Museum. Just like everything else here, shopping is a little different. You can discover and buy all kinds of treasures—from one-of-a-kind wood carvings to unique clothing—at the beautiful shops that dot the Port Aransas streets. To learn more please download a full guide of shops and boutiques.
Dining in Port Aransas
Get your fill of fresh seafood dishes from a variety of friendly dining spots. Enjoy live music at laid-back bars. When the sun goes down in Port Aransas, the night lights up and great restaurants and bars are yours for the picking. Many of the spots are dog-friendly, too!
No matter your taste in food, music, or grown-up fun, you'll find a whole lot of good times in Port Aransas when the moon comes out and the street lights start sparkling on the surrounding waters.