Port Aransas TexasAs we’re well into summer at Port A Escapes, spending your vacation time outdoors will be high on your list of things to do in Port Aransas Texas. During a hot summer day, many people flock to the water to sunbathe, explore, build sand castles, and relax. Along with this, we also encourage your family to set out for a day-time stroll to the local parks as there are many near our Port Aransas beach homes, and we’ll touch on a couple!

Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture

Spend a couple of hours at the Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture near our Port Aransas beach vacation rentals. The park is open with limited access after the storm surge; however, it still offers a magical nature preserve to traverse. With two new pavilions and sidewalk, the trails are well maintained and easy to navigate around when you have little ones along. The sunsets are mesmerizing from the preserve overlooks so make it to the park later in the afternoon to catch the sun going down. You’ll find several outlooks that provide the perfect spot for wildlife viewing as you spot migratory birds, sea turtles, butterflies, and dolphins off in the distance! When you’d like to dive a little deeper into the preserve, opt for a two hour guided hike that features beautiful views of the Island’s backside and will be a highlight of your day! 

Mustang Island State Park

When you’re looking for things to do in Port Aransas during your stay, a walk along the coastal shores at Mustang Island State Park is a must. Whether you want to dip your toes in the water, hang out on the beach, fish, hike, bird watch or kayak you’ll be able to do it all at this local park. The park includes the Mustang Island Paddling Trail where you can kayak the western shoreline and has 20 miles of the best shallow areas for fishing! Pack a picnic for your family as there are many areas to post up and have a snack around the beach. Not only will you be in an uncrowded area, but the stunning views and a fresh breeze will enhance your day out near the water. While strolling along the oceanfront, you may pass by families playing with kites, notice green sea turtles in search of food or spot the little prairie dogs that live in the dunes nearby. Experience a phenomenal day on the water with your family in the park that’s just minutes from our Port Aransas beach rentals! 

Port Aransas Escapes

Port Aransas TexasBreak away from the busy city life and escape to Port A Escapes for a fantastic Texas getaway with your loved ones! Leave your cares back home as you spend time near the water during your family vacations to Port Aransas, Texas. We provide a variety of condos and homes that are within steps of the water, whether you want to be at the park, beach or poolside! What are you waiting for? Give us a call to book your stay 1-361-749-2300.