Local Attractions - Adventures All Around
Nature reigns supreme on Lake Buchanan with swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. Hop in the car and cruise to state parks, vineyards, golf, and restaurants just a few minutes away.
Known to novices and master anglers alike as the “Fishing Capital of Texas”, Port Aransas can offer challenges and rewards to those who cast rod and reels. Bay fishing, shallow fishing, deep sea fishing, pier fishing and more. More than 20 fishing tournaments take place over the summer months in Port Aransas. Check the local calendar here.
Come and visit the “Birdiest Spot in Texas”, Leonabelle Turnbull’s Birding Center is home to native coastal wetlands and all the creatures that inhabit it. Free guided tours are a hidden gem, as visitors may spot birds, alligators, fish and more. The Great Texas Coastal birding trail winds through over 40 Texas counties, encompassing the entire coastal region. The Birding Center, Wetlands Park, and Paradise Pond are the local stops for Port Aransas. Get your birding checklist here.
Fishing isn’t the only way to get to know the coastal bend. While dolphins abound as Port Aransas is one of the best places to go Dolphin sightseeing in the United States, they aren’t the only creatures you’ll run into! Kayaking, surfing, parasailing and kiteboarding are among the many ways for the waterlogged to travel on the Texas Coast. Bring your own, or rent your gear from experts here.
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