If you plan a winter getaway in Port Aransas, Texas, you will be delighted to discover the many activities and attractions available this season. Port Aransas is a hub for wintertime fun for people of all ages and interests, from museums and art galleries to hiking and fishing.

So pack your bags to enjoy an extended weekend stay in one of our winter Port Aransas vacation rentals to escape the cold and bask in the sunshine!

Below are some of the best things to do this winter in Port Aransas:

Fun with Golf:

If you love golf, Port Aransas is the perfect place! Palmilla Beach Golf Club is Texas’s only true links-style golf course. Located along the gulf of Mexico, the golf club features 9-holes of regular golf with a newly added loop which is a 3-hole-short-course playing 85-100 yards designed for beginners and those looking to sharpen their game.

Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course is another great place to play golf. This 18-hole course offers beautiful views, challenging terrain, and lush foliage. You also get professional golf instruction if you are looking to ace your game.

Art Lovers Rejoice:

Port Aransas offers a variety of galleries and museums for the art-lovers.The Port Aransas Museum features historical artifacts from the area and rotating exhibits that provide insights into local culture. History buffs will enjoy exploring this museum’s hands-on displays and learning about the area’s rich fishing history and early settlement of the island.

The Texas State Aquarium is great for learning about wildlife and marine life. You can get up close to the sea creatures in their habitats and learn about conservation efforts for endangered species. Kids of all ages will love exploring the aquarium’s interactive exhibits and touch tanks.

If art and craft interest you, you must visit the Port Aransas Art Center. This center showcases rotating exhibits from some of the best artists in the region and offers art classes for all skill levels. Walking through the art center’s exhibits is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon before heading back to your luxurious rental condos in Port Aransas.

Fishing Enthusiast:

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It’s time to cast your line in the waters of Port Aransas! The Fishing Capital of Texas is home to some of the best fishing spots in the state. Whether an amateur or a pro, you can try multiple techniques, such as bay fishing, surf fishing, and pier fishing, to catch an array of fish. You can hire a guide for a day or two and have them take you to the best spots in town.

Deep-sea Fishing:

If offshore fishing makes you sick, deep-sea fishing is for you. Deep Sea Headquarters offers a variety of fishing trips, from half-day to multi-day trips, with experts. You can fish in the Gulf of Mexico and be sure to get a chance to hook some of the biggest fish in the area. Besides fishing, you can also enjoy watching bay wildlife, such as dolphins, sea turtles, and pelicans.

Bay Fishing:

Bay Fishing with Neptune Charters, a local charter company, you can enjoy a day of fishing on the waters of Port Aransas. You can learn all sorts of techniques and test your skills against some of the biggest fish in town. The captain aboard will take you to several “hot spots” and give you expert tips to help you catch that big one.

Birdwatchers Paradise:

The cooing of the doves is music to the ears of a bird watcher, and that’s what you can experience when visiting Port Aransas. The area is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic birds. Besides hundreds of native breeders, you will find an abundance of migratory birds who make a pit stop here to rest and refuel.

The Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center offers a fantastic view of the island’s birds, including roseate spoonbills, egrets, herons, and more. With a boardwalk that overlooks the wetlands, this is a great place to observe nature in its purest form.

Other popular birding sites in the area include LightHouse Lakes Park, The Port Aransas Nature Preserve, etc. So remember to pack your binoculars to enjoy the beauty of your feathered friends.

Nature Lovers:

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Port Aransas hiking trails are as fascinating as they are challenging. The trails offer some of the most incredible views in town and take you along sandy beaches, coastal prairie, marshes, and more.

Take a stroll on the Gulf Beach trail, which runs along the coastline, and treat yourself to some spectacular port views. Then move to the more challenging trails, such as Padre Island National Seashore, Mustang Island State park, etc., where you can get in touch with nature and observe wildlife in its natural habitat. You can also go biking, kayaking, or paddle boarding to explore the area differently.

The trails in Port Aransas are accessible to all and offer different levels of difficulty to suit everyone’s needs. So whether you are just looking for a stroll or something more challenging, you can find it here.

Shoppers Stop:

A winter getaway with a shopping experience completes your vacation. So “shopaholics, take a note,” Port Aransas offers endless shopping opportunities for travelers who love shopping for everything from apparel to one kind of souvenir. Shopping in Port Aransas gives a welcoming village-like feel where one can window shop or pop into the various boutiques, surf shops, and galleries. 

The Balinese boutique offers some stunning pieces of clothing and jewelry, while Bella Bella Boutique on East Avenue G is perfect if you want to pick an island hat or a beach bag. Suppose you want something unique, head to the Chillas, which offers handmade items from local artisans and souvenirs that will serve as great memories of your trip.

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Vacation Rentals in Port Aransas: Your Perfect Winter Retreat

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The Mayan Princess vacation rental in Port Aransas is the perfect destination for a winter retreat. Whether you are looking for condos on the beach or an ocean-view vacation home, you can find them here. The property offers a variety of accommodation options to suit all needs.

The condos have modern amenities and access to your private beach. It also has two outdoor pools, a game room, and more activities for the whole family. So no matter what type of vacation you are looking for, The Mayan Princess has it all.

So explore the area and make your winter in Port Aransas one to remember. You will always have things to do, from fishing, bird watching, hiking, and more!

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