Best Summer Vacation Destination in Texas
I never get tired of Texas coast. The sand between my toes, the roar of the Gulf waves, the warmth of the salty waters, the smell of salt and sun screen, and the sounds of children and adults playing in God’s pool. Port A beaches holds a dear place in my heart. I always tell people, go to Port A. If you want warm water, sand, salt, and sunshine in Texas, come here. No, it’s not Florida or Hawaii or the Caribbean, but it is TEXAS beach. It is beautiful and it gives all who visit Vitamin Sea.
Experience coastal cuisine at its finest. You can see brown pelicans, gulls, and other seabirds, numerous ships coming into port .Of all the things to do in Texas Coast; one of the biggest attractions is fishing. Fresh seafood, served in more ways than you can imagine. It can be ordered from restaurants scattered throughout the city. It provides a great family vacation opportunity and some of the finest fishing in South Texas.
South Padre (Hotels And Photos)
Right off the southern tip of Texas is the tropical paradise of South Padre Island. This barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico offers vacationers a sunny respite from the daily grind. Gaze at a magnificent sunset from the flats, laze on the white sandy beach or go deep sea fishing and cook your catch at Andy Bowie Park. Take a dolphin-watch tour, look for more than 300 species of birds at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and dine on fresh Texas Gulf seafood
Port Aransas (Hotels And Photos)
With over 18 miles of beach, first-class Gulf of Mexico fishing, golfing, shopping, coastal dining, and wildlife aplenty, there’s no end to the breezy fun of Port Aransas. Located on the central flyway, Port A's estuaries, inlets and nature reserves draw hundreds of species of birds. You can kick your feet up in a luxury condo, hotel, motel, private home, cottage or a campsite under the stars, all just 30 minutes from Corpus Christi.
Corpus Christi ( Hotels And Photos)
Corpus Christi possesses all of the main ingredients of an ideal weekend getaway: the sun, the sea, the sights, plus exhilarating and engaging activities the whole family can enjoy. Spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun or windsurfing, the breezy city's favorite pastime. Visit the massive Texas State Aquarium with its new Dolphin Bay, a protected habitat for dolphins unable to survive in open water. Take a tour of The USS Lexington, one of the most famous aircraft carriers in U.S. naval history. Stroll through fabulous flora and fauna at the Botanical Gardens. At the Museum of Science and History, check out the recreated Pinta and Santa Maria, two of the ships Columbus used to sail to the new world. At night, enjoy a succulent seafood dinner at any number of fine restaurants, then head to the historic Harbor Playhouse for delightfully original community theater and a true taste of what Corpus Christi is all about.
Galveston (Hotels And Photos)
More than 30 miles of beaches plus a wealth of cultural and historic institutions make this island a Gulf of Mexico vacation hot spot. If you go, don't forget your walking shoes: With 14 museums and 20 art galleries, plus several historic homes and mansions, there's a lot of ground to cover. Armchair pilots will love the Lone Star Flight Museum and those with more of a nautical interest can check out the Texas Seaport Museum. Families will enjoy the many child-friendly attractions, including Moody Gardens, with its replica of a tropical rainforest. It's easy to get caught up in all the activities, but don't forget to spend some downtime in the sun and on the beach.
Rockport Beach (Hotels And Photos)
On the eastern coast of Texas, Rockport is a relaxing town with plenty of visitor attractions. The Fulton Mansion, overlooking Aransas Bay, showcases Second Empire architecture and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Also visit the Texas Maritime Museum, the Rockport Center for the Arts and Rockport Beach Park, a great place for swimming or fishing.
San Antonio (Hotels And Photos)
Step to the beat of wafting flamenco music as you wander the downtown River Walk before sampling as much chili (San Antonio’s signature dish) as your taste buds will allow. A visit to the Alamo is an absolute must, as is taking in a show at the ornate Majestic Theatre. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is dotted with 18th-century buildings and features, making for an enriching excursion.