Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Port Aransas

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Port Aransas. Renowned for its beaches, bird watching and fishing, this city welcomes all visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Port Aransas

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Port Aransas a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Texas State Aquarium (20.3 mi / 32.6 km)
  • Newport Dunes Golf Course (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Aransas Pass Aquatic Center (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Aquarium at Rockport Harbor (13 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Funtrackers Family Fun Center (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark Corpus Christi (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Port Aransas

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Port Aransas

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Port Aransas. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • IB Magee Beach Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Port Aransas Beach (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Mustang Island (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Mustang Island State Park (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Port Aransas

Fly into Rockport, TX (RKP-Aransas County), the closest airport, located 17.5 mi (28.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Corpus Christi, TX (CRP-Corpus Christi Intl.), which is 27.3 mi (44 km) away.

Where to stay near Port Aransas?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,255 house rentals near Port Aransas. From 906 Houses to 894 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Port Aransas is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Port Aransas?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Port Aransas:

  • Cinnamon Shore: 1,155 vacation rentals
  • Sand Point: 612 vacation rentals
  • Bella Vista: 58 vacation rentals
  • Island Moorings: 307 vacation rentals
  • Shibui Sands: 585 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Port Aransas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Port Aransas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture: 2,627 home rentals
  • Newport Dunes Golf Course: 2,595 home rentals
  • Horace Caldwell Pier: 2,478 home rentals
  • Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center: 2,603 home rentals
  • IB Magee Beach Park: 2,476 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Aransas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Port Aransas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 906 Houses in Port Aransas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Port Aransas include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 894 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 71 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 71 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Port Aransas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,720 vacation homes with pool available in Port Aransas.

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