Are you looking to get out of town for Thanksgiving? There’s no better destination than Port Aransas, Texas. Our beach city is located along the Gulf of Mexico and offers visitors the ultimate holiday escape. Spend your days reconnecting with family by lounging on the beach, exploring sea life beneath the waves, and fishing in the bay. Discover what makes Thanksgiving in Port Aransas fantastic and book your stay with us today!

Enjoy More Fun

There is much to be thankful for when you visit Port Aransas, Texas. The average temperature in our coastal city in November is a cool 70 degrees. Before enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving feast, check out the many activities waiting for you, including a trip to the beach. Dig your toes in the sand and watch the waves crash along the shore right in front of you. Whether you’d like to swim in the water or sunbathe on the sand, you’re sure to enjoy your time at the beach. Make sure you bring your sand tools and challenge the entire family to a sandcastle competition and see who has the most skill.

Known as the “Fishing Capital of Texas,” Port Aransas is the ultimate fishing destination for professional anglers and those just beginning. Whether you’re looking to fish in the bay or venture into the deeper waters, you’ll find plenty of fish in the sea. You can catch species of trout, redfish, flounder, red snapper, tuna, marlin, and shark. Add your fresh catch to your Thanksgiving menu by cooking it at home or taking it to a local eatery where they can cook it to your liking. Before heading out on the water, visit the Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf for everything you need to have a successful day, including fishing gear, bait, and more.

A trip to Port Aransas is complete once you’ve taken a ride on The Port Aransas Ferry System. Operated by the Texas Department of Transportation, this Port Aransas tradition offers a fun way to reach the coast from the north. Step outside the car as you embark on a journey to your long-awaited destination, and you may catch a glimpse of dolphins greeting you along the way. The ferry operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, weather permitting.

If you’re looking for a rush of adrenaline, you’ve come to the right place. Our island offers visitors plenty of fun in and out of the water. Experience a birds-eye view of Port Aransas by booking your parasailing excursion and see what sea creatures you can spot from above, including dolphins and fish. Another great way to explore Lone Star State’s coastline is by venturing on a jet ski in the water. This fun and exciting activity is the ultimate adventure and is great for the entire family. For a one-of-a-kind experience in Port Aransas, explore the Port Aransas coast at night on a glowing kayak tour. This unique experience is offered by Glow Row and starts at $39.95 per person. The tour begins at Lighthouse Landing and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Guests will enjoy a journey filled with laughter and sea life you can see through the clear kayak as you travel one-mile roundtrip.

Exciting Events

Port Aransas offers visitors and locals an exciting calendar of upcoming events this November. Before stuffing your face with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, participate in the famous Port Aransas Realty Turkey Trot. This local event is hosted by the Palmilla Beach Resort and raises funds for scholarships for Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Day School. This family-friendly event races for everyone, including a 5k run/walk, a 2k walk, and a turkey trot for children in Pre-K and under.

After Thanksgiving in Port Aransas, it’s officially time to get in the Christmas spirit, and there’s no better way to do so than by kicking holiday shopping into gear. On November 26th, the Port Aransas Civic Center is hosting the Holiday Market. Browse local vendors selling fine art photography, ceramics, jewelry, and more.

Book Your Stay for Thanksgiving in Port Aransas

Port Aransas is fun for the entire family. Our slice of paradise has excellent beaches, fun events, and all your favorite water activities. When it’s time to unwind, kick your feet up at one of our beautiful Dunes Condominiums vacation rentals. We feature a selection of condo properties in a location you can’t beat. Our beachfront condo community features style and comfort and is your next home away from home this Thanksgiving in Port Aransas. Enjoy beautiful furnishings, upgraded amenities, a large heated in-ground pool, and a relaxing spa. Contact our team of reservation specialists to book your stay at one of our lovely properties. Your Thanksgiving vacation awaits!