Independence Day commemorates the Declaration of Independence, and Americans celebrate it differently. In most US homes, the Fourth of July features family reunions, fireworks, and barbecues, with others opting for their favorite baseball game or a delightful picnic. How about skipping the conventional family get-together this Independence Day and treating your loved ones to a thrilling vacation? Port Aransas in The Lone Star State offers epic family-oriented, fun-filled activities for the ultimate Fourth of July getaway. Here’s what this Mustang Island beauty has to offer.
Take a Port Tour
Port Aransas lies along the Texas coast and offers easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. The city has several day trips and tours to different areas, allowing you and your family to enjoy the sights and sounds. Dolphin tours are a fan favorite and take you to the scenic waters of the Gulf, where you can view these majestic mammals up close. You can carry your camera along to capture the moment alongside the spectacular views. Glowing Kayak Tours are a unique way to explore the tranquil waters of the Gulf. You and your loved ones will board clear kayaks with distinctive underwater LED lights, allowing you to see the wonder of the sea life underneath. If you have little ones, Red Dragon Pirate Tours offers several pirating adventures ideal for the whole family. You and your family can enjoy sword-fighting, cannon fire, treasure hunting, and dolphin watching aboard a custom pirate ship.
Spend the Day at Robert’s Point Park
Independence Day falls right on the onset of summer, making Port Aransas the perfect spot for spending time in the sun. Robert’s Point Park is a 50-acre community park that lies along a peninsula jutting into the Corpus Christi Channel, and it offers a wide array of activities for the whole gang. Slip into your bathing suits for an epic day of swimming in the warm waters of the marina. If swimming isn’t your cup of tea, you can try other water-based activities, including paddleboarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and boating. Robert’s Point Park also features a mile-long bulkhead that’s excellent for taking a morning or evening stroll as you enjoy the lovely Gulf views. The route also features benches and palapas to relax and enjoy chitchat as you look at the incredible Gulf view. If you prefer to explore on two wheels, there’s a cycling trail along the bulkhead. There’s a picnic pavilion with shaded picnic tables, sand volleyball courts, shuffleboard, a soccer field, basketball, and horseshoe pits for the little ones. The climbing tower overlooks the ship channel and offers impeccable views of the Gulf’s marine life.
Enjoy a Delightful Meal
The 4th of July in Port Aransas wouldn’t be complete without a tasty bite enjoyed together. Port Aransas offers over a dozen restaurants where you and your family can grab an Independence Day meal. MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen is the ultimate go-to for large groups. This Texan favorite offers an expansive menu featuring starters, barbecue plates, seafood entrees, Angus beef burgers, family-style meals, and a kids’ menu for kids 12 and under. The restaurant also offers an impressive drinks menu, including non-alcoholic and alcoholic choices. Port A Pizzeria delivers the ultimate pizza treat and offers different options, including the Margherita, All Meat, and the Supreme. Aside from pizza, you can also enjoy several appetizers, wings, hot subs, soups, salads, and pasta. After your meal, you can treat yourselves to a few slices of cheesecake with your choice of cherries or chocolate topping. Other eateries you can check out include La Playa Mexican Grill, Irie’s Island Eats, San Juan Restaurant, and Seafood & Spaghetti Works.
Savor a Sunset Cruise
Sunsets are always a beautiful time of the day, and the best way to enjoy Port Aransas sunsets is by taking a sunset cruise. Neptune Charters offers one of Port Aransas’s most renowned sunset cruises aboard the Mustang. The cruise is open to all age groups and lasts approximately one and a half hours, offering breathtaking shades of orange, red, pink, and yellow as the sun sets beyond the horizon. If you prefer a nightly cruise, the Scat Cat gives two-hour nightly cruises from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM on a twin-hull 80-foot catamaran. Captain Kirk’s Tiki Cruises will take you and your loved ones on a scenic one-and-a-half-hour cruise aboard a 47-foot yacht with picturesque views of the sun-kissed Gulf.
Book Your Rental for the 4th of July in Port Aransas Today
Independence Day is one of America’s most significant holidays and is an excellent opportunity to take time off with your loved ones. Port Aransas has some of the best attractions in Texas and consistently ranks as a premier vacation destination. To book your Fourth of July rental, contact us at The Dunes today and explore our extensive list of quality vacation rentals. Looking forward to serving you.