Celebrate your upcoming nuptials and the end of planning one of the biggest days of your life. As your wedding day draws near, gather your friends and head to a beach locale where the only thing to plan is – nothing, or just some of the fun things you and your friends will do to celebrate and help you blow off steam in preparation for the day to come. Get started on your bachelorette party journey to Port Aransas!
Island vacations are all about the beach. While there are plenty of things to do and see in Port Aransas, there’s nothing like hanging with your friends, a drink in your hand, laying out in the sun on the sand. Slip into your swimsuit and walk the few steps it takes to get to the beach and the waves of the Gulf. Go for a swim, grab a mask and snorkel to check out what’s below the water, build sand castles, or just take a stroll.
Chapel on the Dunes
If you’re here for your bachelorette party, you’ve got everything planned from your dress to where the ceremony will be held. Step inside a beautiful old church full of Port Aransas history. The historic 1930s church was built by the Carter family, which includes former Texas poet laureate Aline Carter. The church no longer holds Sunday services, but locals and visitors can tour the church building and grounds during tours organized by the Port Aransas Museum. It’s also a great place for a future vow renewal, or for a friend’s future wedding, as the site offers wedding and event services.
While the guys may be busy speeding around on jet skis, gone fishing, or another adrenaline-pumping water sport, you and your friends may want to sit back and relax while someone else pilots the craft. You can charter a wildlife spotting cruise on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your camera for those glimpses of dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and other sea life. The captain may allow drinks including alcohol and snacks aboard, but make sure to ask first and no glass containers.
Glowing Kayak Tour
Whether or not you’re getting up early to wring out every moment of bachelorette party excitement, you can still head out on a unique nighttime adventure. You and your friends will board clear kayaks outfitted with special underwater LED lights. Change the pattern and color of the lights to your liking, then paddle around the area on a 1.5-hour guided tour. Learn about the area’s history and ecosystem, and don’t forget to look below for a view of the goings-on of the underwater world below your vessel.
Since 1946, the popular spot has been throwing some of the best parties. “The island’s oldest & friendliest,” place on the island is a great place for live music, featuring a packed schedule of local bands playing music styles from blues and soul music to country and classic rock to get you out on the dance floor and letting your hair down. They offer traditional bar and pub fare along with a large drink menu you’re sure to find your preferred beverage. Soon to be located on Beach Street in Port Aransas. Hours are 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily. Call 361-749-8224 for more information about the move and take out or delivery options.
Something old, something new; something borrowed, something blue. Do you have it all? If the answer is no, make sure to hit the many shops and boutiques around the area to gather up those little items that send you into your marriage blessed with luck. Even if you don’t walk away with things that fulfill the list, you’re sure to find some interesting treasures and souvenirs to remember the trip.
If it’s a day at the beach with some new experiences thrown in, gather your friends and get schooled in the art of riding the waves. You can choose lessons in windsurfing, regular surfing – or both! Professional instructors will take you from an introduction to the board all the way up to catching your first wave. Many companies even rent gear, so when you’re comfortable in your skills you can surf enjoy the activity with just you and your friends.
Port Aransas Bachelorette Party
You’ve wrapped your plans for your wedding day, and now you just want to relax and de-stress. Skip the hotel and multiple room bookings for all your friends and gather everyone together in a single space when you rent a vacation condo at The Dunes. Choose condos from one to three bedrooms for your ideal bachelorette retreat. With all the activities you’ve planned during your stay, keep your energy up when you fix a meal or snack in the fully equipped kitchen. After a day of fun in the sun, come back to an open living space and watch a movie or TV show with friends, or unwind in a private bedroom. You can create your own bachelorette journey to remember for years to come!