The holiday season has officially begun, and although Halloween has never really been considered a traveling holiday, with online schooling, working from home, and Fall breaks at schools, it is the ideal time to check out all Port Aransas has to offer! The weather is as close to perfect as can be, not too hot and not too cold, the skies are clear, and the charm and fright factor of your kiddo’s costumes will not need to be covered by winter coats and mittens as happens in many of the colder states in the nation. And no matter how you spend your Port Aransas Halloween days and evenings, coming home every night to the comforts found in our Dunes holiday hideaways will ensure that your escape to the Gulf will be one you wish never had to end. This guide to all the reasons why you should spend Halloween 2023 in Port Aransas will have you saying why not to a vacation filled with wonders!

The Performance of Twist at Port Aransas Community Theater, October 12-29

Now normally we wouldn’t suggest a visit to a community theater as a Halloween activity, but Twist is a play that makes the holiday all the more fun! Presenting a tongue-in-cheek peek at murder mysteries, this comic spoof will keep you entertained and engaged and will be enjoyed by travelers of most ages. Located at 2327 State Highway 361, the Port Aransas Community Theater offers a cast of the most talented actors who truly make guests believe in the magic of the stage. Performances take place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.

Trunk or Treat, October 26th in Roberts Point Park

Trick-or-treating in a strange place can make parents wary, but Trunk or Treating is always a good idea, no matter where your travels bring you! Starting at 5 PM in Roberts Point Park at Chili Field, parents will appreciate the wide-open spaces and not having to go up to strange doorbells to request treats, and kids will love knowing that quite possibly they will get two chances to beg for candy this year because everyone knows you can’t ever have too many sweets! The neighborhoods of Port Aransas will also be offering trick-or-treating on October 31st, (Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year) or maybe you will be back in your own neighborhood by then, ensuring that the sugar rush will be extended and you will feel safe in familiar surroundings.

Beach Pumpkin Hustle, October 27, 401 Beach Street

Oh, how we love the food of the holidays, but with the excess treats, extra pounds may be accumulated, which is why the Beach Pumpkin Hustle, a Halloween-themed 5K fun run, can help you stay ahead of the calories! Go for the extra flair and wear a spooky costume, just be sure you can run safely in the one you choose, and after? Feel free to steal—er, we mean borrow—as many of your kiddos’ candies as you please! Also, make sure you check out our Beach Cam which is found on our website.

Día de los Muertos Festival, October 28 & 29, 623 N Chaparral Street in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is another coastal town located about 40 miles away from Port Aransas, and although the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) may sound a little morbid, we can promise there is only fun and excitement in this specialty festival. Offering a taste of the Southwest with food, costumes, and live entertainment, the day is for honoring those who have passed and in Texas, we enjoy celebrating both holidays, paying homage to our Hispanic roots as well as our American ones! La Catrina invites you and your family to this very special celebration, and as you and your family play games, eat delicious Mexican food, and partake in arts and crafts, we think you may discover your newest obsession!

At Port Aransas Halloween Home with The Dunes

Some of your favorite memories are going to be made at home in your holiday hideaway from The Dunes! Spend your evenings’ binge watching all the classic horror movies on state-of-the-art televisions, being sure to examine the new movies that are being released, create holiday cocktails in our fully equipped kitchens, taking your creations out to the balcony that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, and feeling the peace and serenity of the sea soothe your soul.

At night, even after an evening spent watching the scariest of movies, there will be no nightmares as our tranquil bedrooms only allow happy dreams and the deepest sleep you have ever experienced in your life. Wake up feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready for new Port Aransas Halloween adventures every day of your stay when you choose The Dunes for your holiday escape to the Gulf. Check out our 30 Day rentals in Port Aransas then reserve your favorite sanctuary today!