Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen men and women who served their country bravely and faithfully. Flags fly at half-staff on the last Monday of May from dawn to noon to honor the nation’s heroes on the front lines. This Memorial Day in Port Aransas, you and your family can enjoy this epic vacation and explore various family-friendly attractions. Here’s more on this Lone Star State gem.
Vacations wouldn’t be the same without appeasing your appetite. Thankfully, Port Aransas is a great food hub that offers an impressive collection of restaurants where you can grab a bite. If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned slice of pizza, Port A Pizzeria is the go-to place. You can take your pick from a list of options that include chicken bacon, the Margherita, or the All-Meat that comes topped with ham, beef, pork sausage, Italian sausage, and pepperoni.
If you and your family prefer to keep things Italian, Venetian Hot Plate offers sumptuous Bel Paese dishes to ignite your taste buds. For your daily dose of caffeine, Coffee Waves offers an amazing variety of caffeinated beverages alongside non-coffee alternatives such as hot chocolate, tea, or Mexican cocoa. Other restaurants worth checking out include Tortuga’s, Saltwater Grill, San Juan Restaurant, Crazy Cajun Seafood, and La Playa Mexican Grill. With over a dozen eateries to pick from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Epic Sunset Cruises
Few things can match the splendor and majesty of a sunset. At Port Aransas, you and your family can enjoy a Memorial Day sunset cruise as you experience the sun’s golden rays over the horizon. The Scat Cat offers plenty of space courtesy of its 80-foot hull and gives passengers cruises from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The cruises last two hours and offer two bathrooms alongside outdoor and indoor seating. The Mustang features a 1.5-hour cruise and is suitable for all ages, making it perfect for tagging with the little ones. Captain Kirk’s Tiki Cruises features a 47-foot yacht and offers excellent views of the Gulf, including a variety of bird and marine life.
Thrilling Beach Time
Port Aransas’s strategic position makes it a premier destination for beach lovers. Whether you and your loved ones want to go for a swim, take a walk along the beach, or go paddleboarding, Port Aransas has it all. If you’re interested in underwater exploration, feel free to grab some snorkeling gear and enjoy close-up views of life under the sea. One major plus is the presence of lifeguards on standby to make sure everyone is safe while in the water. If you’d rather keep things on land, simply grab your beach blanket and relish a picnic by the water’s edge. In the evening, light up the night by building a bonfire and celebrating with hotdogs and marshmallows toasted over the flame.
Snorkeling may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Thankfully, there’s a way to experience the beauty of aquatic life without getting into the water. Port Aransas hosts the Texas State Aquarium, which features interesting exhibits of marine animals, including the goliath grouper, hogfish, green moray eel, shortnose batfish, and blue crabs. Several bird and amphibian species include the redhead, white ibis, scarlet macaw, and poison dart frog. Aside from sightseeing, the aquarium also offers aquaventures where you and your loved ones set out on self-guided journeys within the aquarium as you answer different questions based on what you see.
One of the most important considerations you have to make when picking a vacation destination is your accommodation. Port Aransas features impeccable rentals to suit all your travel needs. You can take your pick from one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom rentals depending on the size of your travel group. Rentals can host anywhere from four to eight guests and feature impressive amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Enjoy spacious interiors with beautiful furnishings, lovely beachfront views, and fully equipped kitchens that make it easy to whip up meals. At the end of your vacation, you may even want to stay a little longer.
Book Your Rental for Memorial Day in Port Aransas
Texas is a holiday paradise, and Port Aransas stands out as one of the state’s most renowned holiday destinations. As you plan your Memorial Day getaway, Port Aransas offers a ton of fun-filled adventures and attractions to keep you and your family entertained. One of the foremost considerations when choosing a suitable travel destination is your accommodation. At The Dunes, we offer impeccable Memorial Day condos that accommodate four to eight guests, making them perfect for small to medium-sized families or groups. Our condos feature excellent amenities, including TVs, movies, magazines, Wi-Fi, board games, and beach toys for the little ones. Contact us today to book your preferred rental and choose from our impressive list of quality Port Aransas beachfront condos.