There’s Still Time to Book a Port Aransas Summer Vacation!

Make the most out of the last bit of summer with a vacation in the beach town of Port Aransas! Before the kids go back to school, experience Port Aransas by hitting the beach and exploring uninhabited islands. Summer 2023 isn’t over just yet and there is still time to book a Port Aransas vacation rental! 

Find out what makes Port Aransas a perfect destination for a last-minute summer vacation! 

A dog is ready for a road trip to Port Aransas

Drivable Location 


One of the best things about Port Aransas is that it is easily accessible from most of Texas’s major cities. This means you can pack your swimsuit and beach towel, hop in the car, and be on your way to a relaxing beach vacation!

Check below to see how far Port Aransas is from a few of the major cities in the Lone Star State: 
  • San Antonio: 179 Miles (Under 3 Hours) 
  • Austin: 201 Miles (4 Hours) 
  • Houston: 201 Miles (4 Hours) 
  • Dallas: 390 miles (7 Hours) 

And if you aren’t within easy driving distance of this Gulf Coast destination, you can fly into the nearby Corpus Christi Airport! 

An interior of a Port Aransas vacation rental


Port Aransas Vacation Rental Amenities 


Before you hop in the car, find a Port Aransas vacation rental to call your home-away-from-home for your summer getaway! With properties that feature beachfront locations and views, include golf carts for easy commutes to the beach, and pet-friendly rentals for bringing along four-legged friends, you’re sure to find the ideal home base. You can even make a splash in a private pool or find a property that features an elevator for easy access for the entire family!  

A family looks for seashells on the beach

 Port Aransas Summer Activities 


Port Aransas is a perfect place for summer fun! Of course, you’ll want to hit the beach. You can either book a beachfront vacation rental with the sandy beach just steps from your getaway, or you can explore beaches at Mustang Island State Park or IB Magee Beach Park!   

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Golf enthusiasts will enjoy a round on the Palmilla Beach Golf Course. A 9-hole course that features views of the Texas Gulf Coast, golfers of all skill levels can practice their short game on this course! Play a walking-only round on the 3-hole Loop course which is the perfect place for novices to practice their swing.  

Visit  San José Island

To step onto a small, uninhabited island, hop aboard the ferry from Port Aransas’s Fisherman’s Wharf.  San José Island is a privately owned island, mainly preserved for wildlife. Visitors are allowed to access the public land on the island, meaning staying on the beach below the vegetation border. This unspoiled stretch of beach offers prime birding and shelling with unique specimens often washing onshore. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the beach and don’t forget to leave no trace by packing out what you carried in!