Trip Ideas & Itineraries

Want to come to Port Aransas but not sure what kind of trip you’re looking for? Below are some themed trip ideas to help you make your decision, plus a full-blown weekend itinerary that takes out all the guesswork:

Hooked on Fishing

Port Aransas is known for its rich array of fishing options. Start at the pier or the jetties, then book a day-long deep sea or bay fishing trip. Bring in your haul and hand it over to any of these restaurants to create a tasty meal from the bounty of your labor!

Eat your way through Port A

Port Aransas has some of the best restaurants in the Coastal Bend, with award-winning chefs hailing from near and far. Any foodie will find their fill in the fresh seafood and unique culinary creations on the island. From authentic Mexican breakfast tacos to red-hot crawfish boils, these restaurants will cause any stomach to grumble for more!

Golf Cart Crawl

Golf carts are a way of life in Port A. Make the most of cart culture by crafting a series of crawls to complete on your trip. One day, perform a pub crawl and meet all the salty island characters. The next, why not go on a beach crawl and start a seashell collection? Just remember, no golf carts are allowed on Highway 361.

Adventure Central

Cross off all your bucket list items right here on the coast with an adventure-filled visit. Catch a rush when you go skydiving high in Texas skies or soar over the water on a parasailing excursion. Rent a jet ski and skip across the waves or learn a new skill when you take a surfing lesson. 


Sit back and enjoy cruising the Gulf waters on one of Port Aransas’ many boat rides. Hunt for playful porpoises on a dolphin watch cruise. Tap into your swashbuckling side on a pirate’s cruise or head out on a Jetty Boat ride to explore San Jose Island. End the day with a stunning sunset cruise and, whatever you do, don’t forget your camera!

Tee Time

Fancy yourself the next Tiger Woods? Can’t imagine anything more relaxing than teeing up on the green? Make your coastal trip a golfing extravaganza and play the only true links style golf course in Texas. Play the course or book some time on the driving range, all while soaking in the stunning Gulf of Mexico views.

Shopping Spree

For the shopping savant, make it your goal to buy a souvenir from every shop! Shop for island-inspired home décor, add to your wardrobe with must-have pieces from local boutiques, or pick up matching T-shirts for the whole family. Most shops are in walking (or golf cart!) distance, so let the spree commence!

Only have a weekend to spend in Port Aransas? Try out the itinerary below:


  • Arrive in the afternoon and check in to your stay.
  • Attend a prebooked upscale dinner reservation at a local restaurant.
  • Listen to live music at one of the many venues around town.


  • Start your morning at a local coffee shop.
  • Book a mid-morning adventure, like parasailing or jet skiing.
  • Pack your bags for the beach and take sandcastle-building lessons.
  • Dine at another incredible restaurant before hitting the dance floor for a night out on the town.


Family Vacation

Give your family the gift of travel to Port Aransas and create timeless memories for every member. When you book a “vacay” in Port A, you’re creating a family tradition that can end up spanning generations.

Romantic Getaway

It’s time to get away from it all with the one you love. Whether you are newlywed honeymooners, celebrating a milestone anniversary, or just want some time to yourselves, you’ll find your romantic escape in Port Aransas.