Family Vacation

The family that vacations together, stays together

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. The memories a person makes here in childhood become the nostalgic times they look back on with fondness in adulthood as they plan their own trip. 

Planning the perfect, packed-with-fun trip may seem overwhelming, but not to worry! The itinerary below makes family vacation planning easy.

The first step is to book your accommodations. Port A has family-friendly booking options galore, including wide, spacious vacation home rentals. To make getting around easier during your stay, rent a beach-approved, street-legal golf cart or Jeep.

Ramp up the average beach day with sandcastle building lessons or stop by a rental shop and try out surfing, boogie boarding, or stand-up paddleboarding. While you’re there, schedule a family photo session to make sure you capture all your favorite beach memories.

Want to get your kids more in tune with nature? Stop by the nature preserves and learn more about Mustang Island wildlife or rent bikes and cruise around town, taking in the fresh ocean breeze. The community parks also offer a wide range of outdoor fun, from disc golf to swimming, that are sure to keep kids grinning from ear to ear.

For adventurous families, there are boating excursions! Embark on a dolphin-watching cruise or step aboard the pirate ship and try not to walk the plank!

Have a fur baby coming with you, too? Stop by the dog park or any of the pet-friendly eateries in town. When everyone is nice and tuckered out from the beach or the park, dine at any of these kid-friendly restaurants that combine food with fun and rest easy knowing you have planned the perfect family vacation.