Kids across the country are counting down the days until school is out for the year. This also means families are in the midst of planning unforgettable vacations. If you’re still figuring out where to spend your summer getaway this year, consider planning a Texas Gulf Coast vacation, specifically to The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay.
Our Rockport, TX, hotel is the perfect home base for family vacations. Not only will you be close to top attractions and activities, but you’ll also have a relaxing place to call home. Enjoy accommodations that effortlessly blend luxury and comfort and a number of phenomenal on-site amenities like a fishing pier.
To help you get started planning your summer vacation itinerary, our team put together a list of our favorite things to do in Rockport.
5 Things to Do on Your Texas Summer Escape
See who can reel in the biggest catch of the day. There are numerous ways to go fishing in Rockport, including from our private pier. You can also head out with a knowledgeable guide from charters like TiteLines Guide Service.
Soak in the sunshine by planning a beach day at Rockport Beach. Open to the public daily; the beach is the perfect place to build sand castles, go for a swim, or relax with a good book. There is a parking fee.
If you’re looking for an intriguing day trip option, make your way to Corpus Christi to visit the Texas State Aquarium. This attraction features dive shows, daily feeds, and training sessions. Wander the exhibits to get a glimpse at a range of wildlife.
Disconnect from technology and spend time outdoors at Goose Island State Park. Although well known for birding along Aransas and St. Charles bays, this spot is also great for hiking or geocaching.
Sneak in a bit of learning by visiting the Texas Maritime Museum. Wander exhibits that tell the story of the state’s maritime past from the days of Spanish exploration through the modern day.
For more recommendations on things to do in or near Rockport, ask our front desk staff for suggestions.