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Guidebook for Aransas Pass

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Guidebook for Aransas Pass

Arts & Culture
Looking for something a little different but fun? Try the Rialto Theater practically walking distance from the Coast House right on Commercial. The renovated old school movie theater now hosts plays, movies and art events. Check it out during you stay!
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Rialto Theater
327 S Commercial St
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Looking for something a little different but fun? Try the Rialto Theater practically walking distance from the Coast House right on Commercial. The renovated old school movie theater now hosts plays, movies and art events. Check it out during you stay!
Entertainment & Activities
For those who are looking for a family-friendly beach, Rockport is less than a 10-minute drive away. All of the amenities, like the well-maintained bathhouse with public showers and restrooms, snack bar, picnic tables, playground and more, make this often un-crowded beach a great place to bring the kids. Rockport is also home to numerous nature areas, perfect for observing a variety of indigenous birds and animals. For more information, visit the official Rockport website. http://www.rockport-fulton.org/51-Things-To-Do
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Rockport
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For those who are looking for a family-friendly beach, Rockport is less than a 10-minute drive away. All of the amenities, like the well-maintained bathhouse with public showers and restrooms, snack bar, picnic tables, playground and more, make this often un-crowded beach a great place to bring the kids. Rockport is also home to numerous nature areas, perfect for observing a variety of indigenous birds and animals. For more information, visit the official Rockport website. http://www.rockport-fulton.org/51-Things-To-Do
For most vacationers, Aransas Pass is synonymous with some of the best fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast. Thousands of large redfish, speckled trout, flounder, blackdrum and sheepshead are all found in the nearby fishing flats. If you have your own boat or are planning on renting one, Conn Harbor offers a public boat ramp as well as a family friendly water park. You will also find some of the best and most experienced fishing guides available to make your dream excursion a reality. For more information Aransas Pass attractions, visit the official Aransas Pass website. http://aransaspass.org/
Aransas Pass
For most vacationers, Aransas Pass is synonymous with some of the best fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast. Thousands of large redfish, speckled trout, flounder, blackdrum and sheepshead are all found in the nearby fishing flats. If you have your own boat or are planning on renting one, Conn Harbor offers a public boat ramp as well as a family friendly water park. You will also find some of the best and most experienced fishing guides available to make your dream excursion a reality. For more information Aransas Pass attractions, visit the official Aransas Pass website. http://aransaspass.org/
Sightseeing
The free ferry that connects to Port Aransas is only five minutes away from our house. Port Aransas is a haven for fishermen with its wharfs, bay fishing and deep-sea excursions. In addition, Port Aransas is home to Mustang Island State Park, which offers a long stretch of unspoiled and protected beach, perfect for building sandcastles and flying kites. Port Aransas is also well known for its Texas country concerts nearly every weekend during the summer season at one of the local venues. For more information, visit the official Port Aransas website. https://portaransas.org/
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Port Aransas
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The free ferry that connects to Port Aransas is only five minutes away from our house. Port Aransas is a haven for fishermen with its wharfs, bay fishing and deep-sea excursions. In addition, Port Aransas is home to Mustang Island State Park, which offers a long stretch of unspoiled and protected beach, perfect for building sandcastles and flying kites. Port Aransas is also well known for its Texas country concerts nearly every weekend during the summer season at one of the local venues. For more information, visit the official Port Aransas website. https://portaransas.org/
The Big Tree at Goose Island State Park was named the State Champion Coastal Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in 1966. It was dethroned in 2003 by the San Bernard Oak on the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. The Big Tree is still one of the largest live oak trees in Texas and in the nation. The "Big Tree" statistics: Trunk circumference: 35 feet 1.75 inches or 10.71 meters Average trunk diameter: 11 feet 2.25 inches or 3.41 meters Crown spread: 89 feet or 27.1 meters Height: 44 feet or 13.4 meters Age: Exact age is unknown - but it is centuries old.
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The Big Tree
1622 12th St
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The Big Tree at Goose Island State Park was named the State Champion Coastal Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in 1966. It was dethroned in 2003 by the San Bernard Oak on the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. The Big Tree is still one of the largest live oak trees in Texas and in the nation. The "Big Tree" statistics: Trunk circumference: 35 feet 1.75 inches or 10.71 meters Average trunk diameter: 11 feet 2.25 inches or 3.41 meters Crown spread: 89 feet or 27.1 meters Height: 44 feet or 13.4 meters Age: Exact age is unknown - but it is centuries old.
The USS LEXINGTON, CV-16, is a World War II-vintage aircraft carrier. Commissioned in 1943, she served the United States longer and set more records than any other carrier in the history of naval aviation. Decommissioned in 1991, The USS Lexington is open year 'round seven days a week for touring and special events; it is closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. Museum Hours are: Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9 am-6 pm, Labor Day through Memorial Day: 9 am-5 pm.
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USS Lexington
2914 North Shoreline Boulevard
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The USS LEXINGTON, CV-16, is a World War II-vintage aircraft carrier. Commissioned in 1943, she served the United States longer and set more records than any other carrier in the history of naval aviation. Decommissioned in 1991, The USS Lexington is open year 'round seven days a week for touring and special events; it is closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. Museum Hours are: Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9 am-6 pm, Labor Day through Memorial Day: 9 am-5 pm.
Discover the amazing underwater worlds of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and beyond at the Texas State Aquarium. Travel on an aquatic journey from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico out into the open sea to encounter thousands of animals representing more than 360 species.
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Texas State Aquarium
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Discover the amazing underwater worlds of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and beyond at the Texas State Aquarium. Travel on an aquatic journey from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico out into the open sea to encounter thousands of animals representing more than 360 species.
Essentials
Lowe's Home Improvement
H-E-B
101 E Goodnight Ave
Shopping
If the ideal vacation for you means access to a bigger city while avoiding the crowd and cost of staying there, our home is perfect for you. Twenty minutes in the car and you are at the heart of Corpus Christi where you can find a larger selection of restaurants, shopping and activities. While you’re there, make sure you check out the Texas State Aquarium, visit the Padre Island National Seashore and tour the historic USS Lexington. For more information visit the official Corpus Christi Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website.
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Corpus Christi
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If the ideal vacation for you means access to a bigger city while avoiding the crowd and cost of staying there, our home is perfect for you. Twenty minutes in the car and you are at the heart of Corpus Christi where you can find a larger selection of restaurants, shopping and activities. While you’re there, make sure you check out the Texas State Aquarium, visit the Padre Island National Seashore and tour the historic USS Lexington. For more information visit the official Corpus Christi Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website.
Food Scene
This water front grill is at the marina on Conn Harbor. Great fried shrimp and other seafood fare.
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Redfish Willie's Waterfront Grill
322 Huff St
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This water front grill is at the marina on Conn Harbor. Great fried shrimp and other seafood fare.
his is a great, modern Vietnamese/Chinese food choice close to the Coast House. Owned by retired Dallas Cowboy Dat Nguyen's family. This new restaurant has quickly become a favorite.
I Love Noodle
1119 W Wheeler Ave
his is a great, modern Vietnamese/Chinese food choice close to the Coast House. Owned by retired Dallas Cowboy Dat Nguyen's family. This new restaurant has quickly become a favorite.
This restaurant is just a short drive past HEB toward Ingleside. This waterfront eatery has a high perch over looking the private marina.
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Mickey's Bar and Grill
430 Ransom Rd
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This restaurant is just a short drive past HEB toward Ingleside. This waterfront eatery has a high perch over looking the private marina.
This dockside bar and grill operated for many year in Allegro Key, Rockport. Great news is they moved to a much larger waterfront facility technically still in Rockport but truly just up the road a piece on 35 toward Rockport. Great food and fun atmosphere.
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Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill
165 Cove Harbor N
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This dockside bar and grill operated for many year in Allegro Key, Rockport. Great news is they moved to a much larger waterfront facility technically still in Rockport but truly just up the road a piece on 35 toward Rockport. Great food and fun atmosphere.
This old-fashioned diner is a local’s favorite, serving up great, reasonably priced food. Located in Aransas Pass across from HEB on Commercial Street. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Bakery Cafe
434 S Commercial St
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This old-fashioned diner is a local’s favorite, serving up great, reasonably priced food. Located in Aransas Pass across from HEB on Commercial Street. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Parks & Nature
Lapping water and Gulf breezes: we must be on the coast! Goose Island offers camping, fishing and birding along St. Charles and Aransas bays, north of Corpus Christi.
Goose Island State Park
Lapping water and Gulf breezes: we must be on the coast! Goose Island offers camping, fishing and birding along St. Charles and Aransas bays, north of Corpus Christi.
Mustang Island State Park is a state park located south of the city of Port Aransas, Texas, United States on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that covers 3,954 acres and has a 5-mile beachfront
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Mustang Island State Park
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Mustang Island State Park is a state park located south of the city of Port Aransas, Texas, United States on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that covers 3,954 acres and has a 5-mile beachfront
Coastal county park with a boat launch, kayak-paddle trail, nature observation decks & picnic areas.
Lighthouse Trails
2200 TX-361
Coastal county park with a boat launch, kayak-paddle trail, nature observation decks & picnic areas.