Port Aransas has great local dining and nightlife to complement the beach and waterfront activities. Venture out to see the wildlife and discover the city's past.
- Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center: Stroll over the boardwalk that crosses wetlands inhabited by alligators and spot hundreds of bird species, getting the best views from the observation tower.
- Port Aransas Museum: View the artifacts on display at the preserved 20th-century kit house. See films, photos, and documents from the 1920s and 30s plus an original Fresnel lens belonging to the Lydia Ann Lighthouse.
- Padre Island National Seashore: Take a short drive from Port Aransas to arrive at the world's longest undeveloped barrier island. Go horseback riding, windsurfing, snorkeling, bird watching and see turtle nesting areas at this historic national seashore.