During the busy season from March to September, you’ll see families with children of all ages in Port Aransas relaxing on the beach, playing in the waves and exploring all the many sights of Mustang Island. If you find time to wander off the beach and into town, here’s my list of 40 fun family-friendly activities to explore in Port Aransas.
The recently-opened Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria is a somewhat undiscovered gem with coal oven-baked pizzas, specialty pastas and fresh salads, as well as a full bar. It’s quaint and it’s good.
With over 50 unique local restaurants, Port Aransas has plenty of eateries for families to choose from when hunger strikes. From waterfront seafood dives to hidden culinary treasures, the choices are many for kid-friendly restaurants in Port Aransas, if you just know where to look.
While the city may be known for it’s fresh seafood, Port Aransas also boasts some seriously good pizza options. There are a handful of local pizza hotspots that feature a variety of pies to suit every taste. If you’re in the mood for a quick, family-friendly meal with lots of ready-made options, then stop in …
SandFest is the most popular event of the year in Port Aransas, held every April on the beach. Family-friendly activities at SandFest range from live music to shopping, and everyone’s favorite: the food trucks.
I’d highly recommend rising early and catching the sunrise over the south jetty to anyone who visits Port Aransas, regardless of the time of year. These are my best tips for making it an awe-inspiring experience.