12 Hours in Rockport

Rockport is located just 40 minutes outside of Port Aransas and is the perfect spot for families, fishermen, or anyone seeking a weekend on the coast.

Welcome to Rockport, Texas! This beach town is prone to bringing out the relaxation in all of its visitors. Rockport is located just 40 minutes outside of Port Aransas and is the perfect destination for families, fishermen, or anyone who is looking to have a calming weekend on the coast.  Kick back and load the car because TexTraveler has the perfect day trip planned for you!

Breakfast: Rockport Bakery

3114 Hwy. 35 North

As you arrive into town, stop by Rockport Bakery for a bag of freshly glazed donuts, sweet pastries, or even an order of savory kolaches! Rockport Bakery has everything you need to satisfy your morning cravings, and there is just no better Rockport way to start the day than by indulging in one of the bakery’s delicacies. This comfortable restaurant is home to both visitors and locals – you won’t want to miss it!

Rockport Beach

911 Navigation Circle

After you fill up on breakfast, head to the Rockport Beach on Texas’ Gulf Coast for a morning full of sun, waves, and a nice break from daily grind. This calm beach is perfect for families with kids and will keep everyone entertained until lunchtime.

Lunch: Moon Dog’s Restaurant 

100 N Casterline Dr

A morning at the beach will leave your stomach rumbling – so head to Moon Dog’s for some hearty, Gulf Coast fare! Be sure to sample their sweet potato fries, and their fish po-boy is not to be missed. As you leave, check out the several surrounding public piers for some good views, and maybe even a dolphin sighting!  

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

317 Fulton Beach Rd.

After lunch, head down the street to the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site. This mansion was restored from 1976-1983 and offers a glimpse into the life of a South Texas family living in the Victorian World. The museum includes a library, parlor, dining room, sitting room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and gardens that visitors are welcome to explore. This is iconic part of Rockport brings the town’s history to life!


Dinner: The Boiling Pot

201 S. Fulton Beach Rd.

There is one place you cannot skip out on when visiting Rockport: The Boiling Pot! From crab to shrimp to crawfish, this seafood heaven has every part of the sea boiled up and ready to toss onto the table (forget plates!). After a busy day, this meal will be exactly what you need. There are a variety of meal options and a handful of kid-friendly options – perfect for sharing with the family.



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