Aransas Oaks RV Resort
Things to do in Aransas Oaks
If you are looking for exciting outdoor activities to make your stay at the beautiful Aransas Oaks RV Park even more unforgettable, then you are in luck. Aransas Oaks is surrounded by state parks, preserves and endless beautiful nature to be explored. Nestled near the north point of the Corpus Christi Bay, we are within 30 minutes of an abundance of entertainment and dining options, as well.
The Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture is over 1,200 acres of undeveloped preserved land housing a variety of both plant and animal life, including many species escaping habitat loss. There are Guided Nature Walks on Saturdays and Nature Trail Yoga on Tuesday’s for those looking for some open air exercise. If you are searching for prime bird watching sites, you can pay a visit to the nearby Aransas Woods. Here you will find official Texas Coastal Birding Trail Site #47, along with a variety of land birds and wildlife. For guests really looking to get up close and personal with the local wildlife, Dolphin Connection Ingleside is your spot. They provide exciting guided boat tours through the Corpus Christi Channel where pods of Bottlenose Dolphins will swim alongside the vessel and be sure to create lasting memories for the whole family.
If you are a Fisherman looking for a great place to relax and cast some lines there are no shortage of options nearby, being that we are located right on the Corpus Christi Bay and close to the Gulf of Mexico. Nestled just to the south of Aransas Oaks is the pristine Redfish Bay, which is a large triangular complex of channels, islands, and grass flats housing a plethora of local fishing holes including Dagger Island, Big Bayou, Hog Island, Redfish Cove, Lighthouse Lakes, and Turtle Bayou. Sunset Lake Park is situated a bit to the West and is made up of wetlands and a saltwater lake. With this many options, anglers of all types should find somewhere that suits them.
Guests will be sure to find something that peaks their interest with the variety of entertainment options nearby. Aransas Pass Aquatic Center is a great spot for families with younger children since it has both pools and a children’s play area, along with some smaller water slides. If you want to dial up the fun to another level, try a visit to the Hurricane Alley Waterpark. Hurricane Alley is home to Flowrider surf simulator, giant water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, swim-up bar, and kid’s play areas. In Downtown Corpus Christi you can cruise through the Texas Surf Museum, a nonprofit organization highlighting the unique place in surfing history that Texas holds. Palmilla Beach Golf offers both a 9 hole links-style course and a 3 hole quick play course for the Golfers in the family. Check out the Splash Fountain at Bayfront Park, visit the unique Watergarden, experience the Aransas Pass Lydia Ann Lighthouse, and explore the exhibits at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. There is something for everyone in the vicinity of Aransas Oaks.
After you have worked up an appetite, check out the local dining scene where you will find all the variety your stomach could ask for. Butter Churn is a local buffet specializing in home cooking at an affordable price. Fisherman’s Daughter, The Cove, Water Street Oyster bar, and Crab-N-Seafood all take advantage of the prime Gulf of Mexico location to bring you delicious seafood options. Mickey’s Bar and Grill, SteerBurger Grill & Grub, Hook and Ladder Brewpub, and Scuttlebutts Seafood Bar and Grill are great options for guests looking for local watering holes with bar fare. Landry’s Seafood House, U&I Steak and Seafood, and Luciano’s Italian are great options for guests looking for a date night out together. For breakfast, pay a visit to the Bakery Cafe or Price’s Chef for delicious options to start your day off right.
Visiting Aransas Pass? Here’s a list of the top things for you and the family to do!
Located just a few miles away from long stretches of beautiful beach sits the city of Aransas Pass, Texas. This small slice of paradise is the ideal vacation spot for families and friends, particularly those who possess a love for the outdoors and fishing.
During your stay at Aransas Oaks RV Park, you’ll find many fun and enjoyable things for both you and the family to partake in. From recreational activities to arts and cultural venues, we’re laying the foundation for you to get the most out of your vacation to Aransas Pass.
A look at some of the best outdoor/recreational activities in Aransas Pass!
Want to get up close and personal with one of the most beloved ocean mammals to exist? Then climb aboard the Dolphin Connection. For more than 30 years, the Dolphin Connection has been chartering groups of friends and families looking to get a firsthand look at what life is like for dolphins to live freely, and in their natural habitat.
Dolphin Connection is located in Port Aransas, which is located about 30 minutes away from Aransas Pass and will bring you face to face with some of the ocean’s most friendly and playful mammals. Dolphin Connection charges $25 per person plus tax for 1-2 hours on the ocean. Children 12 and under are $20 plus tax.
Click here for more information, including details on how to book a reservation.
Aransas Pass Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center is not only a favorite for locals but also the ideal spot for vacationers looking to spend an exciting day outdoors. The Aquatic Center features pools that accommodate kids of all ages and three large water slides.
Depending on the time of year you visit, you might also be able to attend water aerobics classes or book a private party to celebrate a birthday or other memorable event. The Aransas Pass Aquatic Center does offer season passes, which are available for purchase online.
Need a break from the ocean and sand? Be sure to place the Aquatic Center at the top of your itinerary.
Looking to spend some time on the water during your visit to Aransas Pass?
Scarlet Lady Dolphin Cruises
Cruise along the coast with friends or loved ones as you watch the sunset and the marine life quiets down. The Scarlet Lady Dolphin Cruise is a highly rated tour guide that allows you to appreciate the marine life in Aransas Pass along with some of our widely recognized landmarks, including the lighthouse in Port A.
Click here to learn more about the exciting adventures Scarlet Lady offers and how you can secure a seat on an upcoming tour.
Red Dragon Pirate Cruises
If you’re traveling to Aransas Pass with small kids, the Red Dragon Pirate Cruise is one you won’t want to miss! While traveling aboard a 70’ pirate-themed vessel, the family can enjoy interactive entertainment which includes dockside shows, sword fighting, water pistol battles, treasure hunting, and more.
The cruise is open to kids of all ages and even offers private charters if you’re celebrating a special event such as a wedding, company party, or anniversary. Interested in touring the Lydia Ann Channel in Port Aransas? Click here to learn more about Red Dragon Pirate Cruise tour dates and ticket prices.
Coastal Bend Kayak
Whether you’re an avid kayaker or someone who has never had the pleasure of experiencing it, Coastal Bend Kayak is among one of the highest-ranked water sports venues in Aransas Pass. Get a close-up view of wildlife, the lighthouse, and even oceanic plants, all while accompanied by experienced and friendly tour guides.
Click here to learn more about the professionally guided kayak tours Coastal Bend Kayak offers as well as how you can book a tour.
Roberts Point Park
Located at the northern point of Port Aransas, which sits about 30 minutes away from Aransas Pass, is Roberts Point Park. The park hosts various things for you and the family to do including fishing, an observation tower that allows you to overlook the ship channel, and the Patsy Jones Amphitheater.
Additionally, the park has plenty of pavilions available for family cookouts or other special events and hosts two public restroom facilities onsite. For more information on visiting Roberts Point Park, call (361) 749-5429.
Chute Em’ Up Parasail
Experience the ocean like you’ve never imagined. Chute Em’ Up Parasail lifts you 500 feet above the ocean, giving you a breathtaking view of the Gulf. Parasails are attached to state-of-the-art boats, essentially giving you the opportunity to view Port A from heights many can only dream of.
For reservations and pricing, click here.
Aransas Pass boasts some of the most enjoyable indoor events.
Need a break from the sun? Here’s an exciting venue for you to visit right here in Aransas Pass.
Love art, music, or live theatre? Then you’ll want to add Rialto Theatre to your list of things to do during your visit to Aransas Pass! Rialto Theatre operates as a non-profit arts organization that offers concerts and theatrical productions, many of which are free to the public.
This amazing theatre hosts acoustic jam sessions every Tuesday between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., along with other exciting events throughout the week. Click here for upcoming events and ticket prices.
Best places to eat in Aransas Pass
434 S Commercial Street
*Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google (1K reviews)
Olde Towne Espresso & Cafe
406 S Commercial Street
*Rated 5 out of 5 stars on Google (94 reviews)
2475 W Wheeler Avenue
140 FM 1069
1275 Hwy 35 Bypass
*Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google (3.9K reviews)
434 S. Commercial Street
*Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google (1K reviews)
Mickey’s Bar and Grill
430 Ransom Road
*Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google (1.2K reviews)
San Juan Restaurant and Cantina
4696 FM 1069
*Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Google (670 reviews)
Taco De Oro
324 N Commercial Street
*Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google (431 reviews)
320 Huff Street
*Rated 5 out of 5 stars on Google (35 reviews)
Fins Grill & Icehouse
420 W Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, TX 78373
*Rated 5 out of 4.5 stars on Google (2.9K reviews)
The motto at Fins is “you hook ‘em, we cook ‘em.” Let the professionals at Fins prepare the catch you snagged during your latest fishing trip.
Best places to shop in Aransas Pass, Texas
After spending an exciting day on the water or lounging on the beach, take some time to explore the various shops Aransas Pass has to offer.
1140 W Wheeler Avenue
The Blessings Shop
313 S Commercial Street
Vintage Resale Shoppe
321 S Commercial Street
1901 W Wheeler Avenue
In need of some last-minute essentials? Here’s where you can get them.
2501 W Wheeler Avenue
1921d W Wheeler Avenue
709 S Commercial Street
2650 Demory Lane Ste E