Area Guide

Discover the Texas Gulf Coast

Sunset in Port Aransas, Texas

Vacation spots should offer you opportunities to relax and explore the area. The allure of your destination is enhanced by food, shopping, and festivals. A vacation getaway in the North Padre Island area offers you and your family a gem of a destination.

There are beautiful beaches, water sports, and outdoor sporting events where you can enjoy relaxation and fun. Some of that fun comes in the form of the many events held throughout the year. Staying in a Premier Gulf Coast Properties vacation rental puts you near all the action. We offer well-maintained, beautiful properties not only for relaxing, but also for enjoying those events that make the Texas Gulf Coast so fun.

Check out our area guide below and contact us at 361-288-7149, if you have questions about what to do during your stay! We’d love to hear from you!

Outdoor Adventures

North Padre Island and Port Aransas are your gateway to a world of outdoor adventure on the Texas Gulf Coast. Your days here can be as relaxed or as lively as you want! The unspoiled beaches on North Padre Island are perfect for a leisurely stroll, seashell hunting, or even an energetic run. For water lovers, JP Luby Surf Park is perfect for catching waves. Or you can venture to Padre Balli Park for excellent fishing, windsurfing, or just a peaceful day floating on the water or sunning on the sandy shores. For more exciting water activities, consider jet ski rentalsglow-in-the-dark kayak toursstandup paddleboard lessons, or off-shore fishing charters.


Unique Activities 

For those looking to stay on dry land but still explore the outdoors, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas is a go-to spot. With two boardwalks spanning more than 1,225 feet, you can wander at your own pace and take in sweeping views of the surrounding marshland while you spot native wildlife and migratory birds. The Corpus Christi Texas State Aquarium is another go-to that's sure to delight. With exciting exhibits and habitats, it's guaranteed fun for the whole family. 

Friends running into the surf with their boards at sunset
group of friends at a restaurant in a coastal beach setting

Food and Drink

When it’s time to brush off the sand, we hope you’ll dip a toe into the local culture. Our dining and nightlife scene offers a true taste of the region. Whether you’re enjoying breakfast at Island Joes Coffee and Gallery on North Padre Island, having a romantic dinner at Black Sheep Bistro in Port Aransas, or heading over to Corpus Christi for some nightlife fun and live music at Rockit’s Whiskey Bar and Saloon, you’re guaranteed to have a great time digging into the food and drink scene of the Texas coast. Each venue not only serves up delectable dishes but delivers a uniquely Texas vibe that reflects the laid-back personality of our beautiful coastal corner.


Local Favorites

The Texas Gulf Coast is home to more than just great beaches and tasty food; we’re also a hub of history, sports, and cultural explorations. If you’re a sports enthusiast, be sure to check out the IceRays hockey team or the Corpus Christi Hooks (an Astros affiliate team) for some exciting regional rivalries. If you’re interested in learning more about Texas culture, the area has many excellent museums, from the Museum of Hispanic Culture to the Art Museum of South Texas. And for history buffs, perhaps the most unique and monumental spot to visit is the USS Lexington Museum, where you can tour the country’s longest-serving battleship and learn all about the historical significance of the area. No matter what activities you do while on your coastal Texas vacation, we hope it leaves you with a deeper appreciation of this paradise we call home. 

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