52 Things to Do in Rockport
FULTON MANSION - The 1870′s French Second Empire structure is the former home of cattleman George W. Fulton. Innovative for its time, the house features several modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing, central lighting and heating.
TEXAS MARITIME MUSEUM – Experience the rich maritime heritage of Texas from Spanish exploration to the search for offshore oil and gas.
ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Filled with monthly changing exhibits, displaying the many talents of local artists. No admission.
ROCKPORT BEACH PARK –– Visit Texas’’ first 1 mile long Blue Wave Beach with picnic cabanas, restroom facilities, wildlife sanctuary, boat ramps, fishing piers and a fantastic playground for the children.
BAY FISHING TRIP – Charter a fishing trip in the bay on a party boat.
CONNIE HAGAR WILDLIFE REFUGE – Step on the platform at the Rockport Beach Park & see the tremendous number of bird species living on the small islands in the bay.
TOUR THE MANY ART GALLERIES – Take a gallery walk. Call or stop by the Visitor Center for brochure listing locations and hours.
HISTORICAL DRIVING TOUR – Stop by the Chamber Visitor Center and pick up an audio cassette tape
WALK THE WALKING TRAIL – The fitness walking area at the Rockport Beach Park awaits you!
FULTON PIER – The fish are waiting for you at the Fulton pier located at Fulton Navigation Park.
WINDMILL IN THE TREE – During the Hurricane of 1919 the blade of the Fulton’s windmill is lodged in the tree behind the Fulton Mansion.
CITY PARK – Visit Memorial Park at FM 2165 near the Post Office for a fitness trail, playground equipment, tennis courts and picnic areas.
SPIRIT COLUMNS – Located at Beach Park’s entrance, Created by world-class sculptor Jesus Moroles in honor of Aransas County volunteers.
FRESH SEAFOOD – Have you purchased seafood right off the boats at the Harbors or cruised through the specialty seafood shops?
CRABBING – Have you gone crabbing off the many piers in the area?
SHOP TIL YOU DROP – Visit over 60 stores in the Austin St. downtown and throughout community.
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT ON BEACH – Kids have a blast on the beach.The safe & shallow water is a step away! New “shipsAhoy” play set.
BIRDER’S GUIDE TO THE ROCKPORT-FULTON AREA - A $2 -16 page color checklist and driving guide-available at the Chamber.
BIG TREE – Visit a 2,000-year old tree measuring over 38 feet in circumference. Take Park Rd. 13 in Lamar and follow the signs.
COPANO CAUSEWAY – Have you driven by or fished on what is believed to be the longest pier in the world?
ZACHARY TAYLOR TREE - This historic landmark is the site of where Gen. Zachary Taylor and his troops camped during 1845.
ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – Take Hwy. 35 North to FM 774 turn right and follow signs. (35-40 miles) Interpretive Center.
SCHOENSTATT SHRINE – In Lamar off Park Rd. 13 lies a beautiful, authentic shrine of sisters of the Schoenstatt. Sunday service in facility area.
STELLA MARIS CHAPEL – (Lamar) The first church built in Aransas County still stands. Over 100 years old. Original altar!
LAMAR CEMETERY – (Lamar) For history lovers, see burials from Confederate Army and some from 1700′s.
WINDSWEPT OAK TREES – See these live oak trees that are permanently leaning due to the prevailing winds of the southeast. DUCK CROSSING – Traveling down Fulton Beach Road, just before you get to the Harbor Bridge you’ll see a duck crossing & many bird species.
SEAFOOD – Have you treated yourself to a delicious seafood dish at one of over 30 restaurants? Try the stuffed shrimp … Yum!
WHOOPING CRANE BOAT CRUISE - From November to March take a sightseeing boat to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and see the Whooping Crane and other species of bird and wildlife.
ROCKPORT CEMETERY – Visit the graves of most of the family of George Ware Fulton. Also, self-taught ornithologist Connie Hagar. In the spring, the wildflowers are beautiful.
WORK OUT AT A FITNESS FACILITY – Keep fit while on vacation by working out. Aerobic classes. Weight Training. Call the Chamber office for locations.
BEACHCOMBING – Walk along the beach and find sea shells.
MEETING FACILITIES – On Fulton Harbor see where square dancing began in Aransas County at the Paws & Taws Building. Discover the Saltwater Pavilion which is a great meeting place w/ great views of water.
CANAL SUBDIVISIONS – Drive to see areas such as Key Allegro, Harbor Oaks, City By The Sea, Palm Harbor, Holiday Beach, Bahia Bay, Copano Ridge and others.
GOLFING - Visit our two private courses, one public course, our public driving range or the local Miniature Gold facility.
FISHING GUIDE TO ROCKPORT-FULTON – Stop by the Chamber Visitor Lobby for a 20-page booklet on fishing. The booklet includes profiles & pictures of professional fishing guides in the area.
DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP - Professional fishing guides who take charters to fish in the Gulf of Mexico.
SALTWATER POOL - At the North end of Rockport Beach Park take a dip in a natural Saltwater Pool! Cabanas located nearby.
PAINT-A-LONGS - Visit some of the art galleries in the downtown area and witness “Paint-A-longs” as artists get together and paint.
WATCH THE SUNRISE – The sun rising over the bay is truly remarkable to see and photograph. (Oh, the sunset is great, too!) Take your pick…
VOLLEYBALL – Play volleyball on the sand at Rockport Beach Park.
INTERPRETIVE NATURE TRAIL – DEMONSTRATION GARDEN & WETLANDS POND - Experience the sights & sounds of nature in a wetland environment in the midst of our town. 19 interpretive stops lead .8 of a mile (one way).
KITE FLYING – Winds over Aransas Bay are great not only good for windsurfing and sailing but kite flying, too! Great kite flying area at Rockport Beach Park.
KAYAK RENTALS - Rent a kayak at the Beach Park and see nature up close and personal
GOOSE ISLAND STATE PARK – Great for fishing, touring, camping and sightseeing. Huge lighted fishing pier. Seasonal Birding Tours.
FAMILY PICNIC ON THE BEACH - Over 50 picnic cabanas are available for picnics. Don’t forget to take food for the seagulls!
BINGO – During the winter months, the game of Bingo can be played at different places almost every night of the week and some year-round!
BOAT RENTALS – From small to large, barge style to flat fishing, there is a rental for you. Contact the Chamber Visitor Lobby for details.
LIGHTED JETTY PIER - Travel to the end of Rockport Harbor & walk or fish along the jetties late in the evening or early in the morning!
ROCKPORT OR FULTON HARBOR – Walk along the harbors and maybe get a glimpse of shrimp boats arriving and unloading.
ROCKPORT AQUATIC CENTER - Relax by the pool and let the kids enjoy the great children’s pool!
CALL ROCKPORT PROPERTIES! 361.729.6500!!