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Upper Padre Island
South Texas is the proud home of Upper Padre Island, a getaway beyond your wildest vacation dreams. This natural wonder boasts 113 miles of rolling waves, powdery dunes, a constant seashore breeze and is the nesting grounds for endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Upon first entering Upper Padre Island, you are immediately transported to a coastal sanctuary full of exotic birds, fresh seafood, excellent lodgings and a truly unique golf course. Cast a line at the legendary Bob Hall Pier or break out your binoculars for spectacular bird sightings. Upper Padre Island is your foremost beach vacation destination.

Kingsville
Ranches remain an integral part of Texas history and culture. Kingsville, located south of Corpus Christi, is home to the famous King Ranch. Bigger than the state of Rhode Island, King Ranch is one of the largest and oldest working cattle ranches in the world. Visit King Ranch and follow a guided tour through realistic displays on ranching history at the on-site museum. While in Kingsville, browse the local shops downtown and be sure to dine on some authentic Texas cuisine. Capture the spirit of the old west in Kingsville, Texas.

Rockport-Fulton
Immerse yourself in the quiet charm of Rockport-Fulton, where historical beauty and endless waters collide to form a truly charming community. Appropriately named “The Charm of the Texas Coast,” Rockport-Fulton is located on the edge of the sparkling Aransas Bay and provides a tranquil environment that inspires many artists in the area. Visit local art galleries and quaint shops for unique treasures.

The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, situated nearby Rockport, is the proud winter home to the endangered Whooping Crane along with 374 other species throughout the year. This abundance of wildlife creates prime bird watching opportunities. Cast a line and expect big returns while fishing the Aransas Bay. Waters surrounding Rockport are well-known throughout Texas for providing record sport fish catches.

In Fulton, glimpse a 1,000 year old oak tree, tour the 1870’s Fulton Mansion, dine on fresh seafood and watch the boats travel across bay waters. Let the burdens of the present slip away along the bustling streets of Rockport-Fulton.

Port Aransas
Port Aransas hosts an incredible variety of natural attractions and man-made retreats. Wander along sandy beaches gathering seashells, fish in the surf, shop local stores, relax inside luxury accommodations or tame the deep blue sea by chartering a boat for an afternoon cruise. In Port Aransas, all your vacation wishes can come true.

Gulf Waters are loaded with red snapper, flounder, black drum and more making this coastal getaway the fishing capital of Texas.

Unique shops are commonplace in Port Aransas and elevate any experience by providing beach gear, jewelry, art and fresh seafood. Accommodations are nothing short of outstanding. Choose from ocean view condos, charming cottages, scenic RV parks and beachfront camping.

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