Located on the beautiful eastern coast of Texas, Rockport is a quiet town with a big spirit. Nicknamed “The Texas Riviera,” our town is a popular tourist destination because of our easy access to all sorts of marine recreation—we’re a great place to go boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, duck hunting, waterskiing, and more! It’s no wonder that Rockport-Fulton was named the #4 Best Small Coastal Town by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
There are many exciting things to do during your stay in our RV park in Rockport, Texas. Whether you’re the kind of traveler who wants to hang out on the beach or the person who would much rather spend their vacation exploring historical sites and museums, this quirky Texas town has something just for you. Read on to learn about the best Rockport has to offer, from your friends at the best RV resort Rockport has to offer!
What is there to do in Rockport?
Rockport’s most popular attraction is beautiful Rockport Beach. Located off Aransas Bay, Rockport Beach Park features a saltwater pool, two pavilions, 65 picnic sites, multiple boat launches, and many other amenities. No wonder so many fans of the outdoors visit RV sites in Rockport Texas every year!
Rockport also holds all sorts of fairs and festivals each year; we’re known for our Oyster Fest, Wine Festival, Rockport Art Festival, The Rockport Film Festival, and Seafair (which features delightful crab races each year).
Texas aviary experts will tell you Rockport is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Rockport birding is a great year-round activity for both beginners and aficionados. The nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge provides wintering grounds for more than 320 species of birds. Rockport has ten birding sites on the Great Texas Birding Trail, and if you visit between November and March, you might catch a glimpse of the world’s only migrating flock of Whooping Cranes.
Architecture fans (and history buffs) won’t want to miss Fulton Mansion, former home to cattle barons and a site on the National Register of Historic Places that showcases intricate Second Empire-style architecture.
Other places worth visiting include Goose Island State Park, the Texas Maritime Museum, and the Rockport Center for the Arts (which features a sculpture garden that is perfect for a stroll).
What sort of cuisine can I find in Rockport?
Unsurprisingly, Rockport has some of the best seafood in Texas. Of course, like any Texas town worth its salt, you’ll also find plenty of delicious American, Tex-Mex, and Mexican choices here.
For a taste of local Gulf Seafood and some of the best steaks in town, visit Old Fulton Seafood Café & Deli. Or try Latitude 28 02, a fine-dining establishment which features delicious seafood, as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
For the best burger in town, you can’t miss SteerBurger Grill & Grub, currently Rockport’s highest-ranked eatery on TripAdvisor. Finally, stop by Los Comales Mexican Restaurant for a superb margarita.
What are Rockport’s best shopping destinations?
There are several great places to shop in Rockport, whether you’re looking for artwork, antiques, clothing, or furniture.
We recommend checking out the gift shop at Rockport Art Center, which has a variety of unique treasures, as well as a large selection of artworks by talented local artists. Jewelry fans and DIY-ers will love The Bead Studio, a one-of-a-kind bead store that sells hand-designed jewelry and gorgeous homemade beads from around the world. You can even sign up for classes and make a wearable work of art.
What is the weather like in Rockport?
Here, our summers are long and hot, and our winters are short and cool. Each year, the temperature typically ranges between 50°F to 91°F. Warm weather lovers rejoice: it’s rarely below 38°F or above 94°F. Our warm climate makes us a great spot year-round for outdoor activities such as hiking, bike rides, nature walks, and more.
How is Rockport, Texas after Hurricane Harvey?
Rockport hurricane recovery is well underway, and intensive government and community efforts have resulted in an impressive turn-around. Here, “Rockport Strong” and “Rockport Resilient” have become unofficial mottoes, a testament to the strength of our community’s dedication and spirit. Despite Harvey’s best efforts, Rockport today is thriving. 84% of businesses in the area have reopened—yet another testament to the massive success of Rockport hurricane recovery efforts.
Plan Your Trip to Rockport
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