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Things to do in Rockport

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“beach on Aransas Bay in Rockport is great for little ones - no big waves or undertow like on the gulf side ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Airy, contemporary space offering locally sourced seafood & more, plus a gallery of local artists.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“From pirates to fishing to oil drilling, Gulf Coast history is told through exhibits & artifacts.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Guests recommended it: "fantastic...Oned day we needed an afternoon "bump," got there too late, they opened the side window and served us anyway." ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
“Local bar. Live music on weekends. Open air back patio! Always a good time!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rustic bayside hangout adorned with fish & animal trophies serving pub fare, beer & cocktails.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Memorial park is the best park around! Walking trails, workout space, a pond with turtles (bring some bread to feed them!), 9 hole disc golf, a unique play scape, and more to discover makes this the perfect place for an afternoon with the family or a relaxing walk in nature. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
  • 3 locals recommend
Health
  • 1 local recommends
Nature
“The Community Aquatic and Skate Park, nestled within a 12-acre live oak forest, is open year-round. The park houses an 8-lane, heated, 25-yard pool and diving area, a whale shaped zero-depth entry children's pool with slides and sprays, a bathhouse, and a 6,000 square foot modular skate park. (You must be 10 years of age to utilize the skate park.) Adjacent to the aquatic and skate park is a picnic area and playground, and a 1/4 mile nature trail.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“A place for your furry friend to enjoy their vacation too! Has separate places for big dogs and small dogs. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Place to eat
Seafood Restaurant
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“Dog Friendly!!! Great place to grab a bite to eat/drink and enjoy the view of the bay.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Museum
“An 1800s mansion that has running hot water and survived two large hurricanes? It is inspiring to me that Mr Fulton had the creativity and sense of adventure to build this beautiful mansion in his time.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rock Bottom is becoming famous for its live music & delicious local craft beer! Here at Rock Bottom, we're a Full Bar well known for its great service and friendly staff that's always ready to help you. Along with our charming atmosphere, you can find a myriad of delicious drinks to wet your palate! Serving as a sports bar and live music bar, our most important quality resides within our atmosphere. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Airy, contemporary space offering locally sourced seafood & more, plus a gallery of local artists.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Rustic bayside hangout adorned with fish & animal trophies serving pub fare, beer & cocktails.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Dog Friendly!!! Great place to grab a bite to eat/drink and enjoy the view of the bay.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Boiling Pot is a lively, long-running joint serving heaps of fresh Cajun-spiced, boiled seafood in down-home, beachy digs with Ice Cold beer and Tea! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sitting out side on the balcony offers the best view of the marina. Seafood is absolutely wonderful.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“I LOVE the view you can get when seated on the patio or on the waterfront side of this restaurant. While the food is good (my fav-sweet potato fries, crab cakes, or fish tacos!!), I only choose this place when the weather is nice because sitting outside really makes this the perfect seaside eatery! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A perfect place to have a beer and watch the game with friends or bring the whole family along. Fun for all ages!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Upscale and cozy but not pretentious - great spot for a date. Excellent south Texas fare.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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