Anytime my husband and I have the opportunity to getaway and escape life’s responsibilities, even if it’s just for a moment, it is pure bliss. I truly enjoy the quality time that we spend with one another without all of life’s distractions. I think every couple needs to have a romantic getaway to help rekindle their passion and love for one another.

If you’re like us you might not always have the luxury to leave the country or tour an exotic beach, but sometimes the best getaways are not far from home. If you’re trying to decide where to go for a quick getaway this Valentine’s Day, consider these five reasons to choose Port Aransas.

1) The Best Beaches in Texas!

Port Aransas has beautiful beaches! Choose from any of the area beaches like: Magee Beach, Mustang Island, Padre Island National Seashore, Padre Balli Park, and San Jose Island, many within walking distance from various hotels and condos. Enjoy a romantic stroll down the seashore, mellow waters, lots of watersports and excellent fishing spots throughout Port Aransas.


2) Romantic Dining in Port Aransas 

Port Aransas is known for delicious dishes of fresh seafood and some of the best coastal cuisine scattered throughout the town. Whether you’re looking to dine in flip-flops or a romantic candle light dinner, Port Aransas will fulfill a memorable dining experience for you. Enjoy holding hands across the table, share an appetizer, or maybe a giant margarita at Moby Dick’s. If you’re looking for something a bit more eclectic, pop into The Phoenix Restaurant for some great food and live music. Looking to dine by a crackling fire?  Behringer’s Landing has seating next to a beautiful fireplace and a menu filled with mouthwatering entrees and appetizers. Snoopy’s Pier in North Padre also has an indoor fire pit in the winter with fantastic sunsets over the bay.


3) Outdoor Adventures for Couples

Enjoy the fresh air, water and the beautiful scenery while you’re here. Take a nature walk and go bird watching at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. Looking for something a bit more extreme? How about skydiving on Mustang Island? Or maybe you’d like to experience Port A like a local and coast around in a beach buggie rental. Winter can also provide some of Port Aransas most beautiful sunsets.  Whatever your outdoor plans might be Port Aransas will be sure to make your trip an exciting one.


4) Couple’s Spa day in Port Aransas

What sounds more relaxing than a luxurious spa day with your sweetheart? Relax and let the worries of the world float away at the Balinese Wellness Spa & Yoga Retreat nestled in the heart of Port Aransas. They are dedicated to supporting your personal well-being and health through luxurious spa services as well as the use of organic products and skin care lines. They offer affordable massages, body treatments and facials designed to relax and rejuvenate. From the moment you walk through the doors of The Balinese Spa, you will begin your peaceful journey intended to promote bliss and well-being.


5) For the Love of Nightlife

We don’t get out a lot anymore, but when we vacation in Port Aransas we like to enjoy the nightlife. Port A has plenty of bars and live music hot spots to choose from. Stop into the Back Porch bar and enjoy the fun laidback atmosphere and their great cocktail and wine selection.  The Rockin’ B Bar hosts live music and even the occasional open mic night.  Top off your night with a moonlit stroll along the beach. Doesn’t Port Aransas sound like fun?  Looking for laid back?  Coffee Waves is a fantastic way to relax and even listen to live music on Friday evenings.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and your Romantic Getaway is waiting!  Don’t forget to check out the Vacation Rental Specials for the latest discounts on your next Port Aransas vacation.