Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Weekend in Rockport, Texas

Reinvent your days in this Gulf-front community where affordable housing makes living on the water an easy—and exciting—possibility

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Local culture of Rockport, Texas
Photographer: Michael Hanson

Local Culture

Rockport is home to several hundred artists, scads of galleries, and the 40-year-old Rockport Center for the Arts, a community hub offering classes, exhibitions, a sculpture garden, and the popular Rockport Art Festival (held in July).

Birding is also big, thanks in part to nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, which hosts the largest wild flock of endangered whooping cranes in the United States.


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