Where to Stay
The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay (left)
This inn features comfortable rooms, a large pool, and a gazebo-topped fishing pier. Rates start at $109; 866/790-8439 or lighthousetexas.com.
Pelican Bay Resort
At the Pelican Bay Resort, the vintage tourist court gets a serious update with kitchen-equipped cottages and suites. Rates start at $119; 866/729-7177 or pelicanbayresort.com.