When most people think of Thanksgiving, they think of family meals and the coming of the colder seasons. While this is true, there’s plenty of other ways to enjoy the holiday without having to worry about the cold. Over in Port Aransas, the weather is nice during all seasons, and what would otherwise be a frigid winter elsewhere instead becomes gorgeous ocean air with a slight chill in the air. It makes for a perfect vacation destination for anyone looking to shake it up a little bit during the holidays. If you head out this way, you’ll be able to get out and walk one of the gorgeous local beaches and still have plenty of spare time for that full Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family.

Of course, there’s plenty more to do during the season than just the Thanksgiving feast. Port Aransas has a wide variety of different activities for you to take part in to help liven up your vacation. While you’re enjoying your stay, here are a few things you might consider doing:

Annual Holiday Shop Around

If you find yourself with time to spare during your stay, why not get ahead of the holiday shopping by beating the rush with this local shopping event? It can be exhausting dealing with the Black Friday crowds, and honestly any of the crowds leading all the way up to Christmas Eve, but if you’re planning on being in the area during November 19th – 21st, you’ll have plenty of chances to scoop up that perfect local treasure that is sure to make for a unique gift for someone you care about.

While you’re enjoying the wide variety of different shops and vendors that are bringing their goods to the table this year, there will be plenty of other treats waiting for you. Take a break from the shopping whenever you like and stop in to any of the conveniently located local restaurants to sample some of the local fare, and whenever you’ve had your fill, the discounts will still be there waiting for you. Maybe you’ll also be able to find that perfect local food item to bring back to your vacation home as an accompaniment for your upcoming Thanksgiving feast.

See the Beaches During Off Season

As much as we all love the beach, it can get really crowded during the peak seasons. Sure, summer makes for a great time to head down to the beach and let the cool breeze and gorgeous waters beat the heat, but that fresh air and gorgeous atmosphere is there for your enjoyment all year round. When you’re visiting a place like Port Aransas, you simply can’t miss out on a chance to visit the beaches, and if you’d like to head into the water, still probably won’t need to worry about it being too cold for comfort. Even in November, the water temperatures average at a comfortable 72 degrees, so don’t be afraid to jump in!

Book a Trip on a Local Cruise or Tour

Port Aransas has plenty of different companies that offer all kinds of specialized cruises for you to get out into the water and see the picturesque scenery from a unique perspective. This is a great way for people who want to see the sights without going for a swim to see everything the area has to offer, and it’s also an ideal choice for anyone who loves watching the wildlife. On some of these cruises, you’ll be able to get up close to dolphins and water fowl in their natural habitats, and it all makes for great photo opportunities.

Cruises are also a great way to throw a party for you and your friends. Many of the local tours happen during different times of the day, from morning to sunset, and snacks and refreshments are often offered up for customers. If the mood strikes, and you really want to throw a party to remember, get in touch with one of the companies and you’ll be able to book your own private party aboard their spacious vessels, really making it a Thanksgiving celebration for the ages.

Prep Your Ideal Thanksgiving Dinner

Our vacation homes are fully furnished with complete kitchen suites, meaning you and your family can put together a professional Thanksgiving dinner from the comfort of your new home away from home. All of the appliances you need to make small snacks and full feasts are ready and waiting for you to utilize, along with a load of utensils and cookware so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything but the food. Cook up a Thanksgiving dinner your way, and don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful weather while you beat the winter chill.

Port Aransas Awaits

When you book with Sandcastle Condominiums, we’re confident that you’ll be matched with the perfect rental for your holiday getaway. We’re committed to finding a property of the right size and with the right amenities to help you have a vacation you and your family will remember for years to come. Hopefully, after you see how beautiful our city is, you’ll want to come back and stay with us again! Get in touch with us now to set up your Thanksgiving escape.