Easter is just a few short weeks away and if you are not celebrating at the Port Aransas beaches, what ARE you doing? The laidback Texas lifestyle adds a certain charm to your holiday celebrations and as the days grow longer and the temperatures grow warmer, you may decide that spring in Port Aransas is so perfect you cannot imagine spending the holiday anywhere else. Especially when you choose one of our Sandcastle Condominiums in which to rest, relax, and recharge; designed to be an integral part of the vacation experience, every minute you spend with us is guaranteed to be the best minutes of your life! This guide to our luxury-laden properties and all the fun and exciting ways you can celebrate Easter in Texas will convince you that spending it in Port Aransas is going to be the best idea you have had this year!
It is never too early to start gathering the necessary ingredients for a perfect Easter celebration, starting with the Easter Basket. Everyone knows that the secret to Easter Baskets is in the layering as you put the grass in first, add the larger items such as a chocolate Easter Bunny and perhaps some Easter toys (the Dollar General is always a good place to go hog wild, but if you want a little more higher quality gifts, such as video games, the Target in nearby Corpus Christi isn’t far from your Sandcastle Condominium) then you fill in all the empty spaces with delicious candy! Winton’s Island Candies, housed in a mint-colored cottage not far from the beach, is where we go to fill stockings, goody bags, and of course, Easter Baskets! Located on Allister Street in Port Aransas and offering an almost overwhelming selection of your favorite candies, you can’t leave the store without nearly purchasing your weight in candy!
Easter Festival, 7402 Yorktown Boulevard in Corpus Christi, April 9
What if you want to be home for the holidays and still want to celebrate Easter in Port Aransas, albeit a little early? The Easter Festival held in nearby Corpus Christi takes place the week before the holiday, proving once again that Texas aims to please! Offering everything Easter including egg hunts, seasonal foods, and the opportunity to have your face painted like a bunny, this festival is 100 percent free and allows the early birds to get the eggs, er, the worms! Also featuring special games and inflatables that will help your littles burn off some of their candy highs, everyone is destined to have a wonderful time at this early Easter fest!
All the Comforts of Home
Sandcastle Condominiums are designed to be an integral part of your vacation experience, so why not celebrate under their roofs as you would at your own home? Color and hide Easter eggs, create a magnificent feast in fully equipped kitchens, and snatch a few chocolates for yourself when your kids’ backs are turned after tearing into their baskets! Reserve your favorite holiday hideaway today!
If you were at home, chances are you would start your Easter celebration with a sunrise service at your home church, something you can do here as well, simply search for sunrise services in your browser. However, if you want to try something different, or even if you really do not celebrate Easter, starting the day out with a sunrise stroll on the beach promises to bring you closer to the heavens! The quiet of those pre-dawn hours punctuated by the sounds of the surf will bring a peace to your soul, and then, as the sun begins its ascent, the inky black sky starts to slowly lighten, lightening your mood as well! It is hard to be in a bad mood when you start your day with the rising of the sun and if you really want to keep the good mood rolling, head back to the beach at sunset to watch the whole thing in reverse!
We all have memories of our favorite holiday moments and chances are your own personal highlights reel revolves around the food. A delicious meal adds to every experience and when Easter rolls around, a visit to local restaurants for a good Easter brunch is our favorite part of the holiday and the local Port Aransas restaurants never fail to impress! From the elegant brunch menu offered at Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill (their Bloody Mary’s are world famous, by the way!) to the more laid-back choices found at Castaway’s Seafood & Grill, every bite you will take will be the best bite of the day! The Port A Benny’s at Tortugas, made with homemade biscuits, crabcakes, avocado, diced tomatoes, eggs, and hollandaise sauce are destined to be your newest obsession and they can be enjoyed at every brunch, not just at their Easter brunch!