Part of the Texas Coast, Rockport may be lesser known, but it still offers the same great experiences of all the other amazing cities located on the coast of Texas. Rich in history and natural beauty, Rockport has become quite popular in recent years for its fishing and even for its skiing. Home to a number of great festivals including its annual Oyster fest, the Seafair and the Wine Festival, its downtown also offers a number of attractions in regard to the history and more. Not far from the world famous Aransas National Wildlife refuge, it is popular for birders as well, who come to see the famous nesting whooping cranes. More than this, this great city is home to many art galleries, shops, and museums as well.
Fulton Mansion – Built in the 1870’s, the Fulton Mansion was once home to the now famous cattleman George W Fulton. Incredibly innovative for its time it even included indoor plumbing, central heat and lighting as well.
Windmill in the Tree – During the hurricane of 1919, the blade of what is believed to be Fulton’s windmill, lodged in a tree behind the mansion. Still there today, it is an amazing way to see the power of nature.
Texas Maritime Museum – A great place to learn more about the maritime history of Texas for hundreds of years.
Rockport Beach park – One of the most popular beaches in the area, it even includes restrooms, a trail, playground and the Connie Hagar Wildlife Refuge.
Fulton Pier – Great for fishing, the pier is located at Fulton Navigation Park.
Aside from the sites, visitors enjoy the following activities including:
- Deep sea fishing
- Exploring the art galleries
- Driving tours
- Walking tours
Whether for the history or the nature of the city and the surrounding areas, find out for yourself what makes the city of Rockport an ideal destination for your vacations. Come back again and review other top areas for travel with us here at Bill Bailey Travel.