- The list below includes 39 free or cheap things to do in or near Port Aransas, Texas, including 23 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Beaches, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Piers & Boardwalks.
- From Port Aransas Beach to Roberts Point Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Port Aransas and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Corpus Christi.
Visitors can explore a historic World War II aircraft carrier at the USS Lexington Museum. The flight deck has a variety of vintage planes available for viewing. Visitors can take pictures while sitting in the quad guns.
96% 279 votes
16562 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418 MoreLess Info
If you want to experience the beautiful shoreline of Padre Island in a unique way, visit Horses on the Beach. Beginners and experienced riders alike will be matched up with the perfect horse and led on a guided tour through the sand and surf's edge.
You have to see the size of the ship to believe it, the USS Lexington was the most highly decorated naval vessel of World War II. Now retired, the ship has been turned into a floating museum, with thousands of artifacts, exhibits, and more.
75% 1637 votes
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402 MoreLess Info
In 1990, the Texas State Aquarium, opened its doors to the public and has been delighting visitors ever since. Featuring interactive Sting Ray and Shark touching exhibits, demonstrations, and many endangered species, the TSA is a 'must-see' destination.
A reminder of a powerful entertainment figure and tragic death, the Mirador del Flor / Selina's Seawall Statue is a reminder of the trying times the city has had. The statues is a beautiful piece of art with character and personality.
90% 1128 votes
PO Box 181300, Corpus Christi, TX 78480 MoreLess Info
The site of three Spanish ship wrecks in 1554, Padre Island National Seashore, consists of 70 miles of undeveloped coastline. The park is available for camping, hiking, wildlife watching, swimming, or relaxing by the surf.
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX MoreLess Info
Situated on the water in an unusual all-white building, South Texas Institute for the Arts combines a permanent collection of regional art with travelling exhibits in a variety of styles, periods and mediums.
78% 205 votes
1900 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, TX MoreLess Info
With 40,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History showcases more than 500 years of South Texas history. Featuring relics from historic 1554 shipwrecks, to early dwellers in the region, plan your visit today.
62% 21 votes
1809 N. Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 MoreLess Info
Self guided tours are the primary method of exploration at the Asian Cultures Museum & Educational Center which is part of the Texas state system of museums. The collection is small, but visitors are able to learn a great deal about Asian culture.
59% 17 votes
1581 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 MoreLess Info
An award-winning showcase of the artistic and cultural diversity of Corpus Christi, Heritage Park and Cultural Center, is a series of Victorian homes dating back to 1851. Visitors can take tours of the site, and the Center is available for special events.