303 Church St, Port Aransas, TX 78373, USA
Photo courtesy of Port Aransas Resorts
Burgers and BirdsWide beaches aren’t the only draw in Port Aransas: its charming downtown also has cute B&Bs, great burger joints, and surf-ready shops. Close by, the Port Aransas Brewing Company makes its own beers and a killer cheddar-topped hamburger. Travelers should make a field trip to the University of Texas Marine Science Institute to tour seven different coastal habitats and a 3.5-acre salt marsh that's home to migratory birds and native flora and marine species.