Downtown Rockport has a sleepy vibe that lends itself to family vacations and couples getaways alike. You’ll find independent boutiques and generations-old restaurants, as well as plenty of outdoor diversions. Little Bay, a boat-dotted inlet, is a great spot to fish, water ski, or go tubing. If you’d rather stay on dry turf, explore the city’s well-manicured hike and bike trails, which loop through nature reserves (the newest leg, Tule East, winds through a south Texas wetland.) Refuel at Crab-N, a family favorite for its fresh, Cajun-style seafood. Don’t leave town without visiting the famous oak tree, estimated to be around 2,000 years old.