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The Coastal Issue

The Coastal Issue

By the time you finish reading this paragraph, hundreds of glass-green waves will have completed crossing the Gulf of Mexico on their route to the Texas coast. With 367 miles of coastline, there’s definitely somewhere along the salty edge of Texas with a little slice of beach just for you. Whether it’s the sugar sand of South Padre, the cinnamon shores of Mustang Island, or the carnival colors of the Kemah Boardwalk, your backdrop will always be that beautiful hue where the sky meets the waves.

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Colors of the Coast

Come along on our photo tour of Texas’ colorful coast, where a canvas of natural beauty inspires the whimsy and creativity of the human hand.

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Look What’s Cookin’ in Port A!

Beach bums demand sustenance, and Port Aransas delivers with a slate of eateries enticing enough to pull us off the sand, and even to don a shirt and shoes.

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Come Around to Rockport-Fulton

Casting distance from the bountiful waters of Aransas Bay, the Rockport-Fulton area offers a laid-back lesson in coastal recreation. Just ask the whooping cranes.

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Halfway to the Top

The latest batch of Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations reflects the diversity of our state’s getaway opportunities, as well as the range of reader opinions on the topic.

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Where in Texas
Are You? Contest

Tell us where in Texas you can find the Saturn V rocket on display and you could win a Port Aransas getaway! Enter by June 9th.


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Flower Power

We’d all love to roam the Texas back roads on an unbridled wildflower hunt, but life’s pesky realities often interfere. Luckily, you can soak in the state’s wildflower diversity with one simple stop at Texas Highways’ retrospective of wildflower photography—40 Years of Oohs and Ahhs—which runs April 19–May 25 at The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as part of the center’s Wildflower Days™.

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