Swap the Snow for Sand. Warm up your Winter Vacation.

Girl sitting in the sand

Port Arthur has Warmer Weather

So many Americans make Texas their No. 1 winter vacation spot. And for good reason. Here in the upper Texas Gulf Coast, our winter lows are in the 40s with highs in the 60s, making for a crisp, sunny break from the colder climates up north. In Port Arthur, you can spend your days outdoors all year long. Here are a few ways to warm up your Winter Vacation:

Take a Fishing Trip

man holding redfish in a boat

Take a charter trip or bring your own boat to fish Sabine Lake, a 90,000-acre estuary on the Texas, Louisiana border that feeds into the Gulf of Mexico. Sabine Lake is known for redfish, flounder and trout and you can find and fish for them all throughout the winter months. Here is a list of charter fishermen who can help you plan your weekend fishing trip . If it’s your first time to take a charter, here are 10 Things you need to know before your first trip!

If you like to fish from lighted piers or the shore line, visit our fishing page to learn more about where to go!

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Go Birding Along 2 Migratory Flyways

Birders Birding

Port Arthur, Texas is home to some of the best birding on the upper Gulf Coast. We offer 28 Great Coastal Birding Trails along the Central and Mississippi Flyways. Within 40 miles, you will have access to Sabine Woods, Sea Rim State Park, the bayous of Anahuac Wildlife Refuge and the heavily forested area of the Big Thicket and Piney Woods. In Port Arthur, look for shore birds and water birds that include our pink Roseate Spoonbill and colorful warblers.

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Get out to a Golf Course

guy golfing

In the South , the cooler months are the best time to be out on the course. We have several golf courses, country clubs and driving ranges that will make your day of golf memorable and productive, and our area pros are ready to get you set up to enjoy your day out of the office!

Plan a Day at the Beach with Kayaking

Kayaking at Sea Rim

Don’t let this photo fool you. It’s the other side of Sea Rim State Park‘s 5 miles of natural beach. You can play in the sand in the morning and rent a kayak to cruise the marsh in the afternoon (pictured above). The Park offers plenty of camping and RV space, an overnight cabin, boardwalks and over 4,000 acres of marsh. Bring your binoculars. You’re sure to see lots of wildlife!

Looking for more? Enjoy even more things to do in and around Port Arthur!

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