SHOPS | EATERIES
Head to one of the local shops for trinkets and treasures galore or grab a fancy getup for a nice night on the town. Eateries in Palacios are as diverse as they are delicious! Asian food, seafood, Mexican cuisine–who could ask for more? The great thing about staying at Serendipity Bay Resort is that shopping and dining are within walking distance.
There is a 9-hole golf course near the Palacios Municipal Airport. Call (361) 972-5947 for more information.
Fish are biting and the bay is beautiful! There are two lighted piers open 24/7 with free access. Pavilion Pier is wheelchair-friendly. Go big and hire a guide to take you to the local hot spots. Species of fish found in this area include: Catfish, Croaker, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sharks, and many more.
Go for a leisurely stroll along the 1.5 mile lighted seawall in Palacios. You’re guaranteed a beautiful sight on both sides of the seawall as you walk between the town’s parks, jetties, and bayfront view of boats, birds, and watersports enthusiasts. For more information, visit City of Palacios web site.
Palacios is a relaxing city with endless things to do! In January, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the Winter Texan Chili Dinner to thank all of our Winter Texans for choosing our beautiful city as their winter residence. In February bring your sweetheart and cozy up at the Harmonie Club Valentine Parade and Dance. Grab a sombrero and join us in May for the Cinco de Mayo celebration with a fish fry, BBQ cook-off, Color Run, live music, and more. The summer is a busy time in our little town. Pirate weekend in June is a blast! The Lions Club holds a 4th of July celebration and, at the beginning of August, the Chamber hosts the Fish Fest Family Fishing Tournament. Later on in August is the Cannonball Run Youth Sailing event. Palacios closes out the year with the Monstrous 5K Run Bash by the Sea in October and the Pedal Palacios Bike Ride in November. And come enjoy a bite to eat and get your picture with Santa Claus in December.
Boating, bird watching, sailing, kite boarding, Palacios has it all. Charter a boat and watch the gorgeous sunset over the water. This area has earned a reputation for being a Texas hot spot for a variety of species of birds. Head to the Karankawa Trace Nature Trail and see how many you can spot.