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What is the quickest way from Houston to Rockport? Any shortcuts?

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From Houston:

- Take Southwest Fwy (US 59) southwest towards Victoria, TX.

(It's about 125 miles to Victoria.)

- Upon reaching Victoria, stay on US 59 bypass along the south side of town.

- Just past Victoria, keep left and follow signs for US 77 towards Refugio and Corpus Christi.

- Follow US 77 south for about 15-20 miles and watch for the exit to "Tivoli".

(There is not much advance notice for this exit, so watch for it)

- From US 77, take the Tivoli exit to Route 239. At the end of the exit ramp, turn LEFT onto Route 239.

- Follow Route 239 southeast about 14 miles to the village of Tivoli, TX. At the first STOP sign, turn right onto Texas Highway 35.

- Follow Highway 35 southwest across the Aransas Wildlife Refuge about 35-40 miles until you cross Copano Bay.

- As soon as you cross the bridge over Copono Bay, you will arrive in Fulton, TX. Stay on Highway 35 through the town of Fulton to Rockport.

Taking this route saves about 45 minutes or so compared to the other options.

If this is your first visit, note that the towns of Fulton and Rockport are adjacent and there are plenty of logding and restaurant options in each. For hotel lodging, the Hampton Inn in Fulton is very nice. We've stayed at the Hampton several times and recommend it. In Rockport, there is a new Holiday Inn Express that has good recommendations on this site.

Unfortunately, neither property is on the water. The best waterfront hotel is The Lighthouse Inn in Fulton.

There are also many condo and beach house rental properties available in both Rockport and Fulton.

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Thank you very much!

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