Our Guide to Downtown Rockport

 Historic downtown invites visitors to enjoy the best of Rockport’s unique art galleries, boutiques, and eateries. Stop by to stroll downtown Rockport, stop into shops, admire art pieces in the galleries, and dine on coastal cuisine. Our guide offers a few of our favorite local businesses to enjoy in downtown Rockport!

Rockport Art Galleries 

Downtown Rockport, TX is home to a variety of art galleries that feature the works of local artists. The Wind Way Gallery features the art mediums of textiles, jewelry, stained glass, and paintings. Stop in to admire the works or even take part in an art class!  


The Rockport Gallery can also be found in historic downtown Rockport and displays pieces from Texas artists. Visitors can view the original works on canvas, metal, paper, as well as stained glass, and many more. Pick up a piece of handmaid soap to take home with you! 


Also located in downtown Rockport, the gallery for John Martell Photography displays stunning scenes of nature, travel, and sunsets. John Martell’s work is presented on a variety of mediums including metal, canvas, and art paper depending on the feeling of the scene. Don’t miss a chance to see the gorgeous images for yourself.  

A woman shops in a Rockport boutique

Rockport Boutiques 

A stroll through downtown Rockport will also lead you past plenty of unique stores and boutiques. Stop into New Beginnings where you can find charming gift items, jewelry pieces, fashion items, and even home accessories. For a Rockport boutique for plenty of fun spirit, head to Rowdy Maui! Shoppers can browse clothing items, art, jewelry, home goods, gift items, aromatherapy, and more! For even more options, head to Attitudes & Latitudes which displays clothing for men, women, and children with plenty of tropical flares.  

Downtown Rockport Dining 

If you work up an appetite while you shop and browse the art galleries, you can stop at one of the Rockport restaurants to enjoy delicious cuisine! 495 Chesapeake Eats specializes in wood-fired seafood and steaks. Diners can enjoy scallops, oysters, shrimp scampi, and more as well as craft cocktails.  


LATITUDE 28°02' Restaurant and Art Gallery combines delicious coastal cuisine with a fine art experience. Diners can enjoy specialty cocktails and entrees such as blackened fish, chicken Florentine, and the catch of the day. Finish dinner off with Key Lime Tart Crème Brulee or head next door to admire the artworks from both local and regional artists. For southern-style comfort food, head to Mac’s Pit Barbecue where you can dig into delicious BBQ platters and sides like mac & cheese, pinto beans, potato salad, and more!