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Port A's exclusive source for travel tips and local perspectives from people who live, work, and play in Port Aransas!

Thanksgiving Dining Options

Grateful for Port Aransas Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and hopefully you’ve already booked your trip down to the Port Aransas coast. It’s easy to be grateful with your toes in the sand and your loved ones by your side! If you haven’t, there’s still time—check out places to stay here. If…

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Make a Difference the Port A Way

National Make a Difference Day National Make A Difference Day is an excellent reminder that each of us can make a difference in the world with even the simplest of actions—and even while we're on island time. Read below for a few ways you can make a difference in Port Aransas and help protect the…

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Monday and Tuesday Dining

Try Out These Tasty Island Eateries Fall is officially here, which means things have slowed down a bit around here. Locals and visitors alike are happily living on island time and enjoying the warm autumn weather to the fullest. Not to worry, though, while some restaurants may be closed on Mondays…

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Don’t Worry, Be Crabby

Crabbing in Port Aransas, Texas When you crave a fresh succulent crab leg, skip the lines and catch your own! Island Tackle is the go-to spot for all you crabbing supplies—crab buckets, traps, rings, nets, line, gloves, tongs. You name it, they’ve got it! Here’s a little how-to if you are planning…

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Q&A with the New Owners of Fly It! Port A Kite Shop

Let's Go Fly a Kite Fly It! Port A has been a beloved stop for visitors and locals alike for over 30 years. From kites and windsocks to flags, toys, and yard art, Fly It! carries everything you could want or need to have a high-flying time in Port Aransas. This year, owners Ralph and Suanne Pyle…

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Dos and Don'ts of Beach Celebrations

Tips and Tricks for a Beach-Friendly Soiree Port Aransas and Mustang Island offer a long stretch of sand to hold gatherings of all occasions. There's truly no better way to celebrate any accomplishment or milestone than on the beach with your loved ones. So, load up the car (or golf cart), purchase…

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A Pet-Friendly Day in Port A

Vacation is Better with (Furry) Friends Any dog owner can attest that there’s a unique bond that forms between humans and their furry friends. There’s a reason dogs are known as man’s best friend! Wanting to share your vacation time with your pet, then, is only natural. Why wouldn’t you want to see…

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Private Dining in Port Aransas

4 Ways to Experience Private Dining in Port Aransas If Port Aransas is your vacation tradition, you know of the extensive (and delicious) dining options available on the island. From the “Cook Your Catch” experience to delectable seafood, there’s no shortage of island fare. But what do you do when…

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More Than Ice Cream

Get the Scoop If you're been to Port Aransas before, you likely know that just what you need after a hot summer day on the beach is an icy treat. You're likely familiar with the traditional ice cream spots and the snow cone stands, but did you know Port Aransas also has several more "outside the…

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Independence Day in Port A

An Island Style Guide to the 4th of July So, you’ve booked your stay and are geared up and ready to make your way to Port A for the long July 4th weekend. Congratulations! You’ve done the hardest part. Once you get here, you’ll have days to spend lounging on the beach, dining at all of the unique…

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