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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!

Christmas Cocktails in Port Aransas, Texas

Be of good cheer(s)! This is the time of year when elves come out to play, when cookies are baking, when reindeer are flying…and when some pretty creative cocktails get the winter spotlight! Port Aransas restaurants are making that spotlight extra bright this year, with drinks that are spreading…

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Fishing Capture Flags and What They Mean

What are They and What Do They Mean? If you have been fortunate enough to be around the fisheries of Port Aransas during tournament season, it’s likely you’ve seen the flutter of small flags that line fishing boats as they pull in for weigh in. These flags add an element of excitement to the…

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Port Aransas Lover Gift Guide

Port Aransas-themed Gift Ideas Is Port Aransas your happy place? Has your family vacationed here for generations? Is your best friend obsessed with this cheerful Texas beach? Don’t worry, you’re not alone…and you’ve come to the right place! The Christmas holiday is right around the corner, which…

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Holiday Happenings in Port Aransas

Santa Claus is Coming to Town...and You Should Too! Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to start thinking about your plans for the Christmas holidays! Whether you plan on a large family gathering or a more intimate celebration, give you and yours the gift of Port A this year. Find the perfect…

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Five Hushpuppies in Port Aransas

Unleash Your Hushpuppy How do you know you’re on the coast? There’s usually a few telltale signs, like gusts from a seasalt breeze, seagulls flying through the air, and...hushpuppies on every menu. Port Aransas is no exception to any of those signs, and these puppies really can’t be beat! There’s a…

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Life is Sweet in Port Aransas

It's A Desserted Island, not A Deserted Island It's National Doughnut Day today! Actually, today is one of two annual days dedicated to the doughy treat (the other is in June)...a dessert so nice they had to celebrate it twice! Today, as you munch on your bear claw or cruller or other doughnut of…

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Holiday Specials

Serve up your holiday meals on an island The holidays are rapidly approaching, and now is the perfect time to start making Port A holiday plans with you and yours. One ever important part of those holiday plans is, of course, the food! To help you plan your perfect Port A holiday, here is a list of…

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Port Aransas Cemetery Chronicle

The Unique History and Lore of Mercer Cemetery With Halloween right around the corner, ghosts, ghouls, and graveyards are on everyone's mind. Port Aransas certainly has its fair share of ghost stories, but the rich history of the area also means the local graveyard Mercer Cemetery contains many…

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FALLing for Port Aransas

Happy Fall, Y'all The fall season looks a little different on an island. It's absolutely "GOURD-geous," and proves that beach days don't have to end with the changing of the season. Where other places have cold winds and patches of leafy orange pumpkins, this stretch of beach has cool ocean breezes…

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Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Recap

A weekend of live music and lots of fun It's hard to believe it's been an entire month since Port A Live Music Fest 2021 kicked off! All weekend long, crowds danced their way around the music venues of Port Aransas, listening to bands that spanned genres and generations. It was a weekend to…

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