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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!

Kyra Hannak

Margarita Madness

One margarita, two margaritas, three margaritas, try some more! Margarita Madness is finally here! For the whole month of March, you can enjoy margaritas from different restaurants all over Port Aransas. Try a classic or find a funky new favorite, with thirty-one days there's time to try them all…

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Dolphin Docks in Port Aransas

Discover the heart of Dolphin Docks Dolphin Docks was formed in 1977 and named after the “Dolphin” charter boat, which is still in service to this day! Before Dolphin Docks, it was called the Blue Heron Dock, where it was once a small shipyard. You can still walk out on the bulkhead where the boat…

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The Piers of Port Aransas

You don't have to leave the shore to reel in a keeper! Port Aransas is known as the “Fishing Capital of Texas,” but that doesn't mean you need a boat to join in on the fun. Several piers offer access to amazing fishing just off the banks of Port A. Get in on the action without setting up a charter…

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Trout Street's Chef Albino Garcia Jr.

The face behind the flavor! Chef Albino Garcia Jr. is the Executive Chef/General Manager at Trout Street Bar & Grill. He has been in the industry since 2006. He's worked in country clubs, restaurants, catering for the oil field, and he has cooked private dinners. Albino told the Visit Port A team…

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Mardi Gras in Port Aransas

Mardi on the beach! Celebrate Mardi Gras the island way when you visit Port Aransas. Enjoy the local favorite Mardi Gras Parade or eat king cake while celebrating on the beach. Make a new tradition or continue an old one and visit Port A for the Mardi Gras holiday! Mardi Gras Parade Celebrate Mardi…

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Bollard Buddies

Port Aransas has been yarn-bombed! When you drive down the Port Aransas beach, you might find a welcome surprise made of yarn. The little bundles of joy that sit atop the bollards on the beach are called Bollard Buddies. These fun friends bring smiles to everyone who sees them and are just another…

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Winter Texans in Port Aransas

Welcome to Port Aransas, your home away from home for the winter! Winter Texans flock to Port Aransas in the off-season to enjoy less crowds and warmer weather. Port A is the perfect home away from home and strives to make all its visitors feel welcome. Finding a place to stay and a golf cart to…

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Whooping Cranes in Port Aransas

The 2024 Festival February 22–25, 2024 Each year since 1996, the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas has celebrated the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. In 2024, the festival is back and ready to celebrate its 27th…

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Flynn's Christmas Adventure

Once Upon A Christmas... Flynn woke up excited to start his day. Today was the day he would mail his letter to Santa! Flynn waited all year to send his letter and was excited to tell Santa all about his year and how he had been such a good turtle. The one thing Flynn wanted to ask Santa for most…

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12 Days of Christmas Gifts in Port Aransas

12 Days of Port A Gift Ideas Christmas is a time of giving and showing the ones you love that you care about them. One way to do that is by giving a gift to show how much you care. Port Aransas is the perfect place to find unique gifts that you can’t find anywhere else. With a wide variety of…

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