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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!

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Kyra Hannak

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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Hosting a Holiday Party in Port Aransas

Make the Texas Coast a New Holiday Tradition With the holidays approaching quickly, now is the perfect time to begin your holiday party planning. Bring all your friends and family down to the Texas coast to spread Christmas cheer or to ring in the New Year. Port Aransas is the perfect location to…

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Coastal Holiday Recipes

Bring the Texas Coast to your holiday table! The holidays are the perfect time to see family, vacation, and eat delicious food. Trying new recipes for the holidays can be fun and exciting for the whole family. On the Texas coast, seafood is the most popular dish on the menu. Trying new coastal…

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Planning your Holiday Trip to Port Aransas

Enjoy your Holidays the Island Way The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to start planning activities for your holiday trip. Whether you choose to come for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's, there are plenty of great activities happening in Port Aransas…

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Breakfast in Port Aransas

Uncover the breakfast hot spots of Port Aransas! When visiting Port Aransas, there is no shortage of breakfast hot spots that are sure to leave you coming back for more. With amazing locally owned restaurants you can't find anywhere else, get ready for your taste buds to ride some radical waves of…

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