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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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Melinda Compton

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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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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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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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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Flip Flopping Around Port Aransas

Happy National Flip Flop Day! Port Aransas doesn’t have a city shoe, but if it did, the honor would undoubtedly go to flip flops. Flip flops are the backbone of the beach footwear game. They’re easy to slip on for the golf cart ride and off once you get to the beach, they’re versatile for going out…

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Pack Like a Pro

Tips & Tricks for Packing for a Port Aransas Vacation Today is both the start of Memorial Day Weekend AND National Road Trip Day, making it a very happy Friday indeed! If you’re taking a cue from National Road Trip Day and planning a road trip to Port Aransas sometime this summer, there’s no need to…

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An Accessible Stay in Port A

Highlighting Accessibility Options on the Island Today marks the first day of Anglers on Wheels, a twice annual fishing tournament put on by The Door in the Wall, Inc. This event is a free fishing trip for people with disabilities and their friends and family members. All participants in the trip…

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Cool Carts in Port Aransas

Riding in Style Those who have been to Port Aransas know that the transportation of choice on the island is not what you might expect. Once you cross that ferry, it’s not a car or bus you’ll find people driving around town in, but rather…a beach golf cart. These street-legal carts get you not only…

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Mother's Day in Port Aransas

When Flowers Aren’t Enough So, you want to show your mom how much you appreciate her, but maybe you’ve already used your best gift ideas and are running dry. Or maybe you have the perfect gift, but want to make sure her day is extra special. Take care of all of the above when you spend this Mother’s…

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Celebrate Earth Day with Amos Rehabilitation Keep

Meet Alicia Walker, Program Coordinator at Amos Rehabilitation Keep Port Aransas is known for its wildlife—cute nesting turtles, jumping dolphins that play in boat wakes, some of the best birdwatching in the country—but Earth Day is the perfect time to dig a little deeper. Earth Day is all about…

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