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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 Mayden

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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Safety in the Surf

Beach Safety: It’s No Joke Every day grows warmer and the waves get more and more inviting. It’s just about time to dive into summer, but before you do that, take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with some basic beach safety tips and tricks. April has been designated Beach Safety and Rip Current…

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Texas SandFest 2022

Texas SandFest is April 8–10, 2022 If you have yet to experience the largest native sand sculpture competition in the USA, now is the time! Texas SandFest is back to its regular April dates and ready to hit the sand! Sculptures You know that Texas SandFest is all about the sand sculptures, but did…

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Meet the Margs of Margarita Madness

Margarita Madness Kicks Off in Port Aransas It's that time of year again...the time where local bars and restaurants battle it out behind the bar in a showdown of epic proportions. The goal? To determine 2022's "Best Margarita in Port Aransas." This year's competition is fierce, and every one of the…

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More Than Just Lasagna

A Slice of Italy at Venetian Hot Plate in Port Aransas Just a fraction of a mile from the beach in Port Aransas, Texas, sitting diagonally on the corner of Beach and Station St., is a small orange building with a red roof. And inside of that building? Some of the best Italian food found anywhere in…

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Spend Valentine's Day in Port A

Love on the Beach Picture it. You, sitting on the beach, watching the waves roll in with a drink in hand and your favorite person by your side. That's the kind of romantic getaway you can experience when you celebrate Valentine's Day in Port Aransas. An island escape, though, doesn't mean you have…

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Birding Tours in Port Aransas

Take Flight in Port Aransas, Texas Right now is peak birding time down on the Texas coast. Between the famed Whooping Cranes, striking Crested Caracaras, and imposing White Pelicans, there’s enough birding activity in Port A to keep even the most avid birder entertained. Winter birds in Port Aransas…

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Style Currents

Get the Island Guide Look Welcome to Style Currents, where you can see more island style photos and details on the local boutiques that contributed to the 2022 Island Guide fashion spread. See something you like? Individual items are linked to the store below!* *Stores may not have exact items…

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