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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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Mindy Mayden

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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Port Aransas Taco & Margarita Trail

Trade in Sound Bites for Tasty Bites During Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Port A Live Music Fest is approaching quickly! There's only a bit more time before the festival begins to get your tickets for the kickoff Landshark concert and gear up for a weekend full of live music. Between all the…

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Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Lineup

Boogie with the Bands Whether you've already booked a trip for Port A Live Music Fest or are still in the planning stage, this band lineup and schedule will get you excited for the weekend! From Americana to jazz, country to the blues, this is a fest you won't want to miss. Curious what else is…

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Swing Your Way to Port A

Get into the "swing" of island living. “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” -Duke Ellington By Duke Ellington’s standards, Port Aransas definitely means something, because it’s got that swing! The island is dotted with those playground fixtures of childlike wonder where maturity is…

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Port A Live Artist Features

What is your band name? "I typically just go by Janelle, but I do have a Facebook page called Entertainment By Janelle." What genre of music do you play? "I play everything except gangsta rap, (I) don’t wanna get caught up in that East Coast/West Coast thing!" Where are you from? "Born and raised in…

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Texas Legends in Port Aransas

The Tournament, the Tradition, and The Triple Crown. Nothing speaks to tradition like fishing tournaments in Port Aransas. From May to November, nearly every weekend in Port A is stacked with a fishing tournament, sometimes two. Fishing, and the evolution to big game fishing, are so deeply woven…

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How Do You Say port aran┬Ěsas (n.)

What’s in A Name? 4,500 years of history. There’s a reason Port Aransas often gets shortened to Port A, part of which is that Aransas can be somewhat puzzling to pronounce. Locals and frequent visitors have heard every pronunciation of Aransas under the hot Texas sun, but the correct phonetic…

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You're On Island Time

It’s Worth the Wait. You’ve been waiting for the moment you could step onto Mustang Island and take a deep breath of that sea salt air. Understandably, it can be frustrating when that moment gets delayed. However, the inner peace that descends when you feel the sand between your toes and hear the…

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Port Aransas Sandcastle Building Tips & Tricks

Build a Better Sandcastle With sand made of angular grains and containing high clay and silt content that locks in moisture, Port Aransas beaches are scientifically one of the best places in the world to build a movie-level sandcastle. After all, there's a reason one of the nation's largest…

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