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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!

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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Private Dining in Port Aransas

4 Ways to Experience Private Dining in Port Aransas If Port Aransas is your vacation tradition, you know of the extensive (and delicious) dining options available on the island. From the “Cook Your Catch” experience to delectable seafood, there’s no shortage of island fare. But what do you do when…

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More Than Ice Cream

Get the Scoop If you're been to Port Aransas before, you likely know that just what you need after a hot summer day on the beach is an icy treat. You're likely familiar with the traditional ice cream spots and the snow cone stands, but did you know Port Aransas also has several more "outside the…

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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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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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Christmas Cocktails in Port Aransas, Texas

Be of good cheer(s)! This is the time of year when elves come out to play, when cookies are baking, when reindeer are flying…and when some pretty creative cocktails get the winter spotlight! Port Aransas restaurants are making that spotlight extra bright this year, with drinks that are spreading…

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Cook Your Catch @ La Playa

La Playa MEXICAN GRILLE After a day on the water in our favorite little fishing town, we took our haul to a local favorite for "cook your catch." La Playa Mexican Grille, the home of daily fresh fish specials, traditional Mexican food, and 70+ tequilas! We left our snapper in the more than capable…

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What's New in Port Aransas?

Port Aransas may be only fourteen square miles, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t always room for new, exciting ventures to come to town. Here are three of the newest (or newly-renovated) places worth checking out. Grumbles Seafood Co. With the motto “Food, Family, and Fun,” the newest restaurant…

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