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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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Port Aransas Lover Gift Guide

Port Aransas-themed Gift Ideas Is Port Aransas your happy place? Has your family vacationed here for generations? Is your best friend obsessed with this cheerful Texas beach? Don’t worry, you’re not alone…and you’ve come to the right place! The Christmas holiday is right around the corner, which…

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