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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!

Easter on the Island

Hop on the Island-Style Easter Fun Spending time with family on the holidays is always a special time. When you find a place the whole family enjoys, you know that you have hit the jackpot! Port Aransas is the perfect place for family to spend Easter weekend. Hit the beach and relax under the sun or…

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Mardi Gras in Port Aransas

Mardi on the beach! Celebrate Mardi Gras the island way when you visit Port Aransas. Enjoy the local favorite Mardi Gras Parade or eat king cake while celebrating on the beach. Make a new tradition or continue an old one and visit Port A for the Mardi Gras holiday! Mardi Gras Parade Celebrate Mardi…

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Texas Women Anglers Tournament

Fabulous, Fun Fishing for a Cause Tournament Schedule and History The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as “TWAT,” was founded in the 1980s in Port Aransas and has continued to grow ever since. This family-run tournament is women only and has a long-standing history of incredible…

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Fishing Capture Flags and What They Mean

What are They and What Do They Mean? If you have been fortunate enough to be around the fisheries of Port Aransas during tournament season, it’s likely you’ve seen the flutter of small flags that line fishing boats as they pull in for weigh in. These flags add an element of excitement to the…

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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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