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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!

Flynn's Christmas Adventure

Once Upon A Christmas... Flynn woke up excited to start his day. Today was the day he would mail his letter to Santa! Flynn waited all year to send his letter and was excited to tell Santa all about his year and how he had been such a good turtle. The one thing Flynn wanted to ask Santa for most…

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12 Days of Christmas Gifts in Port Aransas

12 Days of Port A Gift Ideas Christmas is a time of giving and showing the ones you love that you care about them. One way to do that is by giving a gift to show how much you care. Port Aransas is the perfect place to find unique gifts that you can’t find anywhere else. With a wide variety of…

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Hosting a Holiday Party in Port Aransas

Make the Texas Coast a New Holiday Tradition With the holidays approaching quickly, now is the perfect time to begin your holiday party planning. Bring all your friends and family down to the Texas coast to spread Christmas cheer or to ring in the New Year. Port Aransas is the perfect location to…

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Coastal Holiday Recipes

Bring the Texas Coast to your holiday table! The holidays are the perfect time to see family, vacation, and eat delicious food. Trying new recipes for the holidays can be fun and exciting for the whole family. On the Texas coast, seafood is the most popular dish on the menu. Trying new coastal…

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Planning your Holiday Trip to Port Aransas

Enjoy your Holidays the Island Way The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to start planning activities for your holiday trip. Whether you choose to come for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's, there are plenty of great activities happening in Port Aransas…

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Father's Day in Port A

Celebrate Dad in Port Aransas What do you get the dad who has everything this Father’s Day? There are plenty of ideas waiting for you in Port Aransas! Whether your dad is the experience type of guy, or just really needs a new vacation outfit, you can find the perfect gift on the island. Book a…

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Five Island-Style New Year’s Resolutions

A Fresh Start in Port Aransas The time for New Year’s resolutions is here! But crafting new goals for the year doesn’t need to be a drag. In fact, some resolutions you can even get a head start on while on vacation in Port Aransas! Start building your best life by taking these common New Year’s…

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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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Port Aransas Cemetery Chronicle

The Unique History and Lore of Mercer Cemetery With Halloween right around the corner, ghosts, ghouls, and graveyards are on everyone's mind. Port Aransas certainly has its fair share of ghost stories, but the rich history of the area also means the local graveyard Mercer Cemetery contains many…

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Sawfish Return to Port Aransas Fishing

Just kidding! Happy April Fools' Day! Unfortunately there are still no sawfish in Texas, but if you're curious about what actually is biting and when, they're all listed below. To learn even more about fishing in Port Aransas, including where you can find a fishing guide, purchase bait and tackle…

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