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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!

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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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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Holiday Happenings in Port Aransas

Santa Claus is Coming to Town...and You Should Too! Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to start thinking about your plans for the Christmas holidays! Whether you plan on a large family gathering or a more intimate celebration, give you and yours the gift of Port A this year. Find the perfect…

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Holiday Specials

Serve up your holiday meals on an island The holidays are rapidly approaching, and now is the perfect time to start making Port A holiday plans with you and yours. One ever important part of those holiday plans is, of course, the food! To help you plan your perfect Port A holiday, here is a list of…

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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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Fit for the Fourth in Port A

Celebrate the USA, island style There's no better way to live out the American dream than by spending Independence Day in Port Aransas. You can watch the fireworks show aboard a boat at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy a top-tier patriotic brunch, dance the night away, and, of course, lounge on the beach…

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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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