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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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Margarita Madness

One margarita, two margaritas, three margaritas, try some more! Margarita Madness is finally here! For the whole month of March, you can enjoy margaritas from different restaurants all over Port Aransas. Try a classic or find a funky new favorite, with thirty-one days there's time to try them all…

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Dolphin Docks in Port Aransas

Discover the heart of Dolphin Docks Dolphin Docks was formed in 1977 and named after the “Dolphin” charter boat, which is still in service to this day! Before Dolphin Docks, it was called the Blue Heron Dock, where it was once a small shipyard. You can still walk out on the bulkhead where the boat…

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The Piers of Port Aransas

You don't have to leave the shore to reel in a keeper! Port Aransas is known as the “Fishing Capital of Texas,” but that doesn't mean you need a boat to join in on the fun. Several piers offer access to amazing fishing just off the banks of Port A. Get in on the action without setting up a charter…

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Trout Street's Chef Albino Garcia Jr.

The face behind the flavor! Chef Albino Garcia Jr. is the Executive Chef/General Manager at Trout Street Bar & Grill. He has been in the industry since 2006. He's worked in country clubs, restaurants, catering for the oil field, and he has cooked private dinners. Albino told the Visit Port A team…

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Bollard Buddies

Port Aransas has been yarn-bombed! When you drive down the Port Aransas beach, you might find a welcome surprise made of yarn. The little bundles of joy that sit atop the bollards on the beach are called Bollard Buddies. These fun friends bring smiles to everyone who sees them and are just another…

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Pickleball is Growing in Port Aransas

Discover the vibrant pickleball scene in Port Aransas! Image credit: Pickleheads Pickleball combines elements of ping-pong, badminton, and tennis to create a game that caters to all ages and fitness levels. It's also easy to learn how to play pickleball, which helps explain how it's become the…

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Port Aransas Date Ideas

Love is in the Waves Romance is never far away when you’re on an island…and it’s even closer when that island is Mustang Island, which is just a few hours’ drive from big city hubs like Austin, Houston, and Dallas! Make the journey extra special by planning out a date night—or day—that is unique to…

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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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Don’t Worry, Be Crabby

Crabbing in Port Aransas, Texas When you crave a fresh succulent crab leg, skip the lines and catch your own! Island Tackle is the go-to spot for all you crabbing supplies—crab buckets, traps, rings, nets, line, gloves, tongs. You name it, they’ve got it! Here’s a little how-to if you are planning…

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