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Port Aransas - A True Texas Treasure full of rich, cultural, and unique experiences; a one-of-a-kind destination. If you're looking to get away to a tropical island, but keep with you all the comforts of Texas, look no further. Port Aransas has a Texas size list of things to do, from world class fishing, exploring 24 miles of pristine beaches at neighboring Mustang Island State Park, sampling an excellent collection of local restaurants, or bird-watching in America's "Birdiest City".
Location, Location, Location
Located along the South Texas gulf coast, Port Aransas is just a half hour south of Corpus Christi, which has its own international airport. It is a 30-minute drive out to Mustang Island, and the pot of gold at the end of the island is the lovely Port Aransas. This particular locale has astonishingly friendly locals, to go with the South Texas charm that surrounds the town itself. Its location on the south Gulf Coast makes it an excellent fishing spot. You will have no trouble limiting out on redfish, flounder, black drum and trout. You can also try your hand at deep sea fishing for kingfish, sailfish, marlin, tuna and more in the "Fishing Capital of Texas".
About Port Aransas
Established as a Mustang Ranch in 1853, Port Aransas is still a very small town in terms of permanent residents, the quaint and relaxing town has only roughly 4,000 residents. It blossoms into a spectacle in season, however, when golf carts take over as the main mode of transportation, and the town's impressive restaurants are hustling to serve up boatloads of Texas' best seafood. It has four huge public fishing piers and multiple marinas from which you can embark on very reasonably priced fishing excursions.
Fun Things to do in Port Aransas
Port Aransas offers its own itinerary as well as the convenience of multiple activities nearby. You can hire a fishing guide and head out to sea and cross your fingers for a Texas State record; many of them are from here. There are dolphin excursions, kayak tours to a lighthouse built in 1857, or to San Jose Island, a well preserved island treasure. Play a round of oceanfront golf at the beautiful Palmilla Golf Course, take the ferry to nearby Aransas Pass and Rockport and do a little exploring, or even try your hand at wind sports, like parasailing, skydiving or kite surfing; all of which Port Aransas offers an ideal location for.
Dining in Port A
As choice as Port A's beaches are, so are its many delectable restaurants. Port Aransas has it all. Dive into some rich Italian food at the Venetian Hot Plate, the intriguing and delicious Irie's island food, or an idyllic South Texas seafood waterfront experience at Virginia's on the Bay or Kody's for beer and burgers. You can even take your fresh catch into almost any restaurant and they will cook it up for you at a discount price, and believe me, they know what they're doing when it comes to cooking local fish.
Port Aransas is all in all, a sublime location to live year round or to vacation. So why not reserve that special Beach House for your family or a couples vacation - right now before someone else gets it?