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    30+ Ways to Enjoy Port Aransas on a Rainy Day

    While we love our sunny days spent on the beach in Port Aransas, we also get our fair share of rainy, overcast days. There’s no need to stay indoors on a rainy day in Port Aransas. I’ve compiled a list of my family’s favorite rainy day activities to get you and your kids through any gray day at the beach. If you’re looking for rainy day activities in our city by the sea, here are a few suggestions… 1. Explore the island’s local museum. The Port Aransas Museum is open three days a week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Docents give tours, historical lessons, share games and offer tutorials. They…

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    Where to Find the 8 Wonders of Port Aransas

    When you think of an ideal beach town, filled with the sights, sounds and flavors of island life, Port Aransas is one city sure to fit the bill. While you may live nearby or visit on occasion as a weekend getaway, the locals know that there’s more to Port A than just the beaches and the fishing. There are 8 (and probably more) local treasures that are referred to as the 8 Wonders of Port Aransas. Here’s what I know and where to find them…   The 8 Wonders of Port Aransas The original list of the 8 Wonders of Port Aransas was compiled by the Port Aransas Museum. The…

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    6 Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Beachtoberfest

    Fall is right around the corner and in Port Aransas, the excitement of the upcoming Beachtoberfest has everyone buzzing. While spending summer on the beach in Port A is quite enticing for all of us, the Fall season on the island is truly not to be missed. The temperatures are cooler, the breezes are relaxing and the crowds are fewer. But what you may not know is that the upcoming events of Beachtoberfest are six weeks of Fall fun. Beachtoberfest in Port Aransas runs from September 20th to October 28th, 2018. There are live music events, fishing tournaments, super chef competitions and barbecue cook-offs. And did I forget to mention…

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    Parking on the Beach in Port Aransas

    When visiting the beaches of Port Aransas, you’ll find that the beaches are wide and fairly flat. For this reason, driving on the beach is allowed in the sandy lane-like areas in front of the dunes. While driving on the beach won’t cost you a thing, parking on the beach will require a beach parking permit, which is a simple sticker to be placed in the corner of your car’s windshield. These annual permits are valid for the year and can be purchased for only $12.00. Having a beach parking permit will allow you to park legally for “free” on the beach between Marker 0-62. Annual beach parking permits can…

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    Plan Ahead for these Annual Events in Port Aransas

    The beaches of Port Aransas are lovely to visit any time of year, but look ahead to these fun family events each year and you may discover a whole new side of Port A. From fishing tournaments to home tours, shopping events to bird-watching festivals, Port Aransas has numerous events throughout the year to suit every taste, interest and hobby.     January Port Aransas Tour of Homes: January, annually The Port Aransas Garden Club hosts a self-guided or bus tour of Port Aransas’ finest homes, from gated community residences to beachfront properties. The tour starts at the Port Aransas Community Center, where you can buy a ticket and pick…