• Cita Resort Wear & Home Goods | www.portaransastex.com
    Shop Local

    Shopping Spotlight: Cita Resort Wear & Home Goods in Port Aransas

    Although Cita has been open in Port Aransas for years, the locally-owned shop has weathered the storm of Hurricane Harvey to build and reopen in a new location on the main street in Port A in Spring of 2018. Housed in the Old Town Cottages on North Alister Street, Cita Resort Wear and Home Goods is in good company with the neighboring retail shops of Georgia’s Children’s Boutique and Silver King Jewelry. Known as a great place to find coastal furniture, Cita is also a clothing mecca for women and men alike. Their resort wear selection is extensive and colorful, like candy for the eyes. Just as they offer the…

  • Coffee Waves in Port Aransas TX | www.portaransastex.com
    Restaurants

    COMING SOON: Port Aransas Restaurant Spotlight

    Coming soon! In the coming months, I’d love to begin featuring local restaurants in Port Aransas in a monthly Restaurant Spotlight. My goal is to highlight the many amazing restaurants, coffee shops and dessert hot spots in and around the Port Aransas area, including most-requested menu items, insight into the restaurant’s ambiance, and whether they’re suitable for children or even pet-friendly. And of course, lots of photos!     If you own a local restaurant in Port Aransas, on Mustang Island or the immediate area, I’d love to hear from you!   How to Participate Simply click over and complete the Restaurant Spotlight: Owner Interview. It’s 11 simple questions and…

  • Chapel on the Dunes in Port Aransas | www.portaransastex.com
    Activities,  Local Tips

    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…

  • What has Reopened in Port Aransas Since Hurricane Harvey | www.portaransastex.com
    Activities,  Parks,  Restaurants,  Shop Local

    What Has Reopened in Port Aransas Since Hurricane Harvey

    NOW OPEN IN PORT ARANSAS AFTER HARVEY (last updated 9/2/18) SHOPS & BUSINESSES – Ace Hardware: OPEN as of March 15 – Alister Street Carts: OPEN – Ash Cart Rental: OPEN – Aston’s Tile: OPEN at Tower Center – Balinese Wellness Spa: OPEN – Bay Quest: under repair, reopening in summer 2018 – Big Shell Bikes: OPEN in temporary location, 361-445-7001 – BoardHouse Surf & Skate: OPEN – Bojon’s: OPEN – Bron’s Beach Carts: OPEN, 361-290-7143 www.bronsbeachcarts.com – C&G Sisters Island Boutique: OPEN – Casa Bella Salon: OPEN at Shops at Port A – Cell Phone Island: OPEN at Shops at Port A – Chilla’s Storage & Gift Shop: opening…

  • Best Breakfast in Port Aransas | www.portaransastex.com
    Kids,  Restaurants

    5 Most Popular Breakfast Spots in Port Aransas

    After a long day and night at the beach in Port Aransas, the search for a filling, hot breakfast in the morning can leave you feeling ravenous and ready to indulge. I recently asked my followers on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to tell me their favorite, can’t-miss breakfast hotspots and the responses confirmed what I expected… Port Aransas has some clear winner restaurants that offer a wide variety of hot, fresh meals to get you going in the morning. Here are the favorites for breakfast. Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Port Aransas San Juan Taqueria 410 Cut Off Rd., 361-749-6521 Popular items on the menu include huevos rancheros, eggs Mexicana,…