• Port Aransas TX | www.portaransastex.com
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    30+ Ways to Enjoy Port Aransas on a Rainy Day

    While we love our sunny days in Port Aransas, 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 also give tours of the Little Chapel on the Hill (aka Chapel in the Dunes).  Copies of more than 12,000 photos and documents pertaining to the history of Port Aransas are available for viewing, along with artifacts, oral histories of island locals and movies of Port Aransas in the 1920s.   2.…

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

  • Chapel on the Dunes in Port Aransas | www.portaransastex.com
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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…

  • What has Reopened in Port Aransas Since Hurricane Harvey | www.portaransastex.com
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    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…