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Find A Fun Waterpark Near Port Aransas, Corpus Christi

Stay cool in Port Aransas, and book your summer vacation with Port A Escapes. Here are some of the best waterparks, pools, and splash pads in Port Aransas and Corpus Christi for you and your family.

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Best Summer Events Around Port Aransas, Texas

Summer is a great time to get outside and experience something special and unique. Especially in the Port Aransas, Texas, area, events happen every weekend during summer. Whether it’s music or parades, you can find something for everyone.

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Fun Things To Do In Mustang Island State Park

You will be in one of the best places to travel to and from Mustang Island State Park and see so much more of the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading to hear about all the fun things you can do in Mustang Island State Park.

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Things To Do In Corpus Christi, Texas For Honeymoon Couples

To make this a memorable experience, you need to have excellent lodging, and that’s where Port A Escapes can help you and your partner. Look through our cozy vacation rentals and start crafting your honeymoon with these fun things to do for honeymoon couples in Corpus Christi. 

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Best Restaurants Overlooking The Corpus Christi Bay Area

If you want to experience Corpus Christi Bay and more of the amazing attractions near Mustang Island and Port Aransas, then you need to book directly with Port A Escapes for some of the best vacation rentals in the area. Here is a preview of some of the best restaurants overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay area.

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Here’s Why Port Aransas Is Perfect For Romantic Getaways In Texas

You should look at what Port A Escapes can offer you and your partner for a romantic vacation. Continue reading for a preview of some of our smaller vacation rentals that are ideal for couples visiting Port Aransas for romantic getaways in Texas.

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Winter Things To Do in Port Aransas, Mustang Island

Look through what we offer you, and then read on about what Port Aransas and Mustang Island offer you if you are looking for things to do on vacation.

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Visit A Farmers Market Near Port Aransas, Texas

Take home a unique arts and crafts gift, hear some live music, or buy some produce and cook an authentic meal at your vacation rental like a local. Visit an area farmers' market in the Port Aransas, Texas area when you stay with us.

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Find An Amazing Mexican Restaurant In Corpus Christi, Texas

Some of the best lodgings in the state can also be found not far from Corpus Christi with Port A Escapes. Find a favorite Corpus Christi, Texas, Mexican restaurant when you visit next.

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Bars In Port Aransas With The Best Cocktails

Continue making memories at your vacation rental at Port A Escapes. Grab one or two of the best cocktails at these bars in the Port Aransas, Texas, area.

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Stellar Port Aransas Dolphin Tours

Port A Escapes can help you get started on this journey. Please look at our outstanding vacation rentals for your next vacation and these dolphin tours in Port Aransas.

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Get Ready For Golf Season Near Port Aransas, Texas

Take a gander at our vacation rentals before you consider booking a tee time at one of these golf courses in the Port Aransas, Texas, area.

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Check Out These Shops In Port Aransas, Texas

We have a variety of condos that should fit your needs. Here are some of the best shops in Port Aransas, Texas.

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Shark Fishing Tournaments And More In Port Aransas

You can do more while staying at a Port A Escapes vacation rental. Here’s what you need to know about shark fishing and more in Port Aransas.

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Best Mexican Restaurants In Port Aransas

Are you on the lookout for Mexican restaurants in Port Aransas? A couple of them offer top-notch Mexican dishes that warm your tastebuds.

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Find The Best Beach, Park, And More For Photos In Port Aransas

You’ll find something to marvel at here. To get the gears turning, here is a park, beach, and more for photos in the Port Aransas area.

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Great Burger Places In Corpus Christi

You can't go wrong with a delicious burger. There are more than enough places with excellent burgers on the menu in Corpus Christi.

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Best Breakfast, Brunch Restaurants In Port Aransas

Book directly with Port A Escapes to wake up well rested. Here are some of the best breakfast and brunch restaurants in Port Aransas.

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Best Places To Watch Movies In Corpus Christi, TX

You will find some movies you like in Corpus Christi, TX. Watch some movies and check out these theaters in Corpus Christi, TX.

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Check Out These Parks In Port Aransas

Start your journey with a Port A Escapes vacation rental. Here are some of the better parks in the Port Aransas area to visit on vacation.

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Best Beach For Families In Port Aransas

Many will be close to a beautiful beach, and some might be close to three of the perfect beaches in the Port Aransas area.

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Best Beach And House Rentals Around Mustang Island

Check out Port A Escapes vacation rentals and find the perfect beach house on Mustang Island for you and your family.

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Find The Best Texas Wines Near Corpus Christi

Bring some wines back to your Texas vacation home. Here are some of the best wineries in the Corpus Christi, Texas area.

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Best Restaurants in Port Aransas for Food Delivery

You can always order food at your rental property. Here’s a rundown of places that provide yummy food delivery in Port Aransas.

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Find the Perfect Spa Near Corpus Christi, Texas

You’ll have some peace of mind when you are in your rental property and, also, when you step into a remarkable Corpus Christi, Texas spa.

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3 Best Jet Ski Rental Businesses Near Mustang Island

After changing into your swimsuit, you are going to want to find the best jet ski rental in the Mustang Island area.

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These Are the 5 Best Breweries in Corpus Christi

If you are looking for a new beer or want to spend time with friends at a unique brewery, Corpus Christi will have something for you.

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Top 3 Pizza Places In Port Aransas

You can find pizza almost anywhere, and the Port Aransas area is no exception. Whether you are downtown or near the beach.

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Sand & Surf: Things to Do in Mustang Island

We are here to let you know that you won’t be in short supply of new, fun, and exciting things to do in Mustang Island.

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Spend the Day at the Port Aransas Museum

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Roll Into Summer with a Port A Bike Adventure || Top Bike Rentals

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Top 10 Port Aransas Gift Shops

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5 Places to Find Live Music in Port Aransas

Port Aransas is known for its 18-mile-long beach, which makes it a perfect holiday destination. If you want to experience the nightlife and have a bit of fun, even then, Port Aransas is the best destination in Texas. There are many happening nightclubs and funky taverns where you can go and party with your friends. Let us explore where you can experience live music in Port Aransas.

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Top 3 Port Aransas Fishing Charters for Families

For first-time fishers wanting that extra level of support, Fish Tales is one of the best Port Aransas fishing charter experiences offered. All you have to do is let Captain Jackie Romeyn know your individual requirements and she and her team will do all they can to accommodate, including families and special needs groups. This is a guaranteed fun time for everyone involved with the chance to also see dolphins splashing about in their natural habitat.

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A Bucket List during Your Stay at a Mustang Island Condo

Port Aransas, Texas, is a coastal area known for its stunning views and island escapes. When you book a Mustang Island condo via Port A Escapes, you’ll be staying in spacious accommodations with fantastic views. With options for rentals with a private pool and pet-friendly properties, you’ll have everything you need for an unforgettable Port Aransas vacation. During your getaway, consider our ultimate Mustang Island bucket list. Our gorgeous coastal town never looked so exciting!

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Port Aransas Surfing: Texas’s Raddest Groundswell

Not only can travelers operate motor vehicles on Port Aransas Beach, a rarity in the U.S., but you’ll also discover some of the best surf in Texas, regardless of skill level. In fact, countless first-time rides occurred within steps of Port A Escapes’ finest beachfront condos. Whether you’re an accomplished surfer or a self-proclaimed “kook,” you’ll quickly discover why so many experts believe Port Aransas boasts the best surfing conditions along Texas’s Gulf Coast.

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5 Idyllic Port Aransas Condos for a Wintertime Escape

The city hugs the salty Gulf of Mexico and its sprawling turquoise waters, creating 6.3 miles of sandy beaches from Aransas Pass to the island’s uninhibited state park. Common mid-day pursuits include deep-sea fishing, Alister Street shopping, dolphin tours, and, of course, beach relaxation. And there’s no better place to commemorate a glorious day spent in Gulf Coast heaven than inside one of our luxurious Port Aransas condos, only a short stroll from the beach.

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The Top 3 Golf Courses near Port Aransas, TX

Golfers will discover a handful of the Lonestar State’s most beloved links-style courses. While links-style designs lack water hazards and towering trees, they require much more accuracy due to infrequent wind gusts and elongated rough. That being said, they’re visual delights that help make any challenge seem dauntless. Let’s start our Port Aransas area golf course guide here on Mustang Island at the always spellbinding Palmilla Beach Golf Course.

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The 3 Best Dolphin Tours in Port Aransas, Texas

Port Aransas, Texas, is full of aquatic surprises. You don’t need to travel all the way to SeaWorld to meet a pod of friendly, curious, and deniably beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Approximately 60 dolphins reside in Port Aransas Bay’s teal water, primarily near the Lydia Ann Channel. Contrary to popular belief, most dolphin tours in Port Aransas run throughout the year. These slippery, giggly pods never swim south, as these waters remain at idyllic temperatures, even in the heart of “winter.”

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A Helpful Port Aransas Beach Day Guide

Port A Escapes has a fleet of gulf-view condos and homes that are steps from private beach acreage, where the teal sea meets the powdery shoreline. Port Aransas Beach itself spans approximately 6.3 miles along Mustang Island’s salty coastline. This idyllic stretch of Texas coastline allures growing families, casual beachgoers, and aquatic aficionados alike. In an effort to provide a better understanding of our wind-swept haven, we’ve compiled a handy Port Aransas Beach day guide.

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A Comprehensive Port Aransas Shopping Guide

Mementos (and photographs) are oftentimes the only way to commemorate a successful vacation adequately. Here at Port A Escapes, we appreciate the various shops, boutiques, and studios that line the streets of downtown Port Aransas. The eclectic Port Aransas shopping district is intertwined with popular restaurants, quiet parks, and various rental outposts.

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Port Aransas Kayak Rentals: Paddle into the Gulf

A common way to explore the many crevices of Mustang Island, especially amongst couples, is via a tandem kayak. Thus, many visitors often ask our team about reserving an affordable, full-day Port Aransas kayak rental. Thankfully, three local outfitters have you covered in terms of aquatic excitement, all of which are a short walk, bicycle ride, or drive from Port A Escapes’ most desirable condos and homes.

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Summer Reading Challenge: Finish 15 Thrilling Beach Reads

Sand is said to be “optional,” but here at Port A Escapes, we understand that the beach is an integral aspect of the overall endeavor. Before we dive into this summer reading “challenge,” it’s important to note that we have a small fleet of Port Aransas beachfront condos. When you choose Port A, you’ll only be steps away from deep relaxation along the Gulf of Mexico’s sugary banks!

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Port Aransas Golf Cart Rentals: Cruising through Port A

The most popular way to explore the island and its picturesque cities is via an affordable, state-of-the-art Port Aransas golf cart rental. As you can imagine, this skinny isle only has so many roads. Thus, travelers choose to motor around inside a cart, effectively providing nearly unlimited access to the island’s beaches and streets.

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The Top 3 Port Aransas Fishing Guides

The preferred method of exploration remains deep-sea fishing, especially for those who equally enjoy relaxation and sport, with a hint of sophistication. Luckily for your group, most of Port A Escapes’ divine condos and homes are a short walk or bicycle ride from the top three Port Aransas fishing guides.

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The Perks of Booking Direct in Port Aransas, Texas

It's no secret that booking a vacation through an online travel agency has become a popular choice for some over the years. But you should know that there are many risks that you take when using a third-party platform. Direct booking with Port A Escapes comes with so many perks, and it's something that you should be informed about when tossing up the idea of using an agency instead. We'll go over five benefits that happen when you book direct instead of opting for an online third party platform.

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3 Fun Things to Do in Port Aransas, Texas, this Spring

Planning spring break doesn’t have to be difficult as there are several fun things to do in Port Aransas, Texas, during your stay at Port A Escapes. Mustang Island has a thriving nightlife scene and offers plenty of water-based family attractions in Texas. We know that winter can be a little rough this time of year in the north, which is why we suggest taking a break and heading south! We’ll give you a small glimpse of how you can surround yourself with warmer weather and enjoy your time on the gulf coast.

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How to be Healthy on Vacation in Port Aransas Texas

It’s no secret that we tend to overeat during the holidays, but most of the time, on vacation, it’s easy to do the same thing! When you plan a stay with Port A Escapes, you’ll be happy to know our kitchens are fully equipped with everything you need to cook your own healthy meals during your stay. You won’t have to wonder how to eat healthy on vacation with Port A Escapes, as our rentals provide fully equipped kitchens where you can make your own! There are also many Port Aransas attractions and activities that will keep you on your feet while you’re on a family vacation. Continue reading to find out five simple ways to stay healthy while on a post-holiday getaway.

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How to Plan Affordable Winter Vacations

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you’ll be surrounded by people everywhere, from the crowded shopping malls to the congested traffic jams, as well as seasonal events and extended family gatherings. Why not plan a post-holiday getaway to Port A Escapes in Port Aransas, Texas, for some much-needed relaxation time with your loved one. Since the holidays tend to leave our wallet a little less flexible, we’ve come up with a few budget-friendly tips on how to save money on vacation. Keep reading to find out how to have affordable winter vacations to Texas after the festive season has come to an end.

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Birding in Port Aransas, Texas

As we begin to transition into the colder seasons, you’ll start to notice a variety of migrating bird species while on your Texas getaways to Port A Escapes. Since our island is located in the Central Flyway, you’ll find a variety of nesting species that include Roseate Spoonbills, Reddish Egrets, Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, and so many others! Since we’re located close to many natural beaches, inlets, and wetlands, there are many opportunities to observe hundreds of birds up-close in their natural surroundings. Keep reading to find the best spots for birding while on your Texas getaways.

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Spend Time Outdoors during Fall in Port Aransas, Texas 

Have a spook-takular time when you plan your Texas getaways to Port A Escapes during the harvest season. What’s so great about making your family vacation spots here in Texas during the fall season? There are many outdoor things to do in Port Aransas from live music, entertainment, beach activities and so much more! You’ll also enjoy fewer crowds, and the best part is that the Port Aransas weather is nearly perfect every day. Grab your family and spend some time outside during the pumpkin-spiced season in Port Aransas, Texas. 

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Fall Texas Getaways | Texas Jazz Festival

The fall season has finally arrived in Port Aransas, Texas, which can only mean one thing⁠— the Texas Jazz Festival is almost here! Get your groove on at this year's Annual Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christ in mid-October. Jazz Fest is the largest, longest-running jazz festival in the U.S. and is located a hop, skip, and a jump away from our Port A Escapes. Enjoy live music on three different stages with musicians from all over the state. During your Texas getaways in autumn, you'll be able to escape from the busy life and sink into that warm fuzzy fall feeling with live jazz swirling in the air. When you're looking for fun things to do in Corpus Christi, this is a must-see event! Keep reading to find out what to expect at the Annual Jazz Festival. 

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Texas Kid-Friendly Vacations

Planning your Texas kid-friendly vacations with Port A Escapes during late summer means there will be fewer crowds. It’s never too late to squeeze in one last getaway with the family before the kids are back to school. When you’re looking for a kid-friendly restaurant or a unique place to waste an hour or two, you’ll find many near our Port Aransas condo rentals. We encourage travelers to check out the Travel Guide, where you’ll find many fun things to do in Port Aransas, Texas. Here are a couple of noteworthy stops to add to your list!  

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Extreme Summer Thrills in Port Aransas Texas 

Attention adrenaline junkies! It’s time to step up the excitement by adding an extreme summer thrill to your list of Port Aransas things to do near our Port A Escapes! For those wanting to add a little extra on top of an already fantastic family vacation, we’ll point you in the right direction. Sometimes you need to release energy by experiencing something that will make you feel fully alive, which is why you should plan an epic adventure that will be unparalleled to any other!

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Visit the Local Parks in Port Aransas Texas

As we’re well into summer at Port A Escapes, spending your vacation time outdoors will be high on your list of things to do in Port Aransas Texas. During a hot summer day, many people flock to the water to sunbathe, explore, build sand castles, and relax. Along with this, we also encourage your family to set out for a day-time stroll to the local parks as there are many near our Port Aransas beach homes, and we’ll touch on a couple!

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Best Port Aransas Boat Tours

As you start to plan your summer vacations, we suggest adding one of the many Port Aransas boat tours to your itinerary when lodging at Port A Escapes! Take a break from the beach and enjoy a day on the open blue with your family. Whether you’re on the lookout for dolphins, enjoying a luxury sailboat ride, or want to try fishing in the gulf coast, we’ll provide you with three diverse boat tours to pick from!

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Three Port Aransas Texas Hidden Gems

Want to maximize your adventure while staying at our Port A Escapes? Whether you’re on a romantic getaway, an annual family vacation, or a fun girls trip, we would like for you to experience the time of your life during your stay! As you start to plan your visit to Port Aransas Texas, we’ll give you a glimpse of our favorite local activities! So sit back and relax as we take a tour through our three favorite hidden gems that will make it to the top of your list of things to do in Port Aransas Texas!

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Best Port Aransas Texas Water Activities

Picture yourself; sunglasses on, basking in the sun as you drift off into a nice, long, well-deserved rest outside your Port A Escapes condo rental. Let's face it, we know that the summer comes on all too quickly and before you know it, it’s gone! Take time this spring to plan your getaway to Port A Escapes on Mustang Island. To help you along the way, here are our favorite things to do in Port Aransas Texas on the water!

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The Best Port Aransas Bars for a Late-Night Beverage

The perfect way to cap off an unforgettable day filled with beach relaxation, parasailing, and deep sea fishing is a refreshing pint of beer or a signature cocktail at one of the best Port Aransas bars. There are over a dozen places to enjoy a late-night drink in Downtown Port Aransas, so you’ll never have to walk far for a yummy beverage. Whether you enjoy kitschy dives, hip clubs, or laid-back harborfront bars, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Port Aransas, Texas.

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South Texas Birding in Port Aransas

The tropical island community of Port Aransas, Texas, is well-known for its breathtaking beaches, world-class deep sea fishing, and island-style restaurants, but we’re quickly growing into one of the best South Texas birding destinations. The annual Whooping Crane Festival is held annually at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to celebrate and preserve the world’s last naturally-occurring whooping crane population.

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Harvest Moon Regatta

Join us at the Texas coast this fall for the annual Harvest Moon Regatta! While Texas is known for its delicious food and great music, it is also home to a great sailing scene! Yacht owners from around the country flock to the Lone Star State at the end of October to take part in North America’s largest port-to-port race, the Harvest Moon Regatta.

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