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First Timers Guide to Port Aransas Vacation Getaway

15 Nov 2019
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Around Port Aransas

Splash Into a Good Time:
Lets face it, the Gulf of Mexico is what initially attracted you to Port Aransas, it would be silly to start with anything but the enticing Gulf waters. So pack up that beach towel and sun screen and get to the sand. Whether you are walking down to the beach in front of your beachfront vacation rental or want to take a trip to one of our recommended beach locations you are sure to make some incredible memories.  If you have planned enough time in your trip, take a short drive to the Padre Island National Seashore and explore “Little Shell”.  Little Shell gets its name from its unique beaches, as you enter Little Shell you are no longer walking along sandy waterline, but instead your feet walk on top of millions upon millions of tiny shells.  It truly is a beautiful scene.

Get Energized –

Start your morning off with a little Island caffeination.  A few options to choose from, our local favorites include Coffee Waves and Coastal Beans. Coffee waves offers a bit of an island touch to the typical coffee shop and provides delicious breakfast pasties and even a few healthy options.  Coastal Beans is an outside cabana right in town, with unique swing chairs and nitro infused cold brew. 

Explore Nature -

Step back on dry land for a scenic walk in the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. Bring your binoculars and see how many of our indigenous and migrating birds you can spot. Bicycle rentals and golf cart rentals are available in many Port Aransas areas to explore on wheels.  Robert's Point Park is a also a lovely area to watch the ships come through, birds and dolphins.  You might even see a pirate sip cruise through the Port Aransas waters.

Most vacation rentals in Port Aransas come equipped with kitchens for cooking.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try some of the famous island cuisine Port Aransas has to offer.  You can’t visit the Gufl Coast without at least trying some delicious fish tacos.  Make sure to stop by Iries as their fish tacos are award winning.  If you need a little more of a sit down and get together atmosphere Jay’s Seafood and Spaghetti works provides a wide variety of delicious entres that will satisfy adults and children alike.  Just in case you are part of the population that chooses to steer clear of Seafood, don’t worry, Port Aransas does have a bit of the ‘taste of home’ as MacDaddy’s offers delicious BBQ and tasty local brews.

Check back soon and we will let you know about great fishing spots, rainy day activites, the best breakfast and more.