Port Aransas Bucket List

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Port Aransas

Do Fun

Beach Please!! The beach is always calling your name here in Port Aransas! Get out there early to get your spot or find 361 Blue Beach Concierge and let them do all the work for you!

Big Shell Beach Bikes: Cruise around in style on a fat tire or cruiser-style beach bike! Big Shell Beach Bikes has been your go-to bike rental in Port Aransas since 2010! Rent ’em for the day or for your whole stay! Scan and go from a pickup location or get them delivered right to your door. Check the map for location and self-guided tours around town. Reserve yours now!

Catch Some Live Music: When in Port Aransas, you absolutely must see live music. Port Aransas is officially a “Music Friendly Community” by the Texas Music Office. You can find many local artists playing at plenty of fun and lively restaurants and bars around town. For a thorough list of upcoming concerts, we’ve got you covered.

Bar Scene You can get a drink at pretty much any restaurant in town, but if you are looking for the real deal, the party hardy, the dance-the-night away kind of place, we put a list of our favs and what to expect at each one. So pick one or pick ’em all!!  We have also created a Pub Crawl map just for you! Click here for the Bar Scene.

Hit The Best Festivals: Whether it’s a big one like Sandfest or Palmfest, or Barefoot Mardi Gras. Something is always going on, like the South Texas Ford Truck Mafia or Whooping Crane Festival. 

Have Some Free Fun: If you want to enjoy Port Aransas on a budget, see our big list of Free fun things to do in Port A. There’s no shortage of great experiences for free!

Go Golfing!!  Swing on over to Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club for a fun, fresh, fast play, and Texas’ only True Links course. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer, Palmilla is now a 12-hole course, including 9 holes of regulation play plus The Loop, a 3-hole short course. Everyone is welcome. There is no membership required. Cart supplied and clubs are available.

Port Aransas Community Theatre: Enhance your cultural experience with live theater performances at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, locally known as PACT. Check out their website or our calendar for upcoming performances.

Kid Fun! We have candy shops, kite shops, ceramic-making shops, pirate ship cruises and more. So much great family fun to be had! Our comprehensive Kid Fun list will keep kids of all ages entertained and hopefully worn out by the end of the day! Be sure to book your ride on the Red Dragon! The kids will love their pirate crew and will keep you entertained while you enjoy cannon fire, dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, and much more! 

Holidays  Spend your holidays with us in Port Aransas! We have fireworks for the 4th of July, Memorial Day is fun-filled, Mother’s Day shopping sales, Father’s Day fishing excursions, Veterans Day discounts, and Thanksgiving and Christmas specials all around town! Port A treats every day like a holiday! 

Boat Tours  So many to choose from. Which boat tour is right for you?

Learn to Surf Gulf of Mexico has the perfect waves for learning to surf. Billabong Surf Camps are open during the summer months and offer surf lessons to anyone of any age. You can secure private lessons, or week-long group camps are also available.

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On my Port A Bucket List, I can't wait to.... dance to Live Music, go surfing, go fishing, go on a boat tour, see dolphins.

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