Port Aransas Bucket List

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Port Aransas

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Where to Adventure and be weird in Port Aransas texas

Port A Bucket List Buckle up for a city-wide scavenger hunt! This can be done in a day or over your multi-day vacation. @PortABucketList has put together the ultimate things-to-do list! Do it by yourself or get the whole group involved. A kid-friendly scavenger hunt is available too!! 

Insta-Worth Treasure Map  We put a map together of all the insta-worthy murals and other fun spots in Port Aransas! Be sure to check out our Instagram or Facebook pages for all our fun pics and reels.  Here is our Google map of all our favorite spots!

Glow Ride! Rent bikes from Big Shell Beach Bikes and light them up with lights and/or glow sticks for a fun cruise around town! Reserve your beach bike today!

Get Served: Leave the beach gear at home and let 361 Blue Beach Concierge take care of you. They set your private umbrella and chairs at a  well-groomed beach location. They even supply beach games for all-day fun!

Funky Shops We have a few hidden gems for your funky shopping pleasure around town. These shops are sure to pique your interest. You will be greeted with bubbles and a car with lashes at Gratitude and 3rd Coast Shack is sure to have your unique finds for any hippie at heart. 

Spooky Surfing Be sure to visit in October for the annual costume surfing contests. There are two age groups, 12 and under and 13 and up—prizes for best costume and style. There are a couple of these. One is wearing a costume while surfing a surfboard. The other is to surf on anything but an actual surfboard. Floaties come in all shapes and sizes and can be used as your surfing vessel. There are awards for the longest ride, biggest style, and most “surfers” on. Visit Texas Surf Camps for more info. 

Holy Ships! Act like a Pirate and take a ride on the Red Dragon and an adventurous Pirate cruise on an actual pirate ship! Geared towards kids but definitely fun for everyone! They offer their Adults only Sunset Cruises during the off-season.  Be sure to check them out!

Sandcastle Building 101 Take a sandcastle building class! Yes, that’s right, learn how the pros do and build your best sandcastle yet!  Visit https://sandrum.com/ for more info!


Sky Dive Feeling adventurous? Care to jump out of a plane? Ski-diving over the Gulf of Mexico is sure to bring epic views. Conveniently located in town at Port Aransas’ Mustang Island Airport. Book online today at Sky Dive South Texas .

Bi-Plane Rides Feeling adventurous but want to stay in the comfort of the plane? Take an unforgettable aerial tour of the beautiful coast in WW2 Stearman Bi-Plane. Ask your pilot about Opting in for some Lazy 8s, Loop-De-Loops, and nose dives! I highly suggest you do them as part of your ride. It is a game-changing experience! For more info and to book online visit their website at Mustang Island Air.

See Eccentric Performances: The Port Aransas Community Theatre is sure to entertain with one of their many eccentric Performances!  Check out their website our visit our calendar for upcoming performances.

Parasail  Take to the skies via boat and parasail through the Laguna Madre. You can see out for miles and miles while floating through the air. You’ll get an aerial view of the local sea life and a glimpse of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse. 

Geocache Yes, people still do this, and it can be fun for all ages. Act like a Pirate and find your treasure! Download the Geocache App on your phone for a fun scavenger hunt adventure. 

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On my weird Port A Bucket List I'm going to... treasure hunt, skydive, parasail, bury myself in the sand

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