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Port Aransas Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 58 photos

Nice central area to explore from,,

Port Aransas is a pleasant little tourist town on Padre Island with nice people! A relaxed atmosphere especially on the quiet weekdays in April. On the weekends though lookout for the weekend travellers and finding a nice hotel room can be a bit of a chore! I camped on the beach for a few nights until I got chased off by a thunder storm with high winds, adding to the excitement. On other nights I stayed in some nice motels though a little pricey for my pocket book I made do especially to get out the sand from the nooks and crannies. the local supermarket has a nice selection of food and I cooked mainly for the duration of the stay, using mostly charcoal. It was great. Texas ribs and potatoes with veggies and fruit to back them up . In the general area I took in the Uss Lexington, state aquarium, and of course the local bird watching opportunities. The brown pelican being my favourite. The small ferries crossing over to Aransas Pass are a worthwhile trip and you can drive around in a circle over the Corpus Bridge to the city and back out to the Island. Ocean View(?) drive along the waterfront is a nice area to look at some great homes and some nice parks to relax in .

Off to Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good food, people and scenery
  • Cons:NON
  • In a nutshell:Worthwhile even for a side trip, to the island for the birds!
  • Last visit to Port Aransas: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 5, 2006
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Nice page! Helpful tips!

  • Aug 3, 2006 at 1:20 PM

    was in Port A 7/28-29 Pelican's Landing sorry service, inside and outside, no one asked us if we would like a drink, no one acknowledged our presence x4 the 3 young girls out front, 2 of them talking, one putting us on the list, no personality whatsoever


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