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Port Aransas
With over 18 miles of beach, first-class Gulf of Mexico fishing, golfing, shopping, coastal dining and wildlife aplenty, there’s no end to the breezy fun of Port Aransas. Located on the central flyway, Port A's estuaries, inlets and nature reserves draw hundreds of species of birds. You can kick your feet up in a luxury condo, hotel, motel, private home, cottage or a campsite under the stars, all just 30 minutes from Corpus Christi.

All things to do » Things to do

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture
Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Marinas
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Port Aransas Beach
Port Aransas Beach
Public beach on Port Aransas that is clean, has a lifeguard and has car-free locations.
Attraction type: Beaches
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Free admission to see tanks displaying sea horses, eels, oysters, fish and other marine life.
Attraction type: Aquariums
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San Jose Island
San Jose Island
Attraction type: Islands
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Irie's Island Food
Irie's Island Food
Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, International, Asian, Hawaiian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout
Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn
Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn
Ranked #2 of 75 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Marcel's Restaurant
Marcel's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, German, Seafood, Continental
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Venetian Hot Plate
Venetian Hot Plate
Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Price:
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Coffee Waves
Coffee Waves
Ranked #5 of 75 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

BEST WESTERN Ocean Villa
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Ocean Villa
$110 - $305
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
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Island Hotel Port Aransas
2.0 of 5
Island Hotel Port Aransas
$89 - $246
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
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Seashell Village Resort
Seashell Village Resort
$89 - $260

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Port Aransas
Hampton Inn & Suites Port Aransas
$151 - $357
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Port Aransas
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A Laughing Horse Lodge
3.5 of 5
A Laughing Horse Lodge
$124 - $388
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Sandpiper Condominiums
Sandpiper Condominiums
$155 - $475

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.