Spring Break in Port Aransas
March 7 – March 21, 2015
Blue skies meet miles of white sand in Port Aransas, a beautiful city on the Gulf coast of Texas. From mid to late March, the weather has already warmed in east Texas, and thousands of people of all ages and from all over flock to Port Aransas for spring break.
Local residents, law enforcement agents, and government officials have worked hard to make Port Aransas an equally attractive spring break destination for both families and college groups. Port Aransas boasts an irresistible blend of excitement and relaxation, making it an ideal location to spend your vacation time. Port Aransas also offers a variety of rental options, from modest to luxurious hotel rooms, and privately owned condos and beachfront homes.
Things to Do in Port Aransas on Spring Break
While many of the spring break festivities in Port Aransas are energetic, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the warmth of March in Port Aransas. Because Port Aransas has a longer stretch of white, sandy beaches, spring breakers are more dispersed, and the area is slightly less crowded than other Texas spring break destinations. Crowding and traffic is to be expected from any spring break destination, but the city of Port Aransas has worked hard to make sure that this doesn’t get in the way of enjoying your vacation.
Obviously, swimming and catching rays are always a beach favorite (just be sure to wear sunscreen – the Texas sun is stronger in March than you may think!).
Other popular things to do on Spring Break in Port Aransas include:
- Water sports
- Wind surfing
- Beach bonfire parties
- Live music at restaurants, bars and clubs
- Exciting clubs and nightlife
Places to Eat in Port Aransas
Port Aransas offers an array of delicious eateries, that vary in price range and culinary styles. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Shell’s Pasta and Seafood Slams
- Port A Brewing Company
- Taqueria San Juan
- Island Cafe and Smokehouse
- Inferno/Liberty Hall
- Spaghetti Works
- Pelican Club
- Venetian Hot Plate
- Avery’s Kitchen
Family-Friendly Spring Break Options in Port Aransas
For families and those seeking a quieter retreat or a break from partying, there are endless options for fun in Port Aransas that don’t require loud music or alcohol:
- Red Dragon Pirate Adventure
- Dolphin Encounters
- Mustang Island State Park
- Visit San Jose Island
- Visit Padre Island
- Stray Cat Sailing Adventures
- Free Birding Tours
- Shows at Port Aransas Theatre
- Jet Ski Rentals
- WetHeads Kayak Adventures
Tips for an Enjoyable Spring Break in Port Aransas
Inevitably, this quiet seaside town is going to transform into a lively, crowded scene every March. There will be noise, there will be crowds, and there will be traffic. But with a little planning, compassion, and understanding, everyone can have a safe and fun spring break in Port Aransas.
Follow these tips to make sure your vacation is an enjoyable one:
- Plan ahead.
- Make reservations.
- Avoid the crowds – eat early or late.
- Allow extra time for traffic.
- Be flexible.
- Wear sunscreen!
- Follow rules & regulations.
- No glass on the beach!
The Evolution of Spring Break in Port Aransas
Most locals and long-time Port A spring break regulars can agree that over the years, local spring break conditions have seen drastic improvements. The City of Port Aransas has imposed ordinances that have greatly improved safety and traffic conditions during spring break in Port Aransas. These improvements include everything from improved ferry systems and traffic systems to more efficient law enforcement, less drinking and driving, and less beach crowding. Let’s continue to do our part to keep make spring break in Port Aransas a pleasant time for both visitors and locals.
Invest in Property in Port Aransas
Have you ever considering purchasing property in Port Aransas that you can use as a vacation home or rental for spring breakers and vacationers? Contact me to find out how wise of an investment it is to purchase a second home in Port Aransas. You can even calculate your mortgage and estimate how often (or how little) you would have to rent out your property in order to completely pay for your vacation home. Are you ready to find your piece of paradise?
If you want to enjoy the warmth and activities offered by Port A year-round, I can find the perfect home for you and can guide you through the process of relocating to Port Aransas.
Stay safe and have fun, Port A!
Until next time,