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Best Ways to Spend Thanksgiving Day in Port Aransas

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This year, Thanksgiving Day is taking a new twist. Many travelers are breaking free from old traditions and seeking new experiences. They’re embarking on journeys to places they’ve never seen before, taking road trips to cabins in the woods, and even going to coastal towns for a serene BEACH-giving celebration. The 2023 Thanksgiving in Port Aransas awaits you. For newcomers, The Mayan Princess, a highly recommended beach vacation rental resort, is here to lead your way. With conveniently located rental condos in Port Aransas, they offer a home away from home.

Imagine spending Thanksgiving in this beautiful beach town, surrounded by Thanksgiving-themed activities and attractions. Join us for a beachgiving celebration in distinct ways that will add serenity and gratitude to your holiday season.

Join the Port Aransas Turkey Trot

Join the Port Aransas Turkey Trot

Run, Give Back, and Start Thanksgiving on a Healthy Note!

Escape the chaos of pre-Thanksgiving preparations and embrace a day of freedom in Port Aransas. Forget about shopping, cleaning, and baking marathons, and focus on doing what you truly want to do. 

If burning those excess calories is on your agenda, look no further than the annual Port Aransas Turkey Trot on November 22 at 10:30 a.m. Taking place at 132 Palmilla Beach Road, this event not only helps you stay fit but also supports a worthy cause. 

All proceeds from the Turkey Trot go towards scholarship programs at a local school, providing school children with a step up in life. So, lace up your running shoes and make a positive impact as you run for your health and the future of our community.

Exciting Activities and Attractions Ahead

Exciting Activities and Attractions Ahead

Exploring Port Aransas on Your Thanksgiving Retreat!

Discover a world of excitement and adventure in Port Aransas with these top activities and area attractions:

Start with a classic favorite – fishing. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, explore the bays, shallow waters, and jetties. Charter a tour or rent your gear for a day of fishing in the Fishing Capital of Texas. For an adrenaline rush, try deep-sea fishing or add some thrill with nighttime or shark fishing.

Step aboard the Red Dragon Pirate Cruise and set sail on a high-seas adventure. Experience dolphin watching, sword fighting, and treasure hunting like a true pirate. Enjoy various refreshing drinks while immersing yourself in the pirate’s life.

Take advantage of the historic Lydia Ann Lighthouse. Take a cruise or catch a glimpse from nearby Roberts Point Park. Built in 1857, this iconic landmark offers a glimpse into the past that you’ll thank for.

Add some excitement to your Thanksgiving trip with surf camp. Learn to surf or windsurf along the Port Aransas coast with professional instructors. Master the waves and enjoy the thrill of riding the surf alone.

For adrenaline, rent a jet ski and feel the rush as you speed through the Gulf. Take a guided tour or go solo, but remember to check for any necessary certificates or restrictions.

Experience the enchantment of the Glowing Kayak Tour. Embark on a clear boat adorned with customizable LED lights, illuminating the underwater world in a stunning display. Learn about the area’s history and landmarks while enjoying a unique and captivating adventure.

Make the most of your time in Port Aransas with these amazing activities and attractions. Whether you’re seeking thrills, relaxation, or a bit of both, this coastal paradise has something for everyone.

Time for Thanksgiving Dinners

Time for Thanksgiving Dinners

Let Port Aransas Restaurants Take the Stress off Your Plate!

This Thanksgiving, let the restaurants of Port Aransas handle the cooking while you unwind and enjoy a traditional feast with all the fixings. Skip the hassle of preparing and cleaning up after the meal by making reservations or exploring carry-out and delivery options.

Restaurants like Port A Beach Lodge and the Gaff are ready to serve you a mouthwatering turkey dinner with all the trimmings. From noon until they sell out, Port A Beach Lodge offers a delightful spread to satisfy your holiday cravings. The Gaff, on the other hand, will be open during regular hours, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal.

If you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own space, The Mayan Princess condos Port Aransas for rent offers a convenient option. Just steps away from the stunning beaches and the Gulf of Mexico, these condos provide a cozy setting for your holiday celebration. 

Mac Daddy’s Family Kitchen offers pre-ordered dinner pick-ups, complete with the traditional turkey feast and all the sides. Simply place your order in advance, pick it up on the morning of Thanksgiving, and use the fully equipped kitchens in the rental condos to heat the delicious meal.

This Thanksgiving, take a break from the kitchen and let the talented chefs of Port Aransas treat you to a memorable and stress-free dining experience. Whether you dine in or take your feast to-go, you’re sure to savor the flavors of the holiday while creating lasting memories.

Indeed, A Beach-Giving Day Spent Well

Indeed, A Beach-Giving Day Spent Well

Celebrate Thanksgiving Beachfront in Port Aransas!

Make this Thanksgiving truly special by embracing the beach vibes of Port Aransas. Whether you arrive in the summer or during the fall, the family-friendly beaches of Port Aransas are always a delightful destination. Even in the cooler months, the waters of the Gulf of Mexico remain pleasant, inviting you to enjoy the serenity of the sea.

Spend a day lounging on the shores, basking in the sun, or seizing a refreshing swim. You can maintain your exercise routine by going for a run or a leisurely walk along the beach. And if you’re looking to make this beach-giving to remember, why not have a feast right on the beach?

While a full-roast turkey might be a bit challenging, turkey sandwiches are a perfect way to stick with tradition while immersing yourself in the tranquility of the sea. Picture yourself sitting in beach chairs, toes buried in the sand, enjoying thick and juicy sandwiches as you watch the ebb and flow of the waves. 

After the meal, take a post-feast stroll along the sandy shores, feeling the cold waters rinse your feet and tickle your ankles. This Thanksgiving, there’s so much to be thankful for!

For an extra special experience, extend your beach-giving into the night. Watch the sun sink into the waters, setting the sky ablaze with vibrant colors. As the stars twinkle in the midnight black, start a cozy bonfire. Bonfires are permitted on the beaches of Port Aransas as long as you follow the 3x3x3 rule (keeping the fire no larger than those 3 feet deep, 3 feet wide & 3 feet high).

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Port Aransas, where the beach becomes the backdrop for a truly memorable holiday. Embrace the beauty of nature, indulge in delicious food, and create cherished moments with your loved ones. This beach-giving will be one for the books!

Last but not the least…

Savor the Comforts of Home While Enjoying Thanksgiving!

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When you travel far from home, you shouldn’t have to miss out on the joy of home-cooked meals. The fully equipped kitchens provide everything you need, from updated appliances to plenty of space and counter space to showcase your culinary creations. Gather around large dining room tables and relish the rewards of your hard work.

After a satisfying meal, imagine hanging in a piece of pumpkin pie on your balcony, with panoramic views of the Gulf. And when that tryptophan nap calls, the comfy sofas in the living rooms at rental condos in Port Aransas are ready to embrace you.

Not only that, Port Aransas vacation rentals boast state-of-the-art televisions that enhance your football-watching experience, making you feel like you’re right there on the sidewalks, witnessing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to create lasting memories. Reserve your favorite Thanksgiving escape today and savor the comforts of home while engaging yourself in the beauty and relaxation of Port Aransas.


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