Trip to Port Aransas

Took a trip this past week to Port Aransas with my wife and her dad for his birthday. The drive takes about about 3 and a half hours, but is totally worth it. The water and beach was absolutely perfect. There were no jellyfish or tar, the temperature was around 90 degrees and the water actually felt cold at times with waves that were awesome.

Didn’t get a whole bunch of pictures, seems like that always happens when you are enjoying yourself. But thought I would share some of the pics we took. One picture I wish I took was of where we stayed. We stayed at the Laughing Horse Lodge, have to say it was one of the best experiences I have had hotel wise downthere. It was my first time to stay there, but the owners are very accommodating to all your beach needs. The cottages have grills and kitchens, located just a few blocks from the beach you can make trips back and forth for when you need refills very quickly. The lodge also has chairs and boogie boards  you can use so you don’t have to pack as much. Plus it’s dog friendly!

Lockhart Courthouse

We left Austin going down 183 south. The plan was to stop in Lockhart to see the town square courthouse and get some BBQ. Unfortunately we got there too soon and had just eaten breakfast about 30 minutes earlier, so we were too full to grab some BBQ. I got some pictures of Smitty’s which I am told is the best in Lockhart. I plan on taking a day trip down there to spend the day taking on the food war challenge myself.

Smitty’s BBQ Lockhart

Smitty’s BBQ Pits

After the long wait for the Port A Ferry, we were finally across and made it to the Laughing Horse. The dogs really wanted to get to the beach.

Abbey and Izzy ready for the beach

Port Aransas Beach

Port Aransas Beach 2

A couple of our favorite bars are The Back Porch and Lovett’s. The Back Porch has a great happy hour and sits right on the marina.

View from the Back Porch

Lovett’s is a great local bar, not very many tourist. Definitely has an Austin feel in this sleepy beach town.

Lovett’s Bar

Lovett’s Bar 2

About The hipster
About Ryan - For one I never really considered myself a hipster, but most of my suburban Co-worker thought so, I have a beard and glasses. So I ran with it.

One Response to Trip to Port Aransas

  1. janedwellable says:

    Hi Ryan,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Port Aransas to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!

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