Best Tourist Destination: Port Aransas

March 31, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.
Updated March 30, 2013 at 10:31 p.m.

Port Aransas isn't just home to a great beach. It's also home to great dining and relaxation.

Readers voted the coastal community the best tourist destination spot in the area.

Ann Vaughan, chief executive officer and president of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce, said it is because there is something for everyone.

"There is such a wide variety of things, whether on a limited budget or an unlimited budget," she said.

Port Aransas also won for best beach, which is one of the community's highlights.

Birding along that part of the coast brings in people from all over the world, she said.

Also, the community has several festivals and celebrations throughout the year, like a whooping crane celebration, Texas Sand Fest and many fishing tournaments.

"In Port Aransas, there is something for almost anyone," she said.

Port Aransas

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