As fall approaches, things slow down on the island. Fishing is at its best and fall migration is all around. This is a perfect time to spend a a few days in Port A.
Port A offers a variety of accommodations to suit any budget. There are beachfront cottages, quaint bed and breakfasts, condos, hotels, vacation rentals, individual properties and places to camp or park your RV. Whether you’re looking for a place that feels like a resort, or something with more of a coastal town feel, there’s something for you.
The Tarpon Inn is an excellent hotel choice for visitors looking for some old-fashioned Port Aransas character with a comfortable, modern finish. When the Inn was built, Port Aransas was called Tarpon, TX, after the prized saltwater game fish in the area. The size and athleticism of the Tarpon promised an exciting fight, and drew many tourist anglers. The meat of the fish is considered undesirable, and most Tarpon were released after being caught. To leave each battle with some sort of trophy, anglers adopted the practice of removing a scale and signing it, noting their hometown as well as the size of the fish and date it was caught. Two walls in the main lobby of the hotel are covered with over 7,000 of those trophy scales. The Tarpon Inn was designated a Texas Historic Landmark in 1979, and offers visitors a unique look into the history of the town and a comfortable stay.