There are plenty of well-known exotic coastlines that come with a hefty price tag when you want to visit them. However, you can still get your feet wet and not max out your credit card or have to hop on a plane to enjoy a great beach vacation.

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According to, a seaside city in Texas is listed as one of the 14 best beach towns in the United States that you probably didn't know about.

Best Beach Town in Texas

When you think of Texas beaches, Galveston and South Padre Island are probably the first ones that come to mind, but there are others that are well worth visiting also. says Port Aransas, Texas is one of the '14 Best Beach Towns In The U.S. You Probably Didn’t Know About' because of its white sands, clear waters, and family-friendly activities available for everyone to enjoy in the area.

Port Aransas is also known as the 'Fishing Capital of Texas', so it's a great spot to check out if you love casting a line.

Best Beach Towns in the U.S.

This is the second time Port Aransas has made a 'best beaches list'. Last year, Travel + Leisure listed the Texas city as one of the '17 Delightful U.S. Beach Towns With Laid-back Vibes and Stunning Coastal Views'.

Along with Port Aransas, here are the 13 other towns across the country that made the list.

  • Long Beach, Washington
  • Cannon Beach, Oregon
  • Capitolia, California
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Washington, Wisconsin
  • Traverse City, Michigan
  • Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
  • Tybee Island, Georgia
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Sandbridge Beach, Virginia
  • Block Island, Rhode Island
  • Cape May, New Jersey
  • Ogunquit, Maine

Can't Make It To The Beach? How About These Places?

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Here are six of the best swimming holes in Texas to get your chill on and lower that core temperature.

Trips to Discover and The Crazy Tourist both list the following six places as the best places to cool off this summer in the great state of Texas. You'll want to keep this list handy as the mercury rises and the sweat starts to pour!

Blue Bell Ice Cream On The List of Top 15 Brands Nationwide

Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

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