Travel back in time aboard the famous U.S.S. Lexington. Featuring a flight simulator and on-board movies at the 3D Mega Theatre, your visit to this World War II naval aircraft carrier will be anything but ordinary. Explore dark corridors and colossal compartments while gathering interesting facts during a self-guided tour. One afternoon will provide a humbling glimpse of what it’s like to live and serve aboard this marvel of the sea.
The Texas State Aquarium
Let yourself be carried away into the deep blue water during an enchanting visit to the Texas State Aquarium. Located on North Beach, this stunning complex is home to fascinating sea creatures of all kinds. A day at the aquarium is a surefire way to keep your youngest explorers engaged and excited. Plunge into an ocean adventure you won’t soon forget.
Padre Island National Seashore
Behold one of nature’s finest creations during an outing to the Padre Island National Seashore. Covering 130,000 acres, this spectacular expanse remains home to the largest remaining natural barrier island in the world. The Padre Island National Seashore hosts a variety of wildlife such as birds and sea turtles. Relax along the sparkling shores, hunt for seashells, play in the surf and most importantly, enjoy the beautiful gifts of Corpus Christi.
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
For a delightful fusion of beauty, nature and art visit the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. Experience a variety of attractive garden creations such as roses, tropical flowers and 2,500 different orchids. Surround yourself with the tranquil and fragrant atmosphere of this unique South Texas garden.
Art Museum of South Texas
Visit the Art Museum of South Texas, where culture and art merge to form a striking display of creative freedom and beauty. Offering diverse exhibits featuring local and national artists and also a variety of classes, lectures and performances, the Art Museum of South Texas is a wonderful place to tour during a leisurely afternoon around downtown Corpus Christi.
Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History
Step aboard an authentic reproduction of Columbus’ ship Pinta at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History. Tour the oldest shipwreck that was found nearby in the Gulf of Mexico and share the adventures of early explorers as you stroll among treasures from word-famous shipwrecks.
Mustang Island State Park
Families enjoy a serene environment at Mustang Island State Park. Fishing, bonfires, building sand castles and birding are popular pastimes at this great spot. Along this 5-mile stretch of Gulf Coast beach just North of Upper Padre Island, visitors can enjoy the outdoors in either an RV or tent, or take it easy at one of the convenient condos or hotels nearby. Pack the kayak or rent one to enjoy the Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail.
The home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, Whataburger Field, tabbed by Minor League News as the best venue in North America over the last two seasons, is located near the Solomon P. Ortiz Center at the Port of Corpus Christi. The stadium features many “family friendly” amenities, including the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Kids Zone, an interactive playground, the Stripes Diamond, a magnificent baseball field scaled down to youth baseball standards, a SportCourt basketball playing surface, a rock wall, the APEX Pool and Spa and Kieschnick’s Korner, a covered area great for groups and pre-game functions.