Quality Inn & Suites on the Beach
3202 East Surfside Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78402
Phone: (361) 883-7456
Fax: (361) 883-7457
This retired aircraft carrier was once used as a training facility but is now a floating museum. Resting pleasantly on Corpus Christi Bay, this impressive ship is a sight to see from the coast. There is a free shuttle that takes you from land all the way up a long ramp to the ships hangar entrance. Aboard the ship you will be able to explore the flight deck, the control and navigation rooms and even the captain's quarters. Also on the ship is an extensive World War II and Pearl Harbor exhibit. Be sure to drop by the theater to catch some authentic military footage and exceptional documentaries. The gift shop is a must for souvenirs and military memorabilia.
One of the cities main attractions, the Texas State Aquarium is a family favorite. Located on Corpus Christi Bay right next to the entrance to the USS Lexington, the aquarium is a great refuge from the heat of a typical Texas summer day. Exhibits change occasionally featuring exotic sea life and local specimens. Interactive aquariums are a kids favorite as well as the dolphin training demonstrations throughout the day. Dining facilities and a children's playground are available. Check website for varying hours.
Located at the northern end of Shoreline Boulevard, this park contains a large part of the city's attractions, all in one convenient place. Here you will find the South Texas Museum of Art with it's iconic pyramid structures on the roof; the American Bank Center where all the big names come to give concerts; the Harbor Playhouse, the Harbor Playhouse and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Also in the summer the Watergarden pumps water all around the entire circular structure and is a welcome retreat from the sweltering heat.
Built in 2005, this family friendly baseball field is a favorite summertime destination for locals. Sitting right next to the bay with views of the Harbor Bridge, every seat is a good seat. Reminiscent of old-fashioned fields from baseball's golden age, the facility offers some very thoughtful and modern features. All concession stands are designed so that patrons never have their back to the field and never miss a play. The kids play area features a play ground, scaled down baseball diamond and full sized basketball court. There's even a pool overlooking the field available for groups and parties. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop to pick up your own official Hooks gear.
Meet and connect with free dolphins in their natural habitat. Being the only place in Texas for free dolphin interaction, Dolphin Connection is well worth the 25 minute drive from Corpus Christi. These playful and highly curious creatures usually swim just out of reach. The owners have come to know more than 200 dolphins living in the bay. The guides simply love what they do, and are as passionate about dolphins. All in all, an unforgettable encounter.
This large tennis center provides 24 lighted lighted laykold courts, as well as a large pro shop, a lounge, and a locker room.
This public 18 hole regulation golf course includes a nine hole executive course, a lighted driving range, a practice putting green, a fully stocked pro shop, and a snack bar.
Experience the excitement of fishing the Texas Gulf Coast with this fishing charter that specializes in providing private fishing charters to anglers of all ages and skill levels in the waters of the Corpus Christi Bay, Baffin Bay, Laguna Madre, Rockport, Port Aransas, and Landcut.
This professional fishing guide service provides eight hour bay and lagoon fishing trips for up to six people. They fish in and around Corpus Christi, Nueces Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, Baffin Bay, Laguna Madre, and Land Cut for redfish, black drum, and speckled trout or sea trout. All bait and tackle are provided.
You will find an 18 hole regulation golf course, practice putting and chipping greens, a snack bar, and a fully stocked pro shop at this public golfing facility.
Take a guided fishing trip with Captain Billy L. Sandifer, who has long been recognized as an expert on all types of Texas saltwater fishing, and enjoy sight casting and shallow water poling fishing in the Northern Laguna Madre, as well as Baffin, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Oso, and Aransas Bays. He is also renowned for surf fishing trips and offers trip packages for birdwatching, shelling, and sightseeing along the wild beaches of the Padre Island National Seashore.
The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center aims to educate the public about the flora and fauna of south Texas by creating and maintaining a beautiful garden and making conservation a top priority. The gardens often host special events, educational classes and tours. Perfect for a tranquil spring afternoon.