Things to do
With Gulfstream as your headquarters, you’re at the center of family-friendly activities in and near Corpus Christi!
Of course, you can always just step out onto the beach in front of your home-away-from-home. That can be a perfect vacation all by its lonesome. But if you want more, there’s lots more!
Parks, museums, fishing, horseback riding, baseball, paddling, birding, and more are ready and waiting to welcome your family to all Corpus Christi has to offer.
At the Padre Island National Seashore, you can hike the scenic Grasslands Nature Trail, observe native wildlife, go on a birding tour or watch baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean during the summer hatching season. It’s the largest undeveloped barrier island in the world!
On Mustang Island, you can enjoy miles of sandy beaches, fishing, birding and exploring this unique environment from the water on the miles of paddling trails that follow the western shoreline of the island and pass through some of the best shallow-water fishing and birding areas in Texas, all at the state park! Explore more of the island, including J. P. Luby Surf Park for surfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, fishing, swimming, kayaks and jet skis.
Horses On the Beach
For horseback riding for all skill levels, make a reservation at Horses On the Beach: Corpus Christi. Beach riding is a wonderful experience, and this Padre Island attraction can make it happen for you.
Even if you didn’t pack your tackle box, you can still fish at venues like Bob Hall Pier where bait and tackle are available to purchase and rent. At over 1,200 feet long, the pier lets you fish deeper water without getting your feet wet! Nearby Padre Balli Park is over 400 acres of beach and boarding fun.
For water activities without the sand in your shorts, Schlitterbahn River Park has chutes, slides, tubes, lazy rivers, whitewater rapids, surf and more for all ages and thrill levels. Tubes are included, and you can bring a picnic or enjoy restaurant dining. Get your splash on!
You can nurture your family’s creative side, too, at inspiring places like Art Center Corpus Christi where you can see ever-changing exhibits by regional artists. And you and the kids can experience making art at Family Art Time sessions. There’s a Farmer’s Market, too, so you can pick up something fresh to prepare for dinner in your fully-equipped Gulfstream kitchen!