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.

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Padre Island National Seashore

At the Padre Island National Seashoreyou 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!

Mustang Island

On Mustang Islandyou 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.

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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.

Bob Hall Pier

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.

Schlitterbahn River Park

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!

FunTrackers Family Fun Center

FunTrackers Family Fun Center will satisfy everyone’s need for speed with go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages, a bungee dome and more.

Treasure Island Putt Putt Golf

For miniature golf right on the island, Treasure Island Putt Putt Golf boasts two courses where you can enjoy island views as you play through. And there’s ice cream!

Whataburger Field

Take your family out to the ballgame at Whataburger Field and root for the Corpus Christi Hooks. Hot dogs at the ballpark? Nothing better!

USS Lexington

The USS Lexington will keep your family occupied all day! The floating museum is a World War II aircraft carrier with activities on every deck. There are real aircraft on display, a flight simulator to try and a 3D theater to rock your senses!

Texas State Aquarium

At the Texas State Aquariumtake in daily dive shows, animal feedings, training sessions and hands-on programs with sharks and stingrays! Get a close look at dolphins and learn about real “swamp creatures” like the American Alligator.

Art Center Corpus Christi 

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!

Beach Loop Drive

Or maybe you want to get an overall feel for the area. Take the Beach Loop Drive to see the sights, get your bearings and decide which areas you want to explore!

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