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Blackbeard's is a great place for family. Wonderful seafood I recommend the swordfish and friend catfish. Yum Yum!! Also they have great cocktails.
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Blackbeard's On the Beach
3117 Surfside Boulevard
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Blackbeard's is a great place for family. Wonderful seafood I recommend the swordfish and friend catfish. Yum Yum!! Also they have great cocktails.
You looking for a great Philly Cheese Steak this is the place. Great onion rings, the cheese sauce is a must. Also they have great music. 5 star place! ;)
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Yo Philly Cheese Steaks
3314 Surfside Blvd
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You looking for a great Philly Cheese Steak this is the place. Great onion rings, the cheese sauce is a must. Also they have great music. 5 star place! ;)
Looking for a great place for date nigh with spectacular view, this is the place. Prime cuts and fresh seafood. This place is fine dining and located on the 20th floor of the Omni Hotel.
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Republic of Texas Bar & Grill
900 North Shoreline Boulevard
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Looking for a great place for date nigh with spectacular view, this is the place. Prime cuts and fresh seafood. This place is fine dining and located on the 20th floor of the Omni Hotel.
If you have a love for Oysters this is the place. Also a great Sushi room. this is a 5 star to me.
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Water Street Oyster Bar
309 North Water Street
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If you have a love for Oysters this is the place. Also a great Sushi room. this is a 5 star to me.
Harrison’s Landing is still lovingly referred to by some locals as Tavern on the Bay, which was our original restaurant name when we opened in 2010. It’s a Corpus Christi gem that offers a unique dining experience. Located in the heart of the Corpus Christi marina, we are within walking distance from the downtown hotels, and is the only place in town that has a floating gift shop, and floating bar and dining areas. Our venue is fido-friendly on the back patio. However, all fido-friendly venues are subject to city ordinance regulations which include that our furry friends are kept on a leash while on the property and wear current city license and rabies vaccination tags. Water bowls are provided upon request. Guests are responsible for their pet’s behavior. Reservations and call-ahead seating are not offered. Thank you for your understanding.
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Harrison's Landing
108 Peoples Saint T-Head
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Harrison’s Landing is still lovingly referred to by some locals as Tavern on the Bay, which was our original restaurant name when we opened in 2010. It’s a Corpus Christi gem that offers a unique dining experience. Located in the heart of the Corpus Christi marina, we are within walking distance from the downtown hotels, and is the only place in town that has a floating gift shop, and floating bar and dining areas. Our venue is fido-friendly on the back patio. However, all fido-friendly venues are subject to city ordinance regulations which include that our furry friends are kept on a leash while on the property and wear current city license and rabies vaccination tags. Water bowls are provided upon request. Guests are responsible for their pet’s behavior. Reservations and call-ahead seating are not offered. Thank you for your understanding.
Family-friendly chain eatery offering steaks & Gulf Coast seafood in laid-back surroundings.
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Landry's Seafood House
600 North Shoreline Boulevard
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Family-friendly chain eatery offering steaks & Gulf Coast seafood in laid-back surroundings.
Upbeat venue featuring burgers, seafood & craft beers on tap, plus an outdoor patio with live music.
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Executive Surf Club
306 North Chaparral Street
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Upbeat venue featuring burgers, seafood & craft beers on tap, plus an outdoor patio with live music.
Need a day away from seafood. Food is the key to success. A good meal with authentic taste and real ingredients goes along way to leave that ever lasting memory in your taste buds
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Bellino Ristorante Italiano e Bottega
3815 S Alameda St
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Need a day away from seafood. Food is the key to success. A good meal with authentic taste and real ingredients goes along way to leave that ever lasting memory in your taste buds

City/town information

Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The harborfront Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum.
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Corpus Christi
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Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s tucked into a bay and its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The harborfront Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum.
Smell the salt and sunscreen. Feel the warm sand between your toes. Breathe a little deeper. You have arrived. In Port A, the warm Gulf waters and soft Texas sand fulfill the longing that is soul deep. The internal drive that brings you back year after year is satisfied when you set food on the 18 soothing miles of uninterrupted public shoreline, open for street legal vehicles and all things beachy. This is where the warmth of the sunrise can fill the soul. Make your way to Port A.
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Port Aransas
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Smell the salt and sunscreen. Feel the warm sand between your toes. Breathe a little deeper. You have arrived. In Port A, the warm Gulf waters and soft Texas sand fulfill the longing that is soul deep. The internal drive that brings you back year after year is satisfied when you set food on the 18 soothing miles of uninterrupted public shoreline, open for street legal vehicles and all things beachy. This is where the warmth of the sunrise can fill the soul. Make your way to Port A.
This scenic national park, found at the end of Park Road 22 on North Padre Island, is a nature enthusiast’s paradise. The site for camping among the coastal wildlife and catching hatchling releases, visitors of the 70-mile-long Padre Island National Seashore have the chance to experience the coastline in its most natural state. Entrance and additional fees apply Kemp’s Ridley turtle hatchling releases Watersport rentals Primitive and semi-primitive camping Showers/restrooms Fishing Birding Parking lot Awards
Padre Island
This scenic national park, found at the end of Park Road 22 on North Padre Island, is a nature enthusiast’s paradise. The site for camping among the coastal wildlife and catching hatchling releases, visitors of the 70-mile-long Padre Island National Seashore have the chance to experience the coastline in its most natural state. Entrance and additional fees apply Kemp’s Ridley turtle hatchling releases Watersport rentals Primitive and semi-primitive camping Showers/restrooms Fishing Birding Parking lot Awards
The charming fishing village of Rockport has been a favorite coastal hideaway for wealthy Texans since the 1800s. It was named for the rock ledge underlying its shore and was founded just after the Civil War as a cattle slaughtering, packing and shipping port. During the 1880s, boat building and fishing began to develop as important industries in Rockport. Tourism and the resort trade also blossomed, particularly after the railroad came into town in 1886. The shrimping industry developed between 1925 and 1930 and became a major boon for the city in the 1940s. The population of Rockport grew steadily over the years. Vacationers swim, fish, watch birds, relax, visit the wildlife refuges, and enjoy many other area attractions.
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Rockport
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The charming fishing village of Rockport has been a favorite coastal hideaway for wealthy Texans since the 1800s. It was named for the rock ledge underlying its shore and was founded just after the Civil War as a cattle slaughtering, packing and shipping port. During the 1880s, boat building and fishing began to develop as important industries in Rockport. Tourism and the resort trade also blossomed, particularly after the railroad came into town in 1886. The shrimping industry developed between 1925 and 1930 and became a major boon for the city in the 1940s. The population of Rockport grew steadily over the years. Vacationers swim, fish, watch birds, relax, visit the wildlife refuges, and enjoy many other area attractions.

Sightseeing

USS Lexington is a valuable national treasure having played a significant role in the nation’s defense for nearly 50 years. Her World War II record is second to none and as a place where Americans died in defense of freedom, she is a memorial worth preserving. She continues to serve today as a museum and educational facility. During the 1980’s the U.S. Navy came to realize that keeping in service its last remaining World War II Essex Class aircraft carrier was becoming increasingly expensive and that the USS Lexington would have to be replaced by a more modern ship. In August 1990, the Secretary of the Navy announced that the USS Forrestal would replace the USS Lexington as the Navy’s training carrier.
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USS Lexington
2914 North Shoreline Boulevard
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USS Lexington is a valuable national treasure having played a significant role in the nation’s defense for nearly 50 years. Her World War II record is second to none and as a place where Americans died in defense of freedom, she is a memorial worth preserving. She continues to serve today as a museum and educational facility. During the 1980’s the U.S. Navy came to realize that keeping in service its last remaining World War II Essex Class aircraft carrier was becoming increasingly expensive and that the USS Lexington would have to be replaced by a more modern ship. In August 1990, the Secretary of the Navy announced that the USS Forrestal would replace the USS Lexington as the Navy’s training carrier.
Every day, we pursue our mission to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation. Through our exhibits, shows and presentations, education programs, wildlife rescue, and other immersive programs, we're building a brighter future for the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and beyond.
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Texas State Aquarium
2710 North Shoreline Boulevard
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Every day, we pursue our mission to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation. Through our exhibits, shows and presentations, education programs, wildlife rescue, and other immersive programs, we're building a brighter future for the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and beyond.
The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, formerly known as the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is a nonprofit, 180-acre botanical garden and nature center located at 8545 South Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged. The gardens can be traced to 1987 when a first cottage garden (1 acre) and nature trail opened in Corpus Christi. Today's gardens, however, are on a different site that opened in 1996. The gardens have been actively developed since that time. Major exhibits now include an arid garden; Exhibit House with bromeliads, cycads, cacti, and succulents; hibiscus garden; hummingbird garden; landscape demonstration beds; orchid house with more than 3000 orchids; a major collection of more than 100 plumeria varieties; contemporary rose garden with a large pavilion; sensory garden; and water garden.
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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
8545 S Staples St
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The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, formerly known as the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is a nonprofit, 180-acre botanical garden and nature center located at 8545 South Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged. The gardens can be traced to 1987 when a first cottage garden (1 acre) and nature trail opened in Corpus Christi. Today's gardens, however, are on a different site that opened in 1996. The gardens have been actively developed since that time. Major exhibits now include an arid garden; Exhibit House with bromeliads, cycads, cacti, and succulents; hibiscus garden; hummingbird garden; landscape demonstration beds; orchid house with more than 3000 orchids; a major collection of more than 100 plumeria varieties; contemporary rose garden with a large pavilion; sensory garden; and water garden.
Texas is not just the land of cowboys and oil barons, it’s also home to thousands of surfers who are just as stoked and dedicated to their sport as any Californian or Hawaiian.
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Texas Surf Museum
309 North Water Street
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Texas is not just the land of cowboys and oil barons, it’s also home to thousands of surfers who are just as stoked and dedicated to their sport as any Californian or Hawaiian.
Looking for the best aerial view of Port Aransas and the Gulf? Step off the beach and take a high-flying adventure known as parasailing. With the ocean breeze blowing through your hair and your feet dangling above the water, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the island. Check out the fish while you’re up there…you’ll be amazed at the wildlife you’ll be able to see below and all around. Soar like the birds and make a memory for a lifetime.
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Chute 'Em Up Parasailing/ Port A Parasail
136 W Cotter Ave
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Looking for the best aerial view of Port Aransas and the Gulf? Step off the beach and take a high-flying adventure known as parasailing. With the ocean breeze blowing through your hair and your feet dangling above the water, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the island. Check out the fish while you’re up there…you’ll be amazed at the wildlife you’ll be able to see below and all around. Soar like the birds and make a memory for a lifetime.
Whether you're planning to surf it or skate it, the BoardHouse Surf & Skate offers a complete selection of traditional to progressive surfboards and skateboards....and everything in between! Shop boards, accessories, clothes, board shorts, and more. Daily rentals available for surfboards, body boards, stand up paddle boards, skim boards, and bikes. Check in with them to also inquire about surfing lessons around Port Aransas. Check for seasonal hours.
Board House
509 N Alister St
Whether you're planning to surf it or skate it, the BoardHouse Surf & Skate offers a complete selection of traditional to progressive surfboards and skateboards....and everything in between! Shop boards, accessories, clothes, board shorts, and more. Daily rentals available for surfboards, body boards, stand up paddle boards, skim boards, and bikes. Check in with them to also inquire about surfing lessons around Port Aransas. Check for seasonal hours.
16 years of Surfing Lessons, Summer Camps, Paddleboarding, Yoga, and more! Check out our website, www.texassurfcamps.com for more info on our programs. The best instructors in the business! Come learn to surf today
Texas Surf Camps - Port Aransas
230 N on the Beach
16 years of Surfing Lessons, Summer Camps, Paddleboarding, Yoga, and more! Check out our website, www.texassurfcamps.com for more info on our programs. The best instructors in the business! Come learn to surf today
Located in Port Aransas, Deep Sea Headquarters is the place for deep sea fishing, tours of the bay, and dolphin watch cruises. Create long-lasting memories with family and friends in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Headquarters takes you front row to everything the beautiful Gulf Coast has to offer. Make the most of your time in Port Aransas by booking a trip!
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Deep Sea Headquarters
440 W Cotter Ave
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Located in Port Aransas, Deep Sea Headquarters is the place for deep sea fishing, tours of the bay, and dolphin watch cruises. Create long-lasting memories with family and friends in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Headquarters takes you front row to everything the beautiful Gulf Coast has to offer. Make the most of your time in Port Aransas by booking a trip!
Home of the famous Shark Hunter, Barracuda, Dolphin Express, La Pesca and the Dolphin - any are sure to create the best memories fishing or sight seeing!
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Dolphin Dock Inc.
300 West Cotter Avenue
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Home of the famous Shark Hunter, Barracuda, Dolphin Express, La Pesca and the Dolphin - any are sure to create the best memories fishing or sight seeing!
The Fulton Mansion State Historic Site is located in Fulton on the Texas Gulf Coast, in the county of Aransas, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is one of the earliest Second Empire style buildings constructed in Texas and is one of the most important of the style in the Southwest United States still in existence.
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Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
317 Fulton Beach Road
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The Fulton Mansion State Historic Site is located in Fulton on the Texas Gulf Coast, in the county of Aransas, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is one of the earliest Second Empire style buildings constructed in Texas and is one of the most important of the style in the Southwest United States still in existence.
This place is a heaven for those who are into history of different regions or towns! The Texas Maritime museum in Rockport is home to a great deal of exhibits and is a great place to learn about the Navy history of Texas.
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Texas Maritime Museum
1202 Navigation Circle
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This place is a heaven for those who are into history of different regions or towns! The Texas Maritime museum in Rockport is home to a great deal of exhibits and is a great place to learn about the Navy history of Texas.
This winery on the North St Rockport is not your average winery, for this one has something extra interesting about itself. This is a dog friendly brewery and people can bring their pets along on a date, they have super reasonable wine tastings and also a small selection of craft beers so there is something for everyone.
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Winery on the Bay / Dog'Gone Brewery
1007 E North St
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This winery on the North St Rockport is not your average winery, for this one has something extra interesting about itself. This is a dog friendly brewery and people can bring their pets along on a date, they have super reasonable wine tastings and also a small selection of craft beers so there is something for everyone.