Friday, July 18, 2014

Fun Things To Do At Port Aransas and Corpus Christi, Texas

We recently came back from a vacation here and had a blast. Here are some things we enjoy doing whenever we visit:

--Go to the beach (obviously)

My kids LOVE the beach and would be happy to stay at one all day. We stayed at condos on the beach so we were minutes away from it.

--Check out the Texas State Aquarium

You can catch multiple shows--the dolphin one is fantastic. There are a variety of other sea creatures to see too. (I have more pictures of the aquarium here or you can check out my Instagram account.)

--Eat at Blackbeards on the Beach

After going to the Texas State Aquarium, pop on over to Blackbeards. It's less than five minutes away, and the food is yummy. There is fresh seafood and delicious pina coladas. Plus, the restaurant is haunted. Seriously. Check out the website to learn more.

--Visit the Museum of Science and History

There are all sorts of fascinating exhibits. You can even see replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships. And, you can TOUCH THINGS. (I like to touch.) (See more photos of this museum here.)

--Go on a Red Dragon pirate cruise

Your kids (and adults too, if they want) can do the following: have water gun fights, scrub the deck, sword fight with a pirate, listen to pirate stories, find gold, pick a prize, dance with pirates....there's so much excitement. I'll be writing more about it next week.

--Take a picture in a shark mouth.

There are tons around, but be patient, as they are a popular attraction. Don't cut in front of someone and  be sure to hurry it along. If you want to take tons of photos, this probably isn't the place to do it.

--If you like to paint, check out Fire It! Ceramics

It was an overcast day, so this was a perfect activity. You just pay whatever the price of the piece is and it includes everything else: the paint colors, and then firing it in the kiln. It's ready in 1-3 days!

--Eat at the Venetian Hot Plate

Like Italian and fresh seafood? Then Venetian Hot Plate is for you. I love the food. They start off by giving you bread and oil, and the pasta is amazing. I don't like seafood, but people around me do, and they rave on how fresh and delicious their fish is.

There is so much to do in this area! I can't wait to go next year.


  1. We love CC and Port A! It helps that my mom lives nearby also so we have a place to stay. The Corpus Christi Hooks baseball games are fun to go to also (even if you don't like sports). It is Whataburger field so they also have a full Whataburger restaurant menu (with the same prices as outside the ballpark). Sunday night is kids night. They let them run the bases and other fun stuff. Just FYI.

  2. I would have never said that I want to go to Texas, but this sold it. Sounds like a ton of fun!

  3. We took a pirate cruise in Florida it was so much fun.

  4. Oh I'd love to go visit the Aquarium and the Pirate Ship. Hubby would probably wind up going to the haunted restaurant since he likes creepy haunted places!

  5. It looks like such a fun place to go! I've never heard of it, but now I want to go lol

  6. I love aquariums and the TX aquarium is one of my favorites!!!

  7. I have always wanted to go to Corpus Christi! I guess you could say that it is on my bucket list!

  8. Looks like SO much fun! I just made our reservations for September at Pensacola Beach in Florida. Can't wait! I'm not much of a "lie on the beach all day doing nothing" type, so I'm planning outings to the aviation attractions there.

  9. You and I are pretty much vacation soul mates who love the same things - haunted places, things to touch, and food. These are all must-haves for me and my fam. Love the pics!

  10. You organised such wonderful vacations for the kids. You were truly inspired!

  11. Wow, there's so many fun things to do here. I've only been to Texas once, without my kids, but I'm bookmarking this to share these adventures with my family one day!

  12. I can't believe you did not ask me to go with you! I look so good in a sharks mouth. Truly, looks like you had a blast. Carry on

  13. wow, you guys had a great time!

  14. I forgot to tell you that we did got to Fire It Ceramics!!
    I told the kids about it after seeing your picture and they wanted to do it. All 4 of us had a blast, even hubby. The things we made turned out great. We are searching for a place like that locally.

  15. I think my favorite is the shark mouth. I wanna goooo!
    I've only ever been to Houston and not even outside of it. Wait.. maybe. All of the suburbs. I had clients there.
    It was super fun.

  16. I have to agree with Tamara with the shark mouth. So cool!!

  17. I want to go in the sharkmouth!!!!!!!!!!! I think that's the coolest! I love Natalie's bathing suit, can I get that in an adult size? Eh?


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