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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Blackbeard's
Blackbeard's

(361) 884-1030

3117 Surfside Blvd
Corpus Christi, TN 78402   Directions Website

Get ready to experience a restaurant that offers a wide selection of seafood, steaks, and comfort food with live music every night at Blackbeard's on the Beach.

Whether you're in the mood for Baja Tacos, seared tuna, a juicy steak, a burger, or loaded nachos, they've got you covered. And if you're a bourbon drinker, you're in luck, they recently added some top-notch bourbons to their drink menu. You can even sit at the bar and check out their crazy collection of stuff, from pirates to rock 'n roll.

Blackbeard's is a favorite spot for those who seek a one-of-a-kind restaurant. Locals and tourists have been returning for over 25 years, with generations of families experiencing the fun-filled atmosphere and excellent food.

CM Lanes
CM Lanes

(361) 226-3987

2285 W Wheeler Ave
Aransas Pass, TX 78336   Directions Website

CM Lanes is bringing bowling back to Aransas Pass and beyond. The 16 lanes feature top-of-the-line equipment and technology from Brunswick Bowling. Plus, they offer a full-service bar and restaurant for your convenience, along with an in-house pro shop for all your merchandise and drilling needs.

With televisions galore and an outdoor patio for cookouts, live music, and more, CM Lanes has everything you need for a fun night out.

Fulton Mansion
Fulton Mansion

(361) 729-0386

317 N Fulton Beach Rd
Rockport, TX 78382   Directions Website

Glimpse into the past at the Fulton Mansion, the home, once owned by the Fulton family in the late 1800s, has been restored to its original beauty.

As you walk through the various rooms, you'll see how the family lived and marvel at one of the first homes in the area to have the modern conveniences they had, like indoor plumbing and central gas lighting. The gardens are also a must-see, with their stunning beauty and rich history. It's truly a fascinating experience to step back in time and explore this historic site.

GlowRow
GlowRow

(702) 720-4569

2600 Ocean Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78404   Directions Website

Ready for a unique adventure to add to your bucket list? Look no further than the GlowRow night-time sunken ship tour on the Texas coast.

Join your knowledgeable guide for an unforgettable experience above various sunken vessels, learning about their history and the wildlife that calls the area home. Glide through the water in clear kayaks lit up by special LED lights, providing a unique view of the underwater world below.

This is the perfect adventure for nature and kayak lovers alike and is sure to leave you with a magical experience you'll never forget.

Hopdoddy
Hopdoddy

(361) 444-2424

4902 S Staples St Ste A-1
Corpus Christi, TX 78412   Directions Website

If you're looking for a delicious meal and good vibes, stop by Hopdoddy for a meal you won't forget.

They have amazing burgers and a great selection of drinks, including frozen margaritas and local draft beers. If you're in the mood for a snack, try their new pretzels and beer cheese. And don't forget about their happy hour specials.

With their ethical sourcing and quality ingredients, their burgers are one-of-a-kind. Whether you stick with a classic burger or try something new like their ahi tuna or bison burgers, you are sure to enjoy every last bite.

King Ranch
King Ranch

(361) 592-8055

Highway 141 W
Kingsville, TX 78364   Directions Website

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, you might want to check out King Ranch, one of the biggest ranches in the world, with a whopping 825,000 acres of land.

You'll get a fascinating inside look at how cattle handling works on such a massive property and explore some historically significant buildings to learn about the King family, who built this impressive empire.

Amazingly, Dallas was modeled after this very same ranch back in the 80s. Even though you won't bump into JR himself, taking the tour is still an incredible way to spend your time, especially if you're interested in ranching or want to experience something truly unique.

La Paletera
La Paletera

(361) 884-6152

2701 Morgan Ave Ste 200
Corpus Christi, TX 78405   Directions Website

If you're craving some amazing fruit treats, La Paletera is the place to be.

Their fruit cups, fruit smoothies, and fruit trays are amazing. The flavors are so fresh and delicious, you really can't go wrong with any of their creations. And if you're not in the mood for fruit, they also have a great selection of ice cream, freezes, snow cones, candy, desserts, treats, and sandwiches to choose from.

Red Dragon Pirate Cruises
Red Dragon Pirate Cruises

(361) 749-2469

440 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373   Directions Website

Join us for a fun-filled day on the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel, where the pirate crew of Red Dragon Pirate Cruises will keep you entertained with exciting activities, such as cannon fire, dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, and much more.

They offer a variety of adventurous pirate cruises for all occasions, including birthdays, weddings, school field trips, private charters, special events, and more.

The pirate ship is perfect for all ages, from the youngest sword fighters to the most seasoned deck mates. Bring the whole family and enjoy an experience you'll never forget. And for the adults, don't miss out on our tales of the high seas, adult pirate grog, and stunning views around Port Aransas.

Selena Memorial Statue
Selena Memorial Statue

(361) 561-2000

600 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

Selena Quintanilla-Perez was an amazing Tejano singer who truly made a lasting impact on people all around the world. She was affectionately known as the Queen of Tejano Music, and it's no surprise why. Her music was incredible, and even today, her legacy remains alive and well through her timeless songs.

One of the most beautiful ways that Selena is remembered is through the Selena Memorial Statue, also known as Mirador de la Flor or Overlook of the Flower. This stunning memorial serves as a tribute to this incredible artist. Be sure to visit the Paseo de la Flor, the walkway below the memorial. Here, you can see homemade tiles created by South Texas school children and senior citizens, making it a truly special place to visit.

The Ritz
The Ritz

(361) 887-6055

715 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

Did you know that The Ritz Theatre is one of the last historic buildings remaining in Corpus Christi? It was built in 1929 and was the first talking movie theater in the area.

The Ritz was one of the finest theaters in Texas and is now best known as The Ritz Music Hall, which housed a great range of artists from Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and Stevie Ray Vaughn to Metallica and Def Leppard in the 70s.

Recently, PATCH, the non-profit organization behind the restoration of The Ritz, has launched a dynamic new action plan. They have published a manifesto about Corpus Christi, a "State of The Ritz" document, and a call to the community for help.

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