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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Bluff's Landing Marina and Lodge
Bluff's Landing Marina and Lodge

(361) 288-2656

4242 Laguna Shores Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78418   Directions Website

Bluff’s Landing is a laid-back seaside resort on the salty shores of the Laguna Madre. With a full-service marina, a 24-room hotel, and a selection of private lodges to rent, as well as watersports, fishing charters, and two unique dining experiences, it is the ideal escape for those looking for a relaxed adventure retreat.

Home to numerous protected species, and one of only six hypersaline lagoons in the world, The Laguna Madre is one of the most overlooked natural wonders in North America.

Chute ‘Em Up Parasail
Chute ‘Em Up Parasail

(361) 774-5792

154 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373   Directions Website

Start your adventure at Chute ‘Em Up Parasail, where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the spectacular scenery from above.

Chute ‘Em Up Parasail has been flying high over Port Aransas for the last 22 years with over 50,000 flights. So, stay dry or get dipped in the water. Take off and land right off the back of the boat.

Corpus Christi Marina | Sailboat Races
Corpus Christi Marina | Sailboat Races

(361) 826-3980

Corpus Christi, TX
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Watch the winds take the sails at the weekly Corpus Christi Marina's Sailboat Races.

Spectators who show up early can volunteer to join a crew for those captains who are willing. Or you can always sit and watch the races while cheering on your favorite team.

Gulf Coast Recreation
Gulf Coast Recreation

(361) 851-7483

13246 S Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78418   Directions Website

Gulf Coast Recreation invites you to experience the Laguna Madre of Texas aboard a paddle board, the perfect way to discover the landmarks and sunsets of Padre Island and have a fun adventure you will never forget.

Choose whether you’d like to book your rental for an hour and enjoy a relaxing time on the water or book an all-day rental and make a true excursion of your time.

At Gulf Coast Recreation, they recognize the environmental, personal health, and spiritual benefits of paddling. They strive to provide the guests with the best access to paddle sports opportunities while learning.

Horses On The Beach
Horses On The Beach

(361) 949-4944

16499 S Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78418   Directions Website

Ride down the beach like a bona fide Texas cowboy at Horses On The Beach, where you can choose from sunset rides or daytime excursions, depending on whether you're in the mood for romance or a ride with friends and family.

Horses On The Beach offers a unique experience of riding horseback on the beach to both young and old, beginner to advanced, and anyone in between. It is their hope and desire to help you create this memorable experience.

Nature Trails Kayaking
Nature Trails Kayaking

(361) 442-0628

4401 Gulf Breeze Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78402   Directions Website

Join Nature Trails Kayaking on their morning tours, as the wind is calmer and builds as the day heats up. Paddling against the wind is similar to riding a bike uphill, so getting out on the water when it's less windy is the goal.

They offer 2-hour Kayak Eco Tours through the wetlands along the coast near Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. They also offer a 1-hour kayak lesson or you can rent a kayak to take out on your own near Headquarters on North Beach. The trained professional guides are knowledgeable about kayaking and dedicated to ensuring guests have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island National Seashore

(361) 949-8068

20420 Park Rd 22
Corpus Christi, TX 78418   Directions Website

Padre Island National Seashore, the longest undeveloped stretch of a barrier island in the world, has more than 133,000 acres of protected, natural beaches, white dunes, thriving grassland, saltwater marshes, and a host of untouched wildlife.

Experience the island in its natural state with primitive camping, which is allowed in any spot along the entire length of the beach. Year-round inhabitants include coyotes, white-tail deer, peregrine falcons, kangaroo rats, and jackrabbits.

Port A Parasailing
Port A Parasailing

(361) 231-1450

154 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373   Directions Website

Soar above the sea with Port A Parasailing in Port Aransas, where they invite you to experience Port Aransas like never before-from above.

Enjoy a 10-minute ride flying high from the custom parasailing boat that has top-of-the-line equipment and a 2022 vessel. You can rest assured that your adventure will be fun, safe, and breathtaking.

Whether you are just visiting or a local, you will be blown away by how beautiful the world looks from 500 feet above. So, grab your friends and family and get ready to take off from the back of the boat and launch yourself into the sky for the most enjoyable experience out on the water.

Skydive South Texas
Skydive South Texas

(361) 945-5867

139 Piper Blvd
Port Aransas, TX 78373   Directions Website

Skydive South Texas offers views and brings the thrill of skydiving, sightseeing, aerial photography, flight instruction, aircraft rental and charter, pilot and aircrew services, and support to Corpus Christi, Padre Island, Mustang Island, and Port Aransas.

Take a Discovery Flight with a certified flight instructor in their World War II Stearman Biplane and cruise the beach in vintage style. Bring your camera so you can take selfies with the coast from the beautiful and patriotic airplane.

Over 9000 visitors have already tried out the adventures of Skydive South Texas, and zero depart wearing a frown.

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

(361) 852-2100

8545 S Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX 78413   Directions Website

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center showcases colorful and unusual plants, including cacti, hibiscus, roses, plumeria, and orchids.

Explore the Arid Garden, Water Garden, Sensory Garden, Butterfly Garden, Hummingbird Garden, and the shaded Bird & Butterfly Trail.

Take the opportunity to mingle with fluttering butterflies, who will often stop and rest on an available arm or shoulder. Be adventurous and hike the nature trail through 30 acres of native brush to see native plants, deer, javelina, and coyotes.

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