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For an educational day out with the kids, visit the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History located in Bayfront Park. What really draws visitors to this museum are the replicas of the Pinta, Niña and Santa Maria; the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed upon when he arrived in the Americas. Guided tours of the ships are available every hour and are included in the price of admission. Aside from the ships, the museum has a number of exhibits that highlight the region. From paleontology and ecology to agronomy and the history of Corpus Christi, this museum is a veritable treasure trove of education in the region.
Built in 2005, this family friendly baseball field is a favorite summertime destination for locals. Sitting right next to the bay with views of the Harbor Bridge, every seat is a good seat. The park is reminiscent of old-fashioned fields from baseball's Golden Age and the popular fast-food chain Whataburger offers all the modern amenities you would see in an MLB stadium. All concession stands are designed so that patrons never have their back to the field and never miss a play. The kid's area features a playground, mini baseball diamond and full-sized basketball court. There's even a pool overlooking the field that can be rented for large groups or parties.
One of main attractions in Corpus Christi, the Texas State Aquarium is a sought-after favorite in this part of Texas. Located on Corpus Christi Bay right next to the entrance to the USS Lexington, the aquarium is a cool refuge away from the sweltering summer heat. The exhibits feature local sea life as well as exotic animals from all parts of the world. One of the other highlights is the dolphin training demonstration, it is held at varying times throughout the day.
Along South Padre Island Drive, this all-suite accommodation encompasses everything you would want in a south Texas vacation. From valet dry-cleaning to a full-size oven, there is no stone left upturned when it comes to making guests feel at home. The suites are also perfect for large groups or families due to the pull-out bed and luxury linens. Complimentary breakfast and internet round out the entire experience, whether you are here for business or leisure.
Located just off South Padre Island Drive, Funtrackers Family Fun Center is the go-to place for entertaining the kids. Adults will also enjoy the place, since they can play a game of miniature golf, ride the bumper boats, play in the enormous arcade hall, or drive their go-karts to victory as well. With a lot of different tracks, the races cater to people of all ages and the venue is also perfect for birthday parties or other events.