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Visiting Texas Gulf Coast

There’s no doubting the sheer size of Texas – second only to Alaska in overall square millage, Texas blends a rare sophistication with southern charm, while never relinquishing it’s hold on history, and fully embracing the “everything’s bigger in Texas” motto. There’s much to see in do in the coastal region of Texas, full of unique and attractive experiences, most fit for the whole family

Summer in the gulf region of Texas brings a slew of aquatic adventures from port cities like Corpus Christi and Portland, to more inland cities like George West and Victoria. Closer to Houston is Lake Jackson, and Galveston – don’t miss the Bodies Revealed exhibit at the Discovery Pyramid in Galveston. On display through September 9, Bodies Revealed gives you a detailed look at anatomical specimens that have been carefully preserved – without all that skin getting in the way.

Before you depart from Galveston, don’t miss out on a trip to Fort Travis Seashore Park. Set at the southern peak of the Bolivar Peninsula, Fort Travis Seashore Park yields sterling views of the Galveston Bay.

Further east, near the New Orleans border, is Beaumont. Travel in with the family during the summer and check out the Gator Country Wildlife Adventure Park and Restaurant. Perfect for families looking for a fun afternoon adventure, watch as the expert trainers interact with live gators, let the kids enjoy a hands-on experience with some of the smaller reptiles, and stick around for a nice lunch.

Looking for a sporting event while traveling through Corpus Christi? Don’t miss out on the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Double-A, minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. Take in a home game at Whataburger Field when they take on the Arkansas Travelers on August 8. Fans travel in from as nearby as Robstown, to Refugio, an hour north.

Continue your tour of Corpus Christi with a visit to the Texas State Aquarium, home to an array of marine life, and a perfect family destination. Travel in from nearby Sinton, or Ingleside and have an experience the family will never forget at the Stingray Lagoon – hand-feed close to 30 stingrays.

A charming little city, Port Lavaca is set just inland from the Matagorda Bay, and is only minutes from Edna, and El Campo. Travel through Port Lavaca and do a little fishing along Matagorda Bay, or check out the interesting Calhoun County Museum.

Texas Gulf Coast Hotel Map

24 Best Western Hotels
in Texas Gulf Coast

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    Executive Inn

    Alice

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    Angleton Inn

    Angleton

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    Texan Inn

    Beeville

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    Marina Grand Hotel

    Corpus Christi

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    on the Island

    Corpus Christi

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    Paradise Inn

    Corpus Christi

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    Lone Star Inn

    Edna

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    Executive Inn El Campo

    El Campo

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    Seawall Inn & Suites by the Beach

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    George West Executive Inn

    George West

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    Executive Inn

    Hallettsville

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    Naval Station Inn

    Ingleside

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    Kingsville Inn

    Kingsville

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    Pearland Inn

    Pearland

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    Ocean Villa

    Port Aransas

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    Port Lavaca Inn

    Port Lavaca

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    Northshore Inn

    Portland

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    Refugio Inn

    Refugio

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    Tropic Inn

    Robstown

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    Schulenburg Inn & Suites

    Schulenburg

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    Sinton

    Sinton

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    Victoria Inn & Suites

    Victoria

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    Orange County

    Vidor

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    Willis

    Willis

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Texas Gulf Coast Events

December 2013

Now through May 31, 2013
Texas Surf Museum

Corpus Christi visitors take a free tour through the only surf museum in Texas, featuring the exhibit "Groundswell – Aesthetic Visions of Texas Surfing." Museum opens each day at 10 a.m.

April 2014

May 16-18, 2014
41st Annual Passadena Strawberry Festival

Taking place at the Pasadena Fairgrounds this festival is filled with fun for all ages. Times vary per day.

July 2014

July 25-26, 2014
2014 Pescado Shootout Fishing Tourney

The 3rd Annua Pescado Shootout Fishing Tournament is located in Corpus Christi at Bluff's Landing near Mile Marker 37.

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