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Visiting Texas Gulf Coast
Spend your spring break on the Texas Gulf Coast. The perfect escape for bird watching enthusiasts – thanks to the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail – and Texas military families visiting the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the Texas Gulf Coast is an ideal vacation spot. Visit beautiful Corpus Christi, and take the family to kid-friendly spots like the Texas State Aquarium, and the rest of the stops in North Beach. Find more fun at the Mammoth Lake Scuba Park in Clute – where you can try the fairways at the Newport Dunes Golf Club. Don’t miss the 2012 Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, the best way to start your spring break on the Texas Coast.
Clute is a great place to take the family when visiting the Texas Gulf Coast. Say hello to great beaches, city parks and golf courses, plus museums, theaters and even scuba diving at Mammoth Lake Scuba Park. One the top museums in Texas, the Brazosport Museum of Natural Science Center for the Arts & Sciences should be a staple on your Clute itinerary – not to mention the free admission. Watch the kids go nuts for the Brazosport Planetarium, or bring the art aficionado in your family to the Brazosport Art League.
But that’s not all Clute has to offer. Now its time to get off your feet, and put on some scuba gear at the Mammoth Lake Scuba Park – where you may explore caves, submarines and shipwrecks all below the surface. Clute is also a fun spot for the adults, thanks to golf courses, fishing charters, and the 600-seat Clarion at Brazosport College. As the weather warms up, so should you during your days on the Texas Gulf Coast.
A stop along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Port Aransas is a destination town along the Texas Gulf Coast thanks to great beaches, fishing spots, and weather. Enjoy a brisk stroll along one of the Mustang Island beaches, or shoot 18 at the Newport Dunes Golf Club – home of the Arnold Palmer Golf Course & Resort. Also known as the Fishing Capital of Texas, Port Aransas plays host to some dynamic angling contests in town, like the Redfish Series Tournament in March and the IFA Redfish Tournament in April.
If you give more of hoot about birds than fish, then don’t miss the 2012 Whooping Crane Festival in late February. The annual Whooping Crane Festival celebrates the return of the endangered whooping crane to its winter home on the Texas coast. Head to Mustang Island this spring for expert speakers like Dr. George Archibald of the International Crane Foundation, nature photography workshops, and the Bird's Nest Nature Trade Show. Unpack your trade show treasures at the Best Western hotel in Port Aransas, and enjoy the rest of your time on the Lone Star Coast.
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Texas Gulf Coast Events
7th Annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
Late summer in Galveston means one thing: beer. Head for the Moody Gardens Amusement Park from September 2nd to 4th for the 7th Annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival. You’ll find a wide range of locally crafted beer, along with loads of fun and games.
Plan for weekend of fun, games, cosplay contests, and more during your next visit to Corpus Christi. From September 30th to October 2nd, Realm’s Con comes to the American Bank Center, and yields fun-filled days. Now celebrating its 11th year, Realm’s Con is the premier multi-media events in the region. See panel discussions from horror authors, and try your hand at workshops. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. each day.
Victoria Symphony League Luncheon & Fashion Show
Late this summer, head for the Spring Creek Place Event Center in Victoria and join the Victoria Symphony League for their annual Luncheon and Fashion Show. On September 14th, starting at 10:30 a.m., you’ll enjoy a bake sale, silent auction, and plenty more activities. Tickets for the event are $50.
Elton John – Live!
Few musicians alive today are as legendary and iconic as Sir Elton John. Plan your next visit to Corpus Christi for October 8th and head to the American Bank Center at 8 p.m. for a live performance from this piano pioneer. Tickets range from $39.50 to $149.50.
Galveston Island Greek Festival
Now celebrating its 33rd year, the Galveston Island Greek Festival will be held over the weekend of October 15th and 16th. Head to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston for a celebration of culinary delights, music, games, and more. Three dollars per person to enter.
Manning All Stars 2nd Annual 5K/10K Color Run
This fall, make the most of your visit to Victoria and the TX Gulf Coast with a fun 5K or 10K Color Run. On October 8th, head to Riverside Park Special Events Area, near the Texas Zoo, and compete in this thrilling event. It’s the second year of the color run, and it kicks off at 8:30 a.m. – be there by 7:30 a.m. to register.
Ranch Hand Festival
This fall, Kingsville invites you to experience one of its most unique and celebrated events: the Ranch Hand Festival. Over the weekend of November 18th, head for downtown Kingsville for three days of authentic cowboy decorations, a little holiday spirit, and some pre-Thanksgiving food and dance.
Corpus Christi IceRays vs. Lone Star Brahmas
Not always the first thing you think of when planning your stay along the Texas Gulf Coast, but a Corpus Christi IceRays hockey game will thrill all members of the family. Make your way to the American Bank Center on November 18th to see the IceRays take on the Lone Star Brahmas in this NAHL match up. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.