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Old 12-14-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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Me and my wife are planning to visit Corpus Christi in a weekend this Winter.

We are from Dallas and please advice nice places in Corpus Christi that we can visit.

I believe Corpus Christi is warmer in Winter compared to Dallas. Is it the case? Can one walk freely without a pull over/jacket and enjoy the nature?


Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Its warmer than Dallas yes... But it depends. We get cold fronts when yall get cold fronts both Artic and Pacific. You know the game, one day your walking in shorts and the next avoiding ice in a parka.

Visit the bayfront downtown, see the Harbor Bridge at night! Its amazing with its new lights. Go to the beaches on the island, North Beach, or Port Aransas.

If you like shopping go to La Palmera Mall on S.P.I.D. Its newly renovated and actually looks very nice!

If you want to spend time indulging in cultural activities visit the art museum or the Lexington downtown.

What other activities are you guys into?
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Port Aransas is a must. The aquarium is horrible ( save your $). San Antonio River Walk is not too far and would be a great place to visit.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Admittedly, the Aquarium is overpriced, but I certainly wouldn't say it's awful. They have done some work on it in the past year, and it is still a unique experience. I would agree with Gabe on places to visit. Port Aransas, as Connie mentioned, is also great for the beachcomber. We also have the Botanical Gardens, off of SPID (South Padre Island Drive) and Staples.


Ian
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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It is warmer in the Corpus area.



We usually spend 4-5 days in that area every spring. We prefer to stay over at Rockport (29 miles NE of C.C.) at the Lighthouse Inn. Get a room overlooking Aransas Bay. Boutique Rockport Texas Hotels | The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay

Go see the alligators and whooping cranes at the wildlife refuge Official Site of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Take a whooping crane boat tour from Rockport/Fulton to see all of the winter nesting birds. Home - Whooping Crane Tours and Coastal Birding Aboard Skimmer



Movie of the tour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2C81bXu29I

While in Rockport have dinner at Charlotte Plummers overlooking the boat harbor. Dining on the water at Charlotte Plummers in Fulton, Texas.

In early March there is the Oyster Festival Rockport and Fulton Event Schedule

Snoopy's Pier is a great place SE of Corpus to go have a shrimp dinner or lunch. Snoopy's Pier They have decks over the water right on the edge of the inter-coastal waterway.



If you take the road from Aransas Pass to Port Aransas, you can ride the free car ferry, run by the Tx Hwy Dept, across the inter-coastal waterway to Port Aransas. We usually see some dolphins during that crossing.



Visit Port Aransas and walk out on the rock jetties into the gulf.




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Old 12-18-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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Good pics CptnRn. You can also walk the Jetties in Corpus as well. There is a lot of things to see here around the area. I have never seen the botanical gardens so I cant speak for those
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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CptnRn, those pictures are great! I liked the aerial photograph best.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Looks like the Weather this Christmas weekend is little chillier with Temp hovering between 40 and 59 Monthly Weather Forecast for Corpus Christi, TX - weather.com

Hope it is better in the New Year weekend for me to make a travel plan to Corpus Christi next weekend

Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Admittedly, the Aquarium is overpriced, but I certainly wouldn't say it's awful. They have done some work on it in the past year, and it is still a unique experience. I would agree with Gabe on places to visit. Port Aransas, as Connie mentioned, is also great for the beachcomber. We also have the Botanical Gardens, off of SPID (South Padre Island Drive) and Staples.


Ian
I hope to visit the places where there is no entry fees (preferably) or nominal entry fees... as I dont have much budget to spend
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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It is warmer in the Corpus area.



We usually spend 4-5 days in that area every spring. We prefer to stay over at Rockport (29 miles NE of C.C.) at the Lighthouse Inn. Get a room overlooking Aransas Bay.
Thanks for the Pictures... Very nice
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