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Old 06-27-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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Hello all, I did look a bit here if was mentioned but saw nothing. We are planning to go to CC this next holiday weekend as a LAST minute trip from San Antonio. I have paid a pretty penny for the Fri/Sat nights and now need to decide what we will do.

Would like to hang at beach(pref. NPI and see fireworks, do they do this there? If not do they do fireworks in CC beaches? We have been multiple times to CC beaches but never made it past the gates at NPI but would like to actually pass the gates this time. We will not be camping though as have already paid hotel. If we do go to NPI will it be really crowded with campers?

Also, what about other activities going on in town. Parades? Sorry folks really should of planned earlier but was last minute decision. Any suggestions and advice appreciated. Oh we are staying right on the SPID area. Thanks!!
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:02 PM
 
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Fireworks are over the Lexington in downtown CC.
You might be able to buy tickets from either the aquarium or the art museum, otherwise you're stuck trying to find a parking spot so you can watch them, unless you can see them from your hotel.
There is a parade as well.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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I thought I read somewhere that they were going to shoot the fireworks off closer to Cole Park so that they would be in the middle of town, but it doesn't say that on the Big Bang link. OP, if you're going to come to the bayfront to watch fireworks, come early because traffic will be a big mess.

I don't understand what you mean when you say you've never made it past the gates at NPI. Have you only been to the beaches on the bayfront in CC? Or did you mean you want to go to the National Seashore and haven't been there?
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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Marlow is right, they're off the T heads this year.
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:48 PM
 
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I thought I read somewhere that they were going to shoot the fireworks off closer to Cole Park so that they would be in the middle of town, but it doesn't say that on the Big Bang link. OP, if you're going to come to the bayfront to watch fireworks, come early because traffic will be a big mess.

I don't understand what you mean when you say you've never made it past the gates at NPI. Have you only been to the beaches on the bayfront in CC? Or did you mean you want to go to the National Seashore and haven't been there?
Sorry, I meant we went to North padre Island and followed that long path to the gate you pay, we thought it was a normal type beach like pedestrian heavy type. It was first time in CC we were clueless, lol.

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Old 07-02-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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Thanks so much everyone. After I posted this I found the big event online, the Big Bang event. I immediately canceled hotel as I had payed already but was in window to cancel and booked at the Omni as it was the only one avail, but could only get it for Sat night which was fine as we would of gotten into CC late Friday anyways.

So now am mostly figuring out what to do. As excited as it seems we really wanted a laid back hang at beach watch fireworks kinda holiday. Now it seems like it will be really crowded and full of activities. My concern is we will get there early Sat and hopefully park at hotel, then watch parade. We still wanna go to beach but seeing people get spots early, if staying at Omni is there a beach on that side of Shoreline, or do we have to cross the bridge? Would prefer to stay on that side. Also with change of fireworks does that affect that area? Thanks everyone!!
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:03 PM
 
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Oh gosh don't mean to ask so much but something I had really wanted to know is on the beach do people barbecue? What are the rules? I just remember a while ago spending 4th at beaches in Cali and roasting marshmallows.
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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There is beach on both sides of the bridge, but it's CC bay beach and not the Gulf. If you have small kids those beaches are fine, but the water has been dirty because of run off from recent heavy rains. If you're not as worried about safety for small kids, I'd go to a Gulf beach. It sounds like you tried to go to the Padre Island National Seashore, but there are other NPI beaches that are closer and you just need a beach sticker. Or, you can go to Mustard Island State Park and just pay the state park fee.

The area in front of the Omni will be very crowded on Sat. afternoon/evening because it's close to the parade and fireworks. You can park at the hotel and take the water taxi to the aquarium and the Lex if that interests you. Or to the beaches over there if you don't go out to the island.

You can barbecue on the beach but if it's windy everything will be sandy. Even if it's not windy, everything will be sandy.
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:34 PM
 
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You can get a beach sticker at just about any Stripes convenience store. I think they cost $10 or so.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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You can cook on the beach with a grill, or you can make a bonfire pit.
If you want to park at Padre Balli park, it's free in the parking lot (which will likely be full and crowded). The pier there has a restaurant. Otherwise, get a $12 sticker at any gas station or HEB to park on any beach that isn't state or national park.
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