Go all out on the coast for dad this year. From fishing excursions to lazing on the beach and embarking on a beer trail, the Gulf Coast Capital is the ultimate destination for dad.



For the Fisherman

Beginner or expert, surprise dad with a full day of fishing! Here are places you can fish without a boat in Corpus Christi.

Looking to get on a boat? Here are a few places you can rent a boat charter.


For the Outdoor Dad

Make your dad's day by renting kayaks along the Laguna Madre this weekend. Looking for a kayaking experience like no other? Try out an evening of glow-in-the-dark kayaking around Corpus Christi.

For a more personalized experience, check out local paddling tours like Nature Trails Kayaking.

Looking to take a joy ride on a jet ski? Check out Fun Time Rentals, which also had paddle boat rentals!



For the Foodie Father

A hidden gem in Corpus Christi, Yardarm is located in a quaint yellow cottage along scenic Ocean Drive. Your dad will love the quiet and homelike atmosphere at this local favorite. Not to mention the views of the Corpus Christi Bay are fantastic.

Enjoy Central Texas barbecue in the Gulf Coast Capital thanks to Salty Oak BBQ. Made low and slow, their smoked meats are putting Corpus Christi on the map.

Water Street Oyster Bar is the ultimate stop downtown for a fresh catch and fine food. And no trip to Water Street is complete until you've had their famous oysters!

For more foodie recommendations, check out these guides:


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For the Sports Dad

Challenge dad to a game of golf this father's day weekend at one of many Corpus Christi golf spots!

And what's a trip to the beach without some beach volleyball? Take dad to McGee Beach in Downtown Corpus Christi for a game of volleyball before embarking on a tour of downtown.



For the History Buff

There's something for everyone at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, including dads! Explore 500 years of ammo, rocks, minerals, coastal creatures, and even dinosaurs. 

Aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, you can discover naval history aboard a real WWII aircraft carrier. Explore the inner workings of a naval ship and check out Maverick's original F-14 Tomcat from the movie Top Gun!

Meet ancient Japanese warriors, see artifacts, and discover treasures at the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center. And don't forget to check out the largest collection of Hakata dolls in the world!



For the Party Dad

Suave it up and enjoy Sunday Funday at BUS with dad! Relax on the patio with a ranch water in hand, accompanied by some food truck bites.

In the heart of downtown is a cozy pub that transports you to Ireland with its regional music, Guinness on tap, and good vibes. Check out Cassidy's Irish Pub for a unique experience this Father's Day!

The Gold Fish is the perfect combination of a back porch experience mixed with the sights and sounds of the city. If dad is looking for a comfortable patio with handcrafted drinks, look no further.

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For the Beer Lover

Is dad a craft beer lover (or just likes an ice-cold beer on a hot summer's day?) This is the perfect way to celebrate! Take dad along the Corpus Christi brewery tour with amazing local craft breweries Corpus Christi has to offer. Enjoy flights of great-tasting beer and choose your favorite!



For the Backyard BBQ Dad

For the dads that love to stay home and cook on the grill: this one is for you.

Make a stop at the Southside Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or the Grow Local Farmer's Market downtown on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Both markets offer locally produced honey, eggs, jams, meat, veggies, herbs, and more.


For the "I Just Want to Relax" Dad

Make way to one of the most popular destinations in Corpus Christi, Doc's Seafood & Steak Restaurant! Your dad will love the relaxing views, paired with golden-fried seafood baskets and wonderful company.

Enjoy a pleasant nature walk with dad this Father's Day! From attractions like the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center to Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, Corpus Christi is full of natural beauty and scenic trails. And a relaxing weekend isn't complete until you beach it up on North Padre Island!

No matter how you coast for Father's Day, Corpus Christi has something for everyone. Don't forget to tag us in your #SeeCC adventures on Instagram! Be sure to check out our event calendar for more things to do with dad.