If a sun-seeking adventure sounds like your ideal vacation, you’ll probably want to book your stay on Padre or Mustang Island, complete with many lodging options including beachfront hotels, short-term rentals, and resorts. Check-in and get rested, adventure awaits.
It’s a new day, the sun is shining, and the birds are chirping, but first things first: a major caffeine boost and a solid breakfast are in order. That means we’re heading out to indulge in a fabulous meal at Hester’s Café. Created by high school sweethearts, this café is a local favorite and focuses on three major things: food, family, and service. The endless options of omelets, sweet treats, and nutritious bowls will please even the pickiest of palates.
Now pack up the car, we’re heading to the beach! After you’ve gotten your fill of that delicious breakfast, a walk down the Padre Island National Seashore is calling your name. Here you’ll find the largest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world – brimming with extraordinary wildlife to discover, a leisurely stroll down this shoreline is both relaxing and exciting. The key word is leisurely … you don’t want to exert too much energy, as more activities await.
Before heading to the next endeavor on the agenda, you notice a rumbling stomach. The good news is you’re in close proximity to excellent island dining; pop into Black Sheep Bistro and treat yourself to one exceptional lunch. Try out one of their delectable seafood dishes, or pick a handful of tapas to tide you over until dinner time.
Being the adventurous and inquisitive traveler that you are, the next stop on today’s itinerary is the Art Museum of South Texas. The museum itself is an architectural work of art for visitors to admire, and inside its doors, you’ll find spacious galleries filled with outstanding works of visual art, with an interest in the art of the Americas and the region. Its permanent collection features work from acclaimed artists such as Dorothy Hood, Salvador Dali, Judy Chicago, Sol Lewitt, and Andy Warhol.
Golden hour is approaching and you’re longing to get out and catch a glimpse of the sun setting over the water. You are in the Gulf Coast Capital, after all! Dreamy scenes become a reality when hopping aboard one of Harrison’s Landing’s sailing charters for a tour of the Corpus Christi Bay. If you want to get a workout in while taking in the scenery, opt for a kayak rental on Laguna Madre. There are plenty of rental options in the area, such as WorldWinds Windsurfing and Nauticool Adventures.
For an unforgettable night adventure, go on a ghost hunt! Catch a ride on Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours LLC, providing a premiere ghost hunting experience. Explore inside a 1929 haunted building and visit 13 other haunted and historic sites around Corpus Christi. After a day filled with chills and thrills, a proper wind down is in order – this means room service and a movie. Now your ideal day on this Sun Seeker Adventure has officially come to an end.