It’s summertime and the livin’s easy, right? The weather’s getting nice and the sun is out, so it’s time to splash into summer Corpus Christi-style at these awesome waterparks, beaches, pools and more!

Hurricane Alley Waterpark

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Head over to Hurricane Alley Waterpark in downtown Corpus Christi to escape the summer heat. From six-story waterslides to a winding lazy river and a 12,000 square-foot wave pool,  Hurricane Alley has everything you need to splash into summer in the Coastal Bend.

Hurricane Alley’s family-friendly atmosphere is great for both adults and children. Adults can swim up to the Hideaway Pool Bar for a summery cocktail creation while the children hit the Cove – a kid-friendly aircraft carrier complete with waterslides and cannonballs or hang ten on The Shredder, Corpus Christi’s only stand-up surf simulator. For groups, you can keep party private in one of Hurricane Alley’s luxurious rentable cabanas.

Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark

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Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a family-friendly entertainment hub combining a full restaurant and bar with the ultimate waterpark experience. Schlitterbahn’s exhilarating blend of waterslides and rides is surrounded by an interconnected river system that takes you through more than a mile of rapids, currents and tidal waves. It's the longest lazy river on the Coastal Bend!

As the kids splash the day away, adults can enjoy a heated pool with a swim-up bar and can even rent private cabanas. Don’t forget to experience the thrills of the Padre Plunge or ride waves on the Boogie Bahn Surf Ride.

H-E-B Splash Pad at the Texas State Aquarium

As the first zero-depth waterscape water play area on the Coastal Bend, the H-E-B Splash Pad contains state-of-the-art spray jets, water cannons and more for your kids to enjoy.

After a day touring the aquarium, head over to the Splash Pad to cool down for some summer fun in the sun for no extra charge – entry is included with your aquarium admission ticket.

Hit the Coastal Bend Beaches

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A day on the beach is another great way to start the summer off with bright Coastal Bend vibes. Get some swimming in, ride the waves on your surfboard or even bring your pets to select dog-friendly beaches.

You’ll find beautiful beaches regardless of where you’re staying in Corpus Christi. Follow this guide for more information.

Aransas Pass Splash Park

The Aransas Pass Splash Park features three lifeguard-regulated pools open to the Coastal Bend community from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The price of admission is $5 for children, $5 for senior citizens/military and $8 for adults.

Visit their site to find specific availability times for open swim, water aerobics, swim lessons, pool activities and more!

Corpus Christi Natatorium

The Natatorium is a Southside pool perfect for spending the summer days getting in shape, aerobics style! Open hours at the Natatorium are available Wednesday through Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lap hours are available Tuesday through Friday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

The Coastal Bend is the ideal destination for all things sunny summer fun … so grab your bathing suit and splash in!