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22 Of the Best Things to Do Near NAS Corpus Christi (2021 Edition)
22 Of the Best Things to Do Near NAS Corpus Christi22 Of the Best Things to Do Near NAS Corpus Christi

22 Of the Best Things to Do Near NAS Corpus Christi (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to your new installation at NAS Corpus Christi, just outside of Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, Texas. The base is about 160 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas; about 215 miles south of Austin, Texas; and about 260 southwest of Houston, Texas. NAS Corpus Christi and nearby Corpus Christi, Texas, offer a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor things to do for people of all ages.

Below each of the activities in the area have been organized into categories. You can click any of the categories to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do around NAS Corpus Christi.

(1-4) Golfing
(5-7) Gyms
(8-10) Movie Theaters
(11-12) Bowling Alleys
(13-15) Outdoor Recreation
(16-20) Nearby Attractions
(21-22) Museums

Suggested Read: Naval Air Station Corpus Christi: In-Depth Welcome Center

Things to Do Near NAS Corpus Christi

Be sure to take full advantage of the NAS Corpus Christi MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) program that offers a network of support and leisure activities and services. There’s everything from youth programs, to sports, outdoor entertainment and travel with the NAS Corpus Christi MWR.

NAS Corpus Christi Golf Course

NAS Corpus Christi Golf Course

1. Gulf Winds Golf Course

Lexington Blvd.
Building 1272
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 1 (361) 961-3250

Located conveniently in the South Gate of the base, this 18-hole golf course offers a challenging 71-par course. This course is open to the public, and civilians can play the course as a MWR Guest Card member. You can view the price list here and dress code here.

Corpus Christi

2. Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course

5601 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone: 1 (361) 826-8010

Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course that first opened in 1939. This course hosts tournaments, offers golf lessons and has a grill that offers breakfast foods and sandwich items.

3. Lozano Golf Center

4401 Old Brownsville Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Phone: 1 (361) 826-8017

Lozano Golf Center is an 18-hole golf course with a lighted driving range, a chipping and putting area, golf lessons, tournaments and a grill that offers breakfast foods and sandwich items.

Port Aransas

4. Palmilla Beach Golf Club

258 Snapdragon
Port Aransas, TX 78373|
Phone: 1 (361) 749-4653

Palmilla Beach Golf Club was originally designed by none other than Arnold Palmer. This nine-hole golf course boasts electric golf boards to help you get around, as well as a driving range, a pro shop and REDS Patio Bar for all of your food and beverage needs.

NAS Corpus Christi Gym

NAS Corpus Christi Gym

5. E Street Gym

NAS Corpus Christi
E Street, Bldg. 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 1 (361) 961-2401

E Street Gym hosts intramural sports and also offers sports equipment for rent. This gym also includes a basketball/volleyball court; a boxing room; locker rooms with showers; a racquetball court; outdoor fields and courts for football, soccer and basketball; and an outdoor track.

6. Fitness Express

NAS Corpus Christi
E Street, Bldg. 103
Corpus Christi, TX 78419
Phone: 1 (361) 961-3164

Fitness Express boasts a wide variety of gym equipment and fitness classes. Some of the classes include: yoga, group cycling/step, floor aerobics, adult karate and more. The gym boasts free weights, as well as plate-loaded, functional cable and variable weight equipment. Additionally, there are treadmills, recumbent and upright cycles, stairs climbers, step mills, ellipticals and rowers available.

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7. Planet Fitness

5858 S. Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone: 1 (361) 993-4444

Planet Fitness strives to create an environment where anyone is welcome, regardless of one’s fitness level. Like most gyms, Planet Fitness offers an array of cardio machines, free weights and various weight machines. Additionally, Planet Fitness allows “Black Card” members to bring a guest anytime, use of tanning machines, use of massage chairs, 50% off drink purchases and 20% off purchases at reebok.com.

NAS Corpus Christi Movie Theater

NAS Corpus Christi Movie Theater

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8. Century 16 XD and IMAX

6685 S. Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone: 1 (361) 985-2227

Century 16 XD and IMAX boasts IMAX screens and luxury lounging chairs.

9. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Corpus Christi

7601 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Phone: 1 (361) 808-4824

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Corpus Christi offers seven auditoriums with 4K digital projection and RealD 3D capabilities, as well as food and drink delivered directly to your seat.

10. AMC Corpus Christi 16

5218 Silverberry Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78417
Phone: 1 (361) 792-3612

AMC Corpus Christi 16 offers all of the newest releases on the largest screens, along with comfortable seating and fully-stocked concession stands.

NAS Corpus Christi Bowling Alley

NAS Corpus Christi Bowling Alley

11. NASCC Bowling Center

NAS Corpus Christi
E Street, Bldg. 1707
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 1 (361) 961-3805

NASCC Bowling Center has 12 lanes with automatic scoring and bumpers, a pro shop to meet all of your bowling needs and birthday packages.

Del Rio

12. Bowlero Corpus Christi

6116 Ayers St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Phone: 1 (361) 857-2695

Bowlero Corpus Christi boasts 40 lanes, an arcade, laser tag, pool tables and a large menu of food and drink options.

NAS Corpus Christi Outdoor Recreation

NAS Corpus Christi Outdoor Recreation 

Corpus Christi

13. Treasure Island Golf & Games

14041 S. Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 1 (361) 949-1769

Treasure Island Golf & Games offers guests an outdoor mini golf course and an indoor arcade.

14. Parker Park

654 Graham Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 1 (361) 826-3460

Parker Park boasts new playground equipment, a tennis court and a scenic walking path.

15 Swantner Park

5426 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone: 1 (361) 826-7529

Swantner Park is a popular outdoor park positioned along the Corpus Christi Bay seawall. This park is a scenic location for jogging, fishing, biking, picnics, outdoor yoga, volleyball and more! It’s open from dawn until dusk, and free parking is available.

Corpus Christi Attractions

Corpus Christi Attractions

16. Hurricane Alley Waterpark

702 E. Port Ave.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 1 (361) 883-9283

Hurricane Alley Waterpark boasts a surfing simulator, multiple water slides, a lazy river, a 12,000-square-foot wave pool and a whole lot more.

17. In The Game Funtrackers

9605 S. Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 1 (361) 937-9400

In The Game Funtrackers offers visitors batting cages, axe-throwing, bumper boats, a bungie dome, a ferris wheel, go-karts, mini golf, a ropes course and more.

18. Play Extreme Sports & Store

2110 TX-286
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Phone: 1 (361) 814-3830

Play Extreme Sports & Store first opened in 1998 and boasts 38 acres of paintball courses.

19. Rich’s Billiards

5815 Weber Rd. Suite B.
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Phone: 1 (361) 334-0048

Rich’s Billiards offers 17 pool tables, full bar, restaurant, happy hour specials and live music.

20. Quasars Arcade

5301 Everhart Rd. H.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone: 1 (361) 334-0340

Quasars Arcade is a retro video game and pinball arcade for kids and adults.

Corpus Christi Museums

Corpus Christi Museums

21. The Art Museum of South Texas

1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 1 (361) 825-3500

The Art Museum of South Texas first opened in 1972 and focuses on regional art. The museum boasts an impressive permanent collection of art, as well as a number of temporary exhibitions scheduled each year.

22. Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

1900 N. Chaparral St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 1 (361) 826-4667

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History promises to provide visitors with a compelling, close up look at more than 500 years of life in South Texas.

Conclusion

As we hope you have seen from this guide, your new installation at NAS Corpus Christi is sure to provide you and your family with plenty of things to do around town. Whether you prefer indoor educational experiences or you are more interested in outdoor activities, the sites and attractions around NAS Corpus Christi promise something fun for everyone.

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