22 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO NEAR NAS CORPUS CHRISTI
By Sean Bess
IntroductionWelcome 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 ChristiBe 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
1. Gulf Winds Golf CourseLexington 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.
2. Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course5601 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 Center4401 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.
4. Palmilla Beach Golf Club258 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
5. E Street GymNAS 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 ExpressNAS 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.
7. Planet Fitness5858 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
8. Century 16 XD and IMAX6685 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 Christi7601 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 165218 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
11. NASCC Bowling CenterNAS 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.
12. Bowlero Corpus Christi6116 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
13. Treasure Island Golf & Games14041 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 Park654 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 Park5426 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
16. Hurricane Alley Waterpark702 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 Funtrackers9605 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 & Store2110 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 Billiards5815 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 Arcade5301 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
21. The Art Museum of South Texas1902 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 History1900 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.
ConclusionAs 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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