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Corpus Christi Loop

August 5, 2016
Zipping along the JFK Causeway and Bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway.

Experience the laid-back vibe that comes from cruising the coast and let the seaside breezes blow the cobwebs away. Take in the big-city offerings in Corpus Christi by touring the USS Lexington with it’s deck the size of three football fields or taking an aquatic journey at the Texas State Aquarium. The ride will take you over bridges and bays, through small-town Texas and over to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Take advantage of the opportunity to view hundreds of species of birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, some of which are only found in Texas. End your jaunt at Snoopy’s Pier for some cold ones and fresh Gulf Coast seafood.

Along The Way

ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

6 mi. south of Austwell
on FM 2040
361-286-3559

FORTUNA BAY BED & BREAKFAST

15405 Fortuna Bay Dr., #12

361-949-7554

HESTER’S CAFE & COFFEE BAR

1714 S. Alameda St.
361-885-0558

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

20420 Park Road 22
361-949-8069

TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM

2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.
361-881-1200

USS LEXINGTON MUSEUM ON THE BAY

2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.
361-888-4873

PORT ARANSAS

DOLPHIN ENCOUNTERS AT DEEP SEA HEADQUARTERS

440 W. Cotter Ave.
361-779-3188

LEONABELLE TURNBULL BIRDING CENTER

From Texas 361 at the ferry landing, take Cut-Off Rd. to Ross Ave. and follow signs to the center

PALMILLA BEACH RESORT & GOLF CLUB

258 Snapdragon
361-749-4653

PORT ARANSAS BREWING COMPANY

429 N. Alister
361-749-2739

THE TARPON INN

200 E. Cotter Ave.
361-749-5555

REFUGIO

TEXAS SOUTH WIND VINEYARD & WINERY

16375 Hwy. 183 S.
361-526-4662

GUMBO SEAFOOD

536 N. Alamo St.
361-526-2500

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On The Road

Pit Stops

1. TEXAS STAR CONVENIENCE STORE
2728 Agnes St., Corpus Christi
361-882-3311

2. SHELL
719 Refugio Hwy., Refugio
361-526-5007

3. COUNTRY STORE
1056 S. Commercial St.,
Aransas Pass
361-758-9019

Grab a Bite

1. BLACKBEARD’S ON THE BEACH
3117 Surfside Blvd.,
Corpus Christi
361-884-1030

2. SHEMPY’S GRILL
3911 Hwy. 35 S., Rockport
361-727-0019

Stay The Night

1. THE LIGHTHOUSE INN AT ARANSAS BAY

200 S. Fulton Beach Rd.,
Rockport
866-790-8439

Diversions

1. LIGHTHOUSE LAKES PADDLING TRAIL
Port Aransas Causeway,
Texas 361, Aransas Pass.
Trailhead on north side of road
before ferry landing.
361-758-3111

2. HORSES ON THE BEACH
16562 Park Rd. 22,
Corpus Christi
361-949-4944

Only in Texas

1. USS Lexington
2914 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi
361-888-4873

Events

FREE

THROTTLE – Bike Night at The Shops Club, Dallas

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  The Shop Clubs Dallas is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a creative, collaborative, and fun environment while building a strong community for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. On Thursday, October 21st come see what The Shops Club is all about at THROTTLE – A Bike Night.  There will be Prize drawings, some bike games, and a fun time to gather with your riding buddies and make new friends. All bike and motor enthusiasts are invited…
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West Houston Bike Night

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Mancuso Crossroads and Mancuso Central H-D for bike night on the third Thursday of every month at Wildcatter Saloon. They are teaming up with Outlaw Dave and the west Houston riding community to host the biggest bike night in Katy! You can meet riders at Mancuso Crossroads H-D at 6:00 p.m. for a short ride with friends to bike night. The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. at Wildcatter.
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CANCELED – Harvest Classic Motorcycle Rally

October 22 - October 23

  CANCELED Statement from the Harvest Classic Team: Friends, We are extremely sorry to let you know that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Harvest Classic Rally. Confirmed Covid cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to rise and are expected to peak in October. Many festivals and events are requiring proof of vaccination as a prerequisite for entry. As a team, we explored this option but decided against it for multiple reasons….
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$99.00

BMW MOA Getaway

October 22 - October 24

This October 22-24, 2021 the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association returns to the Texas Hill Country. You’ll find them at one of the area’s most iconic hotel venues, the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville, Texas, where Texas history meets Hill Country hospitality. The Inn of the Hills sits right on Junction highway , just south of downtown Kerrville. Thirty minutes away is Fredericksburg, Texas with its antiques, shops, and surrounding wine…
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Free

HOT PEPPER FESTIVAL

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Can you handle the heat? On Friday, October 22nd, the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce  kicks off the 2021 Hot Pepper Festival with the annual Palestine Chili Cook-off. The cook-off has an 8:00 AM start time for cooking. Contestants grind, cook, and turn  chili in at 2:00 PM. On Saturday, October 23, the Pepper Palooza Parade through the streets of Downtown Palestine starts at 10:00 AM. Immediately following, the Festival fun will begin. The Festival…
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