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

$10

Independence Day Pro Cup

June 28 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

The newest annual Pro/Am race to hit the Texas motocross scene. Now sanctioned by the AMA, featuring factory contingency money and hosted at Oak Hill Raceway. The event includes a fireowrks display and live entertainment. Visit their website for more info. Sponsored by Law Tigers, Maxim Motorsports and others
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Route 66 – Family Freedom Motorcycle Rally

July 4 - July 7

Route 66 – Family Freedom Motorcycle Rally Family Friendly Motorcycle Event – Everyone Welcome Bike Games, People Games, Kids Games, Fireworks Display, Fishing Derby Bands, Vendors On-Site Camping and a whole lot more A motorcycle event you can bring the entire family to! Dry RV and Tent Camping FREE – Full RV Hookup AvailableLocation Located between Bristow and Stroud Oklahoma on Old Route 66 Highway. 26101 Milfay Road Depew OKLAHOMA 74028 C(918) 645-9029 – Charlie
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$20.00

Desert Storm & Desert Shield Memorial Honor Ride 2019

July 6

This is a Motorcycle Ride hosted by VFW Motorcycle Group of Texas in support of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial – a new Memorial to be built in Washington D.C. This Ride is in conjunction with the Penelope Street Patriot Fest which is also taking place in Belton, Texas on July 6. https://www.facebook.com/events/644965369285881/ All proceeds from this Ride will help to fund the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. For more…
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Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is held annually in mid-July to commemorate the life and music of Woody Guthrie. The festival is held on the weekend closest to July 14 – the date of Guthrie’s birth – in Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma. Daytime main stage performances are held at the Crystal Theater and the Pastures of Plenty day stage. Evening main stage performances are held outdoors at the Pastures of Plenty. The festival is planned and implemented annually by the Woody Guthrie…
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Gage Hotel 92nd Anniversary Party

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calling on all Gage friends and family to celebrate 92 years of the enduring legacy and rich history of the Gage Hotel with a delightful evening of food and music. Proceeds to benefit the expansion of Marathon Public Library, Museum and community square.
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