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15 Places to Take Dad This Father's Day Weekend

Need idea's for planning the ultimate Father's Day weekend? Check out some great idea's on what to do in Corpus Christi, for every kind of dad!


For the Fisherman


Fishing Guides

Beginner or expert, surprise dad with a full day of fishing! Fully guided fishing trips are available throughout the Corpus Christi region and are a perfect gift for the dads that love to cast and catch. Looking to get on a boat? Many of these guys provide just that for the tour. Learn, laugh and catch fish.


For the Adventurer


Kayak Rentals

Make your dad's day by renting kayaks along the Laguna Madre this weekend. Check out where you can rent one in Corpus Christi.


4X4 Excursion

Sometimes a man's just gotta drive. Have a blast this weekend by getting down in the dunes in 4X4. Just make sure to buckle up! 


Free Japonica Cruise

Ditch the BBQ pit and dine at Harrison's Landing this Sunday! Dad’s get a free cruise on the Japonica, with a receipt and an adventurous treat with the best view of the Corpus Christi Bay. 108 Peoples St. 


For the Foodie


Bleu Bistro

Treat dad to an exploration of the palette at Bleu Bistro! This French fusion hotspot is located in the heart of downtown Corpus Christi. Elegant and charming, Bleu Bistro provides a rich menu, from the selection of fine wines down to it’s luscious cuisine. 500 N. Water St.



A hidden gem in Corpus Christi, Yardarm is located in a quaint yellow cottage along scenic Ocean Drive. Your dad will love the quiet and homelike atmosphere at this local favorite. Enjoy the rich culinary flavors of Greek-influenced fresh seafood and chef specials paired with an array of diverse wines. Not to mention the views of the Corpus Christi bay are fantastic. 4310 Ocean Dr.


For The Sports Dad



Challenge dad to a game of golf this father's day weekend at one of many Corpus Christi golf spots!


Beach Games

Take on dad with family-fun sports activities this weekend at the beach! Check out Corpus Christi beaches you must get to.



History Buff Dads


Dollar Day at the Art Museum of South Texas!

For just a buck you can bring dad to explore the Art Museum of South Texas! The museum offers a diverse exhibition that reflects the rich multicultural heritage of Corpus Christi your father will love. 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.


Museum of Science & History

There's something for everyone at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, even dads! Check out the gun exhibit with 500 years of guns and ammo, along with tons of other historical findings. Learn a thing or two and make memories with dad walking through this must-see museum. 1900 N. Chaparral St.


For the Party Dad


Suave it up at Vino Mio Social Club

Tolerate the dad jokes by taking your suave dad to enjoy a Sunday Funday at Vino Mio4102 S. Staples St.


Live Music at Mikel May’s Beachside Bar & Grill

Get the best of both worlds with the beach and a fantastic atmosphere at Mikel May’s! Located on Bob Hall Pier, Mikel May's offers your dad the best waterfront dining experience possible! Happy Hour every day from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 15820 Park Road 22


For the Backyard BBQ Dad


The Southside Farmer’s Market

For the dad’s that love to stay home and cook: this one’s for you. Make a stop at the Southside Farmer’s Market this Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m.! Spend time together and shop for fresh locally grown produce, honey, eggs, jams, jellies, pickles, preserves, herbs and spices, snacks and baked goods! 5800 Everhart Rd.


For the “I-Just-Want-To-Relax” Dad


Padre Island’s Night at the Seashore

Pack up the blankets and chairs (and your dad) and head to the Padre Island National Seashore today from 6:00-10:00 p.m. for the Night at the Seashore! This first-ever event features indoor movie screenings of "The National Parks of Texas: In Contact With Beauty," ranger-led beach walks, night sky talks, live creatures and nocturnal animal displays. Did we mention it’s family-friendly and completely free? 20301 Park Rd. 22

Father’s Day Weekend at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

Celebrate your dad this weekend by exploring the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center! All dads get free admission into the gardens this weekend! Be "buds" with dad, enjoy Parrot Talk, gardens, resident reptiles, Gator Lake, trails and plenty of other guy stuff. All other guests must pay general admission. Give dad the best gift for Father's Day, and spend an entire day with him at South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center! 8545 S. Staples St.


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