5 Off-Season Reasons to Enjoy Schlitterbahn Riverpark & Resort Now
Ahhhhh, listen! Can you hear it? Didn’t think so. Fall and winter on Padre Island can be so quiet. The caw of a gull on the wing… the gentle lapping of surf… It’s off-season at Schlitterbahn Riverpark & Resort in Corpus Christi, and believe it or not, a perfect time to visit.
1. Chillax! There Are No Crowds!
Seriously. Do you hear that? That’s not the pitter-patter of wet feet and screaming water park floaters. What a perfect time to marvel at Schlitterbahn jefe Jeff Henry’s uniquely designed resort hotel that serves as the park’s entrance. Rooms come in a number of convenient styles, including suites that can be customized to link up to three rooms.
Schlitterbahn’s eco-friendly reuse/recycle ethos is evident with every knot on every beam, support column and balcony rail wrapped in repurposed ship rope. Oh, and did we mention deals? Ask them about deals.
2. It’s Everywhere You Want to Be – Convenient
While the park is quiet, the rest of the island is still hopping. Restaurants, beach bars, minigolf, shopping, boating, fishing and most importantly: beach access. Schlitterbahn is located right in the heart of the action, mere minutes from Padre Balli Park, Packery Channel, Bob Hall Pier and convenient for zooming across the bridge into fishing on the Laguna Madre or hitting downtown Corpus Christi.
3. No Lines for Links or Courts
Did you know that Schlitterbahn on Padre Island was developed out of the old Padre Isles Country Club? The park has maintained nine holes of the original Bruce Litrel-designed course, one of the more challenging in the state, according to those with the duff stuff. No wonder: this seaside wonder is graced with natural dunes, a low profile, lots of water hazards and some lovely heather. The resort has a pro shop with everything you need to hit the links, plus private lessons, clinics and a driving range. The resort has tennis courts for use, too (BYO gear).
The annual golf memberships are… well, “affordable” is an understatement and are available to out-of-towners. Be sure to ask about the waterpark benefits that come with membership.
4. Chef-crafted Cuisine? At a Waterpark?
Veranda Restaurant & Bar has made a name for itself beyond the dewy glow of the Schlitterbahn brand. The outdoor-indoor seating is the perfect place to enjoy one of the season’s many special events or a simple romantic dinner-for-two on a crisp autumn evening. And the food is soooooo good! The bartenders here can shake up your social drinking rut with a fabulous craft cocktail. Enjoy weekly chef specials, Two-for-Tuesday deals as well as college night and game-day specials.
5. Events and Vacation Packages
One click of the events page on the website proves that the holidays are a-happenin’ with special events and deals to mark each official special day and a few unofficial ones, as well. Schlitterbahn is all about the year-‘round fun!
From non-partisan election night parties to goblins, turkeys and Kris Kringle, the park offers great getaway options all year long. Leave the logistics, the cooking and the clean-up to these hospitality pros. Get ready to plan your trip and keep an eye on the Visit Corpus Christi events page to cross-reference events happening all over Padre Island, just a hop from the Schlitterbahn resort.