11 Ways To Play In The Rain In Corpus Christi
With miles and miles of beaches, it's only natural that you think of fun in the sun when planning a trip to Corpus Christi. But let's be honest, sometimes it rains. There's no need to stop the vacation fun over a sprinkle or two. Here are some suggestions for things to do on a rainy day (or in the sun).
Art Center of Corpus Christi
Art Center of Corpus Christi - The Art Center of Corpus Christi is home to local art in the Coastal Bend. The facility brings together four pleasures: viewing art in its seven galleries, shopping in the Gift Gallery and local artists’ studios, dining at Citrus Bistro and of course, the creation of wonderful art.
Art Museum of South Texas
Art Museum of South Texas - The Art Museum of South Texas itself is an architectural landmark, but once inside you can experience some of the finest art in Texas and the Americas. Before you leave, make sure to stop in at Hester's Cafe for a unique dining experience on the Corpus Christi Bay.
Bonus: The Art Museum of South Texas offers free admission every first Friday of the month.
Bowlero - This isn't your everyday run-of-the-mill bowling alley. Bowlero is a full blown dining, entertainment and sports experience that will change the way you think of bowling forever. Complete with the latest and greatest in arcade games, laser-tag and a full bar and restaurant, this is a one-stop-shop for rainy day fun in Corpus Christi.
Bonus: Bowlero has huge TV screens over the lanes, so you can bowl and stay up to date on all.the.sports.
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History - Immerse yourself in the history of Corpus Christi from the early Spanish explorers to La Salle's ship wreck in 1686. Get a glimpse of what life was like in early Corpus Christi through the impressive Doc McGregor photography collection!
Harbor Playhouse - In operation since 1925, the Harbor Playhouse is recognized as one of the oldest and finest community theaters in Texas. With upcoming productions such as Chicago, The Little Mermaid, and Schoolhouse Rock! The Harbor Playhouse is sure to have an upcoming production you will enjoy!
K Space Contemporary
K Space Contemporary - Located in the heart of downtown Corpus Christi, the mission of K-Space Contemporary is to educate and build awareness for innovative art in South Texas. You don't have to be an art lover to appreciate the contemporary pieces in K-Space. Open Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
La Palmera Shopping Mall
With 1-million square feet of retail and dining at La Palmera, visitors will find some of the most popular retailers and full-service dining options like P.F. Chang's, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, and LongHorn Steakhouse. If you've brought the little ones with you, stop by the Undersea Children's Play Area located on the upper level!
Bonus: Valet parking is available!
Selena Museum - Only open Monday through Friday, the Selena Museum showcases many of Selena Quintanilla Perez's stage costumes, her GRAMMY award and her glamorous red Porsche! The museum, located within the Q Productions recording studio, offers some lucky fans the opportunity to catch a glimpse (maybe) of some of their favorite recording artists.
Texas State Aquarium
Texas State Aquarium - Every visit to the Texas State Aquarium is different! While many of the shows are outdoors, you can still explore the many indoor exhibits. From the Floating Phantoms to the Flower Gardens, there are more than 300 species for you to discover!
Bonus: Make sure you stop by the newest exhibit, Saving Sharks, for all things sharky!
Texas Surf Museum
Texas Surf Museum - Not only does the Texas Surf Museum offer a reprieve from the rain, but it still gives you the coastal vibe that brought you to Corpus Christi in the first place! Check out the evolution of surfer fashions through the years or take a seat on one of the unique surf board benches.
Bonus: The Texas Surf Museum always offers free admission.
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay - Because, who doesn't want to tour a massive World War II aircraft carrier museum? While the entire museum isn't indoors, a good portion of the tour takes place on the Hangar Deck and below. No rain coats necessary! For more on the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, check out our 10-Need-To-Know-Things About The Blue Ghost.