361 Reasons to Love the Coastal Bend

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“Cook Your Catch” Restaurants
“Island Time”
.99 cent Shark Tooth Necklaces at Beachside Souvenir Shops
Amenities of a Big City with a Small Town Atmosphere
Annual Showcase of Homes on Padre Island
Annual Turtle Hatching and Release
Bob Hall Pier
Costa Sur Bar and Grub
Fishing off the Jetties
Fresh Oysters
Golf Cart Lanes
Gulf Shrimp
Horace Caldwell Pier
Horses on the Beach
John White
Key Lime Trees
La Posada Boat Christmas Parade
Live Surf Webcam
May Nardone
Message Envy
Mikel May’s Beachfront Bar and Grill
Miniature Golf
Packery Channel
Paddle Boarding
Padre Balli Park Camping
Padre Island Business Association Annual Wine Tasting
Padre Island National Seashore
Snoopy’s and Scoopy’s
Texas Dental Oasis, Dr. Kight
The Island Moon Newspaper
The Seawall on Padre Island
The View from JFK Causeway Bridge
Salt Grass Boutique
Ski Canals/Volleyball at the Ski Canals
Schlitterbahn Water Park

Annual Parade of Homes
Annual Sandfest
AransasPass Shrimporee
Beach Sunrise
Beach to Bay Relay Marathon
Birding on the Boardwalk
Building a Sandcastle
Bonfires on the Beach
Coastal Ed’s Coastal Cruisers
Crazy Cajun
Dolphin Watching
Driving on the Beach
Fisherman’s Wharf
Fishing Tournaments
Ira Loveday
Lifesaving Station and the Lighthouse
Moby Dick’s
Mustang Island State Park
Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club
Playing in the Sand Dunes
Port Aransas Art Center
Port Aransas Birding Center
Port Aransas Ferry
Port A Pizzeria
Port Aransas Museum
Port Royal’s Largest Pool in Texas
Red Dragon Pirate Ship
San Jose Island
Scott Burroughs
Skydive South Texas
Shark Gift Shop
Souvenir Shops
The Tarpon Inn Wall
The Taste of the Island
Thomas Weir “Tom” Pauken
Windmill Fields
Winter Texans
Whooping Crane Festival



$1.99 Margarita Monday’s at Fajitavilla
131 Miles of Beach
60 Mile Loop of Corpus Christi Bay
Ainsley’s Angels of South Texas
Al Kruse Tennis Center
American Flag on the Harbor Bridge for 4th of July
Andy’s Kitchen
Anthony’s Salon
Antique Stores on Alameda
Aria Sky Lounge
Art Center of Corpus Christi
Art Museum of South Texas
Authentic New York Pizza
Barbara Gunter
Barefoot Mardigras
Bella Jewel Boutique
Belly and Baby and Hopscotch
Big Bang Celebration
Bill Vessey
BJ’s Pizza
Bleu’s Bistro
Blucher Park
Blue Angels
Botanical Gardens
Brad Lomax
Breakfast Tacos
Breeze at Hester’s
Buc Days Festival and Parade
Butterfly Migration
CC7D Film Festival
Cheapest Gas
Christmas Lights on Ocean Drive
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program
Coffee Waves
Cole Park
Concrete Street Amphitheater
Conquer the Coast
Corpus Christi  1st
Corpus Christi Cathedral Choir
Corpus Christi Country Club
Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Corpus Christi Downtown ArtWalk
Corpus Christi Fury Football Team
Corpus Christi IceRays
Corpus Christi Library
Corpus Christi Science and History Museum
Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra
Corpus Christi Yacht Club
Corpus Threads
Cotton Farmers
Crabbing in the Bay
Czech Fest
Dallas Cowboy’s QB Dustin Vaughan
Del Mar College
Dia De Los Muertos
Dive In Movies at Hurricane Alley
Diverse Population
Doc McGregor Gala
Donegal Street
Eva Longoria
Executive Surf Club
Farah Fawcett
Feeding the Seagulls
Flint Hills
Flounder Gigging
Founder’s Walk
Friday Night Art Walk
Friday Night Football
Frisbee Golf at Lamar Park
Galvan House
Gates Donuts
Gaslight Square
Ghost Tours at Ritz
Ghost Tours on Lexington
Giant Ice cream Cone in Lamar Park
Goosefeathers & Mosiacs
Greek Festival
Halo Flight
Harbor Bridge Lights
Harbor Playhouse
Havana Club
Hawk Watch
Heritage Park
Homes on Ocean Drive
Hometown Heroes
Hooks Baseball
House of Rock
Hurricane Alley Waterpark
Jazz Festival
Jesus Morales
Jewish Food Festival
Judy Hawley
Junior League’s Annual Fairy Tale Ball
Justin Brantley
Karaoke at Cheers
King Ranch
Kolache Cafe
Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Lamar Park Lighting of the Park
Lamar Park Shopping
Laredo Taco Company
Las Donas De La Court
Lazy Bech Beer
Long Boarding Down Ocean Drive
Low Unemployment
Making Strides of Corpus Christi
Mariachi Music Fest
Max Pro Water Sports
Mexican Food
Moon Over the Bay
Moore Plaza
Movies in the Park
Naval Bases
Nelda Martinez
Ninja Noodle Bowl at Sushi Bar
No Lines at the Corpus Christi International Airport
Oh Goodie Designs
Omni Bayfront Hotel
Open Mic Night at House of Rock
Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center
Our Lady Star of the Sea on North Beach
Outdoor Fitness
Paddle Boarding
Paddle for Parkinson’s
Palm Trees
Paulette Kluge
Petting the Stingrays at TSA
Pint Night @ Executive Surf Club
Port of Corpus Christi
Prices Chef
Ranch at San Patricio
Raspas on Shoreline
Republic of Texas Bar & Grill
Reserve at Dancing Elk Hunting
Ride-In Theatre
Rock Paper Scissor Tournament
Roger Creagar
Roller Derby
Ronald Mc Donald House of Corpus Christi
Sand Volleyball
Scenes from Pearl Harbor Shot here
School System
Scuba Diving
Selena Memorial-Mirador de la Flor
Shoreline Plaza
Skate Park
Solomon P. Ortiz
South Side Farmers Market
South Texas Music Walk of Fame
St. Patricks Day Block Party
Stephanie Griest
Sunrise/Sunset over the Bay
Sunset Lake Park in Portland
Surf Camps
Sushi Bar
Suter Wildlife Refuge
Tango Tea Room
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi- Island University
Texas State Aquarium
Texas Surf Museum
Texas Throwdown Thursdays at Brewster Street
The Bend Magazine
The Board Shop
The Durrill Family
The GROW Local South Texas Farmers Market
The Mild Winters
The Nutcracker
The Ranch at San Patricio
The Ritz Theater
The Seawall
The Shops at La Palmera
The Smell of Fresh Mesquite BBQ
The Susser Family
The Town Club
Todd Hunter
Travel Time is 15 Minutes
Trey McCambell
Triumph Over Kid Cancer
Ullberg Sculptors
Variety of Shrimp
Watching the Shrimp Boats at the Marina
Water Literally Sparkles
Waterstreet Market
Waterstreet Summer Fest
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races
Whataburger Field
What’s Up CC App
Wind and Wave
Wind Surfing
YWCA Yuletide Festival

Alice Fayes
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Aransas Pathways:  History, birding, kayaking, and trails
Bay Window
Charlotte Plumbers
Cove Harbor Marina
Diane Probst
Estelle Stair Gallery:  local art in the oldest building in town
Fishing or Duck Hunting with one of 200 local guide services
Food and Wine Classic
General Zachary Taylor Tree, where the general and future president camped with his troops in 1845.
Gigging flounder in the Flats
Go Fishing from Kayaks in the Bays of Rockport with Slowride Guide Services
Go Fishing Off Copano Causeway Pier, one of the longest piers in the world, measuring over 8 miles.
Mom’s  Bait Shop
Memorial Park:  jogging trail, multiple playgrounds, basketball court, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, picnic area under the live oak trees and dog park
Rent a Jet Ski at Little Bay
Rockport Art Festival
Rockport Center for the Arts
Rockport Center for the Arts’ Tour of Homes
Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Rockport Community Pool and Skate Park
Rockport Market Days
Shops on Austin Street in the Rockport Heritage District
Simon Michael
Sip cocktails on the deck of The Chartroom, watching the yachts come home to dock at the harbor.
Spend a weekend at The Crane House. Drink tea on the deck while watching endangered Whooping Cranes walk through the backyard.
Stevie-Lew’s BBQ
Sunday brunch at GLOW
Take a Boat Cruise
Take your Picture in Front of the Famous Big Blue Crab
Texas Hummerbird Celebration
The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor and Education Center
The Art Gallery and Dinner at Latitude
The Big Tree
The Boiling Pot
The Fulton Mansion
The Rockport Film Festival
The Texas Maritime Museum
The Wonderful Women’s Network
Visit One of Over 30 churches in Rockport
Walk along the Rockport Beach
Walk/jog/bike/drive down Fulton Beach Road
Wind Way Gallery
Windsurfing and Kite Flying on Rockport Beach

Book Inc.
The friendly Portland citizen who waves as he rides his bike everyday.
Sunset Lake
Northshore Country Club
The view from the 18th hole on the NCC golf course.
Portland Community Center pool
Free Popcorn Night at Northshore Cinema 8
Portland Public Library
The Rapid Growth
Chatwork Club’s Christmas Home Tour
Butterfly Lake
Sense of Security
Parks in Every Neighborhood
Go East for the bay, head West for miles of farmland
Kathleen Dossett Dance Studio
Never any traffic
The Sand Dunes
La Iguana
Taqueria El Tapatio breakfast tacos
The Windsurfing at Violet Andrews
The view of the fireworks on the water for 4th of July without traffic
Portland Chamber of Commerce

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