Rockport Beach is considered the number one beach in Texas. Offering visitors a stunning stretch of sand, beach goers will discover the beach is ideal for family-friendly days out enjoying the sun. Perfect for the little ones, Rockport Beach is popular for its absence of big waves and strong undertows, ensuring that everyone in the family can get in the water. Popular activities include fishing, boating and bird watching, while plenty of restaurants, gift shops and galleries line the area and offer opportunities to purchase a souvenir keepsake. A 1,500-foot lighted jetty pier also sits at the end of the harbor, where those looking for a bit of solitude and romance will find a perfect place for a stroll with their significant other.
If you’re a fishing enthusiast, the Coastal Bend is the place for you. The variety of options around Rockport are nearly unlimited, with flats and bays, open water and, beyond the uninhabited barrier islands of San Jose and Matagorda, offshore fishing in the warm Gulf waters. For anglers of all types, this place is paradise.
USS Lexington, nicknamed "The Blue Ghost", is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy. Originally intended to be named Cabot, word arrived during construction that USS Lexington (CV-2) had been lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea. The new aircraft carrier was renamed while under construction to commemorate the earlier ship.
Since 1992, the ship has been docked in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she operates as a museum.
The Texas State Aquarium is a nonprofit aquarium located in Corpus Christi, Texas. It is dedicated to promoting environmental conservation and rehabilitation of the wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico. It has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums since 1995.