Next week is the Port Aransas Beach to Bay and if you have never experienced Beach to Bay you’re missing out. Beach to Bay is one of the largest relay races with the best atmosphere! There are a total of six legs with each leg ranging from 4-5 miles that expand over the coast and allow runners to experience various parts of the Corpus Christi area.

If you’re looking to run or maybe supporting a runner next weekend for Beach to Bay make the most out of your trip to the Coastal Bend. There are plenty of great places to stay, eat and play! For all of my out of town friends who come in for the race I always recommend these four places.

The Beach!

How can you come to the Coastal Bend and not visit at least one of our beaches? You can’t! Beach to Bay weekend always brings great warm weather, and after a long race, what better way to celebrate or recover than with a nice relaxing beach day! If you didn’t already know we have more than five beaches for you to choose from. There is something for everyone and every activity. So whether you want to lay out, fish, or jet ski the Coastal Bend has you covered.

The Lexington

Visiting the Lexington is also a must! The Lexington is one of the Coastal Bends greatest and most prized treasures. Take a tour back in time on the “Blue Ghost” and see upfront and personal an actual WWII aircraft carrier. Check out there MEGAtheater and capture some awesome Instagram worthy selfies on the ship.

The Texas State Aquarium

You’re in luck!! The Texas State Aquarium just added a whole new and improved wing with new and fun exhibits for everyone in the family to enjoy. I’m not kidding! I love the Otter exhibit and I’m super excited to check out the new Caribbean Sea Shark Exhibit. Be one of the first to experience these exhibits while you’re in town.


I’m a fan of waterparks! Who doesn’t love the luxury of sitting in the pool and drinking a nice cool drink. I know I do!!! One of my favorite things about Schlitterbahn is that the kids can go and enjoy the waterpark area while I relax by the pool. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy going down the water slides from time to time but after my leg you won’t catch me climbing up steps. Schlitterbahn on the Island also has a lodge, golf course and an amazing brunch bar.

It’s not too late to register for Port Aransas Beach to Bay or just come for the weekend to visit. You’ll be surprised at all the fun things to do here in the Coastal Bend and all the great sites to see. I hope you have a great run and an even better time visiting us!