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Southern Texas

Total Mileage/Average drive time
183 miles, 2 hours, 45 minutes

From the river to the beach to the ocean, coastal Texas offers wet and wonderful delights everywhere your turn.

1. San Antonio - Starting Point
Stroll the San Antonio River Walk network while exploring shops and boutiques, eclectic bars and restaurants, all located one story beneath the city. This trail meanders through five miles of the city and connects major tourist attractions, including the Alamo. Here, you can revisit nearly 300 years of history from the structure's time as a mission to the Texas Army's 13-day stand against the Centralist army in 1836, where the battle cry "Remember the Alamo" first echoed and helped forge Texas's independent spirit.

Recommended Stopover:
Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort
San Antonio, (888) 838-7186

2. Corpus Christi - 143 mies, 2 hours
Corpus Christi is the largest coastal city in Texas and home to the Texas State Aquarium, with its amazing assortment of aquatic life, including otters, sharks, stingrays, dolphins, sea turtles and alligators. This is a premier aquarium showcasing the wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico. Sail over to visit the Lexington, a vintage World War II aircraft carrier, now a naval aviation museum on the bay, with guided tours that include 11 decks and 20 onboard aircraft. Check out Harbor Bridge from the shoreline, enjoy fresh seafood and stroll to major attractions on North Beach. Set sail for the North Padre Island National Seashore, with over 130 thousand acres of undeveloped dunes and beaches.

3. Port Aransas - 40 miles, 45 minutes
Enjoy Gulf fishing at its best at Port Aransas when you set sail on a chartered deep-sea fishing tour, or rent a boat to putt around the bay. Serious fishing enthusiasts can revel in unparalleled fishing voyages to catch tuna, snapper and shark, and some excursions also include birding tours, shrimp trawl and dolphin watches. Spend the evening relaxing on a sunset cruise or enjoy a romantic dinner cruise while gliding though the Gulf water. You don't have to leave the shore to enjoy Port Aransas: premium golf courses offer a challenging 9- or 18-hole game. Strolling the pier never goes out of style, and visitors can also check out the Port Aransas Museum to learn more about life on the barrier island.

Recommended Stopover:
Island RV Resort
Port Aransas, (361) 749-5600