Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Corpus Christi, Texas

January 2, 2009
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Corpus Christi, Texas, is a city located on the Gulf of Mexico that has many travel and vacation options. The city has a population of about 285,000. Its nickname is The Sparkling City By the Sea. It has an international airport, as well as a Naval Air Station. Winters are mild, and summers are really hot.

Because it has become a popular tourist spot, many of the tourist attractions are dog-friendly.


Captain Clarks Flagship Tours

You can go on one of these cruises to tour the city and its port, and also learn some history about the bay front, area attractions and local legends. You will be able to spot some pelicans, herons, seagulls and usually dolphins. They allow small to medium dogs on the upper two decks, just not on the carpeted main deck.

Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens

This is a beautiful botanical gardens full of 2500 orchids, 300 roses and all sorts of other plants, a playground and picnic tables. Dogs are allowed to go on leash, but cannot soil any of the flowers or other plants. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students/military/seniors, $2 for ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and below. The gardens take up 180 acres, so they are a good way to spend the day outside if the weather is nice.


Cole Park

This is a 43 acre beach, that has a fishing pier and large children’s playground. Dogs are allowed on the beach so long as they are leashed and cleaned up after.


Lake Corpus Christi State Park

This park takes up 356 acres, and is located southwest of the town of Mathis, Texas. The park is on a huge lake. Dogs are allowed throughout the park so long as they are leashed, just not near or on the swim areas.

Click here to watch a video on the park.


Outdoor Restaurants

Dotz Dawgs and Drafts

This is a 50′s American-style eatery that serves food like ice cream, Chicago style hot dogs, pizza, wraps and domestic and imported beers. It’s a great place to take kids, as they have an outdoor playground. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables.

Sonic Drive-In

This is a fast food place that many states do not have! In Corpus Christi, it is located on South Padre Island Drive. Dogs can join you at the outdoor tables, and sometimes they have dog treats.


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