Spots Around Corpus Christi to Take Your RV for Valentine’s Day

You don’t have to travel far and wide to enjoy the ultimate Valentine’s Day getaway. In fact, there are plenty of romantic destinations right here in the Corpus Christi area. Fire up your RV and stay close to home at these awesome places to take your loved one for Valentine’s Day.

Mustang Island State Park

There’s nothing more romantic than escaping to a barrier island for a weekend. Mustang Island State Park offers some of the Corpus Christi area’s most stunning ocean views and wildlife watching. Choose your favorite beachfront campsite, build a small campfire in the sand and enjoy the park’s unique paddling trails, beach-combing, bird-watching and more.

Padre Island National Seashore

Looking for even more seclusion on the sand? Head to the famed Padre Island National Seashore, where you can watch baby sea turtles hatch, spot wildlife on a birding tour, explore the scenic nature trails and driving on the sand in your four-wheel-drive vehicle. The Padre Island National Seashore is the world’s longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island, offering 70 miles of coastline, tidal flats and dunes to visitors. Best of all, you can sleep among some of America’s most impressive star-gazing skies.

Aransas Wildlife Refuge

The Aransas Wildlife Refuge is one of the places for bird and wildlife watching in the entire country. The refuge offers visitors more than 115,000 acres of land to explore, which are also the home and nesting grounds for native Texas animals and migratory birds. If you’re looking for a truly awe-inspiring day with someone you love, there’s no better place to be than spotting wildlife and wildflowers at the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. The year-round pier and picnic area is also available for visitors to relax and dine in a romantic outdoor atmosphere.

Find the Perfect Gift

Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift right here at CCRV in Corpus Christi. Whether you’re in search of new camping supplies for your romantic getaway or a new RV to kick off another season of travel, we’re always stocked with everything you need.

Weekend Guide to Houston

A trip to Houston can be a fantastic way to spend a weekend. Before taking any trip, it is always a good idea to make sure that your RV is in good shape. Stop by CCRV in Corpus Christi before you head to Houston for a fun-filled weekend. Once you get there, here’s what you can expect.

Museums

Many tourists enjoy visiting museums to get a feel for the local culture and see interesting attractions in the area. The Houston Museum District is a great place to start. Many people enjoy the Contemporary Art Museum, families enjoy the Children’s Museum of Houston as well as the zoo, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Health Museum, and Holocaust Museum are all popular options as well. The area is also home to various shopping and dining options, making the district a trip nearly unto itself.

Music and the Performing Arts

Other tourists enjoy seeing what the local talent has to offer. The Houston Symphony is a highly rated option for those who enjoy music. The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of performances throughout the year as well. Those who might like taking advantage of the warm nights Houston has to offer might also enjoy the Miller Outdoor Theater. The Houston Grand Opera is another popular choice with a variety of performances through each season.

Miscellaneous Activities

Houston also offers a variety of unique activities for locals and tourists. The Cockrell Butterfly Center offers opportunities to see beautiful butterflies in simulated rain forests and other habitats. Hermann Park, the first public park in the city, is a great place to get out doors and enjoy some of the picnic areas and scenery.

Eating Options

It is hard to visit Houston without trying the barbeque or the steak. Many of the top rated places to eat in Houston fall into this category such as Taste of Texas or Goode Company Barbeque. There are also excellent options for those who might enjoy Tex-Mex dishes, including Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen and Chuy’s. Standard American fair can be found at Mel’s Country Cafe. More exotic top rated dining option include Ephesus Mediterranean Grill and Japaniero’s Sushi Bistro.

Visit CCRV

Taking a trip to Houston can be a fantastic way to experience new cuisine while enjoying some wonderful local museums and activities. Houston has a wonderful local culture that is fun for families and people of all ages to experience. Stop by CCRV before you go to see our inventory or to schedule some service.

Fall Destinations Throughout Texas

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Summer may be the busy season for Texas travel, but fall boasts some of the best temperatures for RV living throughout the state’s many destinations. With the State Fair of Texas, University of Texas football games and scenic parks with leaves changing colors, you’ll never get bored when touring Texas in your RV.

The State Fair of Texas — Dallas

The anticipated State Fair of Texas is the perfect way to kick off the fall camping season. The fair starts on Sept. 29 and extends through Oct. 22 with tons of live music, livestock shows, a 2017 auto show, exciting rides, creative arts and tons of other activities for kids and adults alike. And if you’re up for a college football game, the Texas and Oklahoma game is held at the Texas State Fair every year.

Take in the Sights — Austin

Austin is one of Texas’ favorite cities with incredible dining options, gorgeous autumn scenery, University of Texas football games, amazing live music and plenty of exciting city sites. The Austin Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and Texas Book Festival are just a few of the many fall events that take place in beautiful Austin, Texas.

Lost Maples State Park — Vanderpool

The breathtaking fall foliage doesn’t get much better than at Lost Maples State Park in Vanderpool. Because of Texas’ more mild fall temperatures, the maple trees don’t tend to change colors until mid October. And while most other parts of Texas are less crowded than the summer season, Lost Maples becomes a hot spot for tourists seeking unbelievable fall scenery. Because the park gets crowded during late fall, it’s recommended that you make campsite reservations ahead of time.

Start Your Fall Travels at CCRV

Are you looking for the perfect RV to travel throughout Texas this fall? There’s no better place to start your RV lifestyle than at CCRV — your No. 1 South Texas RV dealer. With everything from simple camping supplies to RV parts, maintenance and sales, we’ve got all of your Texas RV needs covered under one roof.

The Top 3 Fishing Spots Around Corpus Christi

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Summer is the perfect time to go fishing in your RV. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel far to find some of the best fishing spots in the state. These three unbeatable fishing destinations are right here in Corpus Christi, so grab your fishing pole and start casting your line and reeling ’em in.

Aransas Bay

The gorgeous Gulf of Mexico is more than a place for cooling down on hot summer days. The Gulf offers a selection of reefs, barrier islands, flats and marshes that are ideal for catching fish. The Aransas Bay marshes are some of the best places to cast a line from your boat or fishing kayak. They’re hotspots for catching redfish, flounder, trout, red snapper, marlin, shark, tuna and other species.

Lake Corpus Christi

Lake Corpus Christi is a scenic place to park your RV and enjoy some of the state’s best fishing just steps away. Bring your boat or cast a line from the shore, and you’re likely to reel in largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, a variety of catfish, bluegill sunfish, redear sunfish and a long list of other fish species. Lake maps are available at the state park office, and local fishing maps can be found at most bait stores, so you don’t have to be an expert on the area before you arrive.

Choke Canyon Reservoir

If you’re interested in catching loads of largemouth bass and catfish, head to the Choke Canyon Reservoir. The Choke Canyon State Park offers boat launch facilities and camping accommodations, so you can enjoy easy access to the fish-filled waters. The area’s large amount of submerged vegetation and rocky shorelines make it a hotspot for bass in excess of 10 pounds.

Start Your Summer at CCRV

CCRV is your one-stop summer RV shop with everything from new and used RVs, to RV service, parts and even a wide selection of camping supplies. Stop in and see us before you hit the road for National Go Fishing Day.

Unusual Places to RV in Texas this Summer

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Texas is a more varied state than is usually credited. If you’re looking for some truly unusual and surreal places to visit within Texas this summer in your RV, try visiting one of these unique spots on your road trip.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Known as the “Grand Canyon of Texas,” Palo Duro Canyon, located near Amarillo, is a sight to behold. While everything in Texas is usually bigger, this is one case that proves that wrong. It’s actually the second largest canyon in the United States behind, unsurprisingly, Arizona’s Grand Canyon. At “only” 120 miles long and 20 miles wide, it’s nowhere close to the Grand Canyon’s 277 miles length and 18 miles width. Don’t let that discourage you from a visit, however. Palo Duro Canyon is one of Texas’s (and the country’s) most beautiful landscapes.

Hamilton Pool Reserve

A remarkable natural pool about 23 miles west of Austin, it was formed thousands of years ago when the dome of an underground river collapsed. There’s no sight quite like it: there’s an overhanging crescent of rock that provides natural shade to the pool as a waterfall cascades into the pool. The rock formation creates a natural acoustic chamber, which amplifies the roar of the falls and drives out other sounds. The result is a shaded, cool area to sit and relax.

Caverns of Sonora

Millions of years ago, perhaps as long ago as five million, the stunning natural calcite crystal formations of the Caverns of Sonora began to form 155 feet below the surface of Texas. The caverns glow a pearlescent white under the glow of lights, transforming the caverns into one of the planet’s most indescribably beautiful caves.

Enchanted Rock

Near Fredericksburg (which is worth a visit on its own merits), Enchanted Rock is a monolithic pink granite rock that covers 640-acres of land and rises 1,825 feet above sea level. You can actually hike to the top for an unparalleled view of the surrounding countryside.

Visit CCRV

Stop by CCRV this summer before you hit the road to any destination, however unusual. We’ll make sure that your RV is in good traveling state or help you pick out a new or used motorhome if it’s time to update your rig.

Bizarre Roadside Attractions in Texas

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Texas is a big place and, as you’ve probably heard, everything is bigger in Texas. Keeping that in mind, it’s no wonder that the far-flung reaches of Texas possess some of the biggest (and strangest) roadside attractions in the country. If you’re cruising across the Lone Star State this summer in your CCRV, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of these roadside attractions.

World’s Largest Killer Bee

Hidalgo, Texas, is known as the “Killer Bee Capital of the World.” Not exactly a the most inviting moniker, but Hidalgo wears it with pride. In fact, the city has embraced their infamy so much that the mayor spent $20,000 on a giant killer bee statue, which sits prominently in the town. Hidalgo asks that you “bee” their guest and check out the giant bee statue while you’re at it.

World’s Largest Cowboy Boots

The world’s largest cowboy boots are, of course, located in Texas. Just outside North Star Mall in San Antonio, these giant boots stand proud at 40 feet tall. Check em out the next time you’re in San Antonio in your RV.

World’s Largest Caterpillar

This giant caterpillar isn’t just a weird statue, but a weird factory/warehouse to boot! The home base of Monolithic Constructors, Inc., in Italy, Texas, they won’t mind if you stop by and snap a few photos of their unique building.

World’s Largest Fire Hydrant

Yet another “world’s largest,” this fire hydrant isn’t just big… it’s functional as well! Standing at 24 feet tall outside of the Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont, it was built in 1999 as part of a promotion for the re-release of 101 Dalmatians (the whole thing is painted in a dalmatian pattern).

Visit CCRV

Before you hit the road this summer in search of the fun, awesome, or just plain weird, stop by CCRV to make sure that your rig is road trip ready or to shop for a new motorhome.

The Secrets of Corpus Christi

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Whether you live in Corpus Christi or are just visiting, there’s more to the city than meets the eye. Here are some lesser known, even secret, attractions that you may not be aware of.

Whataburger!

Whataburger started making their legendary burgers in Corpus Christi back in the 1950s, which isn’t much of a secret and most any resident will tell you the same. But maybe you don’t know that there’s a statue of the founder, Harmon Dobson, on Shoreline Boulevard. You can also order from their secret menu if you know what’s on it. A few things you won’t see on the menu at the drive-thru include the Whataburger Hulk drink, grilled cheese, and chicken with pancakes.

Haunted Locales

These secrets are of the spooky variety. Corpus Christi has its fair share of ghostly residents.

The USS Lexington is a permanently docked aircraft carrier from WWII that now serves as a museum. Visitors have the option of spending the night aboard the ship in the old crew quarters. The ship is reportedly haunted by former crew members and even some later additions after the ship was decommissioned.

The Wilson Plaza was Corpus Christi’s first skyscraper and has been occupied for quite some time. It’s known to a few as being one of the most haunted places in the city. Tenants have reported feelings of being watched, glimpsing shadowy figures, and unexplained noises early in the morning and late at night.

There’s even a rumor that Selena’s spirit haunts the city. The legendary singer lived in Corpus Christi and she’s buried there. People have reported hearing singing from her gravesite around sunset on warm summer evenings and even her likeness walking along the beaches around the same time.

Visit CCRV

While CCRV is no secret, if you’ve yet to stop in and see us, you’re missing out. With great deals, friendly service, and an RV inventory large enough to find exactly what you need, CCRV is your go-to RV dealership in Corpus Christi.

October Events in South Texas

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Looking to have some fun in Corpus Christi and south Texas this October? While there’s plenty to see and do, CCRV has found some of the better events going on this month. Check them out!

Aram Demirjian & Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra

On October 8, from 7:30-9:30pm, you can attend a special performance by the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra conducted by guest conductor Aram Demirjian.

Enjoy a spectacular evening of incredible music at the majestic Performing Arts Center. Demirijan conducts pieces by Mozart, Barber, Falla, and Tchaikovsky.

Jennifer Frautchi, two time GRAMMY nominee violinist, accompanies Demirjian with this remarkably wide-ranging repertoire.

The venue is at Texas A&M University’s Performing Arts Center at 6300 Ocean Drive.

Tickets start at $21 and run up to $95 based on seating.

Family Fun Day – Hispanic Heritage

Celebrate Hispanic heritage on October 8 from 11am-4pm at the Museum of Science & History, located at 1900 N. Chaparral Street.

Come enjoy fun crafts and activities as you learn about the rich Hispanic culture in the Coastal Bend.

Moonlight in the Gardens

Enjoy an evening under the stars in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel for the South Texas Botanical Garden’s extravaganza, Moonlight in the Garden on October 14 from 5:30-10:00pm.

This casual evening of spectacular food and cocktails includes Astronomical Appetizers, Stellar Spirits bars, plus Best Steak on the Planet and Saturn’s Sweets.

Featured musical guest Flashback will keep guests entertained throughout the evening in a tropical garden atmosphere.

Individual seating is $125 per person; RSVP by October 10.

Dia de los Muertos Street Festival

On October 29, from 3pm to 12am, enjoy this free event.

Corpus Christi hosts the largest Dia de los Muertos Street Festival in Texas!

Featuring 3 stages of live entertainment, a huge community “Dia de los Muertos” Altar Display, fine art exhibitions, kids activities, and more, the Dia de los Muertos Street Festival is the best arts and cultural experience that you don’t want to miss!

Visit CCRV This October

Visit CCRV this October before you hit the road on your next adventure. We’ll make sure your RV is running smooth so you can focus on having a good time.

Every Kid in a Park

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If you know a fourth grader (or happen to be one yourself!) there’s a great program that allows them to visit the country’s national parks with their families free of charge for an entire year. It’s a great learning opportunity and a wonderful way to engender a love of nature, the outdoors, and conservancy in your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew.

To participate, your fourth grader must obtain a pass. Once filled out, you simply plan your trip and hit the road.

The pass must be printed and must accompany your fourth grader at every visit to a park. The pass has a unique code. Current third graders can get their pass ahead of time starting September 1, 2016.

Supporting agencies include the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Find out more by visiting the program’s site.

Visit CCRV

Before you and your fourth grader set out for the adventure of a lifetime, drop by CCRV for RV sales, service, or accessories. Whether you need an RV to make the trip comfortable or to tune up the RV you own, we can help get you ready for all the roads ahead of you. CCRV is keeping RVs affordable and fun!

September Events for South Texas RVers

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Corpus Christi has a lot going on in September if you know where to look. Check out some of the festivals and exhibits you can check out!

Arts Alive – September 3-4, 10am-4pm

Art comes ALIVE at the Art Center of Corpus Christi this Labor Day weekend! Join in on the newest arts festival along the beautiful bayfront. Enjoy a weekend full of curated artistic experiences featuring interactive art, live demonstrations and hands-on art action. There will be food trucks, live music, unique art demonstrations, community art projects, kids activities and much more!

Family Fun Day Dinosaurs! – September 10, 11am-4pm

Take your kids to the museum to learn more about dinosaurs. This exhibit takes visitors on a Jurassic journey back in time to learn about the species that populated the world millions of years ago.

Bailando Dance Festival – September 29-October 1, 7:30-9:30pm

The Department of Theatre and Dance, the School of Arts, Media, & Communication along with the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet presents the 17th annual Bailando Dance Festival, September 29-Oct. 1, on the TAMUCC main campus. This event involves 2 days of Master Classes and 3 evenings of dance performance filled with a variety of dance styles. This year, the performing companies hail from the Central, South and Southeast regions of Texas as well as Costa Rica.

General Admission: $12.00. Students: $7.00. TAMUCC Students: $5.00.

Visit CCRV Before You Hit the Road

You’ll need a comfortable RV to travel to all of the unbeatable events scheduled for this September in Texas. Stop in and see us at CCRV to find your dream RV today.  For RV sales, parts, and accessories, there’s nowhere better in south Texas than CCRV.