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Road Trips | Texas Gulf Coast

Driving The Texas Gulf Coast


The beautiful Gulf Coast of Texas is a fantastic year-round destination. Visitors to this region of the country can enjoy wonderful warm and sunny destination, as well as plenty of recreation and wildlife viewing. The Texas Gulf Coast is filled with wonderful attractions and is an excellent area to enjoy a road trip.

Road trippers can start and base their travels on the Texas Gulf Coast in the fun cit of Corpus Christi. Within this city there are many fun attractions, attractions that the whole family can enjoy. Throughout the year Corpus Christi is filled with activities for all visitors to enjoy.

The Texas State Aquarium, is a fun spot to see plenty of wildlife. Children will love the Living Shores touch pool. In addition, the aquarium is home to dolphins, turtles, otters and many more aquatic species. Children will also love a visit to the Bob Hall Pier, where they can watch and maybe even try fishing from the pier. Fishermen can catch tarpon, trout, mackerel and even kingfish when fishing from the Bob Hall pier.

The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is a fantastic destination in Corpus Christi for flower and plant enthusiasts. Visitors to the botanical gardens have varieties of orchids, a rose garden, as well as tropical flowers, wetlands, forests and more.

Wildlife enthusiasts can stop at the Hans A. Suter Wildlife Park, which is home to ducks, pelicans and other species. In addition, the wildlife has plenty of trails for visitors to watch for wildlife. the Ships of Christopher Columbus tour at the park is another fun activity, with ours of full-sized replicas of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

Travelers on the Texas Gulf Coast and travel to nearby Rockport. From Rockport, ravelers can charter small sailboats and take a fun cruise north to San Antonio Bay. Also north of Rockport and Port Aransas is Fulton, which hosts the Oysterfest festival. Attendees of Oysterfest can take rides, enjoy delicious food, participate or watch the oyster-eating festival or the dart-throwing game.

The Texas Gulf Coast also has some beautiful wildlife areas and protected barrier islands. One of these islands is Matagorda Island, which is a 56,000-acre state park and wildlife refuge. The island is 38 miles long and supports a wide variety of wildlife. Visitors to this barrier island should keep an eye out for various migratory birds, whooping cranes, white-tailed deer, and many more species. In addition, visitors can enjoy saltwater fishing, birding, and more. Matagorda Island is also the  home of the Matagorda Island Lighthouse on the north end of the island, and explore the lighthouse grounds.

Padre Island National Seashore is another example of a protected barrier island. The National Seashore protects the longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world. Visitors can enjoy over 70 miles of sandy beach. These white sand beaches have warm and nice sand dunes, great for beach driving, biking, camping, birdwatching, fishing, swimming and much more. The beachcombing at Padre Island is particularly good because of the items brought to shore by the currents in the Gulf of Mexico, including seashells and much more. Visitors should be aware that there are strong currents offshore, so care should be taken when swimming.

South Padre Island is another fun destination on the Texas Gulf Coast. South Padre Island and the Gulf Coast of Texas has excellent vacation weather throughout the year, with warm temperatures and pleasant sea breezes. Visitors will find all sorts of water activities to enjoy, including snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving, kitboarding and much more. It is also a birders paradise, with over 300 species of birds on the islands. The island also has plenty of attractions including a lighthouse and much more.

Visitors to the Texas Gulf Coast are sure to find many different exciting activities to enjoy. Throughout the year's beautiful tropical weather visitors can enjoy water activities, sandy beaches, wildlife and the region's history. In the evening there is live music, delicious dining and much more. The region is filled with warm waters, sandy beaches, wildlife, barrier islands and much more.

Hot Spot | Hudson Valley, New York

Hudson Valley, New YorkHistory, Nature and Wineries in the Hudson Valley, NY


The beautiful Hudson Valley follows the Hudson River, stretching from Albany all the way to New York City. This region is filled with fantastic destinations, including historic destinations, beautiful nature, wineries, and plenty of events. Visitors to New York should be sure to explore all that the Hudson Valley has to offer.

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Hot Spot | Lost Coast, California

Camping and RVing The North Coast of California

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California's North Coast is a fantastic year round destination. Not only does the region have a beautiful coastline, but it is also filled with amazing redwoods, national and state parks, as well as fantastic wines and rural charm. Visitors to the North Coast are sure to have a fantastic time exploring all that the region has to offer.

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Camping Hot Spot | Guadalupe River State Park, Texas

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Guadalupe River State Park - Recreation & Relaxation

Travelers and RVers looking for a great summer destination in Texas should be sure to stop to spend some time at the Guadalupe River State Park.

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Camping Hot Spot | Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Beautiful Coeur d'Alene a true Idaho gem.

Visitors to the city can enjoy the fun atmosphere found throughout the city, with its museums, galleries, nightlife and more. Throughout the day visitors to the area can enjoy the many options for recreational activities to be found in the beautiful Idaho setting.

Idaho is probably best know for its amazing scenery and expanse of outdoors and all the recreational activities. However, the city of Coeur d'Alene has a lot to offer visitors who want a relaxing city vacation, or need to relax after enjoying the recreation that can be found throughout the state. Wine lovers can explore the local wineries in the Coeur d'Alene area. After enjoying some wine tasting perhaps visitors can take in a show or enjoy some live entertainment.

Coeur d'Alene also has some beautiful art galleries, with a variety of different styles of art. The Museum of North Idaho is another attraction that visitors will enjoy. This museum has a variety of exhibits ranging from logging to Diamond Cup Hydroplane Races, and everything in between. The museum preserves and shares the stories of the region through its many exhibits.

Visitors looking for other activities to fill their evenings can also stop for an evening at the Coeur d'Alene Casino/Resort Hotel. Not only is this an excellent resort where visitors can spend a relaxing evening, but it is also a local casino. Visitors to Coeur d'Alene can enjoy some of their time at the casino.

This destination also has fabulous shopping and dining options for those looking to spend a little money on Idaho items. The Downtown and Midtown areas have many shopping options combined with dining options to create a fun day out. These areas have fun, small and local stores for visitors to find locally made souvenirs. After a long day exploring all of the fantastic boutiques, visitors will need some delicious food to re-energize. Coeur d'Alene has a range of dining options from fine dining to amazing coffee shops. No matter what type of shopping and dining experience visitors are looking for, Coeur d'Alene has something for everyone.

The city is also great for families. Not only will children enjoy the lakes and outdoors surrounding the city, but the nearby Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park is an excellent place to enjoy some family fun. During the summer, the theme park is a great place to cool down while enjoying all of the fun water slides and rides.

Of course, no trip to Coeur d'Alene Idaho would be complete without enjoying some of the amazing recreational opportunities in the area. Silver Mountain is a good spot to enjoy some great mountain biking, and there is even a gondola that takes people and their bikes to the top of the mountain. The North Idaho Centennial Trail is an excellent route to enjoy some hiking around some of the area. Other notable trails include the Route of Hiawatha and the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's.

The area surrounding Coeur d'Alene has many lakes, which are amazing during the hot summer months. The lakes are fun to go boating, fishing, swimming and other types of water recreation. the Coeur d'Alene City Beach is a fun spot to enjoy some picnicking and more. Throughout the region there are many lovely outdoor and indoor attractions for any visitor to love. Whether it is the local shopping or the amazing lakes, Coeur d'Alene has something for everyone.

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