Corpus Christi is 200 miles from Galveston and is a popular seashore vacation destination. It is the second largest city on the Texas Gulf Coast. Hiking and Biking are enjoyed at Lake Corpus Christi State Park and Padre Island National Seashore with other recreational activities as well.
Corpus Christi is considered one of the birdiest regions in the United States and offers a birding guide in its tourist materials. Good bird watching sports are around the Oso Bay: Oso Bay Park and the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge viewing include wading birds, shorebirds, cormorants and pelicans. Occasional bird watching includes Crested Caracara and Peregrine Falcons. Blucher Park has informal trails, and across the street is the Texas State Audubon office with the latest sightings. Four additional locales for bird watching in the fall around Corpus Christi are the following.