Schlitterbahn Riverpark and Resort, Corpus Christi
You might lean your head back on your tube and forget that you’re on the Gulf Coast, and not floating down a Texas River, until you open your eyes and see palm trees swaying in the breeze above you. Not that the river is tranquil for long, around the curve lies detours for rushing rapids like the Deluge, Cliff Hanger and Comal Pass! The newest of the Schlitterbahn Waterparks, it’s hard not to love it! The park replaces long lines for rides with an ever-flowing river that takes you from one thrill to the next, set against a beautiful resort!
Know Before You Go
All the BEST things about Schlitterbahn, such as Free Parking, Free Tubes and coolers are welcome at no additional charge!
Don’t forget your sunscreen! It’s easy to spend an entire day here, and hard to keep up with sunscreen breaks when you’re on the never-ending river, so I suggest bringing rashguards and hats instead, or at least to put on after hours in the sun!
Schlitterbahn is known for their river rides, which may be a little lazy in some places, but it’s not called the Torrent River for nothing!
What I love about the river rides here is that most of them are connected, meaning less lines to stand in!
It’s always best to do the tower rides early, when lines are shorter and it’s not AS hot!
A huge shout out to the staff for spending time helping my son get up on the Boogie Bahn! I love that they really take the time to help!
The Resort opened early Summer 2016, and it’s great! Like all Schlitterbahn Resorts, there is early access in the park for resort guest, and access to the pools and swim up bars late into the evening!
Escape the sun for a bit by playing some games!
Last stop for us was the gift shop to pick up a shirt for my hubby for letting us have a great summer vacation in Corpus!
More To Do in Corpus Christi
Whataburger! I know it sounds crazy, but Whataburger started in Corpus Christi, and both the restaurant chain and the town are proud of their roots! Even the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team plays at Whataburger Field! Grab lunch at the 2-story Whataburger located at 121 N Shoreline Blvd, with a great view of the bay!
Pier 99 has a great location snuggled up between the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium! It’s as touristy as you can get, and the waits can be long, but you have a view of the bay from the huge patio, and the food is satisfying. Click HERE for more information.
Padre Island Burger Company is where you go for a burger on the beach! Click HERE to see their menu! Afterwards, shop at the cute beach shops, like Third Coast Beach Company, with a huge shark out front!
Shrimp Boats at Shoreline Marina arrive early to buy shrimp right off the boats!
VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) has lots of cute beach houses and condos on the beach on their site. I love VRBO because you can see pictures and read reviews before you reserve! Click HERE to visit their website and start your vacation!
Horses on the Beach is a great way to explore the beach! We loved our ride, and we got to take the horses into the surf! Click HERE to read more!
The Texas State Aquarium has wonderful, engaging and hands-on exhibits where you can touch a shark, feed a stingray, watch dolphins from above and below the water, a bird show, and much more, including a cool splash pad! Click HERE to read more.
The USS Lexington sits in Corpus Christi Bay, and is a terrific place to explore! Click HERE to visit their website.
Turtle Hatchling Release at the Padre Island National Seashore will wake you early, but it’s one of the most incredible things you can do! I love those turtles! Click HERE to read more!
Schlitterbahn Riverpark and Resort
14353 Commodores Dr, Corpus Christ
Click HERE to visit their website.
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