Enjoy Outdoor Activities in the Portland Area
Whether you're in the mood to golf, fish or shop, you can find plenty of things to do during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Portland, TX. Head into downtown Portland to see a movie at Northshore 8, or travel less than five miles to Sunset Lake Park to enjoy a two-mile hike. For a great family activity, drive 10 minutes to Whataburger Field to watch the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team swing for home runs and RBIs. You can also explore a number of great area beaches, including Port Aransas, Malaquite Beach and Mustang Island State Park.
Parks and Recreation
- Sunset Lake Park (1.9 miles)
An outdoor-lover's paradise, Sunset Lake Park provides ample opportunities to fish, hike and bird-watch. A two-mile biking and hiking trail includes a boardwalk with informative signage about birds and birding activity.
Phone: +1 (361) 777-3301
- Indian Point Pier (4.7 miles)
Throw out a line at Indian Point Pier, where admission is free. The pier is also a great place to bird-watch, and an on-site concession and bait shop provides snacks and drinks throughout the day.
Phone: +1 (361) 777-3301
- North Beach (7.4 miles)
Pack your tote bag for a day of frolicking in the white sand at North Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, with views of the Corpus Christi skyline as a backdrop. When you're hungry, try one of the inland seafood restaurants.
Phone: +1 (361) 826-3469
- Live Oak Park (11.7 miles)
Located in South Ingleside, this beautiful park features barbecue pits for picnics and an 18-hole disc golf course for entertainment.
Phone: +1 (361) 776-3438
- J.P. Luby Surf Park (32.2 miles)
Find something for everyone to do at J.P. Luby Surf Park, a popular beach for surfing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, sunbathing and picnicking.
- Bob Hall Pier (32.3 miles)
Extending more than 1,200 feet into the gulf, this popular pier is a hot spot for anglers. Fish around the clock since Bob Hall Pier remains open 24 hours.
Phone: +1 (361) 949-0499
- Mustang Island State Park (36 miles)
Build a sandcastle, soak up the sun, fish in the bay or search for birds at this pristine barrier island state park. A park store is available for snacks and drinks.
Phone: +1 (361) 749-5246
- Malaquite Beach (44.4 miles)
Spend the day at this nearby beach that includes a visitor center, a gift shop, observation decks, bathhouses and a shaded deck for picnics.
Phone: +1 (361) 949-8068
- Northshore 8 (0.9 miles)
For a relaxing afternoon or evening, take the whole family to a movie at Northshore Cinema 8.
Phone: +1 (361) 643-3456
- NorthShore Country Club (2.4 miles)
Play a round of golf at this course where the bay views are just as spectacular as the fairways.
Phone: +1 (361) 643-1546
- Texas State Aquarium (7.6 miles)
Browse animal exhibits that feature aquatic creatures like otters, stingrays and dolphins at the Texas State Aquarium. Don't miss the daily live shows and animal feedings.
Phone: +1 (800) 477-4853
- Port Aransas Ferry (20.8 miles)
Take the free ferry to Port Aransas, where you can shop, dine and enjoy the nightlife.
Phone: +1 (361) 749-5494
Museums and Tours
- USS Lexington (7.5 miles)
Nicknamed the Blue Ghost, this Essex-class aircraft carrier saw action during World War II and later served as a training vessel along the East Coast. Today, you can tour this ship that also features a museum and a visitor center with a flight simulator and the Miss Deck Café.
Phone: +1 (361) 888-4873
- The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (9.1 miles)
Explore the life and times of the South Texas region through exhibits at this creative museum. Displays include historic shipwrecks and photographs that document more than 500 years of regional history. Note: this attraction is temporarily closed.
Phone: +1 (361) 826-4667
- Whataburger Field (8.9 miles)
Cheer on the Corpus Christi Hooks, the double-A affiliate baseball team for the Houston Astros, at Whataburger Field.
Phone: +1 (361) 561-4665
- Corpus Christi Dog Track (13.2 miles)
This fully enclosed, air-conditioned grandstand overlooks the greyhound racing track. Enjoy concession stands and cocktail bars in both the grandstand and clubhouse areas.
Phone: +1 (361) 289-9333
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