Enjoy things to do in the Portland area

From award-winning beaches to scenic parks, you can find plenty of things to see and do during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Portland, TX. Spend an afternoon exploring the decorated USS Lexington, known as “the blue ghost,” or travel less than three miles to enjoy evening views over the bay at Sunset Lake Park. For great family activities, visit the sea turtles and other marine animals at the Texas State Aquarium, or watch the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team swing for home runs at Whataburger Field. You can get a taste of the coastal life at popular destinations such as Port Aransas, Malaquite Beach, and Mustang Island State Park.

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North Beach

8.5 mi / 13.68 km from the hotel
Don’t miss a visit to North Beach, which offers white sands that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. A great spot for bird-watching, the beach also has cabana shelters if you want to nap in the shade.

Sunset Lake Park

2.36 mi / 3.79 km from the hotel
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.

USS Lexington

7.07 mi / 11.38 km from the hotel
Now home to an expansive museum, a 3D theater, and a gift shop, this World War II aircraft carrier set more records than any other Essex Class carrier in the history of naval aviation.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

7.59 mi / 12.22 km from the hotel
Families can spend hours in the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, which features more than 40,000 square feet of exhibits. Learn about South Texas history, paleontology, and biology, among other subjects.

Indian Point Pier

3.85 mi / 6.2 km from the hotel
Throw out a line at Indian Point Pier, where admission is free. The pier is a great place to bird-watch, and an on-site concession and bait shop provides snacks and drinks throughout the day.

Live Oak Park

6.82 mi / 10.98 km from the hotel
Located in South Ingleside, this beautiful park features nature trails, tennis courts, barbecue pits, and an 18-hole disc golf course, among other amenities.

NorthShore Country Club

0.7 mi / 1.12 km from the hotel
Play a round of golf at this course where the bay views are just as spectacular as the fairways.

Texas State Aquarium

7.27 mi / 11.7 km from the hotel
Pet a stingray, relax in the underwater dolphin room, or watch a live show at this coastal aquarium that houses sea animals native to the area.

Whataburger Field

7.81 mi / 12.57 km from the hotel
Home to the Corpus Christi Hooks, a Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Houston Astros, Whataburger Field offers great views of the game, even from the concession stands.

Northshore 8

0.43 mi / 0.7 km from the hotel
For a relaxing afternoon or evening, take the whole family to enjoy a movie at Northshore Cinema 8.

Port Aransas Ferry

15.26 mi / 24.55 km from the hotel
Take the free ferry to Port Aransas, where you can shop, dine, and enjoy the nightlife. Parasail over award-winning beaches or go biking in Mustang Island State Park with your family.