With the covid mess, my parents have canceled their annual Florida plans. We usually join them for a week in February, but thought this year might be an opportunity to explore someplace new. We've never been to Texas, and are thinking of visiting that side of the gulf. Looking at Port Aransas or South Padre. We'd like to spend time at the beach, but also be able to make day trips. There's 7 of us, with kids from 2-12, so best bet will probably be a vrbo house. I assume Port A/Corpus Christi will have more stuff to do and be more accessible, but Padre has a better beach/warmer? I like the idea of being close enough to the airport that we could fly inland and see stuff and be back 'home' by bedtime. Corpus looks to be the best bet for that as well, as it puts San Antonio, Austin, and Houston within an hour flight. What's the 'don't miss' stuff in SE Texas? Any place worth stopping on our way down from IL? Should I worry about tying down next to the ocean for a week? Pay for a hangar?