Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fulton Rockport
3902 N. Highway 35
Fulton, TX 78358
Phone: (361) 729-8351
Fax: (361) 729-0950
Originally built in 1877, this magnificent 29-room house is now fully restored and open to the public. Guided tours are available Wednesday through Sunday. Walking through the ornate home, you can see why the builders took just about four years to complete the mansion. With palm trees and a distinct facade, it is hard to imagine that the final cost of the house was only $55,000. The house remains under control of Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Known as "Port A" to locals, residents of this small beach community declare that they are running on "island time," that is to say, a slower pace of life. Visiting this mostly touristy port, you will agree that life tends to slow down just a bit on a the beach. Located just a few minutes outside downtown Corpus Christi, the three main activities to do here are birdin', fishin' and loungin'. There are various small hotels, motels and inns through out the city along with a few modest--and not so modest summer homes that are frequented by snowbirds from the north looking for a place to warm up.
Want to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of urban chaos? A Visit to the N.O. Simmons Park, located right in the heart of the city, is sure to rejuvenate your senses and soothe your frayed nerves. This exotic recreational park offers ample relaxation avenues to one and all. People of all ages will love the bevy of special events that are held here from time to time. Attend cultural dos and festivities as well as community events at this venue. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more details.
Originally founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 as a place where local birds as a breeding ground for migratory birds, the refuge is a great sanctuary for just about anyone that wants to leave it all behind. Here the main attraction is bird watching, the Corpus Christi area is well-known for its great diversity and quantity of local birds. If birds don't interest you, perhaps looking for a white-tailed deer, armadillo or an American alligator is a bit more challenging.