Orange Grove is a small town in Southern Texas, about half an hour from Corpus Christi and ten minutes from Lake Corpus Christi.
Orange Grove was originally part of Ventana Ranch. Owners of the ranch donated the land to ensure the SAAP Railroad would provide a spur for the ranch's use. In 1908, many optimistic German families moved to the new town. In 1914, and it got its own railroad station.
What is there to do in Orange Grove?
Orange Grove is a small town that serves as a great home base to explore more of Texas. Besides the nearby lake and Orange Grove's museum, there is plenty more to do in surrounding areas.
There are a number of hotels in the region, varying from lakeside hotels near Lake Corpus Christi to hotels conveniently located near the highway to ensure easy accessibility, which is perfect if you are looking to explore more of Texas.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Mathis has both: a location near the highway and near the lake. The hotel offers free breakfast, free parking, and free WiFi and features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and 24-hour front desk. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, TVs, free toiletries, and pillow top beds.
Lakeside Inn & Suites is also near the lake and has a restaurant, free WiFi, free parking, 24-hour front desk, and a picnic area. Rooms have facilities such as microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and free toiletries. You can even book a room with a jetted tub.
Hampton Inn Alice has wonderful ratings from previous guests. Guests like the clean and comfortable rooms and friendly staff. The hotel offers free breakfast, free parking, free WiFi, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and spa tub. There is a 24-hour front desk. The hotel is near the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame and South Texas Museum.
Between Orange Grove and Corpus Christi, you will find Best Western Northwest Corpus Christi Inn & Suites. Hotel highlights include the business center, outdoor swimming pool, and free hot/cold buffet breakfast. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, fitness center, free parking, 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning services, and rooms with air-conditioning, microwaves, and refrigerators.
For those who want to combine their Texas exploration with a beach holiday, Emerald Beach Hotel is the place to be. The Corpus Christi hotel is located right on the beach and features an indoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, restaurant, cocktail bar, room service, spa tub, free parking and free airport shuttle, sauna, free WiFi, and meeting rooms. The hotel rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, cable, and hair dryer.
When traveling to and from Orange Grove, it is most convenient to fly into Alice Airport or Corpus Christi International Airport. Those with late arrivals or early departures may want to look into booking a hotel room for a more comfortable and relaxing departure or arrival.