- May 6, 2019

Group Beach Road Trip: From Austin to the Texas Coast with 10 or More People


You’ve got a party on your hands, and it’s headed to the beach! But who’s driving? Skip that conversation and let everyone relax and enjoy the ride with a private charter bus. When you reserve a bus with GOGO Charters, you and your personal driver will create the perfect beach trip route and itinerary. Then, all that’s left for you to do is soak up the sun.

From the famed beaches in Galveston to the Corpus Christi Bay, you might be surprised where along the Texas coast an Austin charter bus can take you. While you plan your route, add any of these unique locales to your group trip itinerary:


Space Center Houston

More than just a pit-stop, Space Center Houston is a Texas-living bucket list item. It’s not every day you can explore the same place astronauts train for space missions! Stop here if you’re headed to Galveston from Austin for a beach weekend. They offer special group admission rates when you reserve in advance, or you can get fancy and book a private tour. Private tours begin before the center opens to the public, so your group gets their own NASA tram tour and will be among the first daily visitors to Historic Mission Control.

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

On your way to Matagorda Island or Port Aransas, stop here for an old-fashioned dose of Texas history. This heritage museum lets you explore exhibits detailing the history of pioneering and cattle ranchers, and see a whole collection of rare cowboy artifacts. While admission is only $5 a pop, groups of 10 or more will enjoy a 10% group discount.

River Walk San Antonio

On the way to Corpus Christi for a beach getaway, spend a few hours exploring the famous River Walk in San Antonio. Head downtown to walk along the green-canopied river loop where you’ll find shopping, theaters, museums, photo ops, and restaurants. Consider reserving a table for lunch at Casa Rio, a riverside staple serving authentic Mexican cuisine. To amp up the experience, reserve a dinner boat and enjoy a 2-course Casa Rio meal on the canal.

Quinta Mazatlan

The beaches at Port Isabel or South Padre Island seem a world away from Austin, and so does this unique South Texas destination. Head inland from the shore to McAllen, TX and explore a tropical garden and luxury bird sanctuary at Quinta Mazatlan, home to almost 500 different species of feathered friends. There’ll be something for everyone in your group to enjoy, from nature walks and wildlife sightings to perusing art galleries and enjoying guided tours.


When you rent a bus with GOGO Charters for your road trip, you choose reliable and stress-free transportation. With a personal, dedicated driver and amenities like air-conditioning, reclining seats and free WiFi, you’ll get where you’re going comfortably and safely. Your beach road trip never looked better.

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