Port Aransas (KRAS) has a fun aviation themed hotel called Amelia's Landing. Bring your own tie down straps for the airport. All rooms have a different theme and it's a pet friendly place too but only in certain rooms. Call ahead to see if you can bring your "kid". Fly in for an overnight or two. Good food all over the place, go fishing one day, chill on a beach, you name it. Fun place to stay, they'll pick you up at the airport. Have a courtesy car to use for short running around town things you may have to do. After that stay head over to Corpus and rent a car. Then drive to Kings Inn for a seafood dining experience you'll never forget. It's in Riviera, ehhh sort of. More like Baffin Bay, way off the beaten path but google it and make it happen. Your life will be better for it. Only open Tues thru Sat so plan ahead. Be sure to get the avocado salad and extra "tartar sauce". Just eat the sauce on crackers....trust me on this. And order all the fish and shrimp family style so you have extra to take home. Makes a great sammich for breakfast/brunch the next day.