DEFINITELY recommend Galveston over Corpus any day of the week, and thats coming from a kid that *loves* the beach and loves corpus
(ok i'm 25 but i act like a 10 year old when i vacay)
Galveston has tons more to offer and honestly the condos there are overpriced, when we go we chill in a hotel and do just fine. spring break here is march 11-22 (schools alternate which week to release) so galveston and other beach towns up their prices, a hotel would likely be quieter than a condo, but no guarantee, but you WOULD get a free breakfast in the morning ;) haha
In galveston I'd suggest:
-Moody Gardens Aquarium or Rainforest pyramid or both, i cant get enough of either
-also pleasure pier, and Fishtales right across the street from it for some GREAT food
- yelp has great reviews of a lot of other restaurants as well :)
-The Strand is an area of old galveston thats as beautiful to walk through as it is to shop/eat/play in (check out La Kings sweet shop while you're there!)
- Murdocks is a tourist shop/patio bar that is a destination in and of itself!!
>Texas state aquarium
>u.s.s. lexington (only fun if you're a hard core history buff, or under the age of 10)
>shopping… last time i went shopping there (last year and the year before) a lot of the quiet little shops had been killed by the latest hurricane… so even after searching I couldn't find the cute little shopping/walking area beachtowns are usually famous for, except for annoying touristy shops that all sold the same things :\
Port a- not much else to do….