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Corpus Christi, TX

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Corpus Christi showing a bay or harbor, skyline and a coastal town

The “Sparkling City by the Sea” embraces families, nature lovers and those wanting to experience the culture of South Texas.

Beaches, art collections, wildlife attractions and shopping opportunities are plentiful in the South Texan city of Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi’s coastline is one of its most popular features. All through the year, the shore is busy with tourists and locals, who come here to swim, jog, sunbathe and hike. Take a visit to North Beach right next to downtown and the city’s most visited stretch of coast. It is a well-maintained beach with showers, restrooms, cabanas and picnic tables.

North Beach is also home to some of Corpus Christi’s major attractions. While you are there, stroll to the nearby Texas State Aquarium to see rescued eagles and sea turtles that have been rehabilitated. The aquarium has a protected habitat for dolphins that are unable to survive in open water, and a stingray lagoon, which allows visitors to touch and hand-feed more than 30 stingrays.

Film fanatics and war buffs alike can board the USS Lexington, a World War II aircraft carrier. This vessel saw service in Pearl Harbor and was also used as part of the set for the 2001 movie of the same name. Elsewhere in the city, the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is a 180-acre (73-hectare) site with collections of flora and fauna, including an orchid house and hummingbird garden.

Visit the Art Museum of South Texas, a Corpus Christi Bay landmark. Inside, the permanent collection spotlights fine art and crafts from Texas and its surrounding states.

Hire a car and take a 30-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi to reach the Padre Island National Seashore. The city’s subtropical climate makes it easy to enjoy swimming, fishing, camping and bird-watching along the 70-mile (113-kilometer) stretch of white sandy beach.

On the first weekend of each month, there are organized art walks and a marina market day. The city also holds a festival every April, which is a two-week fiesta of fireworks, illuminated parades and rodeo fun.

Where to stay in Corpus Christi

Ocean's Edge Hotel, Port Aransas,TX
Ocean's Edge Hotel, Port Aransas,TX
2 out of 5
300 W Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX
The price is ¥9,770 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 6
Situated in Port Aransas, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Port Aransas Birding Center and Port Aransas Beach. Ellis Memorial Library and Holiday Beach ...
4.2/5Very Good! (545 reviews)
"The staff was friendly and if we needed anything they were happy to oblige."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Ocean's Edge Hotel, Port Aransas,TX
Emerald Beach Hotel
Emerald Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
1102 South Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
The price is ¥11,933 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
Located in Central City, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of McGee Beach and Corpus Christi Marina. Old Concrete Street Amphitheater ...
3.6/5Good! (1,930 reviews)
"Thank you for your help"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Emerald Beach Hotel
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
4 out of 5
900 North Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX
The price is ¥16,193 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Located in Central City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Corpus Christi Marina, Old Concrete Street Amphitheater, and American Bank Center. Corpus Christi ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,976 reviews)
"View and the cleanliness of the place. walkable."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Homewood Suites Corpus Christi
Homewood Suites Corpus Christi
3 out of 5
5201 Crosstown Expressway / SH # 286, Corpus Christi, TX
The price is ¥12,098 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Located in South Side, this aparthotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Del Mar College and within 6 mi (10 km) of Old Concrete Street Amphitheater and Del Mar College ...
4.1/5Very Good! (409 reviews)
"Overall good place to stay"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Homewood Suites Corpus Christi
Lively Beach
Lively Beach
138 Zahn Rd, Port Aransas, TX
Nestled on the beach, this Port Aransas condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of J P Luby and Mollie Beattie Coastal Habitat Community. New Port Pass and JP Luby ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)
"Beautiful, modern place!"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Lively Beach
Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort
Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort
2.5 out of 5
2000 On The Beach Rd, Port Aransas, TX
The price is ¥20,801 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Nestled on the beach, this Port Aransas aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Holiday Beach and Port Aransas Beach. IB Magee Beach Park and Port Aransas Birding ...
4/5Very Good! (610 reviews)
"I like that i could walk to the beach. I was not aloud to drive to beach from Beachgate. I would have liked a room with a view to the beach. Also very voicey neighbors. I could hear very word."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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