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Corpus ChristiUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Corpus Christi

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
4 out of 5
900 North Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX
The price is CA $124 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24

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! (1,963 reviews)

"Extremely clean facility. Staff is super attentive, helpful and friendly. Definitely one of the best places I’ve stayed."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Radisson Corpus Christi Beach
Radisson Corpus Christi Beach
3 out of 5
3200 E Surfside Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
The price is CA $110 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18

Nestled on the beach, this North Beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Beach, Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. Dolphin Park ...

3.9/5Good! (1,635 reviews)

"Short visit. Room ok. View great! Bed comfy. Had a nice stay. Right on beach, easy access. :)"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Radisson Corpus Christi Beach
Hyatt Place Corpus Christi
Hyatt Place Corpus Christi
3 out of 5
6773 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX
The price is CA $104 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in South Side, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area and Hans A. Suter Wildlife Area. Sunrise Mall and La Palmera ...

4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Very good hotel, clean big rooms, and I would stay again or recommend to family and friends"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Hyatt Place Corpus Christi
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.

Vacation Rentals in Corpus Christi

Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort
Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort
2.5 out of 5
2000 On The Beach Rd, Port Aransas, TX

Nestled on the beach, this Port Aransas condominium resort is within a 10-minute walk of Holiday Beach and Port Aransas Beach. Horace Caldwell Pier and Newport ...

3.9/5Very Good! (490 reviews)

"Location was great. Condo was very nice inside and bigger than expected. Needs a good cleaning. Trash under bed. Dryer took a lot of time to get towels dry and made an awful noise."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort
Lively Beach
Lively Beach
138 Zahn Rd, Port Aransas, TX

Nestled on the beach, this Port Aransas condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of J P Luby and Mollie Beattie Coastal Habitat Community. New Port Pass and JP Luby Surf ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Place is brand new, modern, and very clean. We had no cell service in our room which I didn't mind too much but was an inconvenience at times. Our oven did not work and they tried calling to switch us rooms but we had no cell service. The pool is amazing and we had direct access to the beach. There ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Lively Beach
Anchor Resort
Anchor Resort
3.5 out of 5
14300 S. Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX
The price is CA $69 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29

Situated in Corpus Christi, this condo is within 2 miles (3 km) of Schlitterbahn Waterpark Corpus Christi, Packery Channel and J P Luby. Mollie Beattie Coastal ...

4.1/5Very Good! (64 reviews)

"Doors open to many Mosquitoes couldn’t even swim it was so many in the swimming pool area others then that I would book it again"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2020

Anchor 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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Reviews of Corpus Christi


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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 9, 2020

Padre Island is worth seeing

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 27, 2020

Quiet, delightful beach, friendly people. Enjoyed dining at Island Italian restaurant. Easy access to points of interest.

4/5 - Good


Nov 9, 2019

Unfortunately I was only there for a day and it was for business so i didn't get to explore. I've heard there is lots to do and see so I'll have to go back another time.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 6, 2019

Not so much to do once completed the aquarium and Lexington ...downtown close to harbor very rundown and lots of vacancies. Good restaurants.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 19, 2018

The shoreline is beautiful to drive or walk along. Drove to the aransas wildlife park which i thought was nice... saw one alligator, one boar and many birds.

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