Corpus Christi

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Corpus Christi featuring skyline, a bay or harbour 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.

Hyatt Place Corpus Christi
Hyatt Place Corpus Christi
3 out of 5
6773 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX
The price is CA $116 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in South Side, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area and Hans A. Suter Wildlife Area. Sunrise Mall and La Palmera ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (960 reviews)
"The staff was great"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2021

Hyatt Place 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 $151 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,007 reviews)
"Will be staying at this property in the future"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2021

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Emerald Beach Hotel
Emerald Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
1102 South Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
Fully refundable
The price is CA $121 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in Central City, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of McGee Beach, Cole Park, and Art Center of Corpus Christi. ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,935 reviews)
"The location was right on the beach and a lot place within walking distance. There good restaurants within walking distance. The beach was beautiful and not a lot of people."

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2021

Emerald Beach 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.
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 CA $137 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Nestled on the beach, this Port Aransas aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Holiday Beach and Port Aransas Beach. Horace Caldwell Pier and Newport Dunes ...
4/5 Very Good! (624 reviews)
"The property ground were very nice, clean great proximity to the private beach. Heated pool and Jacuzzi super nice. The only issue I had was the beddings were too light. We had to ask for additional blankets to keep from being to cold at night with the air conditioner on."

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2021

Beachgate CondoSuites and Oceanfront Resort
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (122 reviews)
"Perfect little studio apt. and easy walk access to beach directly from property. Very nice accommodations and well maintained."

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2021

Lively Beach
Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center
Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
6317 State Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX
Offering direct access to the beach, this Port Aransas condo resort is on the boardwalk and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mustang Island Beach, Port Aransas Beach, ...
4/5 Very Good! (242 reviews)
"Great property, easy access to beach and pools ALL day long. Cocktails ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center
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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