Explore Corpus Christi

Presented by Visit Corpus Christi, this collection of stories provides an in-depth look at everything the city has to offer. From cuisine to the arts to the beaches, we’ve collected and curated recommendations to ensure a fantastic trip to the Texas Coast. Plan your next trip today!

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A Texan’s Guide to Corpus Christi

With so many exciting things to do in Corpus, there’s no way to get everything done in a weekend, but we can do enough to get a taste of the beach fun and local culture that makes Corpus Christi such a one-of-a-kind destination.

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Explore Corpus Christi at Lively Beach

Lively Beach, a new vacation rental, offers rooms and suites with private access to the pristine beach so that all one has to do is step out of their room to be a short walk away from the ultimate Texas beach getaway.

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Corpus Christi: Explore the Gulf Side

The Gulf Side of Corpus Christi offers the perfect beach getaway. Home to a plethora of waterside restaurants and activities, the Gulf Side promises adventure for the whole family. Check out this roundup of fun things to do during your stay.

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Corpus Christi: Explore the Bay Side

The Bay Side of Corpus Christi has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for restaurants, beaches, or family friendly activities. During your stay, make sure to check out the following list of fun attractions.

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Foodie Experience in Corpus Christi

With seafood, sushi, and burgers galore, there is no a shortage of dining options in Corpus Christi. Because new restaurants are opening frequently all over the city, Corpus Christi is becoming quite the foodie destination.When envisioning a true Corpus Christi lunch experience, sitting on an open-air pier over the water,

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The Escape Room Aboard the USS Lexington

The USS Lexington arrived in Corpus Christi in 1992, opened that October, and has since served as a naval aviation museum and educational facility that explores the deep and rich history the ship holds. Nicknamed “The Blue Ghost” during World War II, the ship’s flight deck aboard the USS Lexington

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Top Photo Spots in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is a diverse, ever-growing, Texas beach town is filled with endless scenic opportunities to explore the outdoors, eat your weight in delicious seafood, learn about the history and culture of the city, and relax on the beach with a local beer in hand. With so many intriguing places

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Brews and Bay Views in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi’s craft beer scene is booming as new breweries and brewpubs open throughout the city. There are restaurants that have begun their own brewing operations, as well as local brews on tap in almost every Corpus Christi restaurant. Escape the beach and the Texas heat for a little while,

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Sights and Sounds in Downtown Corpus Christi

Full of rich history, museums, marinas, and incredible harbor views, Corpus Christi is more than a beach destination. There’s always something to see or do in the largest city on the Texas coast and the sixth-largest port in the nation, so grab your camera and get walking.

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Fishing in Corpus Christi, Texas

Any local will tell you that one of the best advantages of the Corpus Christi area is how accessible it is for fishing enthusiasts. Public fishing possibilities are endless: whether from a pier, boat, or kayak, veterans and amateur anglers alike can make a great catch and create lasting memories.

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Corpus Christi’s Best Beaches

No beach days ever have to look the same in Corpus Christi—you have 100 miles of sandy coastline to choose from. Near downtown Corpus Christi, you can’t go wrong with any of the scenic stops along Shoreline Boulevard and Ocean Drive, but a further trek across the John F. Kennedy

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The Culinary Delights of Corpus Christi

Over the past decade, cities across Texas have risen to the forefront of the national craft coffee, cocktail, beer, and culinary trends. With locally-owned coffee shops, brunch spots, restaurants and cocktail lounges galore, Corpus Christi is no exception.

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Outdoor Adventures in Corpus Christi

Whether catching winds at Bird Island Basin, riding a wave off the Bob Hall Pier, or launching your kayak in the Laguna Madre for a tranquil afternoon, Corpus Christi offers plenty of activities that will make you forget to check your phone.

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Arts and Entertainment in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is becoming as much a cultural destination as a hotspot for outdoor fun. When you need a break from the sun, immerse yourself in the museums, architecture, galleries, colorful murals, and live music scene before hitting the waves again.

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Birding and Wildlife Tourism in Corpus Christi, Texas

People flock to Corpus Christi’s plentiful beaches and bays to enjoy fresh seafood and fun in the sun. But other protected habitats like coastal prairies and saltwater lagoons also make Corpus Christi a prime destination for birding, hiking, and photography.