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, artistic scene, and local culture that makes Corpus Christi such a one-of-a-kind destination. Here are some of our top picks for an unforgettable trip to Corpus Christi from the eyes of a Texas Travel Blogger, My Curly Adventures.

Check out the Art Scene

With Hispanic art exhibits, pieces from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and regularly rotating exhibits, the Art Museum of South Texas has so many beautiful pieces that are not only stunning to look at but also tell stories of our history.

First Friday Art Walks are a chance to get out with the community with special events and gatherings all around promoting the local art scene. However, even if you’re not around during that time, you can always stop by K Space Contemporary which has a gallery featuring local artists and pieces that you can purchase.

Learn About Sea Life

Watch as otters swim by, see dolphins, explore the Caribbean sea, and more at the Texas State Aquarium. Kids will enjoy being able to get more water fun at the H-E-B splash pad and the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater brings education to life in a fun and interactive way. If you’re extra adventurous try out one of the thrilling encounters such as swimming with sharks. All ticket sales help support wildlife conservation.

Paddle Through the Marina

The marina is such a picture perfect spot in Corpus Christi and guests can take that one step further with Water Dog Yoga that leads a group stand up paddleboarding session. They’ll teach first timers and experts alike and you get to wander past all the beautiful boats to enjoy the view. Experienced guests can try paddleboard yoga for an even greater challenge.

Enjoy a Picnic on the Beach

Paint and Picnic in Corpus Christi is a unique way for people visiting to experience the beach. All you have to do is show up and they have a picnic set up with goods from Bien Merite, an easel, and paintbrush so that you can enjoy the beach breeze and a beautiful sunset while creating a work of art to take home as a souvenir of your trip.

Experience the Legacy of Selena

Selena Quintanilla is a Texas icon that represents Tejano culture and whose legacy lives on through generations. Throughout Corpus Christi you can see tributes to her in different ways and one of the best is to visit their Selena Museum where you can see where she recorded some of her music, see her famous outfits, and experience the impact she had on so many communities.

Explore Corpus Christi

Presented by Visit Corpus Christi, Explore Corpus Christi 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 Gulf Coast Capital. Read more here.

Words and photos by My Curly Adventures.