Corpus Christi is the second most popular vacation spot in the State of Texas and has much to offer the tourists. You will find beautiful scenery and plenty to do in Corpus Christi. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi offers boating, swimming, sunbathing, fishing and more.
There are several waterfront gazebos to enjoy.
With a population of 275,000, the city grows considerably with the "Winter Texans" who stay in the area during the winter months enjoying the mild climate of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Corpus Christi was named after the feast day celebrating the "Body of Christ." The city started originally as a frontier trading post in 1838 by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney.
Corpus Christi Beach Area and Shoreline
Corpus Christi is located about 144 miles from San Antonio, approximately 215 miles from Austin and Houston, and 413 miles from Dallas. That is just a short distance to travel to enjoy a year-round outdoor recreation haven like Corpus Christi with all that it has to offer.
Everyone love the beaches....
Swimming is great at the beaches!
You will find miles and miles of wide, spacious beaches with surfs ideal for swimming and wading. Get a great tan sunbathing on the beaches.
Fishing is great in Corpus Christi....
Fishermen will find ample opportunities to enjoy their hobby at Corpus Christi. You can fish from the public piers, the beaches, bulkheads, or go on a chartered fishing cruise.
Enjoy nature at its finest....
They say that pelicans are the best friends of the fishermen.
Nature lovers will find plenty to observe with the seagulls, pelicans, cranes and other sea birds. You can also enjoy watching the dolphins frolic along the coast.
Want to enjoy some great seafood?
Corpus Christi has all kinds of restaurants, but the seafood is extra special.
Some restaurants have waterfront locations with great views of the water, birds, and boating activity while you dine.
Joe's Crab Shack and Landry's Seafood are just two of the restaurants to enjoy.
Tourist Attractions in the Area:
The Corpus Christi Art Center
U.S.S. Lexington - Museum on the Bay - Corpus Christi
One of the top 10 attractions in the state!
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Offers a 16 mile loop with wildlife photo opportunities.
Padre Island National Seashore
The largest undeveloped barrier island in the continental United States.
Texas State Aquarium - Corpus Christi
Observe dive shows and feeding demonstrations of the fish.
Mustang Island State Park - Mustang Island
This 3,700-acre state park has 48 campsites and 1 1/2 miles of beach camping.
Fulton Mansion - State Historic Site - Fulton
This 16 room French Second Empire architecture mansion was built in 1877.
Texas Maritime Museum - Rockport
Learn about the rich maritime heritage of the Lone Star State.
Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens
Tour this 180-acre site along Oso Creek.
Selena Memorial - Corpus Christi
See the memorial statue that honors one of the greatest stars to ever come out of Corpus Christi.
Dolphin Connection - Ingleside
View dolphins in their natural habitat in Corpus Christi Bay.
Corpus Christi Greyhound Race Track
Enjoy one of the best Greyhound race tracks in Texas.
Things to do in Corpus Christi:
- The beaches offer perfect swimming and sunbathing
- Take a boating tour or cruise
- Windsurfing, parasailing, and scuba diving
- Nature watching and photography
- Fishing from the piers, the beach or a fishing charter boat
- Gambling on the Texas Treasure cruises
- Shopping at the local tourist stores
- Dining at the waterfront seafood restaurants
- Touring the area on a rented bike
- Strolling along the beach and out on the piers
- Visit Art Centers and Museums
|Scenic Cruises and Boat Tours:|
Woody's Sports Center - Birdwatching & Nature Tours - Port Aransas, Texas
Woody's Sports Center offers the best in bird watching in the Port Aransas area of the coast. They have the perfect boat for observing the water birds of this area. Cruise along the wetland shore line and observe Egrets, Herons, Spoonbills, Gulls, etc.
Party boats, family boat trips, bird watching tours, and charter fishing. Includes map, rates, and birding schedule. Home of the Wharf Cat and Scat Cat.
Texas Treasure Casino Cruise
Enjoy their unique entertainment experience that includes casino action, fine dining and live entertainment while you cruise the Gulf of Mexico in the spacious luxury of their grand ocean liner.
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Corpus Christi, Texas offers sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the surf, fishing, fishing guides, boat tours, and fishing tours. Galveston also has shopping, sight seeing, tourist attractions, seafood restaurants, historic buildings, surfing and more. Swim in the gulf of Mexico at Corpus Christi.
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