Corpus Christi Travel Guide
The Beaches of Corpus
The Beaches of Corpus
the y also love funyums....or anything...
Corpus Christi skyline at sunset
easy to get around the area, lots of parks, beaches, aquarium
In a nutshell
a nice resort for Texan families
Corpus Christi Downtown
The Texas Surf Museum is a fairly small one, located directly downtown. It houses displays about surfing with an emphasis on surfing the Gulf Coast. Check out the neat mural and the board-shaping garage. Also has memorabilia about Hollywood and Surfing. Open daily. Admission is free.
Let your imagination run wild aboard the USS LEXINGTON. The sights and sounds are so real and so intense you'll feel like you've been transported back in time. Climb behind the controls of a Jet Fighter, catch a movie in the Mega Theater, take a ride in the Flight Simulator or just enjoy the...
Texas State Aquarium
The Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi is an outstanding museum with thousands of animals representing more than 250 species in a variety of shows, displays, and "hands-on" experiences. Very entertaining and educational. Aquatic species include: Sharks, stingrays, dolphins, sea turtles and all...
The beaches were fairly cool in mid March. We went to several of the beaches on Padre Island. There were several access roads that can be found by taking South Padre Island Drive (SPID) south to the island. Specifically, we enjoyed the beach off of Access Road 5. You are able to drive out to the...
Captain Clark's Flagship
Captain Clark's Flagship is a 400 passenger paddlewheeler in the downtown Corpus Christi marina. Since 1982, they are one of the most popular attractions in Corpus Christi. Join them for a sightseeing cruise on Corpus Christi Bay. Passengers enjoy a narrated cruises along the downtown bay front,...
The Carrier was called Lexington in remembrance of the Minutmen of Lexington who decided, during the American Revolution, to be ready without any delay to fight for the freedom.
The "Blue Ghost" (her nickname) have been involved in WWII and was on duty until 1962. Then she was bought by the City of...
Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens
Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens
This fascinating 180-acre site along Oso Creek entwines nature tourism and eco-education with colorful, exotic floral exhibits and local landscape choices. Tour the Orchid House, Exhibit House, Plumeria collection, Sensory Garden, new Hibiscus Garden and Water...
Corpus Christi Dog Track
We never attended a dog race and we wished to correct this lack in our culture during our stay in Corpus Christi.
There were 12 races during the Sunday 3 April 2005 and we bet 10 times to win 4 times.
What is our method ? (we have no skillin this matter and we have only a rothweiller)
We bought the...
Snoopy's: Come hungry!
Wonderful food! The best fish I have ever eaten. It is so tender, it falls apart before you can get it into your mouth. No fishy taste - corvina is awesome!Dine inside in the shade or out on the back porch and watch the boats and the gulls. It's all good.
It's a tie between...
U & I Corpus Christi: It's OK, if you don't . . .
This place is small, yet the owners try to cram as many tables into the limited space as possible. Some may say that the overcrowding adds to the ambience - others, however, may feel like sardines in a can. There are many choices on the menu and they are certainly not...
Check out the newest and...
Check out the newest and greatest downtown spot. The Lotus Cup is a coffeeshop/juicebar/interesting-great-food spot. It has been described as neo-hippy. You will find there impromptu drumming, celtic music and anyone who wants to take stage for a bit of merry making. They...
It's completely legal to drive your car on the beach here!!You must buy a 'beach parking' permit though, get it from a convenience store: $5 per month or $10 for a year.We often gathered our grills, rechargable blenders and had a great party all night on the water.
Chimeneas from Mexico
Although this place is not in Corpus Christi, I associate it with this place because I went here so much when I lived in CC.They've got about 35,000 square feet of Mexican Imports, and plenty of interesting things to buy.This is where I bought the four Chimeneas that I've...
Biggest confusion to folks who...
Biggest confusion to folks who visit Corpus Christi is the name of our main expressway. It is officially South Padre Island Drive. To shorten it the LOCALs call it S.P.I.D. We actually say the letters. Those who visit think we will call it Spid (saying it like a word) but,...
Ok, so we are from Kansas. The first thing we do is head to the beach. Upon arrival we noticed lots of jellyfish on the beach. This makes us wary to even set foot in the water.We talked to a very nice lady at a visitor information center who told us that people do get stung...
Casual is the theme.
You don't need much special clothing in Corpus Christi. As a matter of fact the less you have on the better you will feel. From March to November you will do well with a pair of shorts, a light weight shirt, sandals, a pair of sunglasses and a hat. You can go into almost...
A visit to USS Lexington Museum on board the vessel itself.The Lexington was built in the middle of WWII and served in the Pacific where it took an active part against Japanese aircraft. It was finally decommissioned in 1991 and now is available for the public to visitPrint...
There is an 800 foot long boardwalk spanning the marshy flats of Oso Bay.This is located in the 22 acre Hans Suter Wildlife Park.You will see pelicans, great blue herons, ducks, and other shorebirds and waterfowl.
The Bay, Museums, and More
Corpus Christi is a fairly large city with a population of about 300,000. It is located on the Gulf Coast and was first visited in 1519 by Spanish explorer Alonzo de Pineda. It was first settled in 1839 by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney. Corpus Christi takes full advantage of...
A 45 minute drive from Corpus Christi will bring you to Port Aransas. You can drive up Padre Island or come in from Aransas Pass via the 5 minute ferry ride across the ship channel. A great beach for camping or just hanging out surfing, fishing, or just looking for sand...
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