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Best Things to Do in Corpus Christi

No matter the season, the Sparkling City by the Sea is ripe with fun things to do and places to discover.

Here are the best things to do in Corpus Christi:

See the sites.

Known as “The Blue Ghost,” the USS Lexington is a must-see for newcomers to Corpus Christi. A WWII-era battleship, the Lexington has since become a full-fledged museum set in Corpus Christi Bay.

Just minutes from there, the Mirador de la Flor monument, or “Lookout of the Flower,” draws tens of thousands visitors each year. The statue pays tribute to the late singer, Selena Perez, who was a Corpus Christi native.

After the sun goes down, the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge lights up – be sure to witness as the bridge is illuminated in a dazzling array of colors, reflecting beautifully off of the bay waters.

Explore San Padre.

Best Things to Do in Corpus Christi

Sandy Beaches of Padre Island

No trip to the Texas Gulf Coast would be complete without exploring the beauty of the Padre Island National Seashore.

The 70-mile-long island houses some of the most dazzling beaches and sweeping views you’ll find. Too, activities like bird watching on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail come highly recommended.

Golf by the Gulf.

There’s really nothing quite like golfing on the beach. So if golf is your game, be sure to hit the links at Oso Beach Golf Course; a stunning course that, depending on your drive game, is just a strong swing away from the waters of Oso Bay.

Get cultured.

It’s not all beaches and scenic sites in C.C. – the Art Center of Corpus Christi is a must-visit for fans of art, culture, and fine dining. Overlooking the bay (that’s becoming a theme here), the center features seven galleries, local artists’ studios, and an on-site restaurant. 

Catch a foul ball.

Best Things to Do in Corpus Christi

Scenic View of Corpus Christi Bay

It may not be Major League Baseball, but there’s something to be said for baseball in the summer, especially when it’s only minutes from the beach.

Check out the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League at Whataburger Field, and keep your eye out for the future sluggers of the Houston Astros.

Hit the beach.

When you’re on the coast, you have to hit the beach. Luckily for you, Corpus Christi visitor, there are plenty of beaches along the Gulf Coast, and quite a handful in Corpus Christi and surrounding cities.

On Padre Island, Malaquite Beach is an absolute gem. More centrally located, North Beach runs adjacent to the harbor bay bridge, and is minutes from nearby attractions like the Texas State Aquarium.

Take a tour.

If you want to see it all, and more, but don’t quite know where to start, then check out some of private tours and charters offered by expert locals. Worldwinds Windsurfing, Captain Len’s Fishing Guide Service, and Texas Warbird Adventures are just a few of the great tours in Corpus Christi.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Padre Island

14050 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78418-6026
Phone: +1 361-949-2300  |  Fax: (361) 949-1883  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Corpus Christi

300 N Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi TX 78401-2565
Phone: +1 361-883-5111  |  Fax: (361) 883-5361  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Paradise Inn

6301 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78412-4013
Phone: +1 361-992-3100  |  Fax: (361) 992-3100  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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