Corpus Christi Visitors Guide
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 metropolitan population of over 500,000, 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's name is Latin for Body of Christ. The city started originally as a frontier
trading post in 1838 by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney and founded by him in 1839.
The Battle of Corpus Christi was fought between August 12 and August 18 1862, during the American Civil War. United States Navy forces blockading Texas fought a small land and sea engagement with Confederate forces in and around Corpus Christi Bay and bombarded the city. Union forces defeated Confederate States Navy ships operating in the area, but were repulsed when they landed on the coast.
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
|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 Corpus Christi Art Center
U.S.S. Lexington - Museum on the Bay - Corpus Christi
One of the top 10 attractions in the state!
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.
Funtrackers Amusement Park
The family fun center - go karts, miniture golf,
bumper boats and more.
Port of Corpus Christi
The fifth largest port in the United States.
Whether is is Bronfman, Bell, Brahms, or Beethoven, the CCSO is where music lives!
Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society
World-Renowned Artists with World Class Music
Harbor Playhouse truly presents exceptional works of art by the community for the
The best place to catch any kind of live music in the city.
Lake Corpus Christi State Park
This 21,000-acre lake was formed by damming the Nueces River.
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.
Christi Museum of Science and History
From reptiles to explorers, children to adults, there is
something for everyone at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History.
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
Tour this 180-acre site along Oso Creek.
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.
Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University - Corpus
Events and performances at the Performing Arts Center
AA Affiliate of Houston Astros
Ranch - Kingsville
Fishing Lake Corpus Christi
Located 20 miles NE of Corpus Christi
Christi Sailing Club
The Corpus Christi Sailing Club is an active boating community on the waterfront
of downtown Corpus Christi.
Airboat rides and fishing charters out of Port Aransas
Things to do in Corpus Christi:
- The beaches offer perfect swimming and sunbathing
- Take a boating tour or cruise
- Windsurfing, kite boarding, and scuba diving
- Nature watching and photography
- Fishing from the piers, the beach or a fishing charter
- 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
- Corpus Christi Scenic Drive
- For a listing of Corpus Christi Golf Courses - Click Here
Scenic Cruises and Boat Tours:
Tour boat at Corpus Christi
Woody's Sports Center - Birdwatching & Nature Tours - Port
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.
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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