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Due to high windspeeds, Corpus Christi is one of the best cities in North America for kiteboarding, wind surfing, kite flying and sailing. The city has even hosted the Windsurfing World Championships. It has also drawn the interest of the wind energy industry, which is proving to be somewhat controversial.


Best time to go

The best time to visit Corpus Christi is from September to October, when the summer tourists are back at home and the temperatures get a bit cooler than the steamy summer season.


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    One of Texass most beloved tourist destinations, Corpus Christi (or Corpus, as its more commonly known) attracts over 6 million visitors per year and is the sixth-largest port in the United States. With its sunny, temperate climate, rich flora and fauna, attractive beaches and scenic location on the Gulf Coast, its not hard to see why so many Texans and out-of-towners alike are drawn to this vibrant coastal gem. Hike or bike along the waterfront Corpus Christi Bay Trail, pay a visit to the areas local museums and cultural attractions, take in a baseball game at Whataburger Field and reserve plenty of time for lounging on the coast during your Corpus getaway.
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Neighborhoods to explore

    Central City
    Bay Area
    Mustang-Padre Island

Food Specialties

    A trip to Corpus Christi includes all the fun at the beach, but for foodies, the dining options are just as exciting! From micheladas that are basically meals to a fresh seafood dinner with the most brilliant sunset, there are so many scrumptious dining experiences that are just as much part of the travel experience!

Corpus Christi Offbeat activities

Free or cheap things to do

1. Visit the USS Lexington - Explore the galleries and learn about the history of the aircraft carrier that served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

2. Explore the Art Museum of South Texas - Enjoy a variety of works from both local and international artists.

3. Kayaking & Paddleboarding - Explore the waters of Corpus Christi Bay and Laguna Madre Bay.

4. Bird Watching - Catch a glimpse of the many species of birds that frequent the area.

5. Visit the South Texas Botanical Gardens - Enjoy over 200 acres of lush gardens, ponds, and trails.

6. Visit the Texas State Aquarium - Get up close and personal with sea life from around the world.

7. Take a Ghost Tour - Listen to tales of the supernatural while exploring some of the city's most haunted sites.

8. Go Horseback Riding - Enjoy the beautiful views of the area from

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Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

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1. Whataburger Field Corpus Christi
If youre on a Corpus Christi family vacation, Whataburger Field Corpus Christi is a must-visit. If you are a baseball fan, this can be an even more special experience.

2. 11th Hour Escape
This is among the best family activities in Corpus Christi and is a good way to get the whole family involved in something fun.

3. Padre Island National Seashore
If you are thinking of what to do in Corpus Christi with kids, Padre Island National Seashore is a great option. There are several kid things to do here, including water sports and adventures.

4. Hurricane Alley Waterpark
If you are looking for fun, kid-friendly places in Corpus Christi, Hurricane Alley Waterpark is one of the best options. The waterpark has a wave pool and an incredible lazy river for the adults to have some low-key fun.

5. Malaquite Beach
Malaquite is one of the best beaches on this coast.
You will not find too much vehicle traffic here so it is also safe for the kids to run around without increasing your blood pressure.

6. Texas State Aquarium
I find the Texas State Aquarium to be quite a delight for toddlers. The underwater world is incredibly fascinating not only for them but even for more cynical adults.

7. USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
If you are looking to learn more about warships and the US defenses, you can explore the Essex Class aircraft carrier from the Second World War, the longest serving of its kind.

8. Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall
This is a unique sight in Corpus Christi located along the Shoreline Boulevard. It is a waterfront wall and avenue that is great for a pleasant jog, walk, or a bike ride.

9. Whitecap Beach
This is the favorite beach among locals so if you are looking to get away from the tourist crowds, this is the beach to hit.

10. Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Established in 1957, this is a great museum to introduce the tiny tots about the local history of Texas and the region.

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City data and FAQ 

Do you need a car to visit Corpus Christi?

A car is always nice to have so you can do & go where you want, when you want. But they do have public transportation system ( bus ) & there is always uber / lyft.
Debbie Dalen Lives in Texas (1977 Present)

Theres a lot to see, but public transportation would only really work well for the central areas. And why would you visit Corpus if your visit didnt include spending some time on the Beach. Theres North Beach and the entire range of Gulf beaches, and then Padre Island National Park. Depening on the time of year, the turtle releases are great to watch definitely need transportation (aka car). I dont know if theres public transportation to North Beach where the Lexington is, and the State Aquarium are, both could easily be a day if those are at all
Raymond Rose Lives in Corpus Christi, TX (2009 Present)

Are two days enough to visti Coupus Christi?

Yes, you could see the outside of the sites of Corpus in two days, but if you were to experience it, it would take longer. Do you visit a beach just to drive there, let some sand run between your toes, and put a foot in the water. Rather, to enjoy the beach youd spend at least half a day there, depending on the time of year (yes being on the beach when its in the upper 90s might not be as much fun, because the water temp could be in the upper 80s. But having a fire going on the beach at sunset_I think it really depends on how you want to do Corpus.
Raymond Rose Lives in Corpus Christi, TX (2009 Present)

Two days would be plenty. The town is known within Texas for the USS Lexington aircraft carrier museum and the Texas State Aquarium. If its a very hot day, you can visit a dirty Gulf of Mexico beach contaminated from oil spills.
Wesley Texas - Lives in Dallas, TX

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