Corpus Christi, one of the largest port cities in the nation, is a fantastic vacation and business destination with incredible beaches, shopping, fishing, and dining to offer to travelers. Whether you have come for the gorgeous beaches on the Bay or Gulf Coast, or just to try out the world class Sushi, Corpus Christi does not disappoint. Just a short drive from San Antonio, Houston, and Austin, Corpus Christi has been one of the favorite vacation destinations in Texas for decades. TurnKey has the best home or condominium vacation rental accommodations on the Island!
One of the top tourist destinations in Texas, Corpus Christi offers a wide variety of activities and sightseeing. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi is a town with a rich history and beautiful scenery. While there, make sure you check out some of the best of what Corpus Christi has to offer.
Though this beach is a bit off the beaten path, it is worth the journey. Family and pet friendly, with beautiful stretches of pristine, unspoiled seashore, this spot is sure to please everyone. Be sure to check out the Visitor's Center, where you can buy unique souvenirs, learn about local sea creatures through educational exhibits, and use the restrooms. Picnic tables and showers can be found conveniently located along the beach. If you time your visit right, you may even get to witness a sea turtle hatchling release!
Educational and entertaining, the Texas State Aquarium is a must-see when visiting Corpus Christi, providing visitors an opportunity to learn about the animals living in the Gulf of Mexico. While there you can see an astonishing variety of sea life, watch an incredible show put on by performing dolphins, and even touch sting rays and sharks!
How many times in your life will you have the opportunity to set foot on a real battleship? Nicknamed "The Blue Ghost" by Tokyo Rose, this Essex-class aircraft carrier had a long and eventful history during WWII before eventually coming to a permanent rest in the Corpus Christi Bay. Now a museum and piece of living history, the ship offers visitors an opportunity to experience the massive size and historical significance of this incredible warship. While there, visitors can explore the ship, view exhibits, and even take in a 3-D movie! The USS Lexington is family-friendly and accessible to all.
Commemorating the life of one of Corpus Christi's most famous residents, the Selena Museum is a truly unique place to visit. Established by the Quintanilla family after the Tejano singer's tragic death, the Selena Museum is a monument to the memory of Selena Quintanilla. Curious visitors can see the singer's famous wardrobe, marvel at her awards, tour her recording studio, and snap a selfie with her iconic bronze statue. Admission is a bargain at only $3.00 per person!
After a long day of beach-going and touring museums, the Downtown Seawall is the perfect place to take an evening stroll. The view of the bay and skyline, the ocean breeze, and the picturesque miradores del mar (small gazebos) combine to make this a memorable and relaxing experience. It is also an excellent place to take photos of your vacation that you will treasure for a lifetime.