Downtown Corpus Christi

The heart of Corpus Christi, the downtown area has plenty of attractions, shops, restaurants, and entertainment for visitors. Groups can explore the Texas State Aquarium to come face-to-face with sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of other underwater creatures. History buffs will love the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, which details the city’s vibrant past spanning from prehistoric times to the oil boom. And families with kids of all ages will have a blast at the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, where you can tour a massive retired aircraft carrier. Downtown Corpus Christi also has beautiful Marina Park where you can take relaxing strolls along the seawall overlooking the marina and bay. Stop for a tasty meal at a local seafood restaurant like Water Street Oyster Bar before heading out for an evening of fun. Catch a show at the majestic 1924 Ritz Theatre or cosmic lights laser show at the nearby Planetarium.

North Beach

Just across the John F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway bridge, North Beach is Corpus Christi’s premier entertainment district. Families flock to the white sandy beaches of Corpus Christi Bay to swim, surf, sunbathe, and build sandcastles. Outside of the water, North Beach offers beachside parks, vast recreational fields, skate parks, fishing piers, and walking/biking trails. When you’ve had your fill of sun and surf, North Beach has no shortage of eateries, bars, shops, and amusement park rides along its scenic shoreline drive. Grab some tacos and margaritas at Waves Resaca Bar, play a round of mini golf at Castle Golf, or let the kids burn off some energy at the 1891 Carousel andsandbox play area in Cole Park. North Beach is also home to one of the largest communities of great blue herons in Texas that nest in its rookery islands, a sight not to be missed.

Heritage Park

Step back in time to the late 19th century to experience what life was like for Corpus Christi’s early settlers at Heritage Park. This living history museum spans across 21 acres, with over a dozen painstakingly restored and relocated historic homes, buildings, and artifacts. Costumed docents provide guided tours and demonstrations of early Texas life like churning butter, quilting, blacksmithing, and printing presses. The park truly comes to life during special events and seasonal activities. Around the holidays, thousands flock here for Las Posadas candlelit reenactments, carolers, vintage holiday decorations, and photos with Santa. Other yearly favorites include Civil War reenactments, Old-Fashioned 4th of July, Fall on the Farm harvest festival, and fun themed activity days for kids. Rent one of our spacious party buses to keep your group together while exploring Texas history at Heritage Park.

Bluff’s Landing

Nature lovers will find scenic trails, fishing spots, and harbor views at Bluff’s Landing Park overlooking the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Enjoy a relaxing stroll or bike ride along the shoreline, admiring the channel’s boat traffic and bay views. Pack a picnic lunch to dine al fresco at the park’s pavilions and green spaces. The highlight of Bluff’s Landing is its famous long fishing pier, popular for catching speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and even the occasional tarpon. The park also features a boat ramp for launching kayaks, paddleboards, or motor boats to explore Corpus Christi’s bays and waterways. An on-site bait and tackle shop has everything you’ll need for a great fishing adventure. And you can grill up the catch of the day at one of the park’s BBQ pits once you return back to shore.

Southside Corpus Christi

Home to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the Southside area caters to the vibrant college crowd with trendy cafes, hip bars and gastropubs, unique boutiques, and plenty of affordable, casual dining options. Foodies should check out Thai and sushi eateries along South Staples Street, affectionately dubbed “Sushi Row” by locals. After dinner, grab a craft cocktail or local brew at popular hangouts like Rebel Toad Brewing Company, Concrete Street Amphitheater, and House of Rock. The Southside area also appeals to nature lovers with its scenic hike and bike trails at Labonte Park and the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge. Groups can walk across the beautiful Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge to enjoy sprawling views over the ship channel and downtown. Rent bikes and cruise along the bayfront to nearby attractions like the Texas Surf Museum and USS Lexington.

Bay Area

Staying along Ocean Drive offers convenient access to several top Corpus Christi attractions near the shoreline. Just across the highway you’ll find the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum. Continue down Ocean Drive to reach downtown’s museums, shops, and restaurants. Or head across the John F. Kennedy Causeway Bridge to reach North Beach. The Bay Area places you close to family fun at Cole Park, with its historic carousel, mini golf, and playground. Or enjoy scenic strolls along the bayfront Seawall Boulevard watching boats cruise in and out of the marina. This convenient central location gives your group easy access to beaches, museums, entertainment, dining and more—all just a short drive away.

Flour Bluff

Escape the city bustle entirely and head to Flour Bluff, a barrier island community with a peaceful, small-town vibe. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the area for its beaches, nature preserves, and water recreation like kayaking, fishing, boating and windsurfing. Families often flock to the shallow, calm waters and sandy shores along the Laguna Madre at Padre Island National Seashore. The laidback community has a variety of casual eateries, beach bars, bait shops, and adorable antique stores. Don’t miss the Flour Bluff Fifth Street Oyster Bar, a local favorite serving the freshest seafood straight from the docks. Or grab homemade ice cream and sweet treats at Dandy Lion Handcrafted Ice Cream Shoppe after a hot summer day outdoors. Flour Bluff offers a relaxing escape from the city with unspoiled beaches and small-town charm.


Just across the Harbor Bridge from Corpus Christi, Portland offers scenic coastal views and attractions without the crowds. History enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Portland Museum of History to immerse themselves in the city’s rich heritage as an early ranching community and port city. The museum complex spans 10 historic buildings, including a 1908 Immigrant House, an old-fashioned doctor’s office, train depot, and more. Nature lovers will find bliss observing over 300 species of birds and 900 plant species at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture. The 600-acre wetland preserve has hiking trails, boardwalks, and observation decks offering prime birdwatching. And the fishing is fantastic with access to miles of shallow flats in Redfish Bay. Pair your outdoor adventure with fresh gulf seafood at local restaurants like the Boiling Pot.

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