Located on the Texas Gulf Coast, with miles and miles of beaches, Corpus Christi is where groups can explore a giant ship, meet river otters and learn to surf — all in one day.
“We have beautiful beaches, popular attractions, unique cultural venues, great shopping, amazing restaurants and a variety of hotels to choose from,” said Paulette Kluge, CEO of the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our warm temperatures make us a perfect city to visit all year long.”
Begin making memories in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend region. Southern Texas hospitality awaits at the following four attractions.
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, CV-16, is a World War II-vintage aircraft carrier. Commissioned in 1943, the carrier served the United States longer and set more records than any other carrier in the history of naval aviation. Groups step back in time as they explore the captain’s cabin, dental clinic and engine room.
Texas State Aquarium
Located on North Beach, Texas State Aquarium is home to fascinating sea creatures. Groups can meet a river otter, and touch and feed a stingray. Explore the aquarium’s new “Caribbean Journey,” a $50 million expansion equipped with interactive exhibits that will keep the entire group entertained for hours.
Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island National Seashore is the most important United States nesting beach for the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Covering 130,000 acres, this spectacular expanse is home to the largest remaining natural barrier island in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes and wind tidal flats teeming with life.
Mirador de la Flor
Mirador de la Flor (Overlook of the Flower), was unveiled in 1997 to honor Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (1971–1995) and her contributions to music and Corpus Christi. Quintanilla-Pérez was an acclaimed Corpus Christi tejano singer whose music touched people around the world. Her legacy is celebrated at the Fiesta de la Flor music festival every spring.
Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau