Corpus Christi travel guide

Sparkling City by the Sea

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You're Going to Love Corpus Christi

Tucked away in the far south of Texas, Corpus Christi is easy to overlook when you are searching for the perfect beach destination, but don't write it off. Corpus Christi is actually a superb place to take your family, with attractions that everyone can enjoy and some of America's finest beaches.

If it's what you're after you can spend your whole vacation stretched out and soaking up the sunshine on Padre Island, letting your mind drift far away from everyday life. But Corpus Christi offers plenty for active vacationers as well. From windsurfing and fishing to golf, parasailing or cycling, you can expend as much energy as you like when you visit this gem of a resort.

When the day is done, you can dine on fresh Gulf seafood, down a few cocktails as the sun goes down and retire to luxury accommodation overlooking the sea. So what are you waiting for? Corpus Christi is a fantastic beach destination.

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Summer sees temperatures regularly topping 90 degrees (as well as high humidity), so it's a good time for beach lovers to head to Corpus Christi. However, if you don't love such extreme heat and want to beat the crowds, try a fall or spring vacation. May or October are good times to go, when the weather is still fine but the crowds are thinner. However, try to avoid the Spring Break period as accommodation costs can go through the roof.

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Where to Stay in Corpus Christi

For most visitors, the best place to stay in Corpus Christi is right next to the seafront. It's where you'll find the best bars, restaurants, and hotels, and it's walking distance from the beach and marina. Some of the best places to sleep in the area include the Best Western Marina and the Omni Corpus Christi, both of which provide comfortable accommodation in convenient locations. Self-catering is a good option as well, with apartments near the beach at Las Brisas Condominiums. For those on a budget, there are also some excellent cheaper options, including the Knights Inn - so the city offers a good spread of choices.

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Shopping Streets

Shopping in Corpus Christi is based around the city's malls, and visitors have plenty of places to choose from. However, by far the best place to head for major brands is La Palmera Mall where stores include Aldo, Macy's and Sunglass Hut. Be sure to check out independent stores as well. For example, the Treehouse Art Collective on N Water Street is a good place to find works by local artists, while the flea market at Moon Plaza is always a good place to look for unusual gifts.

Groceries and Other

Many visitors to Corpus Christi choose to stay in self-catering accommodation and buying groceries to stock your kitchen shouldn't be hard. There's a Walmart Supercenter for essentials along with more upmarket stores like Sprouts Farmers Market and HEB. However, don't expect bargain prices. Corpus Christi grocery prices are around the national average, with a gallon of milk costing $3.80 and 12 eggs about $3.

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Where to Eat in Corpus Christi

Seafood is one of the major attractions of Corpus Christi, and vacationers can choose from a huge range of Gulf seafood restaurants. Some of the best include Crawdaddy's, with its cajun specialties, the Water Street Oyster Bar and the French-influenced Yardarm Restaurant. If shrimp and oysters don't excite you, try the sushi at Aka Sushi or B&J's Pizza, for appetizing alternatives. Expect to pay $13-15 for a mid-range meal and around $20-30 for entrees at upmarket local eateries.