About Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is split into three parts: downtown, where you'll find the majority of office buildings in the city along with some major attractions; South Padre Island Drive, where most of the locals shop and work, and Corpus Christi Beach, where the majority of visitors stay and play. The surrounding areas of Padre Island, Mustang Island Port Aransas, the King Ranch and Rockport are well worth a visit and make for a pleasant day trip.

Downtown

Downtown lies conveniently at the crux of Interstate 35 and Highway 118. Here you will find many of the city's tourist attractions, restaurants and entertainment venues, along with stunning views of the sparkling bay. Corpus Christi's downtown skyline is dominated by the American Bank Building and the Omni Bayfront Tower and the Omni Marina Tower on each side. Just north of these is the American Bank Center, which houses the Selena Auditorium, Arena and various conference and banqueting facilities. Adjacent to the center is the Art Museum of South Texas, which is associated with Corpus Christi campus of the Texas A&M University. The museum greets visitors with its signature pink exterior and pyramid shaped structures on the roof. The area in which it is located is called Bayfront Science and Arts Park. Here, you can also find the Watergarden, a circular structure with fountains all around the perimeter and a pleasant lawn in the center; quite a sight to see and the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the mist on a hot summer afternoon. Next door to this is the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History where you can view replicas of the Spanish ships that first colonized the bay many years ago. For a bit more history, walk down Chapparral and visit Heritage Park, a collection of turn-of-the-century homes, restored and open for visitors.

For baseball fans, there's Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, the minor league division of the Houston Astros. Games are usually in the evening and are a favorite summer activity for locals. Also nearby is the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures where the culture and art of Asia come alive. For more culture, attend a show at the Harbor Playhouse, Texas' longest running community theater. In the evening many people like to walk up and down Shoreline Boulevard while admiring the boats docked at Corpus Christi Marina, enjoying a snow cone and the cool breeze. The promenade is dotted with gazebo-like structures called Miradores del Mar or "sea watchers." There are eight of these structures, but the most famous by far is the Selena Memorial. Adorned with a large white rose and a bronze statue of the Tejano musician, the memorial attracts fans that come to leave flowers and write special messages on the memorial's walls.

Corpus Christi Beach

Also known as North Beach, it is accessible from downtown via the Harbor Ferry, which departs from People's T-Head, the Trolley Beach Connector that makes various stops around the city and by car via the iconic Harbor Bridge. The Texas State Aquarium is an attraction that families should not miss. Explore different forms of sea life found in the bay, climb to the top of the observation deck for unsurpassed views of the beach, and even pet a stingray. The aquarium even features a dolphin training demonstration, with shows throughout the day. Right next door you can lose yourself in history at the USS Lexington aircraft carrier. This ship was first used in combat, then as a training ship and now it is a very popular museum. After exploring the museum, you can relax on the sand of Corpus Christi Beach. All beaches in the city are free public beaches, open to various activities such as swimming, fishing and sailing. Close by there are several hotels, motels, guest houses and condos; as well as a wide variety of restaurants and a selection of kooky souvenir shops.

South Padre Island Drive

Otherwise known as "S-P-I-D" by locals, this is precisely where the locals do most of their shopping, dining and run their errands. South Padre Island Drive traverses the length of Corpus Christi and leads to Padre Island, but does not lead to South Padre Island, which is several miles down the coast. All along this drive and on the streets that lead away from "S-P-I-D" there are various national chain restaurants and stores, including Padre Staples Mall. You will also find here a couple of charming locally-owned watering holes and restaurants that are mostly not visited by tourists.

Outside the City: King Ranch

One of the largest ranches in the world, the King Ranch, is just 50 miles from downtown Corpus Christi. The ranch is 825,000 square acres, that's 1,289 square miles (3,340 km), which is bigger than the state of Rhode Island. The Ranch was built by Richard King, who was actually born in New York to an Irish family; he ran away from his apprenticeship at a jeweler to seek adventure in the Wild West. Today, King Ranch is very involved in ranch management and is affiliated with the Texas A&M University. However tours are available and there's even a museum and saddle shop.

Rockport-Fulton

Tucked away between fancy summer homes and endless coastline, you will find Rockport and Fulton. Although they are actually two separate cities, they are almost always referred to jointly, especially by locals. Rockport is a charming little artists' community full of delightful galleries and cute shops. Located just a few miles from downtown Corpus Christi, this tiny town offers visitors an artistic alternative from lounging in Corpus Christi Beach. In Fulton you will find Fulton Mansion, finished in 1877 after three years of construction. The mansion was built by George and Harriett Fulton and at the time contained the most modern amenities such as indoor plumbing heating and a gas lighting system. This historic Second Empire style house is open to visitors and tours.

Port Aransas & Mustang Island

Otherwise known as "Port A" by locals, this tiny town is all about boating, fishing and birding. The Corpus region is well known for its bird watching opportunities. One of the best places to do some bird watching is in Port Aransas where you will find several birding sites and the Leona Belle Turnbull Birding Center. If you prefer sea creatures, the University of Texas Marine science institute welcomes you to its visitor's center and even offers educational summer programs for children. This picturesque village also allows visitors to camp out on its pristine beach, you can even drive your vehicle on to the sand; just make sure you have four-wheel drive. Mustang Island is largely undeveloped, but that is quickly changing golf courses, hotels, resorts and condos are springing up all along the coastline. The island gets its name from the horses that the Spanish ships brought from Europe when the area was first colonized.

  • King Ranch

    Highway 141 West Kingsville, TX 78364 United States - Phone: +1 361 592 8055
    Spreading itself across six counties, with a size comparable to that of Rhode Island, King Ranch boasts itself as one of the largest ranches in the world. Covering 825,000 acres, King Ranch has been operating since its humble beginnings in 1853 as the largest cattle and livestock business in the region, laying claim to the legacy of the Texas Longhorn. Today, you can experience an on-site museum covering a detailed account of the evolution of ranching, the colorful historical past, as well as the future developments of this incredible piece of land.
  • N.O. Simmons Park

    State Highway 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 United States - Phone: +1 361 776 2906(Tourist Information)
    Want to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of urban chaos? A Visit to the N.O. Simmons Park, located right in the heart of the city, is sure to rejuvenate your senses and soothe your frayed nerves. This exotic recreational park offers ample relaxation avenues to one and all. People of all ages will love the bevy of special events that are held here from time to time. Attend cultural dos and festivities as well as community events at this venue. Call the Chamber of Commerce for more details.
  • Texas State Aquarium

    2710 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78402 United States - Phone: +1 361 881 1200
    One of the cities main attractions, the Texas State Aquarium is a family favorite. Located on Corpus Christi Bay right next to the entrance to the USS Lexington, the aquarium is a great refuge from the heat of a typical Texas summer day. Exhibits change occasionally featuring exotic sea life and local specimens. Interactive aquariums are a kids favorite as well as the dolphin training demonstrations throughout the day. Dining facilities and a children's playground are available. Check website for varying hours.
  • USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay

    2914 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78403 United States - Phone: +1 361 888 4873
    This retired aircraft carrier was once used as a training facility but is now a floating museum. Resting pleasantly on Corpus Christi Bay, this impressive ship is a sight to see from the coast. There is a free shuttle that takes you from land all the way up a long ramp to the ships hangar entrance. Aboard the ship you will be able to explore the flight deck, the control and navigation rooms and even the captain's quarters. Also on the ship is an extensive World War II and Pearl Harbor exhibit. Be sure to drop by the theater to catch some authentic military footage and exceptional documentaries. The gift shop is a must for souvenirs and military memorabilia.
  • Art Museum of South Texas

    1902 Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 825 3500
    This building was designed by Philip Johnson, and is made of poured concrete. This 3-level structure stands majestically by the sea, and houses an interesting permanent collection and an always changing temporary exhibition. Most pieces are American contemporary and include paintings and sculptures. Be sure to look up, some glass sculptures hang from the ceiling! For the little ones there is a children's play area located downstairs. If art makes you hungry, step into the elegant Dobson cafe for a light lunch.
  • South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

    8545 South Staples Street Corpus Christi, TX 78413 United States - Phone: +1 361 852 2100
    The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center aims to educate the public about the flora and fauna of south Texas by creating and maintaining a beautiful garden and making conservation a top priority. The gardens often host special events, educational classes and tours. Perfect for a tranquil spring afternoon.


  • Texas Surf Museum

    309 North Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 888 7873
    This unexpected little museum is located in the back of Surf Club Records seeks to commemorate the rich surfing history of Texas. Despite it's size, the museum is well presented with every nook and cranny of space used to its best potential. Here you will see vintage surf boards of all shapes, sizes and colors, photographs and other surfing paraphernalia. Often special exhibitions are organized that focus on a specific aspect of surfing like surfer movies and women surfers. Just look for the "woody" outside the front door of the museum.
  • Selena Museum

    5410 Leopard Street Corpus Christi, TX 78408 United States - Phone: +1 361 289 9013
    Quite possibly the most famous musician to come out of Corpus Christi, Selena Quintanilla was tragically killed by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Her family built the museum after receiving letters from fans expressing their interest in a museum to commemorate the memory of the Tejano singer. On display you will find several of Selena's stage costumes, most of which she designed herself, awards and other memorabilia. The museum even has Selena's red Porsche for visitors to see. All admission revenue goes to the Selena Foundation, which helps to aid children in need and provides scholarships to promising students. The museum is located in a part of town not normally visited by tourists, about 2 miles inland from downtown.
  • Whataburger Field

    734 East Port Avenue Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 561 4665
    Built in 2005, this family friendly baseball field is a favorite summertime destination for locals. Sitting right next to the bay with views of the Harbor Bridge, every seat is a good seat. Reminiscent of old-fashioned fields from baseball's golden age, the facility offers some very thoughtful and modern features. All concession stands are designed so that patrons never have their back to the field and never miss a play. The kids play area features a play ground, scaled down baseball diamond and full sized basketball court. There's even a pool overlooking the field available for groups and parties. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop to pick up your own official Hooks gear.
  • Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures

    1809 North Chaparral Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 2641
    Unexpectedly located in the heart of the Texas coastline, the Texas State Asian Cultures Museum exhibits pieces of art and furniture from India, China Sri Lanka, Laos and many more Asian countries. On the Second floor you will find the education center which is aimed towards teaching children about Asian cultures through costumes, storytelling and crafts. Special events are scheduled throughout the year.
  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

    1900 North Chaparral Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 826 4667
    For an educational day out with the kids, visit the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, located in Bayfront Park in just across from the Art Museum of South Texas. What really draws visitors to this museum are the replicas of the Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria; the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed when he arrived in the Americas. Guided tours of the ships are available every hour and are included in the price of admission. Please note that the ships are not wheelchair accessible, reduced priced tickets are available for those with limited mobility. Aside from the ships, the museum exhibits a number of historical photographs and artifacts, some dating back to precolumbian times. There is even a special section of the museum dedicated to the history of Corpus Christi.



  • Heritage Park

    1581 North Chaparral Avenue Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 826 3410
    Just Steps from the museums of Bayfront Park, on tranquil North Chaparral Street you will find a collection of gorgeous Victorian homes surrounded by beautiful greenery. Visitors can walk amongst these old homes and lose themselves in another time. It is recommended to take the guided tour of these homes in order to take in the full history of these architectural gems. Galvan House is the yellow center house from which all tours depart.
  • Harbor Playhouse

    1 Bayfront Park Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 888 7469 (Box Office) /+1 361 882 5500
    Located in beautiful Bayfront Park, the Harbor Playhouse consists of over 250 volunteers and actors that put on about four productions each year. Since 1925 it has been entertaining the citizens and visitors of the city. Performances include contemporary drama, musicals and comedies. Aside from plays, the theater has special events scheduled throughout the year. One of the most popular is the annual Halloween open house featuring actors dressed as ghosts and goblins. Ticket prices are quite reasonable, so it is a great opportunity to catch a bit of culture for a bargain.
  • Bayfront Science and Arts Park

    North End of North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX United States
    Located at the northern end of Shoreline Boulevard, this park contains a large part of the city's attractions, all in one convenient place. Here you will find the South Texas Museum of Art with it's iconic pyramid structures on the roof; the American Bank Center where all the big names come to give concerts; the Harbor Playhouse, the Harbor Playhouse and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Also in the summer the Watergarden pumps water all around the entire circular structure and is a welcome retreat from the sweltering heat.
  • Corpus Christi Marina

    400A North Shoreline Blvd Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 826 3980
    One of the main attractions in downtown Corpus Christi is its lively marina. Compromised chiefly by Peoples Street T-Head, Lawrence Street T-Head and the L-Head. Here you will find sailboats docked in neat rows, snow cone vendors, restaurants and cruising tour ships. During the day you can walk down the piers and find local fisherman selling the day's catch. Summer time is especially busy with families walking up and down the wooden piers. It is particularly stunning at night when it is all lit up.
  • Centennial House

    411 North Broadway Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 8691
    The oldest house in Corpus Christi is more that 100 years old. Built in 1849, it was the home of Senator Forbes Britton. Constructed by Berry Gravis and Yates with local brick and scored masonry, the house got its name from it's 100th anniversary in 1949. At the time it was built it was possible to view Mann's Wharf from the house, but after years of devastating hurricanes, during the early part of the 20th Century, the shoreline was moved farther east and the sea wall was built. Amazingly, it was weathered further storms and today it is possible to tour the facility for a look back at history.  Now open every first Sunday of the month. Call for special tours.
  • Aransas Wildlife Refuge

    1 Wildlife Circle Austwell, TX 77950 United States - Phone: +1 361 286 3559
    Originally founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 as a place where local birds as a breeding ground for migratory birds, the refuge is a great sanctuary for just about anyone that wants to leave it all behind. Here the main attraction is bird watching, the Corpus Christi area is well-known for its great diversity and quantity of local birds. If birds don't interest you, perhaps looking for a white-tailed deer, armadillo or an American alligator is a bit more challenging.
  • Port Aransas

    Tourist Bureau Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States - Phone: +1 361 749 5919 / +1 800 452 6278 (Toll Free)
    Known as "Port A" to locals, residents of this small beach community declare that they are running on "island time," that is to say, a slower pace of life. Visiting this mostly touristy port, you will agree that life tends to slow down just a bit on a the beach. Located just a few minutes outside downtown Corpus Christi, the three main activities to do here are birdin', fishin' and loungin'. There are various small hotels, motels and inns through out the city along with a few modest--and not so modest summer homes that are frequented by snowbirds from the north looking for a place to warm up.
  • Saratoga Lanes

    6116 Ayers Street Corpus Christi, TX 78405 United States - Phone: +1 361 857 2695
    Perfect for family night out, Saratoga lanes is always a favorite with the kids. Bowling leagues for children and adults are forming all the time; these are a great opportunity to make some new friends. Look out for food and drink specials at the snack bar. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to visit during extreme bowling night; the lights dim, disco ball is hung and the music is cranked up for fun bowling activities.
  • Shoreline Promenade

    North Shorline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
    On a breezy summer evening, with the sun setting behind the Corpus Christi skyline, nothing is better than a walk down the promenade while eating a snow cone. Built along the sea wall of Corpus Christi Bay, the promenade attracts walkers, runners in-line skaters and families to cool down and take in the sea air.
  • Selena Memorial

    North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
    The largest of the gazebo-like structures that dot the length of Shoreline Promenade, it is dedicated to Corpus Christi most beloved citizen Selena Quintanilla. The Tejano superstar's is immortalized in a bronze statue and a large white rose sculpture; the memorial is also known as Mirador de la Flor. Many of her fans come to pay their respects and to write special messages on the walls of the memorial. For serious Selena fans there is also the Selena Museum, Selena's grave and Selena's Boutique. Located on the promenade right next to People's Street T-Head.
  • Miradores del Mar

    North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
    All along the length of Shoreline Promenade you will find eight gazebo-like structures called Miradores del Mar or "sea watchers". Indeed, these are an ideal spot to gaze out to the gulf, they also provide shelter just in case you get caught in a summer downpour while walking the promenade. These structures are said to reflect similar structures found in Spain and Morocco. The largest of these structures is the Selena Memorial, dedicated to the late, great Tejano singer.
  • Mustang Island State Park

    State Highway 361 Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States - Phone: +1 361 749 5246
    Open to the public since 1979, the park features five miles of clean beaches that are great for swimming, kayaking and fishing. The parks name comes from the mustang horses that the Spaniards brought over when the land was first settled, many years ago. Today it is a very popular state park with numerous activities. Besides water sports; hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and sunbathing make this place a popular picnic spot. There is a fee to enter the park and visitors are expected to abide by the park's rules. Call for further details.
  • Cole Park Amphitheater

    1526 Ocean Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78404 United States - Phone: +1 361 561 0253
    Located just steps away from the ocean in a harmonious little patch of greenery known as Cole Park, the Cole Park Amphitheater hosts a variety of events. With its proximity to the beach and wonderful natural setting the amphitheater is the ideal spot for concerts on warm summer nights. Especially popular are the city-sponsored, free Summer Series concerts. For over 20 years, a variety of musical acts have performed here from all types of music genres including pop, rock, jazz, salsa and even reggae. Also at the amphitheater, you will find a series of films showcased after sunset.
  • Fulton Mansion

    316 South Fulton Beach Road Fulton, TX 78382 United States - Phone: +1 361 729 0386
    Originally built in 1877, this magnificent 29-room house is now fully restored and open to the public. Guided tours are available Wednesday through Sunday. Walking through the ornate home, you can see why the builders took just about four years to complete the mansion. With palm trees and a distinct facade, it is hard to imagine that the final cost of the house was only $55,000. The house remains under control of Texas Parks and Wildlife.
  • Padre Balli Park

    15820 Park Road 22 Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 949 8121
    This camp site is open all year long and extends over 374 acres of beautiful coastline. Electric and water hook ups are available along with a nearby dump station and showers. This is one of the few places where it is permitted to camp on the beach. Perfect for a family vacation or for a romantic refuge.
  • Watergarden

    Bayfront Park Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
    Along with the Harbor Bridge, the Watergarden is considered one of the iconic landmarks of the city. The circular structure has fountains all around the circumference, water cascades down several steps where there is a large patch of grass. It is particularly stunning at night when it is lit up with a glowing golden light. The perfect place to cool down during the summer, it is also a popular spot for wedding ceremonies.
  • Corpus Christi Cathedral

    505 North Upper Broadway Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 883 4213
    One of the better known Catholic churches in the city, Corpus Christi Cathedral was established in 1940. It caters to the massive Irish Catholic population of Corpus Christi, and is one of the finest parish churches of the city. A sense of serenity prevails in the chapel, while the typical charm of Roman Catholic churches is not to be missed. Also an esteemed wedding venue, the beautiful halls and corridors of the cathedral have witnessed dream weddings, gala dinners and bashes. Music concerts and festivals are also hosted by the church. The parish office organizes choirs, feasts and special masses for its people, which are worth attending. Visit website for more information.
  • McCaughan Park

    602 South Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 826 3460 / +1 361 826 3464
    A patch of green located overlooking the beautiful waters of Emerald Cove, McCaughan Park is a popular community park in the city. One of the several parks maintained by the city's Parks & Recreation Department, the McCaughan Park is a nice place for a stroll or a run, or just an outing with your family. Besides being a welcome open, green space, the park also plays host to community events and festivals. Call to know more.
  • Padre Island

    Highway 361 Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 949 8068
    Situated on North Padre Island, the Padre Island National Seashore is known for its pristine beaches, dunes, sea turtles, endangered species and migratory birds. This seashore divides the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre and has a few hypersaline lagoons which are very rare in the world. The primitive wilderness of this seashore takes you through a different realm altogether. The National Seashore opened its doors in 1962. It is one of the few nesting places of the Kemp's Ridley sea turtles and is a bird watcher's paradise with 380 varieties of birds making their home here and thousands of migratory birds can be found on its freshwater ponds and lagoons.
  • Funtrackers Family Fun Center

    9605 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 937 9400

    Located just off South Padre Island Drive, Funtrackers Family Fun Center is the go-to place for family fun. Enjoy a game of miniature golf, ride the bumper boats, play in the enormous arcade hall, or drive your go kart to victory. With a lot of different tracks, the go karts cater to people of all ages. This small Southern Texas amusement park is great for birthday parties and other festivities. The staff is exceptionally friendly and keep the park in clean and neat condition. Pay by ride or purchase an all-day card.

  • Dolphin Connection

    410 North Sandpiper Street Ingleside, TX 78362 United States - Phone: +1 361 776 2887

    Meet and connect with free dolphins in their natural habitat. Being the only place in Texas for free dolphin interaction, Dolphin Connection is well worth the 25 minute drive from Corpus Christi. These playful and highly curious creatures usually swim just out of reach. The owners have come to know more than 200 dolphins living in the bay. The guides simply love what they do, and are as passionate about dolphins. All in all, an unforgettable encounter.

  • Outback Steakhouse

    4221 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 512 814 6283
    Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
  • Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

    900 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 886 3515‎
    Quite possibly the finest restaurant in the finest hotel in the city. Located on the top floor of the Omni Bayfront Hotel, this fine dining establishment offers stunning views of the bay and an exquisite menu. Their wine list goes on for pages and includes Californian, Italian, French, Australian and Argentine wines. The food is elegant, fresh and well presented in a intimate yet classy setting.
  • Glass Pavilion Restaurant

    900 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 887 1600
    Located in the Omni Bayfront Hotel the Glass Pavilion Restaurant offers casual dining for those rushing between meetings in the Omni's many conference rooms. Serving mainly seafood, steaks, sandwiches and pasta dishes, the restaurant is open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also features a trendy bar for a quick drink.
  • Joe's Crab Shack

    444 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 904 0227
    This fun and quirky family favorite is located on Lawrence Street T-Head, overlooking the bay. Of course the specialty here is crab and other seafood dishes. Be sure to try the crab cakes, either as an entree or as an appetizer. Specialty drinks are available and always make for a good time. The ambiance is casual and young and the decor is eclectic and varied. Definitely a great place to take the kids and for large groups.
  • Katz 21

    317 North Mesquite Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 1815
    Once the little ones are in bed, call the babysitter and head down to Katz 21. This swanky restaurant's decor evokes the swing era while being intimate and sexy. Specializing in steaks and other international dishes, including seafood and pastas. Perfect for a romantic night out or for a birthday outing. The restaurant also has live music, typically jazz and also has a bar, Spirits 21.
  • Water Street Seafood Company

    309 North Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 8683‎
    Located in dynamic Water Street Market. This restaurant and the accompanying Water Street Oyster Bar offer residents and visitors the freshest seafood in town. Most fish is locally bought the same day that it is served either from Corpus Christi marina or from near by Port Aransas and Fulton-Rockport. The bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp and mesquite-grilled wasabi tuna are highly recommended, daily specials are usually a good bet too. For land lovers, they also offer a fine selection of steak and poultry dishes. For the adventurous, there is and exciting sushi menu with a touch of local color.
  • Water Street Oyster Bar

    309 North Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 881 9488
    This extension of the Water Street Seafood Company is usually packed during lunch with the downtown business crowd. For good reasons too, the extensive menu offers everything from a light sushi roll to a huge grilled catfish with all the trimmings. Particularly recommended are the pecan-crusted deep fried oysters as an appetizer. Of course, raw oysters are Atmosphere is casual, yet refined and is ideal for business lunches and groups. The wine list is eclectic and sure to please.
  • Bamboo Garden Restaurant

    1220 Airline Rd # 115 Corpus Christi, TX 78412 United States - Phone: +1 361 993 7993‎
    This casual restaurant offers both Chinese and Vietnamese specialties including a few fusion innovations. Here you will find a variety of spring rolls with different fillings from shrimp to chicken and pork. Hearty soups come with everything but the kitchen sink and are served in gigantic bowls. Chinese favorites include orange chicken and fried rice and moo shu pork. Be sure to try the exotic bubble tea drinks for something different.
  • Landry's Seafood House

    600 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 6666
    Part of the Landry's Seafood Restaurant chain, the Corpus Christi branch is a treat because it is located on a renovated passenger barge at the end of People Street T-Head. The location makes for a unique dining experience that few other restaurants in town can offer. Like all other Landry's restaurants, the service is attentive and courteous and the food is always fresh and delicious. The garlic bread is particularly tasty and is always a crowd pleaser.
  • Executive Surf Club

    309 North Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 7873‎
    One of the cool, hip restaurants downtown, Executive Surf Club is just a few blocks from the ocean and is known for fresh seafood dishes. The full bar boasts 30 different drafts, enough to keep you busy all night. This versatile, casual restaurant appropriate for the entire family and also for a big night out with friends.
  • Thai Spice Hut

    601 North Shoreline Boulevard 78401 Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 883 8884‎
    You will be pleasantly surprised to find an elegant, classy decor walking in to the only Thai restaurant in the city. The vegetarian-friendly menu is a nice, spicy alternative to typical Asian cuisine. Be sure to try th Pad Thai The restaurants welcomes groups and also offers a catering service.
  • Luciano's Italian Ristorante

    1821 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 78404 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 3191‎
    This intimate little corner of Corpus Christi is perfect for a romantic night out. The menu features a variety of soups and salads along with a selection of classic Italian dishes such as spaghetti, fettucine, and lasagne. Especially recommended are the seafood dishes which will surely not disappoint. Select your favorite bottle from the impressive wine list. Banquet facilities and catering are available.
  • Logan's Roadhouse

    5057 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 906 0123
    This classic American favorite is a great place to take the kids or spend a rowdy night out with friends. With more peanuts than the circus, this establishment promises, good food and good fun. For those looking for something else besides a hearty piece of steak, the menu features fresh salads, burgers, ribs and a cute kids menu. Don't forget dessert, try the big and chewy hot fudge brownie.
  • Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

    1921 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78416 Corpus Christi, TX 78416 United States - Phone: +1 361 814 7300
    If you have a big appetite and want a variety of food to sample--step in to the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill. Known primarily throughout the southwester states, this buffet restaurant aims to please with home-style American cooking. Here you can have your fill of pot roast, mini hamburgers, mashed potatoes and even tamales. On top of that enjoy the huge salad bar with a wide selection of fruits and veggies.
  • Cracker Barrel

    4229 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 855 1778‎
    A unique approach to dining and shopping, the Cracker Barrel easily combines both concepts in to a restaurant/gift shop. After you have finished with your meal, or perhaps before you indulge in classic country dishes; stop by the shop and browse through a nice selection of CDs and other gift items. It is a good idea to visit in the morning to order some fluffy buttermilk pancakes with all the trimmin's.
  • Johnny Carino's Italian Grill

    1652 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78408 United States - Phone: +1 361 854 7373
    National chain known for its yummy Italian dishes, Carino's does not disappoint. Choose from pastas, salads and seafood platters and even some unique skillet dishes. The wine selection is decent and of course features a variety of Italian and American wines. Desserts are always the best part of a meal so don't forget to indulge in tiramisu, a cannoli or piece of chocolate cake.
  • Acapulco Restaurant

    1133 Airline Road Corpus Christi, TX 78412 United States - Phone: +1 361 994 7274
    Featuring all of your favorite Mexican dishes, tostadas, tacos chile relleno and tamales all one one plate. Choose one of their combination plates and get a sampling of everything. This family friendly restaurant even lets kids eat for free on Tuesday nights. The bar prepares a stunning array of mouth watering margaritas, martinis and tequinis (martinis made with tequila). For desert be sure to leave room for a piece of flan or deep fried ice cream.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    2001 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78416 United States - Phone: +1 361 814 9464‎
    This lively sports bar and restaurant has some favorite game day snacks such as onion rings, hot wings and mozzarella sticks along with a the usual selection of ribs, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. The bar is sure to have your favorite brew on tap, or perhaps a cocktail while you wait for your order and watch the game. While it is most enjoyable to visit while a game is on the tube, anytime is a good time to head on down to 'Wild Wings.
  • Rigatoni's Italian Restaurant

    3314 Surfside Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78402 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 4600
    Right alongside Corpus Christi Beach (also known as North Beach), Rigatoni's has proven itself to be the city's favorite Italian restaurant. Some patron's favorite entrees are grilled tilapia, veal marsala and shrimp fra diavolo--this dish is for those who like a spicy kick to their meal. Italian and domestic beers and wines are available along with a tempting dessert menu. The restaurant also caters events.
  • Whataburger

    121 N Shoreline Blvd Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 881 9925
    A Corpus Christi original, the massive fast-food chain has expanded all across the southern states--just look for the distinctive white and orange rooftops. Whataburger originated right here in Corpus Christi in 1950 and is still a favorite for a big juicy burger. The restaurant offer a variety of burger toppings for every pallet--jalepenos and avocado on your burger? No problem. Open 24 hours a day, its perfect for a late night snack or for lunch with the kids. Various locations throughout the city, we like the one on North Shoreline Boulevard, just steps from the ocean.
  • Hester's Cafe & Coffee Bar

    1710 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 78404 United States - Phone: +1 361 885 0558
    Just the mere mention of Hester's for breakfast is enough to make residents of Corpus Christi smile approvingly. The colorful eclectic decor welcomes visitors with the aroma of fresh coffee and pancakes. Very popular with brunching ladies and on Sunday mornings; even if you don't get up in time for breakfast, you can still come on for pancakes and waffles any time of day. Be sure to try the house blend coffee and the pecan waffles with plenty of maple syrup.
  • Doctor Rockits Blues Bar

    709 North Chaparral Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 7634
    Corpus Christi's home for the blues, Dr Rockits is a fun casual bar that is a favorite among locals. Conveniently located downtown, within walking distance from plenty of other bars and restaurants, Dr Rockits is a great place to hit just as you are starting off your evening or about to turn in. Live local musicians often perform here, be sure to look at their online event schedule for upcoming concerts.
  • Big Sam's Bar & Grill

    10514 Leopard Street, Suite C Corpus Christi, TX 78410 United States - Phone: +1 361 241 1234
    This sports bar is not only a great hang out place to watch the big game but also an appropriate place to enjoy some snacks with the kids. The menu features fried oysters with fries juicy burgers with interesting toppings, steak, sandwiches and of course, chicken wings. The facility has a capacity of over 300 people, so there's plenty of room for fans of both teams, lots of tables and lots and lots of TVs make this place perfect for a casual Friday night.
  • Trout Street Bar & Grill

    104 West Cotter Street Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States - Phone: +1 361 749 7800
    Along with excellent fresh seafood, this combination bar and grill has an impressive wine list, interesting cocktails and a decadent dessert menu. Pastas, seafood, salads and sandwiches are just a few of the choices here. Be sure to try a Flirtini cocktail--the bar's version of a cosmo with a twist and a slice of banana pie. This is a great place for a casual date, a family dinner or lunch with some co-workers. The bar is open late on weekends.
  • House of Rock

    511 Starr Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 7625
    One of the best places in town to see a live show, the House of Rock caters to, you guessed it, fans of rock music. With a full bar and faithful regulars, the House of Rock is the perfect place to feel like a local. Live acts perform here almost every day so be sure to check out their online even schedule for you favorite local musician. Located downtown within walking distance of many more bars and restaurants.
  • Brewster Street Ice House

    1724 North Tancahua Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 2739
    This is a downtown favorite for locals and visitors to Corpus Christi. Brewster's serves big burgers, sandwiches chicken wings and other classic American dishes. The establishment is very family oriented, with a playground in the back for the little ones and a kid-friendly menu. Located just across the street from Whataburger stadium, this place gets busy before and after games. Be sure to check out their online event schedule for upcoming events.
  • Hemingway's Bar & Grill

    1008 East North Street Rockport, TX 78382 United States - Phone: +1 361 729 7555
    Tucked away in the charming little coastal town of Rockport, a town known for it's eclectic citizens and art galleries, you will find Hemingway's Bar and Grill. With a dark and luxurious decor and an attentive and friendly staff, this place is perfect for a quiet business lunch or a romantic dinner for two. Chef James Granger's menu consists of classic American dishes and a few Italian favorites. Especially recommended is the fried avocado stuffed with crab and coated with breadcrumbs. Don't forget to grab a drink at the adjoining Blue Marlin Bar.
  • Mug Room

    5114 Carroll Lane Corpus Christi, TX 78415 United States - Phone: +1 361 855 7558
    Featuring live bands and karaoke, this is the place you need to be at for music. Here you can catch a concert by your favorite local musician or pretend to be a rock star on karaoke night. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the drinks are always flowing. Great for a fun night out with friends or other groups.
  • Venetian Hot Plate

    232 Beach Avenue Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States - Phone: +1 361 749 7617
    Founded by an Italian immigrant family, this is the most authentic Italian restaurant in South Texas. The restaurant is still family-owned and operated, service is warm and friendly. The menu features salads, pastas, and of course fresh seafood dishes. This place is especially popular during the summer months, so reservations are recommended.
  • Niko's Steakhouse

    5409 Saratoga Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78413 United States - Phone: +1 361 992 2333
    With a huge menu featuring everything from steak, chicken, seafood duck, lamb and even quail, there is something for everyone at Niko's. Even if you are vegetarian or prefer lighter fare, Niko's offers "Texas-size" salads with all the trimmings. Especially recommended is the baked stuffed shrimp--with lobster filling and a lemon sauce. The adjoining bar is open extra late and appetizers are served until 2:00am just in case you need a midnight snack.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse

    4535 South Padre Island Dr # 33 Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 853 5664
    LongHorn Steakhouse is legendary for it's Texas-sized steaks. Choose from New York Strip, Porterhouse, Prime Rib, T-Bone or sirloin. The menu also features, chicken and seafood dishes and delightful desserts. Vegetarians may have a hard time choosing an entree here, and are better off choosing another restaurant.
  • Catfish Charlie's

    5830 McArdle Way Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 993 0363
    Come enjoy some authentic southern food and legendary southern hospitality. Reminiscent of restaurants on New Orleans, the menu features some of the best Cajun specialties such as fried catfish, fried shrimp, seafood gumbo, and everyone's favorite, hushpuppies. The most popular dish is fried oysters, but be sure to try the shrimp and the frog legs. Decor is casual and the people are friendly.
  • Blackbeard's on the Beach

    3117 Surfside Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78402 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 1030
    Housed in one of the oldest buildings in the area, some people believe Blackbeard's to be haunted. If ghosts don't appeal to you, come for the mini-Rock 'n Roll museum housed within the restaurant. Or if you'd rather feed your stomach than feast your eyes, come for the wide range of dishes offered here. There are lots of seafood options, as well as burgers, sandwiches, chicken and pasta dishes, and even dishes that venture "south of the border." There is a full bar and most nights there is live music; see website for details.  
  • Pier 99

    2822 North Shoreline Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78402 United States - Phone: +1 361 887 0764
    This coastal restaurant serves up a variety of seafood dishes, at very reasonable prices. Diners can choose from a wide range of appetizers, salads, soups, and entrees, with numerous non-seafood options for the land-lubbers in your group. There's a full bar and some nights there is live blues and cover music. Sit on the deck and catch a glimpse of the U.S.S. Lexington docked nearby. See website for upcoming live music programming.
  • Fins Grill & Icehouse

    420 West Cotter Avenue Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States - Phone: +1 361 749 8646

    Fins is the place to go on Port Aransas for fresh seafood and fun. Choose from the wide variety of daily catch dishes, chicken and steak, burgers and sandwiches. Or, bring in your own catch, cleaned and ready to cook, and the chefs at Fins will cook it for you, the way you like it. Catering and to-go services are also available. Ask about the "dine and ride" package, which includes a meal at Fins and a boat ride in the bay. If you'd rather look at the water than be in it, choose to dine outdoors, or just have a margarita on the deck. A children's menu and game room are available, so bring the whole family!

     

  • Latitude 2802 Coastal Cuisine

    105 North Austin Street Rockport, TX 78382 United States - Phone: +1 361 727 9009
    Craig and Ramona Ray have created a charming restaurant serving coastal cuisine with a backdrop of eclectic art. There's a room available every day except Saturday for private parties, and the other dining spaces are divided into smaller areas, for an intimate feel. In addition to a great selection of seafood dishes, there are a variety of other entrees, including chicken and steak dishes. For something lighter, stop in for a drink and some appetizers at the oyster bar.
  • Beachside Grill & Lounge

    15202 Windward Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 949 9996 / +1 361 949 8041
    If you are looking for a nice place to dine at, the Beachside Grill & Lounge at the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi is your option. This grill and lounge offers an appetizing array of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can try out some of their fine variety of seafood for starters. There is also the lure of the superb drinks that are a good accompaniment with your meal. With an ambiance that accentuates a relaxed atmosphere and views which overlook the Gulf of Mexico, Beachside Grill & Lounge provides a feast to the senses.
  • Red Bailey's Tavern

    5723 Leopard Street Corpus Christi, TX 78408 United States - Phone: +1 361 299 2990
    Red Bailey's Tavern might not be a plush or a luxurious eatery but it sure is a neat place to go for some delicious meal. You can get a taste of the local flavors that also define the lifestyle and the food preferences of the local patrons. Besides, this tavern is also famed as a watering hole for the amazing drinks that it serves. Red Bailey's Tavern works perfectly well if a wholesome meal, fine drinks and some relaxed time is what you are looking for.
  • Two-Seas Bar & Grill

    14430 State Highway 361 Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 949 7338 / +1 361 949 2020
    While this is not a place where you can take your bunch of friends for a treat, it is an absolute perfect if you are looking for a quick bite or a quick drink. Two-Seas Bar & Grill offers a bunch of options with a wide variety of local dishes on its menu. Besides, the drinks on offer here are amazing with some rare concoctions on the menu. Though the décor of the place is run down Two-Seas Bar & Grill is an good option if you are looking to have a meal before you progress with the evening or your  real party begins.
  • La Barataria

    3500 Island Moorings Parkway Port Aransas, TX 78373 United States - Phone: +1 361 749 2212
    Enclosed by water, yachts and palm trees, La Barataria is a kind of a hidden gem, an upscale yet casual restaurant and bar located in the beautiful Port Aransas. Offering magnificent vistas of the marina and Corpus Christi Channel, this balmy restaurant will enchant you with its tranquility. Unwind at the upper deck or relax by the pool side with a cocktail or a boutique wine. The menu is a mix of Cajun and French fare that will tease your palates for a lovely culinary journey. Soak in the music from various local artists and enjoy the island paradise.
  • Snoopy's Pier

    13313 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 949 8815
    This popular Corpus Christi restaurant is known for its outstanding seafood. Established by a local fishing family, Snoopy's Pier has been a local favorite for quick and delicious, fresh-off-the-boat seafood for over 30 years.
  • George's Seafood Company

    5884 Everhart Road Corpus Christi, TX 78413 United States - Phone: +1 361 334 4378
    Among locals George's Seafood Company is the go-to place for fresh Gulf Coast seafood. With their good quality food and service, the place simply delivers. However, as seafood comes at a premium, prices have increased slightly. The owner shows great dedication to providing a high quality dining experience. Don't be surprised if he pops up at your table himself to make sure you're completely satisfied. 
  • Panjo's Pizza

    1320 Airline Road Corpus Christi, TX 78412 United States - Phone: +1 361 991 1539
    Think American style seats, pitchers of beer, and music playing from the jukebox. Panjo's Pizza is not the most Italian of places, but they sure know how to make pizzas. On their menu you'll find a mix of cuisines; besides pizzas, there are burgers, salads, cheesecakes, and more. Most of the times live music is being played on the old ragtime piano, if they manage to top the noise of lively conversations, that is.
  • Mamma Mia's

    128 North Mesquite Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 883 3773

    A little bit pricier than the average Corpus Christi restaurants, Mamma Mia's serves rich and full plates of Italian classics. Whether you're a returning customer or newcomer, the pipe-smoking owner will welcome you himself. Decent house wines and appetizing desserts complete the Italian dining experience. Although the place has an upscale appearance it doensn't feel stuffy. 

  • Surfside Sandwich Shoppe

    15113 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 949 0505

    Surfside Sandwich Shoppe's Brazil inspired sandwiches are a definite star in Corpus Christi. Enjoy one of many richly loaded sandwiches and sides, accompanied by a cold refreshment, and you're good to go for the remainder of the day. This little restaurant is family owned and operated, giving it an authentic feel. Once your order is ready, though, flee the tiny interior and dine outside on the patio. 

     

     

     

  • Wallbangers Gourmet Hamburgers

    4102 South Staples Street Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 855 8007

    Family-owned Wallbangers Gourmet Hamburgers has been around for ages, but has never failed to deliver. Consequently, do expect a line at the door. Here's how it works: order and wait for your name to be called, then head to the bar to top it generously with selected veggies and sauces. Their so-called stuffed burgers are considered to be the best in town. The all-American decor adds to this savory dining experience.

     

     

     

  • Yin Yang Fandango & The Tango Tea Room

    505 South Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 883 9123

    If you are living in Corpus Christi and you're a vegan, vegetarian, or Californian, then this is the place for you. Tucked away behind hippy store Yin Yang Fandango, The Tango Tea Room definitely has a hippyish flair to it. With a wide variety of teas and juices, and a fine sandwich and sides menu, the place is bound to please multiple senses. The service in the restaurant is notoriously friendly. Every Wednesday a farmers market takes place on the outside courtyard.

  • Taylor Center Deli

    3636 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 814 8916

    Popular with corporate crowds, Taylor Center Deli's dishes are worth waiting in line for. Sandwiches come on freshly baked breads and are served with hearty salads or soups. Make sure to leave some space and appetite for their rich homemade desserts. This little shop is set up informally, making it more personal than corporate. Keep an eye out for the chef's daily specials.

     

  • Kuzina Mediterranean Grill

    3801 Saratoga Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78415 United States - Phone: +1 361 857 0002

    Don't go to Kuzina Mediterranean Grill unless you don't mind coming back over and over again. Reviving fresh Mediterranean tastes, this restaurant serves authentic, mainly, Middle Eastern and Greek meals. For those feeling carnivorous, there's a list of American-styled burgers to choose from. With their appropriate prices, good portions, and freshly-baked appetizers, Kuzina Mediterranean Grill surely is a winner.

     

  • S & J Bakery & Catering

    9802 Leopard Street Corpus Christi, TX 78410 United States - Phone: +1 361 242 3067

    The fact that they're closed in the weekend is most likely the only disadvantage. Despite its location in North-West Corpus Christi, S & J Bakery & Catering is not short of customers. Don't be surprised if you have to wait in line; that also goes for their drive thru. This authentic bakery may not look like all that from the outside, but is undoubtedly considered one of the best. Most people come for their sausage and cheese kolaches, but try their assortment of bread and cookies too.   

     

  • Dragonfly

    14701 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 949 2224

    Dragonfly is one of few places for fine dining in Corpus Christi. Emphasizing international dining, the chef is known for taking culinary excursions into a variety of cuisines. It is said that the menu changes almost every month. At the bar, order happy hour tapas and signature drinks. Despite Dragonfly's relatively luxurious menu, the dining area feels extremely homey, with its whimsical decor, open kitchen area, and signs with wishes and spells hanging on the bar.

     

     

  • Corpus Christi Farmer's Market

    5800 Everhart Road Corpus Christi, TX 78403 United States - Phone: +1 361 232 2309(Organizers)
    The Corpus Christi Farmer's Market allows farmers from all over the region to show off the bounty of their fields and herds. Come buy juicy produce, fresh-baked bread, milk, flowers, and a dozen other kinds of products three times a week. Due to the generally bearable weather of the area, you should be able to find the market open any time of the year.
  • Surf Club Records

    309 North Water Street 78401 Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +361 882 2364
    Along with the Texas Surf Museum, located in the back of the shop, you will find a fine array of cds, tapes and vinyl records from a variety of music genres. Also in the shop are cool souvenirs, jewelry and t-shirts. Just look for the "woody" sitting just outside the door. Located in Water Street market along with lots of other independent restaurants and shops.
  • El Zocalo

    601 North Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 853 6995
    The perfect place to find that special "one-of-a-kind" gift. El Zocalo specialized in importing hand-made crafts jewelry and home decor. Most wares come from artists in Mexico, Guatemala and Peru. Products are often made of wood, paper, tin and glass and all are hand made. Clothing is made with chemical-free dyes and most often using natural materials. Prices are quite reasonable so feel free to splurge.
  • Lamar Park

    3850 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 880 5870
    In this shopping center you will find a variety of well-known national and international brands, along with a charming collection of locally owned and operated shops specializing in apparel, jewelry, shoes, and children's needs. It's a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon (summers can be quite wet in south Texas) or as a break from the beach.
  • North Beach Gift Shop

    2901 East Surfside Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78402 United States - Phone: +1 361 883 7858
    Located in touristy North Beach, not far from the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington you'll find North Beach Gift Shop. A great place to find some quirky and fun souvenirs to take back home. In addition to souvenirs you'll find everything to make your stay on the beach spectacular--beach towels, sun screen, sun glasses, hats, inflatable toys and more.
  • William's Fashion Shoes

    3849 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 87411 United States - Phone: +1 316 851 0094
    William's Fashion shoes carries a wide selection of comfy designer shoes to sooth your aching feet. Brands include Cole Haan, Mephisto, Rangoni, Stuart Weitzsman and many more. This particular shop specializes in finding hard-to-find sizes and also features an online store.
  • Padre Islander Shops

    14514 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States - Phone: +1 361 949 8800
    Worn out your pirate flag? Or maybe you just can't stand another day without a shark jaw mounted to your wall. Need a new accessory for your hermit crabs? In any case Padre Islander is where you want to go for your beach vacation needs. Beach towels, inflatable toys, sunscreen, yes all this is available. Yet what is more interesting about this establishment is the lighthouse on the roof and the distinctive red, white and blue exterior. Kooky and fun souvenirs are available including a charming collection of beach-themed Christmas ornaments.
  • Bleu Frog Mercantile

    1710 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX United States - Phone: +1 361 881 1091
    Unique gifts can be hard to come by. However, at Bleu Frog Mercantile you will find a variety of antique furniture, lamps, one-of-a-kind art and interesting jewelry. This place is fun even just to window shop, there is always something new and most likely you will find something you have never seen before. Located right next door to Hester's Cafe, just in case you need a caffeine jolt to keep you going.
  • Water Street Market

    309 Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 2211
    The cornerstone of downtown's dining and shopping scene, the Water Street market has something for everyone. If you are hungry there's the Water Street Seafood Company, the Water Street Oyster Bar or for a quick caffeine fix, Agua Java. At Executive Surf Club you can grab a drink with your buddies. Explore the history of surfing in Texas at the Texas Surf Museum located at the Surf Club Records. There are plenty of other shops to browse through and a few benches if you just need a break from all the fun.
  • Éclectique Gifts

    309C North Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 6661
    Located in the Water Street Market along plenty of other shops and restaurant, this darling little shop is a great place to look for that one-of-a-kind gift or souvenir. Pieces of art, clothing, jewelry and hats are just a few thing you will find here. Prices are reasonable and the staff is always willing to help you with your selection.
  • Third Coast Antiques & Gifts

    4325 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 78412 United States - Phone: +1 361 992 0832
    If you are looking for a one-of-a kind gift try visiting Third Coast Antiques and gifts, where you'll find 16 antiques dealers under one roof. There is so much variety, it makes it hard to choose. Browse through books, jewelry, furniture, toys, lamps, figurines, and china for that special treasure you have been looking for. Prices are quite reasonable and the shop is located only about eight minutes from downtown.
  • Gourmet & Gadgets

    3842 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 78412 United States - Phone: +1 361 985 2433
    This is a must see for foodies. Featuring the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets, you are bound to find something new to try out. Aside from gadgets, the shop also stocks a fine selection of coffees and teas and gourmet products including jellies, jams and salsa. As a great gift idea, choose whatever you like in the store and they will package it for you in a lovely gift basket and even ship it out to you. On Thursday nights you can sign up for a cooking class to learn from the best chefs in the area. Check their website for upcoming class topics.
  • Pilar Eclectic Jewelery

    3814 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 853 7171
    Located in Lamar Park, this charming little jewelry shop boasts an impressive collection of imports from over 30 countries. Besides stunning pieces made of silver, turquoise and semi precious stones the shop also carries other accessories such as hats and handbags, shoes, clothes, and even home decor and furniture. Of particular interest is the lowing display of indigenous and exotic crafts from all around the world.
  • La Palmera

    5488 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 991 5718
    Although it doesn't succeed in entertaining serious shoppers for long, La Palmera is perfect for an ordinary day of shopping. Tasteful renovations and upgrades have made this mall into one of Corpus Christi's finest shopping experiences. Featuring over 100 retailers including Dillard's, Macy's, JCPenney, and Forever 21, La Palmera is the place to be for anything from clothing to home items and gifts. The La Palmera Cafes food court houses a wide variety of lunch and dining options such as P.F. Chang's, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Stir Fry 88, Sarku Japan, Subway, and more.
  • Objets D'Art

    5734 McArdle Road Corpus Christi, TX 78412 United States - Phone: +1 361 993 0500

    Undoubtedly, Objets D'art is unique in the Corpus Christi shopping scene. Specializing in ethnic art and jewelry, beads in particular, the store most definitely is one of a kind. Operating both the Corpus Christi location and a website, Objets D'art offers high quality merchandise and service. With discounts on all beads, this shop offers excellent retail prices. Purchased beads, however, are non-refundable. 

     

  • Boots 'N Britches Western Wear

    5420 McArdle Road Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 992 3501

    Having been in business for 22 years, Boots 'N Britches Western Wear has proven to be a popular store. Their well-priced collections consist of a great selection of Western apparel, ranging from boots and hats to jewelry and accessories. Visiting the store is often combined with strolling the La Palmera shopping center across the street. The staff is more than happy to answer all your questions.

     

     

     

  • Threads

    5706 McArdle Street Corpus Christi, TX 78412 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 7323

    Not to be confused with vintage clothing, Threads is a hidden gem boutique for both men and women. It's concept is truly unique; they buy from, sell for, and trade with the public. Based upon stylistic and seasonal motives, clothes, shoes, and accessories are hand picked by a versatile team of fashionistas. Together they'll help you find a suitable outfit or style. Each shopping experience at Threads is different because of the ever-changing inventory. 

     

     

     

  • Chic To Chic

    526 Everhart Road Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 883 2442

    After having moved to a larger location, Chic To Chic has become one of the leading furniture stores in the area. As if it wasn't hard enough to pick out desirable pieces of furniture, Chic To Chic offers countless options for fabrics and finishes. Furthermore, home furnishings and design advice are optional. For inspiration, make sure to check back regularly since the inventory is constantly restocked. With their quality assortment, reasonable prices, and excellent service, this Corpus Christi furniture store is hard to beat.

  • The Pedal Bicycle Shop

    5439 Everhart Road Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 852 3343

    Run by a Corpus native and cycling enthusiast, The Pedal Bicycle Shop has grown into being one of South Texas' top shops for selling, repairing, and custom fitting. All staff members have many years of experience and are highly trained. Their assortment caters to all cycling needs, for both beginning and advanced cyclists. Feel welcome to have a look at the selection of bikes and accessories and have all your questions answered by the shop's personnel.  

     

  • Play Again Classic Video Games

    5301 Everhart Road Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 852 5500

    Play Again Classic Video Games specializes in buying, selling, and repairing games and consoles, ranging from original Atari to modern day Playstation and XBox. With their extensive assortment, neatly stored on countless shelves, Play Again Classic Video Games is every game nerd's or collector's dream. Additionally they sell anime merchandise, cosplay costumes, and Japanese snacks. Another branch has been opened at a location close by.

  • Goosefeathers

    411 Doddridge Road Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 225 2838

    Nicknamed The Goose, locally owned boutique Goosefeathers has been selling high fashion since 1994. Their collection combines city-chic with beachy-chic and carries great brands and designers. For an overall shopping experience, go and check out their elegant shop, meet the knowledgeable stylist staff, and browse the assortment for unique jewelry and clothing pieces. 

     

     

     

  • Mike Doyle Custom Surfboards

    5602 Old Brownsville Road Corpus Christi, TX 78417 United States - Phone: +1 361 215 6690

    With a Gulf Coast clientele, Mike Doyle's Custom Surfboards has been building quite the reputation. For over thirty years Mike Doyle and his family have been hand shaping surfboards. In their small-scale factory the Doyles work their surfboard magic, providing whatever kind of surf craft that one might desire. Both locals and visitors are welcome in the shop to talk surfing and customizing. Furthermore, they specialize in surf trips, rentals, and repairs.

     

  • Co-Op Supply

    418 Peoples Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States

    Set up by a group of forward-thinking friends, Co-Op Supply caters to fashion-minded men looking to inject their wardrobe with quality and style. This gentlemen's shop offers a selection of curated goods, ranging from fashionable clothing to home goods and apothecary items. Walk in their classy hunting-lodge-like Downtown store and discover the endless possibilities for male styling and decorating. The collection is highly suitable for young professionals. Being in touch with the latest trends, the staff is very helpful.

  • MARKET

    3812 South Alameda Street Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 994 7597

    Having lived in LA, the owner of MARKET decided to bring back some of those metropolitan styles with her to Corpus Christi. It resulted in one of the city's hippest boutiques selling unique clothes, jewelry, and handbags. The store is designed to resemble an art gallery, with all white walls that carry the clothing as pieces of art. Recently MARKET entered the world of lifestyle-boutiques, selling miscellaneous items such as CDs and coffee table books. 

     

     

  • Doctor Rockits Blues Bar

    709 North Chaparral Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 7634
    Corpus Christi's home for the blues, Dr Rockits is a fun casual bar that is a favorite among locals. Conveniently located downtown, within walking distance from plenty of other bars and restaurants, Dr Rockits is a great place to hit just as you are starting off your evening or about to turn in. Live local musicians often perform here, be sure to look at their online event schedule for upcoming concerts.
  • House of Rock

    511 Starr Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 7625
    One of the best places in town to see a live show, the House of Rock caters to, you guessed it, fans of rock music. With a full bar and faithful regulars, the House of Rock is the perfect place to feel like a local. Live acts perform here almost every day so be sure to check out their online even schedule for you favorite local musician. Located downtown within walking distance of many more bars and restaurants.
  • Brewster Street Ice House

    1724 North Tancahua Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 2739
    This is a downtown favorite for locals and visitors to Corpus Christi. Brewster's serves big burgers, sandwiches chicken wings and other classic American dishes. The establishment is very family oriented, with a playground in the back for the little ones and a kid-friendly menu. Located just across the street from Whataburger stadium, this place gets busy before and after games. Be sure to check out their online event schedule for upcoming events.
  • Mug Room

    5114 Carroll Lane Corpus Christi, TX 78415 United States - Phone: +1 361 855 7558
    Featuring live bands and karaoke, this is the place you need to be at for music. Here you can catch a concert by your favorite local musician or pretend to be a rock star on karaoke night. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the drinks are always flowing. Great for a fun night out with friends or other groups.
  • Havana Club

    500 North Water Street Corpus Christi, TX 78471 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 5552

    If you're in the mood for something eclectic and comfortable, why not try out the Havana Club? Tasteful interiors coupled with a fully-loaded alcohol menu are sure to cheer you up. Attend a host of live performances, live gigs and music concerts that are lined up by the dozen to impress one and all. A bevy of mouthwatering dishes are on offer for all those who like a little spice while clubbing. Art lovers will love to check out the art display on the walls as they nurse their favorite drink. Connoisseurs of wine and cigar will enjoy exploring the respective sections and will want to keep coming back for more. The venue is also an ideal space to host private events and parties. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.

  • VIP Tejano Club

    5820 South Staples Street Corpus Christi, TX 78413 United States - Phone: +1 361 991 0188
    For a truly Texan night out, head to the VIP Tejano Club in downtown. This club will help you forget the banality of the weekday and help you loosen up and get ready for the weekend. So head here and enjoy the sweet tunes and the jovial atmosphere, as you drink your spirited drink. call for more information.
  • Tejano Ville

    5820 South Staples Street Corpus Christi, TX 78413 United States - Phone: +1 361 991 1555
    Stepping inside the Tejano Ville is your invitation to clubbing and an exciting party. This nightclub has an eclectic ambiance and peppy tunes spun by very popular DJs to keep you dancing on its spacious floor. If you are not in a mood to shake your leg, simply take one of the seats at the bar and sip onto a beer as you take in the ambiance or chat with a few friends. If clubbing is on your list of to-do things on this trip, Tejano Ville makes a good option.
  • Chances R

    4418 Leopard Street Corpus Christi, TX 78408 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 4901
    If fun is what you are looking for, Chances R is the place to go. This wonderful place is the definition of some great clubbing experience with amazing peppy music spun by the DJ, a very casual ambiance and fine drinks on offer. You can begin your night with a beer and then step on the dance floor and loose yourself in the upbeat tunes. If you are a lone traveler, Chances R gives you a chance to meet and befriend the locals. A perfect watering hole to relax and unwind.
  • Martini Bar

    6601 Everhart Road Corpus Christi, TX 78413 United States - Phone: +1 361 814 2010
    The recently renovated and upgraded Martini bar, re-defines entertainment. This ultra-glam club with an elegant decor caters to the chic and uber-cool crowd of Corpus Christi. Every evening, it brings forth new theme and cool music; the drinks menu boasts of choicest of wine and martinis. Be it a cocktail party or a private reception, Martini Bar is always the preferred venue. Exclusive and un-intrusive waiting service at the VIP booth, ensure that you enjoy the party and your every request is catered to. So head straight to Martini Bar for some funky clubbing experience. Call for details.
  • Club Latino

    419 South Port Avenue Corpus Christi, TX 78405 United States - Phone: +1 361 884 0213
    If partying is on your to-do list on this trip to the city, Club Latino is the place to go. This eclectic nightclub offers some amazing fun with a spacious dance floor to show off your moves while the foot-tapping Salsa music and great drinks to keep your energy levels high. The venue also plays host to various corporate events, private parties and dance nights. If you have had a tough week and want to forget the mundane and dreary week, Club Latino is sure to help you set your weekend with a bang.
  • Whiskey River

    5700 South Staples Street Corpus Christi, TX 78413 United States - Phone: +1 361 992 4445
    Abiding by the name of the place, Whiskey River indeed has rivers of drinks and whiskey flowing through its open hours as people keep on ordering rounds to keep their energy when they dance on the floor. Another reason of its fame is its huge dance oak dance floor, which by their admission is the largest in the whole town. Dance to the tunes of the DJ who churns out an amazing mix of numbers or simply crash down at the ornate real wood bar and sip on their variety of drinks. There are several gigs and flares to keep you entertained through the week. To know more about the place, check the website.
  • Rose Night Club

    213 South Staples Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 881 8181
    Rose Night Club is a place where real clubbing takes place. A variety of music is played here everyday. It has a friendly environment and also hosts events like poker tournaments. You can also celebrate your special occasions here and make it a memorable one. Enjoy a refreshment or get grooving, the Rose Night club will surely leave you completely satisfied and asking for more.
  • Amistad Club

    3407 Agnes Street Corpus Christi, TX 78405 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 9082
    The favored hot-spot amongst nearby residents,the Amistad Club is a central spot to hang-out with friends, meet new people and socialize. Listen to popular music, dance to every beat, gulp down a few drinks and make your evening a memorable one. If music and a few drinks is in your mind, Amistad Club is the best place to head to.
  • Club Hypnotic

    2001 Saratoga Boulevard Corpus Christi, TX 78415 United States - Phone: +1 361 814 1029
    The excitement never ceases to exist at Club Hypnotic, Corpus Christi's upscale hip-hop nightclub. It has what it takes to be the coolest club in Downtown Corpus Christi. There is even greater good news for the girls out there, ladies are allowed free every Fridays. The modern and relaxed ambiance coupled with the eclectic music, the club is buzzing with energy. Catch hold of your group of friends and groove to funky music or simply lay your hands on the extensive drink menu at the club. For more details on current events, do call ahead.
  • Aria Sky Terrace & Lounge

    326 North Chaparral Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States - Phone: +1 361 882 8801
    Step it up a notch in Corpus Christi's prime party spot Aria Sky Terrace & Lounge. On Fridays and Saturdays, the club is packed with people having a great night out. The venue is divided into three modern-looking areas: the dance floor on the first floor, the lounge area on the second, and a breathtaking rooftop terrace overlooking Downtown and the bay. Yes, the drinks are a tad pricey and the people wear their best, but what else would you expect from the city's coolest night spot? For people seeking a unique private space for weddings, parties, and more, Aria Sky Terrace & Lounge provides exclusive event planning.
     

     
  • Portland Community Center

    2000 Billy G. Webb Drive Portland, TX 78374 United States - Phone: +1 361 777 3301
    Portland Community Center is a recreational facility serving the needs of the local community. Head here for a relaxing exercise session, or get in shape with Yoga, Pilates, Cross Fit and Seniors' fitness sessions. Sports' enthusiasts will adore the facilties for indulging in a game of basketball or racquetball. Meet new folks and renew your acquaintance with old friends or simply enjoy your "me" time. Host private events or parties, conferences, business conferences or meetings as well as cultural dos at this venue. The venue grounds are annually used to host the popular Windfest. Call the community center for more details.
  • Corpus Christi

    Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX United States
    A favorite summer get away destination for local Texans living along the gulf, Corpus Christi maintains a family-friendly atmosphere year-round.  The hot sandy beaches, fresh seafood and flowing margaritas are sure to charm visitors. Be sure to stop in to the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington, if you want to get out of the sun.  Residents are casual, friendly and are always willing to make sure visitors have a good time,  Don't forget the sunblock. 
  • Rockport Center for the Arts

    902 Navigation Circle Rockport, TX 78382 United States - Phone: +1 361 729 5519
    Rockport Center for the Arts has been in the making for a very long time. The art and talent in the city has influenced and inspired the center’s existence so that there is a confluence of artistic support for artists in the area. Finally in 1890, the center was set up in its present location, and since then artists have been coming here to learn, share and meet with other artists. The center is now a well-facilitated center and has a number of events like workshops, classes and other gatherings of visual arts and others. The center is also facilitated with a kiln for pottery workshops. Film festivals, photography exhibits, performing arts events and more also find a stage here. They also organize a number of children’s workshops to engage children of all ages. A lovely sculpture garden set up at the back of the building is a must see. The center also has a gift shop where you can buy pieces of art made at these events and workshops. For more information, do check their website.
  • Parkway Presbyterian Church

    3707 Santa Fe Street Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States - Phone: +1 361 852 7349
    Located across the Santa Fe Street, the Parkway Presbyterian Church is a local community church that aims to spread the message of Lord and communal harmony. Apart from religious services, it hosts variety of workshops, lectures, discussion series and similar events that enrich the lives of its locals. For more details, check website.