Adventures in the Texas Riviera

Exploring the pristine Coastal Bend


Square in the heart of the Texas Riviera stands the City of Corpus Christi, a community that is both cosmopolitan and down-home friendly.


In Corpus Christi you will find smooth sea breezes and endless blue skies year-round. A Corpus Christi vacation features a bay front promenade, an arts and museum district, waterfront restaurants and an entertaining nightlife...all within walking distance from first-rate hotels.


A subtropical climate and the beautiful sunny beaches of nearby North Padre Island and Port Aransas offer outstanding coastal and water-related activities, and the city is known for its many fine restaurants, clubs and its historic downtown district.


Attractions include a comprehensive museum system, the nearly deserted beaches of North Padre Island, a healthy theater and music community, several state parks and recreation areas, the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington, a retired U.S. Navy aircraft carrier permanently harbored in Corpus Christi Bay, which is now a museum. The ship is open to the public for touring.


Visitors can enjoy the many museums and art galleries, including the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, the South Texas Institute for the Arts, the Texas State Museum of Asian Culture and the Selena Museum. Also, the sub-tropical climate and some of the best fresh seafood the gulf of Mexico has to offer are available within and around the city.


Popular activities include sailing and boating tours, pristine Gulf beaches, a brand new Schlitterbahn Water Park on North Padre Island, and fishing and water sports galore.


Other popular destinations in the Coastal Bend include nearby Rockport, North Padre Island and the 50-mile long Padre Island National Seashore.