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Things to do in Corpus Christi

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Boat or Ferry
“A great part of U.S. history. Very educational and will take a few hours to walk through this huge air carrier if you read all the plaques. A must see and great for a rainy day visit.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Aquarium
“A fun place to visit for kids and adults. It is dedicated to promoting environmental conservation and rehabilitation of the wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico. It is the largest aquarium in Texas and one of the largest aquariums in the United States. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Great water park with a lazy river, waves pool, water rides, music stage, giant movie screen, heated year round pool, swim up bars, billiard room, incredible gaming room, and escape room. Good food from out door dining to indoor elegant dining and great Sunday brunch!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Short 25 minute from the island. Beautiful aquarium to spend a rainy afternoon or any afternoon.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Open 7 days a week from 11a-10p this restaurant is a family friendly seafood restaurant. With an on-site fish house and breeding facility Snoopy gives special attention to providing local, harvested quality seafood at an affordable price. This restaurant is one of Spence'e favorites.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This place has been here forever! Beautiful artisan breads and incredible authentic German pastries!! Great for breakfast. Oodles of strudels!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Wonderful museum with a great restaurant inside. Hester’s is a local (very loved) favorite! If you eat outside on the balcony you can watch the big ships come into the harbor!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“They have a happy hour everyday from 5pm to 7 pm. Live music and seafoods place.”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Outdoor patio seating rests serving great food & drinks. Large playground for kids. Check out their website for live music events! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If visiting Corpus Christi, this restaurant has the best Picayune shrimp and oysters. Also a sushi bar within the restaurant.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Museum
“Among its many displays covering an area of over 40,000 square feet are many artifacts found in the wreck of the Spanish ship San Estaban, including the world's oldest mariner's astrolabe with a confirmed date of 1554. An extension to the museum opened in May 1990 to house the Shipwreck! exhibition. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome big juicy burgers!! My favorite is the green chili burger! Bar area with TV's, inside and outside dining. Live music on the weekends.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Laid-back restaurant dishing seafood, salads & more in a colorful spot with tropical influences. Highlights Bar gamesFast serviceGreat bar foodOutdoor seatingSports Popular for Lunch,Dinner, Solo dining ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Catch a minor league baseball game at the Hooks stadium, the farm team for the Astros. Friday night fireworks. Daily giveaways and food and drink specials. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“There are two waterparks in Corpus Christi this one is the closest to you. This one has the best waterslides and I like this one the best. However I have not been to the Waves resort since they made upgrades.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Seafood with a great sitting area outside over the water- good for sunset dinners and views”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Open 7 days a week from 11a-10p this restaurant is a family friendly seafood restaurant. With an on-site fish house and breeding facility Snoopy gives special attention to providing local, harvested quality seafood at an affordable price. This restaurant is one of Spence'e favorites.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“They have a happy hour everyday from 5pm to 7 pm. Live music and seafoods place.”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Outdoor patio seating rests serving great food & drinks. Large playground for kids. Check out their website for live music events! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If visiting Corpus Christi, this restaurant has the best Picayune shrimp and oysters. Also a sushi bar within the restaurant.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Awesome big juicy burgers!! My favorite is the green chili burger! Bar area with TV's, inside and outside dining. Live music on the weekends.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Laid-back restaurant dishing seafood, salads & more in a colorful spot with tropical influences. Highlights Bar gamesFast serviceGreat bar foodOutdoor seatingSports Popular for Lunch,Dinner, Solo dining ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Seafood with a great sitting area outside over the water- good for sunset dinners and views”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Best Views for a light meal. Kid friendly with live music on certain evenings. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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