Corpus Christi Things to Do
Surf, learn about the local marine life or take a historical tour in Corpus Christi.
South Padre Island
Not only is this island considered to be one of the best beaches in the US but it is also the hottest spring break location in the world. Named best surfing in Texas!
Padre Island National Seashore is a national park known for its expansive turtle nesting area and bird watching. The park preserves 70 miles of seashore, most of it with no road access – however, you can drive 4WD vehicles down the beach.
Captain Clark’s Flagship
Captain Clark’s Flagship is a 400 passenger paddlewheeler in the downtown Corpus Christi marina. Since 1982, it’s been one of the most popular attractions in Corpus Christi. Passengers enjoy a narrated cruises along the downtown bay front, passing the USS Lexington aircraft carrier and the Texas State Aquarium, into the Port of Corpus Christi, the fifth largest port in America.
This WWII era carrier is preserved as a museum on the north side of Corpus Christi bay. This aircraft carrier was involved in almost all the major Pacific battles of WWII. Today, the museum preserves both the carrier and many of the aircraft it carried.
Texas State Aquarium
The Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi is an outstanding museum with thousands of animals representing more than 250 species in a variety of shows, displays, and “hands-on” experiences. Very entertaining and educational. Aquatic species include: Sharks, stingrays, dolphins, sea turtles and all kinds of fish. The Amazon Exhibit includes species like: Boa Constrictors, a variety of very colorful birds, and even poison dart frogs. Other displays include the Hawn Wild Flight Theatre (featuring birds of prey), Tortuga (Turtle) Cay, and many others.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Corpus Christi.