From brunches to beaches, the Gulf Coast Capital has a lot going on. Whether you're looking for a serene sunrise on the shore or a day downtown, we've got you covered with the ultimate list of things to do on your trip to Corpus Christi.


  1. Safe Fun-Fit on the Bayfront

  2. Water Dog Floating Yoga in the Corpus Christi Marina or Padre Island

  3. Ride a scooter down the seawall

  4. Do the Corpus Christi Selfie Challenge

  5. Buy your Corpus Christi swag at the Visitor Info Center 

  6. Check out the F14 Tomcat from the movie Top Gun aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

  7. Brunch at Elizabeth’s in the Art Museum of South Texas 

  8. Pick up kolaches from Comanche Café 

  9. Sip on some coffee from Lucy’s Snackbar by the water 

  10. See the sunrise at Padre Island National Seashore 

  11. Pickup some french pastries at Bien Merite 

  12. Go fishing at Cole Park Pier 

  13. Eat at Selena’s favorite restaurant, Hi-Ho 

  14. Pet a shark at the Texas State Aquarium 

  15. Challenge friends to a go-kart grand prix at In The Game Funtrackers 

  16. Stop at Wind & Wave for the essentials before heading out to the Laguna Madre 

  17. Take a 9:00 a.m. cemetery tour with mimosas with Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours 

  18. Race Your Friends on the Storm Chaser at Hurricane Alley Waterpark 

  19. Discover the rich surfer history at the Texas Surf Museum 

  20. Visit the Selena statue at the Mirador De La Flor 

  21. Take a Morning Nature Walk at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center 

  22. Tee off Your Day at Treasure Island Golf and Games 

  23. Have a breakfast picnic and beach day at McGee Beach 

  24. View a Dorothy Hood painting at the Art Museum of South Texas 

  25. See the sunrise at Mustang Island State Park 

  26. Go bird watching at The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge 

  27. Enjoy a Bloody Mary on Sunset Island

  28. Take a beginner course in windsurfing at Bird Island Basin 

  29. View the collection of Japanese Hakata dolls at the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures 

  30. Go through the Nano’s Taco Run for a breakfast taco with extra signature Nano’s Sauce 

  31. Order lavender iced matcha at Coral Bean Cafe

  32. Pick up a pound of freshly caught shrimp at Jane’s L-Head Seafood House 

  33. Buy local juice and a bouquet of wildflowers at the Southside Farmer’s Market 

  34. Eat at the famous Andy’s Kitchen for breakfast 

  35. Grab a cup of joe from Hester’s Cafe 

  36. Attempt the Chacho’s taco challenge 

  37. Sail away on the Japonica at Harrison's Landing

  38. Take a tour of downtown murals 

  39. Catch a sea turtle hatchling at Padre Island National Seashore 

  40. Read a book on the beach

  41. View flora and fauna at the South Texas Botanical Gardens 

  42. Grab a cucumber toast and fro-joe from Island Joe’s 

  43. See local art at K Space Contemporary 

  44. Go on a shopping adventure on Antique Lane 

  45. Grab a warm donut from the famous Gates Donuts 

  46. Jog along the trail at Cole Park

  47. Wake up like a wizard and grab a drink from The Coffee Mugg 

  48. Go on a kayak adventure with Nature Trails Kayaking 

  49. Take a stroll on the downtown seawall

  50. Play a game of pickleball at Al Kruse Tennis Center 


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