Traveling for a work or school event doesn’t mean you can’t make time for play. If you’re lucky enough to have a convention, business meeting, or group sporting event in Corpus Christi, here are some of the top attractions within a short drive or walk from the American Bank Center

CC Visitor Information Center

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Stop here first! The team of Experience Experts at our Visitor Info Center specializes in getting visitors prepared for a trip of a lifetime! Snap a pic with our 40’ mural, buy some custom CC souvenirs and get some pro-tips for making the most of your time in the Gulf Coast Capital.

Bonus: Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi on the patio any time of day.

Art Museum of South Texas

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Located at the north end of Shoreline Blvd., the Art Museum of South Texas is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the convention center. With admission under $10, this nearby attraction is easy to work into any schedule and budget.

Heritage Park

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Take a break from the convention center and enjoy a stroll through nearby Heritage Park, a collection of 12 historic homes rich in architecture, history and culture. Use this walking tour as a guide to learn the story behind Corpus Christi’s heritage.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

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Learn more about the influential names on the homes in Heritage Park at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Get a glimpse at the many different cultures that have impacted the area throughout Corpus Christi history or get hands-on in the H-E-B Science Center. Either way, there’s something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind museum.

Corpus Christi Municipal Marina

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Technically, the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina is home to several points of interest nestled together on Corpus Christi Bay. Check out the Mirador de la Flor honoring Selena Quintanilla Perez, take a bay cruise on the Japonica out of Harrison’s Landing, or grab some fresh shrimp from one of the local shrimp boats.

Bonus: Head to the Marina on Wednesday evenings around 5:30 p.m. to watch the sailboat races in Corpus Christi Bay.

SegCity Segway Tours

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If you’re short on time but want to experience a little bit of everything, hop on a Segway from SegCity Segway Tours. Call ahead to make a reservation for a one or two hour tour through downtown Corpus Christi. Never ridden a Segway? No problem. It’s probably the most enjoyable way to experience the Corpus Christi Bayfront.

If you have a bit more time to explore, carve out at least a half day to visit two of our most popular attractions on North Beach – the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium. We recommend at least 2 hours for each so you might even consider adding another day to your “work” trip!