Surtoberfest is more than just a celebration of German heritage, it's also one of the most magical annual beer festivals in Corpus Christi! If you're here to hang ten at Surftoberfest this year, make the most out of your trip with these things to do in the Gulf Coast Capital.

Extend your beer adventure.

Take a tour of the local craft brewery scene! Corpus Christi is home to several breweries that serve up the classics and unique drinks like pickle beer and hard kombucha. All with a coastal twist, of course! Visit our brewery tour blog for the full guide to Corpus Christi's craft beer community.


Beach it up.

The fall is the perfect time to hit the beach! Grab a crowler to-go from a local brewery, pick up some food on Padre Island, set up a campfire, and have a memorable beach party. Temperatures are still mild in the fall, making Corpus Christi an ideal outdoor destination even in October! Here's everything you need to know before hitting the beaches. Curious if you need a beach permit? We've got you covered.


Explore top attractions.

Coast your way through the city and visit five of the top attractions in the Gulf Coast Capital! From historical sites like a WWII-era warship, national treasures at the art museum, Selena memorabilia, and a nature lover's paradise at the botanical gardens, there are many ways to coast when you're in Corpus Christi. Check out our guide to Corpus Christi attractions here.


Eat your way through the coast.

We've got plenty of fresh flavors here in the Gulf Coast Capital! Sit back, relax, and unwind with a drink and dish on the water. We've broken down the top places to enjoy a meal with a view and where to enjoy a meal outdoors.

If you're more of a brunch goer who enjoys a mimosa or two, check out our ultimate brunch guide.

And a trip to Corpus Christi isn't complete until you've tried our epic array of oysters available in the city!