Your three-day weekend getaway awaits! Make a break for Corpus Christi this Memorial Day. Book a place to stay, pack your bags, and hit the road! We've got it all planned for you right here:
Day One: Beach It Up!
Kick off the weekend with some fun in the sun! Corpus Christi has miles and miles of beaches to explore, so you can't go wrong with whichever location you choose. Rolling waves, abundant sunshine, and salty air create the perfect combination for wonderful vacation memories. Pick your favorite spot in the sand and stay a while! Check out some of the awesome Corpus Christi beaches or give us a call at (361) 561-2000 at the Visitor Info Center to help you determine your best beach options.
Day Two: Amazing Museums!
The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and Texas State Aquarium can provide a whole day of fun on North Beach. Jump aboard the USS Lexington to discover history and fun for all ages. Test your skills at the virtual battle stations, get up close to vintage aircraft, climb the ladders and walk the narrow passageways of the WWII Aircraft Carrier!
Next, check out the animals you can see and touch and immerse yourself in an underwater adventure at the Texas State Aquarium. Every week is Shark Week at the aquarium in the new Saving Sharks exhibit. It’s sure to be a JAWesome time!
Round your day out with a bite to eat at Blackbeard's on North Beach. Bay breezes and patio games make for a relaxing summer evening!
Day 3: Downtown Hangs
Become an expert on all things Downtown Corpus Christi…listen to the tunes of Selena at the Mirador de la Flor statue, check out the street art and coast your way through the Mural and Art Trail, and take a scenic walk along the sea wall!
Make a stop at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History to climb the double helix DNA model, make music on the piano stairway and tour the galaxy!
Stroll through the architectural masterpiece, Art Museum of South Texas, and then take in all the wonders on display throughout the museum.
Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard the Japonica, the 50-foot, open-touring boat, at Harrison's Landing. The sights and sounds of the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina and city skyline come alive while floating through the Corpus Christi Bay. Bonus: Bring your own food and drink aboard the Japonica. Pack your meal and hop on the boat!
For even more things to do downtown, check our list of Top 10 Things to Do Downtown.
Ready to experience more?
If this is your second (or third or fourth) trip to Corpus Christi, mix and match some other fun things to do with the list below…
Enjoy morning time at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center in all the flora and fauna! With 182 acres of gardens and exhibits, it's easy to lose yourself in nature. Experience trails, birding spots, reptiles and other wildlife throughout the gardens. Your trip will not be complete without stepping into the fairy tale garden that is the Butterfly House.
Any time is a good time for go-karts, batting cages, a ropes course, miniature golf and bumpers boats at Funtrackers Family Fun Center. Find everything you need to get in touch with the little (or big) kid in you! Take a ride on the go-kart Pro Track and head inside for a cold beverage and warm food at the Raceway Cafe.
To further plan your itinerary, swing by the Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center to pick up a map and coupons for several local restaurants, attractions and official Corpus Christi souvenirs. Can't wait to see you in Corpus Christi!