Social distancing is an effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. Here are some ideas to get some extra space if you're planning a trip to Corpus Christi.
1. Visit the Beach
Corpus Christi has miles of beaches for you to practice social distancing. And yes, the beaches are open....but there are rules, of course! Whether you’re drawn to the pedestrian friendly bay beaches or the vehicle friendly beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, both are perfect for a nice walk at sunrise or sunset. You can even expand your social distancing and spend the entire day out on a Corpus Christi beach. Be sure to be a safe beachgoer during your trip to the beach.
2. Get Active
Take a break from streaming the hottest shows and movies for an adventure along one of the many hike and bike trails in Corpus Christi. Grab the bike and go! If that’s not your style you can always opt for a quick run or leisure stroll through the trees.
3. Make a Catch
Fishing is a MUST in Corpus Christi! Let’s be honest, anglers of all skill levels are practically pros at social distancing already. Corpus Christi offers many different types of fishing from jetty fishing, kayak fishing, offshore fishing and much more. Cast your line, sit back and relax with the open waters.
4. Hit the Water
Break your cabin fever with the great outdoors. Kayaking in Corpus Christi offers an exhilarating experience for kayak beginners and pros alike. Besides getting a good workout in, the views of the water in Corpus Christi will take your breath away and are totally worth it!
5. Go for a Scenic Stroll
Get outside and soak up some sunshine and fresh air with a walk through Heritage Park. Heritage Park is a collection of 12 historic homes built between 1851-1908. Each home is rich in architecture, history and culture, but more importantly, each of the homes tell a story of the early residents of this city. Pro tip: use the guide to learn more about each house!
6. Spy for Street Art
Sign up for the Corpus Christi Mural & Art Trail and explore the many painted walls in the Gulf Coast Capital. Check-in at all of the stops and earn free admission to the Art Museum of South Texas. This Downtown Corpus Christi area is full of art and murals that you can't find in a gallery. Find art painted on the side of historic buildings, bars and even electrical boxes. Keep an eye out for these pieces of must-see street art, some of them are pretty hard to miss. Go for a street art scouting walk or drive around and pose with your favorite murals!
7. Cruise like a Local
Ten out of ten locals agree that a scenic drive down Ocean Drive is always a good idea. Enjoy 7 miles of stunning views along the bayfront of stately homes, modern condos, parks and elegant palm trees! Corpus Christi's prestigious row of waterfront real estate displays a mind-boggling array of architectural styles and manicured estates that folks come from miles away to bike, jog or take a drive to take all this charm against the backdrop of the beautiful blue horizon line of the Corpus Christi Bay. Roll the windows down, turn up the radio and enjoy the relaxing views during the drive.
8. Shop Local at an Outdoor Market
Check out one of the many outdoor markets in Corpus Christi during your vacation and pick up local souvenirs from local makers. If online is more your style, shop the official brand of Corpus Christi at the Gulf Coast Capital Store and pick up in-store at the Visitor Info Center.
9. Coast Your Own Way
Build your own experience package in the Coast Your Own Way marketplace and choose from one of the many outdoor experiences along the coast. From paddleboarding to bay cruises, there’s plenty to explore in the Gulf Coast Capital.
10. Curate Your Own Architectural Driving Tour
Hop in the car with your immediate family and go for a driving tour of our architectural sites. Get out of the house and off your devices while taking in some stunning architectural views! Drive around to find the Harbor Bridge, Ritz Theater, historical homes in Heritage Park, Greek Orthodox church, and a giant sandcastle with a mermaid. Get those cameras ready to awe at the architecture in Corpus Christi!
For more ideas on how to social distance in Corpus Christi, stop by our Visitor Info Center in Water Street Market. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Corpus Christi, check here.