The Gulf Coast Capital is where the city meets the sea. So, whether you’re looking to explore arts and culture, the outdoors, or famed attractions, Corpus Christi is the place to coast your own way this Spring Break.
Be One With Nature
Looking for a moment of zen? With easy access to water and palm tree skies throughout the city, Corpus Christi is an ideal vacation for those looking to slow down, unwind, and enjoy time with nature. Start your morning with sunrise yoga in the Marina with Water Dog or with a walk along the trails of the Oso Bay Wetlands. Looking to get on the water? Enjoy a peaceful paddle and tour of local bodies of water with Nature Trails Kayaking, and if you're in search of a nighttime glow-in-the-dark experience on the water, book a kayaking tour with Glow Row!
What's a peaceful vacation without a long walk on the beach? Head over to the Padre Island National Seashore, an untouched paradise and national park with soft sands, colorful sunsets, and epic stargazing.
Hit the Beach
Corpus Christi is home to several beautiful beaches, including a national park. Between the Gulf of Mexico and the Corpus Christi Bay, more than 100 miles of sandy shores provide a variety of options when it comes to choosing the right beach for your trip.
Whether you’re looking for a surfing spot or an area to chill, the beach is the place to be for Spring Break. Just make sure to leave it better than you found it.
Pick up a complimentary trash bag or two from the Visitor Info Center or the blue boxes that are located as you come onto the beach at all access roads. These bags are cleverly designed so they won’t catch the wind and fly off down the beach. Bonus: if you bring a bag of beach trash to Island Joe's, they'll give you a free iced coffee!
Beyond the beach, Corpus Christi is home to several attractions fit for all ages and interests! From historical sites like a WWII-era warship, national treasures at the art museum, and a nature lover's paradise at the botanical gardens, there are many ways to coast when you're in Corpus Christi.
With many attractions for the artist, history buff, and animal lover, it's hard to choose just one place to visit! That's why we’ve bundled six of the Gulf Coast Capital’s top attractions into one pass. No matter how long you’re planning to stay in Corpus Christi, there’s a perfect pass to fit your travel needs. The 1-day pass makes planning your day trip a breeze, but if you need more, the 3-day and 5-day passes allow you more time to explore Corpus Christi at your own pace. Learn more here.
Corpus Christi's shallow bays are protected by narrow, barrier islands, providing excellent fishing conditions year-round. Casting from piers to chartering a deep-sea angling adventure, you'll find people fishing anywhere you see water.
With so many locations to fish, fishing is not only a great way for all ages to spend time outdoors, but it's also one of the most convenient ways to get out on the water and embrace the Coastal Bend. Drop a line at popular fishing spots like the newly-built Cole Park Pier near Downtown Corpus Christi or the Marina in the Corpus Christi Bay. Get the complete guide to fishing locations here.
Explore the Food Scene
From local watering holes to trendy new restaurants, the Gulf Coast Capital is a foodies' paradise! If you've traveled in hopes of finding spectacular seafood, you've come to the right place. Try oysters straight from a local oyster farm at Water Street Oyster Bar, get your catch cooked at Snoopy's, enjoy fresh Gulf seafood at Doc’s Seafood and Steaks, or try seafood with a French twist at the hidden gem that is Yardarm.
And because you're in South Texas, you can't pass up a tasty taqueria. From Selena's favorite restaurant to one of the best taco spots in Texas, Tex-Mex lovers are in for a treat when they're in the Gulf Coast Capital. Get the complete guide to tacos here.