With live music, a thriving arts scene, lively bars, and some of the best restaurants in town, it's safe to say Downtown Corpus Christi is on the up and up! Here are 10 must-do activities while visiting downtown.
Head out to Downtown Corpus Christi’s darling for enjoying draft beer. With nearly 30 brews on tap, and a few in rotation, $2 Pint Night is the place to be on Tuesday evenings. Enjoy varietals from around the world, the states, and locally. And don’t forget to pair your draft with some delicious appetizers — like the fried mushrooms or zesty club queso.
This Texas-themed bar has everything you need for a night well spent. Introduce yourself to some good ol’ Texas Country while the kids enjoy Texas Blue Bell ice cream and a playground. Make sure to grab a bite to eat from their variety of excellent food and enjoy a drink from their full bar.
Nothing beats a pint on the patio, especially in Downtown Corpus Christi. Kick back and relax with some live music, food, and a variety of brews at downtown staples like Nueces Brewing, Rebel Toad Brewing, and Railroad Seafood Station. And be sure to get the free Beer Trail passport to earn prizes while supporting local breweries!
Located in the beautiful outdoor area of the Art Center of Corpus Christi, this market offers crafts, produce and other products from our local artisans every Wednesday evening. Alongside the Farmers' Market is the Art Center's Artisan Market which features tons of local art and goods.
Harrison's Landing is the ultimate one-stop-shop to get your water, seafood, and shopping fix. Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard Japonica, a 50-foot, open-touring boat, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful downtown Marina and skyline in the heart of Corpus Christi Bay. Find gifts and pieces created by local artists and photographers at Cathy’s Boutique and Gifts. Finally, enjoy a tasty meal and drinks at Harrison's. It’s the only place in town that has a floating bar!
6. Get Inspired Through Art
They don't call it the Marina Arts District for no reason! Looking for contemporary art made by locals? Coast on over to K Space Contemporary and the Art Center of Corpus Christi. If you're looking for regional and international artworks, head over to the Art Museum of South Texas, an architectural masterpiece and landmark on our Bayfront! While you’re there, enjoy delicious food and breathtaking harbor views at Elizabeth’s at the Art Museum. If it's street art you're looking for, check out the tons of public murals in the neighborhood. If you're interested in earning prizes while checking out art, be sure to get the Mural & Art Trail Passport!
After 11 years in Downtown Corpus Christi, House of Rock is still the go-to venue for local music artists, their fans, and beer lovers alike. The dough-tossing, salad-crafting kitchen is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Don’t leave this place without trying the meatballs and the Supreme Me Pie!
The neighborhood is home to several trendy bars that make a mean cocktail! From converted bus stations to former gas stations, it's safe to say our downtown bars are like no other. Take in the sights and sounds of the city and don't forget to check in to the Margarita Trail while you're at it!
9. Go Vintage Shopping
If you're looking for a chic and unique thrifting experience, look no further than Downtown Corpus Christi. From classic finds in a historic home at Chels Marie Boutique to unique gems at 20/20 Vintage and vintage streetwear at VNP Gallery, there's never a dull day of shopping!
Situated on the Bayfront and alongside the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina, the sea wall is a mecca for the outdoors. Whether you're looking for a scenic dog walk, a trip to McGee Beach, a park with a playscape, or a trail to run, bike, or skate, the Sea Wall is the place to be! Make sure to stop by People’s St. T-Head and check out Norma Urban Park’s new seasonal redesign complete with a colorful ground mural, new park seating, shaded awnings, hammocks, and photo ops. Also, don't forget to pay your respects at the Selena statue AKA Mirador de la Flor.