Local guide to Corpus Christi

Cara Ashley
Local guide to Corpus Christi

Food scene

Great local spot that offers fresh food, great drinks and even allows kids* and pets! This brewery is only a 5 minute drive from our Airbnb. The brunch menu is phenomenal. I highly recommend the Eggs Golden or the Cubano on the dinner menu. *curfew for kids at Lazy Beach is 8pm.
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Lazy Beach Brewing
7522 Bichon Dr
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Great local spot that offers fresh food, great drinks and even allows kids* and pets! This brewery is only a 5 minute drive from our Airbnb. The brunch menu is phenomenal. I highly recommend the Eggs Golden or the Cubano on the dinner menu. *curfew for kids at Lazy Beach is 8pm.
Just a short 8 minute drive to a local favorite! Chops and Eggs offers a fantastic breakfast and dinner menu. The Pancakes are a fan favorite and the Sage Fried Chicken hits the spot at dinner.
Chops & Eggs
5802 Yorktown Blvd
Just a short 8 minute drive to a local favorite! Chops and Eggs offers a fantastic breakfast and dinner menu. The Pancakes are a fan favorite and the Sage Fried Chicken hits the spot at dinner.
If you enjoy taco's, you will enjoy Southside Tacos. Located on Saratoga, Its a short 10 minute drive. They have great food for a great price! Plus local beers on tap!
Southside Tacos
5717 Saratoga Boulevard
If you enjoy taco's, you will enjoy Southside Tacos. Located on Saratoga, Its a short 10 minute drive. They have great food for a great price! Plus local beers on tap!
Head downtown for scooters on the seawall and stop by another local favorite! With water views, a great deck and local beers, Nueces Brew Co is the perfect spot to hang out to grab lunch and relax. They have games on the deck and board games inside! It is definitely a local favorite! Kid and pet friendly*
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Nueces Brewing Co.
401 S Water St
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Head downtown for scooters on the seawall and stop by another local favorite! With water views, a great deck and local beers, Nueces Brew Co is the perfect spot to hang out to grab lunch and relax. They have games on the deck and board games inside! It is definitely a local favorite! Kid and pet friendly*
Niko's is a great steakhouse about 10 minutes away! Perfect for a date night with great drinks and lots of dinner options to choose from. Niko's is a local favorite! Full bar available!
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Niko's Steakhouse
5409 Saratoga Boulevard
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Niko's is a great steakhouse about 10 minutes away! Perfect for a date night with great drinks and lots of dinner options to choose from. Niko's is a local favorite! Full bar available!
Talk about a sushi gem! This place has great drinks, great salads and amazing choices for sushi! Locally owned and a crowd favorite! It is located downtown and not far from other great bars and date night places!
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Dokyo Dauntaun
424 North Chaparral Street
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Talk about a sushi gem! This place has great drinks, great salads and amazing choices for sushi! Locally owned and a crowd favorite! It is located downtown and not far from other great bars and date night places!
Local favorite on the water with views of the Lexington! Its mostly seafood, and can be a little pricey. Food is pretty good, and sometimes they have a band playing. It is the only restaurant on North Beach and a fan favorite after spending the day visiting the Texas State Aquarium or USS Lexington.
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Pier 99 Restaurant
2822 North Shoreline Boulevard
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Local favorite on the water with views of the Lexington! Its mostly seafood, and can be a little pricey. Food is pretty good, and sometimes they have a band playing. It is the only restaurant on North Beach and a fan favorite after spending the day visiting the Texas State Aquarium or USS Lexington.

City/town information

Corpus is a hidden gem along the Texas coast. We have amazing water views, museums, the best aquarium in the state, and tons to see and do! From riding scooters on the seawall, fishing or a sunset cruise in the bay, Corpus is a perfect escape from city life. Our town offers great local spots, a lively downtown, and beach access! Come Coast Awhile!
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Corpus Christi
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Corpus is a hidden gem along the Texas coast. We have amazing water views, museums, the best aquarium in the state, and tons to see and do! From riding scooters on the seawall, fishing or a sunset cruise in the bay, Corpus is a perfect escape from city life. Our town offers great local spots, a lively downtown, and beach access! Come Coast Awhile!

Sightseeing

This beautiful Art Center is totally FREE! The Art Center of Corpus Christi features local and Texas artists in a beautiful setting! They have a farmers market every Wednesday that offers snacks, art, jewelry, popcorn and fresh veggies from local farmers and crafters. The Farmers Market is 5p-8p and is kid and dog friendly!
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Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 North Shoreline Boulevard
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This beautiful Art Center is totally FREE! The Art Center of Corpus Christi features local and Texas artists in a beautiful setting! They have a farmers market every Wednesday that offers snacks, art, jewelry, popcorn and fresh veggies from local farmers and crafters. The Farmers Market is 5p-8p and is kid and dog friendly!
If you like history or like exploring cool places, check out the Lexington! Here you are able to explore the ship, below deck and the flight deck. There are 5 self guided tour routes, a 3D theatre, escape rooms and more! They even have a cafe on board and you can eat there on the ship. Rumor has it the Lex is haunted! Sometimes the local paranormal society hosts events to ghost hunt! Prepare to spend a few hours here and grab some food at Pier99! They have great seafood and out door seating with views of the "Blue Ghost." pro tip: wear tennis shoes! This was a military ship so there are lots of ladders and can be a little claustrophobic down below deck. It is not handicap friendly, and if you have a hard time with stairs or ladders, I do not recommend visiting. People typically spend 2-5 hours here, there is lots to see and interact with. It is one of our favorite things to go do, even as locals.
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USS Lexington
2914 North Shoreline Boulevard
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If you like history or like exploring cool places, check out the Lexington! Here you are able to explore the ship, below deck and the flight deck. There are 5 self guided tour routes, a 3D theatre, escape rooms and more! They even have a cafe on board and you can eat there on the ship. Rumor has it the Lex is haunted! Sometimes the local paranormal society hosts events to ghost hunt! Prepare to spend a few hours here and grab some food at Pier99! They have great seafood and out door seating with views of the "Blue Ghost." pro tip: wear tennis shoes! This was a military ship so there are lots of ladders and can be a little claustrophobic down below deck. It is not handicap friendly, and if you have a hard time with stairs or ladders, I do not recommend visiting. People typically spend 2-5 hours here, there is lots to see and interact with. It is one of our favorite things to go do, even as locals.
This is my favorite place in town! It is calming, serene, and my kids love it! The TSA has a Gulf of Mexico side where you can learn all about the sea animals we have right here in Corpus Christi as well as a Caribbean side with several different underwater views! They have a Starbucks, a 4D theatre and snacks to get you through the day. The gift shop has all kinds of things to pick from and at decent prices.
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Texas State Aquarium
2710 North Shoreline Boulevard
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This is my favorite place in town! It is calming, serene, and my kids love it! The TSA has a Gulf of Mexico side where you can learn all about the sea animals we have right here in Corpus Christi as well as a Caribbean side with several different underwater views! They have a Starbucks, a 4D theatre and snacks to get you through the day. The gift shop has all kinds of things to pick from and at decent prices.
If you love flowers and garden spaces, this is for you! The Botanical Gardens offers a serene space to look at gorgeous gardens. There are birds to feed, a reptile house to check out and learn about different animals as well as a butterfly garden. This is located about 15 minutes from the property.
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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
8545 S Staples St
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If you love flowers and garden spaces, this is for you! The Botanical Gardens offers a serene space to look at gorgeous gardens. There are birds to feed, a reptile house to check out and learn about different animals as well as a butterfly garden. This is located about 15 minutes from the property.