Corpus Christi

This perpetually sunny town will give you a balmy, beachy welcome. So stretch out, relax, and stick those toes in the water. Ahhhh, now you’re on vacation.

When you think beach, the state of Texas probably doesn’t immediately come to mind, but maybe it should. Sunny, relaxed Corpus Christi (just call it “Corpus” if you want to blend in with the locals) sits right on the edge of the large, calm bay of the same name. In fact, the bay was named first, and the town slowly grew up around it in the 1800s. It had a few false starts in the 1900s (including a nasty run-in with yellow fever and a particularly angry hurricane), but today it is thriving as a vibrant city and tourist attraction.

It isn’t hard to figure out what to do in Corpus Christi. Slip on comfortable flip-flops and head to the beach. The water is relatively warm year-round, but feels particularly good on the long days of summer. The sky will seem endless as gulls glide lazily above and tiny sailboats bob up and down in the distance.

When you’ve had enough of relaxation, spend some time wandering along The Bayfront. In the morning, you’ll see all the early risers jogging down the two-mile stretch. Stay until the evening, and the sunset will blow your mind. The Bayfront is right in the city’s downtown area, so you can zip off to numerous other things to do in Corpus Christi when you’re done finding a clever Instagram hashtag for all the gorgeous photos you just took. And hey, don’t fill up your head without filling up your stomach. Corpus Christi has a lot of cool foodie joints for you to try. During the spring and fall seasons, grab a seat outdoors and see how many stars you can count in the sky.

You can count even more stars when you book one of our Corpus Christi vacation packages. Don’t forget to pack those flip-flops!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Corpus Christi

What does the name Corpus Christi mean?

In Latin, Corpus Christi means "body of Christ." When Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda first landed at this spot on the coast of what would become Texas on the Roman Catholic holy day of Corpus Christ in 1519, he honored his Spanish heritage with this name. When a town was established here in the 1800s, it took the name as well.