Corpus Christi Tourist Information and Tourism

(Corpus Christi, Texas - TX, USA)

Corpus Christi, known to locals as simply 'Corpus', is a charming port town and features many renovated historic buildings around Corpus Christi's Heritage Park, interesting museums and truly impressive tourist attractions. Located on the tip of southern Texas (TX), next to the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi is close to Padre Island, which offers a staggering 70 miles / 112 km of white sandy beaches and undeveloped coastal areas. Corpus Christi features a notable harbor bridge, which leads to the popular Texas State Aquarium from downtown Corpus Christi, and is famous for being home to the 900-foot / 274-meter aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington.

Tourism in Corpus Christi in becoming an increasingly significant part of the area's income and visitors are welcomed. The main tourist information center is the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is located on the North Shoreline. Full of useful tourism advice and information about historic Corpus Christi, the tourist information bureau offers all of the usual leaflets, brochures, booklets and travel guides you would expect.

Beachfront hotels are both plentiful and desirable in Corpus Christi, offering impressive coastal and marina views. Corpus Christi's accommodation options range from historic bed and breakfast guesthouses to modern hotels in the heart of the downtown district. Hotels in Corpus Christi are also clustered around the waterfront and promenade areas, and in the nearby northern downtown districts across the Harbor Bridge. More information about Corpus Christi Hotels.

Corpus Christi has many major tourist attractions, including Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens - spectacular gardens, with many special features including an Orchid House and Gator Lake; Texas State Aquarium - a popular attraction featuring dolphins, sharks and much more; Corpus Christi's USS Lexington - an impressive WWII aircraft carrier featuring fascinating historic information and exhibits; and the King Ranch - covering the history behind a working cattle and horse ranch. More information about Corpus Christi Tourist Attractions.

Some of the best museums and art galleries in Corpus Christi include the Texas State Asian Cultures Museum - displaying an impressive selection of exhibits from many countries in Asia; the Art Museum of South Texas - a fine collection of artwork, housed in an impressive modern building; and Corpus Christi's Museum of Science and History - with many interactive exhibits and fascinating information, together with the amazing 'Reptiles of South Texas'. More information about Corpus Christi Museums and Art Galleries.

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