My family and I love Corpus Christi. It is one of our favorite Texas cities to spend a weekend, a vacation, or a few days playing.

Corpus is loaded with good lodging, great restaurants, several RV parks, and a fun nightlife. You’ll also find several interesting attractions and lots to see and do in and around the city. Take a look at our Top Ten Fun Things to See and Do in Corpus. Also, don’t miss the rest of our Corpus Christi catalogue to see where all this fun stuff is located.

How to Start Your Weekend In Corpus Christi

You’ll never run out of things to do in Corpus Christi in one weekend. Here’s what we enjoy doing when we visit Corpus for a weekend getaway:

  • Stay at an RV Resort – When my family visits Corpus Christi, we take the motorhome. Typically, we stay at Colonia del Rey because it’s clean, has long level sites, good amenities, and it’s conveniently located. Here is a link to our Corpus Christi RV Park list. Be sure to check out our ratings of Corpus Christi RV Parks. There are lots of other choices for lodging and several are along the bay.
  • Bike, Walk, or Jog Along the Seawall – Shoreline Drive and Ocean Drive make a fantastic wide, paved path along the water. They run from downtown, past the marina, and up the hill beside nice homes on a bluff overlooking the bay. You’ll cruise by some beautiful boats in the marina and a big playground for the kids. It’s an easy and scenic ride. Take a break from the ride and rent a kayak or wave runner. Then stop for a bite to eat or a margarita on the outside patios overlooking the marina at Landry’s, Joe’s Crab Shack, or Harrison’s Landing.

3 More Ways to Enjoy Your Weekend in Corpus Christi

Dolphin show at the Corpus Christi Aquarium
  • Visit Some of the Attractions – The Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington are great, as are the Art Museum and the History and Science Museum. Check out Heritage Park with historical homes dating back to 1851.
  • Go Fishing – Corpus is well known for fishing. You’ve got lots of choices to catch a trophy, or enough fish to feed all your relatives for a week. At the marina, you’ll find several eager guides to take you fishing. Better yet, call one of these local Corpus Christi fishing guides. You can also check at the marina for some fishing boats or break out your own gear and cast a line from the shore or one of the piers. If you prefer, head to the beach for some surf fishing.
  • Enjoy the Water – You can’t visit Corpus without spending some time on the water. Here are several choices:
    • at the marina you can rent a paddle boat, jet ski, or kayak
    • charter a sail boat for an afternoon or evening sail
    • jump on board Captain Clark’s 200-passenger paddle wheeler for a tour of the bay, sunset, or a dinner cruise
    • get some air and excitement by taking a kiteboarding lesson from South Coast Kiteboarding

End Your Corpus Weekend With a Bang

  • Eat, Drink, and Party – In the downtown area, you have excellent choices for all three, most of which you can bike or walk to from the marina:
    • on Water Street, the Executive Surf Club has good burgers, cold beer, and live music on the patio
    • Water Street Cafe and Oyster Bar has excellent seafood
    • Brewster Street Ice House is the place to go for live music and a fun crowd
    • if you’re on the other side of the bridge and you’re hungry or thirsty after touring the Aquarium or Lexington, then Blackbeard’s has good food and live music; Pier 99 has a fantastic outdoor patio and pretty good food too
Newport Dunes Golf Course
  • Play in the Sand – If you like to play in the sand, you’ll find miles of Gulf of Mexico beach front and several local golf courses that have plenty of sand bunkers waiting for you.
    • all the beaches seem the same to us, so pick a Gulf beach access road and drive on the beach until you find the perfect spot for a picnic, fishing, games, surfing, kit flying, or just relaxing and watching the surf and sunset
    • if sandy bunkers are your idea of fun, you’ve got lots of choices. Some favorites include Palmilla Beach Golf Club in Port Aransas (rated one of the top courses in Texas), Northshore Country Club in Portland, Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course, or Lozano Golf Center in Corpus. The proceeding links will take you to our review of each course.

Of course, if you can’t fit all that in on one weekend, you can also revisit Corpus Christi on another weekend. They’d be glad to have you.

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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