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Corpus Christi HotelsLooking out onto the calm blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi has long, flat sandy beaches which are ideal for relaxing or swimming. Not far from the sandy shoreline, you’ll find a busy and thriving city, with shimmering skyscrapers and a diverse cultural calendar. The city also has a bohemian edge, with popular farmers' markets and plenty of unique boutiques to be found in the area. Things to seeMustang Island has over 6 miles of unspoiled sandy coastline, and Port Aransas Beach is one of the most popular areas. With golden sands, sparkling blue seas, and soft green sand dunes, it’s a beautiful place to visit and relax all year round, and you’re bound to find a nice private spot for some peace. Looking out to sea you’ll find the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, an imposing ex-aircraft carrier that has been restored to show civilians what life is like aboard one of these ships, and how battle equipment is used. Stretching out into the bay is the Bob Hall Pier, a rustic wooden pier where hopeful anglers dangle their rods off the side, just waiting to get a bite from the sea below. Wandering around the Texas State Aquarium is a soothing, enjoyable experience. The bright blue, glowing tanks are full of colorful, exotic fish swimming lazily around, and you can learn more about the marine life of the area. Outside there’s also a presentation area, where handlers introduce you to playful dolphins and other larger sea creatures. In the evenings, the bright and modern American Bank Center hosts an eclectic event line-up, from basketball to rock music, ballet to family-friendly fun, there’s something on for everyone. Hotels in
Corpus ChristiClose to the bay front you’ll find plenty of charming, boutique hotels which are ideal for a comfortable vacation. With extra features such as indoor and outdoor pools, health clubs, steam rooms, spa tubs, hair salons, and restaurants. You’ll also find it easy to get some work done with features which could include business centers, WiFi, meeting rooms, and 24 hour room service. In the downtown area you’ll find plenty of discount hotels with comfortable rooms with extras such as air conditioning, balconies, ironing boards, cable television, microwaves, and refrigerators. Where to stayCorpus Christi has many modern skyscrapers housing corporate headquarters, many of them overlooking the impressive marina which is always full of luxurious yachts. The Bayfront area along the shore is also a fun place for an afternoon stroll, with many festivals, farmers markets, and food stalls lining the streets making for a colorful and lively atmosphere. Port Aransas is a popular area for those on vacation, with long sandy beaches and gentle seas. In the downtown area you’ll find laid back cafés, colorful surf shops, and quirky boutiques selling vintage and handmade items. Rockport also has beautiful beaches, with chances to swim in the calm waters of Aransas Bay, with palm trees and soft green sand dunes stretching out for miles. The area is popular for fishing, with several wooden piers where you can try your luck.How to get to Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi International Airport is less than 9 miles west of the city center, with many visitors picking up a rental car from the terminal and driving themselves. There are also plenty of shuttle services and taxis allowing you to get downtown in less than 15 minutes. The nearest Amtrak station is in San Antonio to the north, with services running on the Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle lines from Los Angeles to New Orleans and Chicago. From here there is a direct Greyhound service to Corpus Christi, with the journey taking about 2 and a half hours.