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Cheap areas to stay in Corpus Christi

Whether you're arriving for the sandy beaches, the top-tier museums, or the historic ranches, Corpus Christi ticks plenty of boxes for budget travelers. You'll find great Corpus Christi hotel deals in the city center, including the vibrant Marina Arts District. While waterfront hotels are a treat, lodging a few streets back from the marina offers excellent value for money. In North Beach, budget-friendly inns and motels put you just steps from the sand. For a laid-back scene, browse cheap hotels in Port Aransas, a charismatic beach town filled with cafes, galleries, and boutiques.

Cheap hotels in Corpus Christi

A short stroll from the beach, La Quinta Inn & Suites Rockport - Fulton combines comfort and affordability. An outdoor pool and terrace make it easy to soak up the Texas sunshine. You'll also enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet. Designed to accommodate long-term travelers, Extended Stay America Corpus Christi - Staples offers studio suites featuring spacious living areas and well-equipped kitchens. Set on Mustang Island, Plantation Suites & Conference Center puts you within walking distance of Port Aransas. Condos and suites promise plenty of space, while a palm-fringed pool, picnic tables, and BBQ area make it easy to enjoy quality time with the family.

Where to find cheap food in Corpus Christi

Thanks to the laid-back vibe, it's easy to find cheap food in Corpus Christi. The city is famous as the birthplace of Whataburger, a locally adored chain known for its fully loaded burgers. Craving something a little healthier? Mexican diners and roadside taco stands serve up delicious cheap eats for under $2. For an atmospheric meal, snag a happy hour table at one of Corpus Christi's waterfront bars, where you can enjoy fresh seafood, cheap margaritas, and live music. The city also offers its fair share of icehouses. Popularized in the 1920s, the open-air taverns serve affordable drinks and snacks.

Cheap things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches are a big draw in Corpus Christi, with Padre Island National Seashore boasting 70 miles of pristine coastline. The barrier island is an important habitat for endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, with public hatchling releases often held from June to August. Mustang Island State Park is another gem, fringed by a 5.5-mile-long beach that's popular with surfers and picnickers. Culture buffs shouldn't miss the Art Museum of South Texas, which showcases everything from Spanish colonial oil paintings to avant-garde sculptures. Admission is a steal for under $10. For a family-friendly day out that won't break the bank, score tickets to a Hooks game at Whataburger Field. On a sunny day, locals flock to cheer on the minor league baseball team while sipping cold beer in the stands, or enjoying a picnic on the grassy lawns overlooking the outfield.

Cheap ways to get around Corpus Christi

With walkable city blocks and plenty of pedestrian crossings, travel in Corpus Christi is easy if you're happy to do it on foot. If you've snagged a cheap hotel in the Marina Arts District, hitting the sidewalk is often the fastest and cheapest way to get from A to B. If you're in a rush, jump in an open-air pedicab. Trolleys rumble around the city center and will get you around town for under $1 a ride. Public shuttles also whisk passengers around downtown Corpus Christi and to Port Aransas.

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