Natalia E Contreras , Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Published 4:37 p.m. CT March 1, 2017 | Updated 5:12 p.m. CT March 1, 2017
Corpus Christi possesses all of the main ingredients of an ideal weekend getaway: the sun, the sea, the sights, plus exhilarating and engaging activities the whole family can enjoy. Spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun or wind surfing, the breezy city’s favorite pastime. Visit the massive Texas State Aquarium with its new Dolphin Bay, a protected habitat for dolphins unable to survive in open water. Take a tour of The USS Lexington, one of the most famous aircraft carriers in U.S. naval history. Stroll through fabulous flora and fauna at the Botanical Gardens. At the Museum of Science and History, check out the recreated Pinta and Santa Maria, two of the ships Columbus used to sail to the new world. At night, enjoy a succulent seafood dinner at any number of fine restaurants, then head to the historic Harbor Playhouse for delightfully original community theater and a true taste of what Corpus Christi is all about.
Corpus Christi is one of 10 cities in TripAdvisor.com‘s ‘Best Places to Travel in March That Won’t Break The Bank.’
There’s the beach, the Texas State Aquarium, two water parks, bird watching spots, music festivals, sea turtles and a few other things that make Corpus Christi a fun destination for visitors.
At the 10th spot on the list, a week spent in Corpus Christi costs visitors about $1,149, according to the website.
“Affordable rentals aside, you’ll fall head over heels for beautiful beaches like North Beach and Padre Island National Seashore,” the website states. “Mild temps in the mid-70s set the scene for gorgeous days by the waves; if you prefer to hike or cycle rather than sunbathe, don’t miss the Corpus Christi Bay Trail.”
Fun things to do in Corpus Christi in March:
1. Visit the Texas State Aquarium
Sitting on the Corpus Christi Bay, for more than 20 years the aquarium has offered residents and visitors and a blend of nature, education, and conservation into an attraction. And who knows, you might even get lucky and get to meet its newest resident, Xena, the sloth.
2. Go to the music festival honoring the life of the Queen of Tejano
If you visit Corpus Christi and wonder where the people are March 24-25 — it’s likely everyone is getting their ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’ on the Corpus Christi Bay. Fiesta de La Flor, the music festival honoring the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, has drawn more than 100,000 people and has created more than $25 million in economic impact for the city.
3. Visit the Padre Island National Seashore
The 70 miles of coastline, the dunes and of course, the Kemp Ridley’s sea turtles make this national park one you should add to your list.
4. Visit the water parks during Spring Break
If feeling the sand in between your toes and college parties just aren’t for you then the water parks are a family-friendly option — and Corpus Christi has two.