Top things to do in Corpus Christi

Top Choice Bar in Corpus Christi

Brewster Street Icehouse

The perfect embodiment of the Texas icehouse. Bring the kids for a burger, friends for a beer, or wander over after a game at Whataburger Field for the live music. Thursday nights are Texas Country, but Friday to Su…
Top Choice Aquarium in Corpus Christi

Texas State Aquarium

You can learn about marine life along the Gulf Coast at this newly renovated space. There are three large handling tanks to get up close to sharks, jellyfish, stingrays and the like, plus exhibits covering the depth…
Top Choice Museum in Corpus Christi

Art Museum of South Texas

Rotating exhibits of contemporary art are the main feature at this dramatic museum, across an art-filled plaza from the Museum of Science & History, with selections from the permanent collection of American art.…
Coffee in Corpus Christi

Green Light Coffee

We'd almost say it was trying to hard if it wasn't just. that. good. With nitro and cold brew on tap ($3) alongside more traditional espresso-based favorites ($1 to $3) and a classy minimalistic interior, this is pr…
Mexican in Corpus Christi

San Luis

A dead-simple Mexican diner with the requisite Selena posters, San Luis serves indescribably good food. Breakfast orders start at $1.35, but even if you can't make it by 11am everything about this place is a fantast…
Cafe in Corpus Christi

Hamlin Pharmacy and Fountain

A character-filled throwback to the days when drugstores all had lunch counters, this is the real 1960s deal. Sit on a barstool or in a tiny booth and have a bowl plus something luscious from the soda fountain. The …
Pub in Corpus Christi

Post at Lamar Park

This gastropub's dinner menu is strong, the Sunday brunch menu is even better and the drink list is unbelievable. More than 60 beers and 30 scotch choices, for starters, and cocktail drinkers will appreciate the mix…
Museum in Corpus Christi

USS Lexington Museum

Dominating the Corpus Christi bay is this 900ft-long aircraft carrier moored just north of the ship channel. The ship served in the Pacific during WWII and was finally retired in 1991. High-tech exhibits give visito…
Historic Site in Corpus Christi

Heritage Park

Originally a neighborhood of old homes, Heritage Park has morphed into a theme park of old homes. A dozen Corpus houses, from humble to grand and dating back as far as 1851, have been moved to this area bounded by M…
Burgers in Corpus Christi

Whataburger

Corpus Christi's own entry in the burger-chain wars, Whataburger got its start in town in 1950. This location, with its view of the marina, wears much of the 1970s orange motif found in the chain's 700 other outlets…