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Destination guide

Explore Corpus Christi from vacation home rentals

Pack your favorite swimsuit and plenty of zinc oxide, and get ready for Corpus Christi. Known locally as simply "Corpus," the town's popular for its sandy beaches and bustling downtown. It's home to a wealth of art and cultural institutions, too, including museums, an aquarium, and a botanical garden, while the annual Buccaneer Days festival celebrates the city's wild west heritage. Your centrally located Corpus Christi vacation rental will put you smack in the middle of the city's biggest attractions, including the Texas State Aquarium, the USS Lexington, and the Padre Island National Seashore.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Corpus Christi vacation homes

After baking yourself (corpus) crispy, you'll find science and culture aplenty right nearby. At the Texas State Aquarium, you can see everything from dolphins and sharks to otters, jellyfish, and stingrays in a 6-acre space. If you're in the mood a for more land-based activity, head to the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, a sprawling, 180-acre space with landscaped gardens and more than 3,000 orchids on display. Or you can check out the Texas Surf Museum, a dime-sized center for all things surf, including history exhibits and memorabilia.

Activities

Activities near Corpus Christi vacation homes

Corpus Christi's known as the "Sparkling City by the Sea," and they're not fooling around. Along the city's coastline you'll find plenty of broad, sandy beaches offering ample space for swimming and sunbathing; kiteboarding and windsurfing are also popular. A big sportfishing town, you can find a number of fishing piers along Corpus Christi Bay. At the Padre Island National Seashore, you'll discover 70 miles of undeveloped shoreline that's home to a sea turtle nesting site. The park's also a hit with bird-watchers, and it provides a habitat for numerous bird species such as pelicans, egrets, terns, and plovers.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Corpus Christi vacation rentals

Like much of the Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild, relatively brief winters. Highs average in the low 90s between June and September, though temperatures can often spike into the triple digits. September and October are the city's wettest months, with tropical storms regularly brewing in the gulf. Winter temps range from average lows in the upper 40s to average highs in the upper 60s in December and January. Since its beaches are a major draw, you'll find that Corpus Christi vacation rental prices tend to be somewhat lower during the winter months.

Natural features

Shore enough—Corpus Christi's ample shoreline

While much of the area around your Corpus Christi vacation rental is either urban or suburban, the city is home to a number of parks, preserves, and a waterfront, too. Located along Corpus Christi Bay, most of the city is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the Padre and Mustang barrier islands. On these, you'll find plenty of broad, sandy beachfront along the mild waters of the gulf. The islands are also home to a number of protected natural areas—at Mustang Island State Park and the Padre Island National Seashore, you'll find a combined 134,000 acres of camping, nature trails, and birdwatching.

Beaches

Beaches near Corpus Christi vacation homes

Corpus Christi has pristine gulf beaches that are perfect for a day of sun and fun. Vacation homes are available near places like North Beach, a white-sand beach with trails, a Ferris wheel, and an aquarium, and Port Aransas Beach, a sandy beach popular for surfing and watersports. You could also visit Whitecap Beach, a long stretch of scenic beach with rough waves for surfing.

How to get there

How to get to and around Corpus Christi

Fly into Corpus Christi, TX (CRP-Corpus Christi Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Rockport, TX (RKP-Aransas County), which is 29.5 mi (47.5 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Corpus Christi vacation rentals

Kids will love the varied attractions for families in Corpus Christi. Vacation rentals are available near family-focused attractions like Mustang Island, a barrier island with a vast park, beaches, and campsites, and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, a museum with artifacts of the region’s history and culture, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark, a huge aquatic park with waterslides, pools, and rides. You could also visit Hurricane Alley Waterpark, a family-friendly water park with a wave pool, lazy river, and thrill rides.

How many vacation rentals are available around Corpus Christi, TX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,616 vacation rentals around Corpus Christi. From 919 house rentals to 1,185 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a beach-view property in Corpus Christi?

Perhaps it's the magnificent sea views, or maybe it's the opportunity to just bliss out from morning to evening. There's just something about a beach getaway that appeals to one and all. Vrbo has 921 beachside rental homes. Want to try a different setting? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our selection here includes:

  • 756 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 588 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 487 beachfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Corpus Christi?

If you're after a home away from home for your upcoming vacation, renting a house is a fantastic idea. You'll have the space you need for all manner of getaway activities. There are 1,141 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $60 per night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other popular lodging options, like:

  • Condo: 1,103 vacation homes. Prices start from $53 per night.
  • Townhome: 355 vacation homes. Prices start from $127 per night.
  • Cottage: 63 vacation homes. Prices start from $129 per night.

Can I stay in Corpus Christi in a large group?

There's nothing better than staying somewhere totally new with family and friends. The good news is Vrbo has options suitable for large groups. Why not take a look at the 368 condo vacation homes listed here? They're the leading choice for large groups of travelers. If you're hoping to travel with a large group, the vacation properties that will serve you well include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 577 vacation homes suited to that size. Spend a night for as little as $53.
  • Looking for a place for 10 people? We have 437 that will be ideal. You can get one for as low as $175 a night.
  • Going away with a group of 8? We have 431 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just $125 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your mom, your grandma and all your buddies to Corpus Christi.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Corpus Christi?

Those noisy hotel swimming pools are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Look through our value-for-money rentals today and ensure everyone in your group has enough room to spread out. Del Mar has bargain written all over it. And with 9 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $123 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. Central City is another place to check out. We've got 57 rentals here, and the average price is around $127 a night.

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