Destination guide

Getting to know miraculous Corpus Christi

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

Get your culture fix in Corpus Christi's museums

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.


He said, sea said—Corpus Christi's gulf coast

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 birdwatchers, and it provides a habitat for numerous bird species such as pelicans, egrets, terns, and plovers.


Warming up to Corpus Christi's sweltering summers

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.

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.

Where to stay around Corpus Christi, TX?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,176 vacation rentals near Corpus Christi. From 899 Houses to 836 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Corpus Christi for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Corpus Christi?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Corpus Christi:

  • Flour Bluff: 611 vacation rentals
  • Central City: 77 vacation rentals
  • Bay Area: 24 vacation rentals
  • South Side: 16 vacation rentals
  • Cinnamon Shore: 1,064 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Corpus Christi?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Corpus Christi. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Corpus Christi Marina: 990 vacation rentals
  • Mustang Island State Park: 1,917 vacation rentals
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark Corpus Christi: 2,100 vacation rentals
  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History: 1,156 vacation rentals
  • Mollie Beattie Coastal Habitat Community: 2,116 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Corpus Christi listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Corpus Christi?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 899 Houses in Corpus Christi. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Corpus Christi include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 836 rentals available
  • Cabins: 71 rentals available
  • Cottages: 71 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Corpus Christi?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,644 vacation rentals with pool available in Corpus Christi. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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