Corpus Christi, TX
Texas
By Summer Brons

With excellent year-round weather and an abundance of activities, it’s no wonder Corpus Christi is a favored travel destination of Texas residents and tourists alike. Excitement and relaxation await you in a historic coastal setting bursting with activity. Book your affordable Texas getaway with WhatsCheaper.com!

Fly directly into the city with service to Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP). You can reserve your flight using WhatsCheaper.com by clicking (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to utilize our great low rates on airfare. Be sure to check us out for hotels, too. Just click (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to browse available Corpus Christi accommodations.

With an average of 255 sunny days each year, there is no better place to enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. WhatsCheaper.com recommends visiting McGee Beach and Corpus Christi Beach, as these two received recognition as winners of the 2010 Best Restored Beach Award by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. Water sports are just as popular here as relaxing on sunning on the sand, so don’t miss out on swimming, fishing, sailing, surfing; just about anything you can think of to do in the water, you can likely find it here in Corpus Christi! If you prefer to stay on dry land, not to worry, there’s still plenty to choose from. Strap on some rollerblades to play in the skate park, go golfing, play some tennis, take a bike ride, or even do a little bird watching.

WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to save time for exploring the great museums Corpus Christi has to offer. Don’t miss a tour of the USS Lexington, stop by the Heritage Park and Cultural Center, and be sure to visit the Museum of Science and History. A popular venue is the Texas State Aquarium, which has an array of entertaining and education exhibits in addition to being dedicated to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. Finally, admire the Padre Island National Seashore, the world's longest remaining undeveloped barrier island, spanning 133,000 acres.

After a long day of sightseeing and recreation, refuel with a bite to eat at one of the city's delicious restaurants. As you may have guessed, Corpus Christi is a seafood lover's paradise, and they know how to do Tex-Mex just right, too. Enjoy a nice dinner overlooking the Gulf before hitting the town for a taste of the nightlife. WhatsCheaper.com knows Corpus Christi doesn't roll up its sidewalks just because the sun goes down! You're sure to find a favorite watering hole no matter your after-hours preference, thanks to a variety of bars, nightclubs and billiard halls.

Be sure to save time for a little shopping during your vacation. WhatsCheaper.com is certain that Corpus Christi will aptly satisfy your needs for retail therapy. Head to South Padre Island Drive to be amidst the main shopping hotspot, complete with two malls, La Palmera and Sunrise Mall. Other shopping venues and local boutiques can be found throughout the city and the downtown area. With a little something for everyone, Corpus Christi makes it easy to find the perfect souvenir or bargain-hunt for favored everyday items.

Enjoy ample sunshine and an endless selection of things to during a vacation in Corpus Christi! With warm waters, fantastic food and historic attractions, you're sure to find plenty to love about coastal Texas. Book your adventure with WhatsCheaper.com today!

MUST SEE IN Corpus Christi, TX LIST:

  • 1. USS Lexington
  • 2. Texas Surf Museum
  • 3. Texas State Aquarium
  • 4. Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens
  • 5. Art Museum of South Texas
  • 6. Museum of Science & History
  • 7. Mustang Island State Park
  • 8. Whataburger Field
  • 9. Malaquite Beach
  • 10. Bob Hall Pier

Corpus Christi, TX EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Polka Fest - February
  • 2. Ethnic Food Festival - March
  • 3. Buc Days - April
  • 4. Discover Downtown Music & Film Festival - May
  • 5. Sunfest Indian Festival - September
  • 6. Texas Jazz Festival - October
  • 7. Dia de los Muertos Street Festival - November
  • 8. Greek Festival of Corpus Christi - November
  • 9. Jewish Food Fest - November
  • 10. Harbor Lights - December

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Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi
6717 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX
By John French

Located just minutes from the Corpus Christi International Airport, and with easy access to highway 358, stands the Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi.  The hotel is close to great local attractions such as the Texas State Aquarium, U.S.S. Lexington, and the beach.  If shopping excites you, you'll find the Moore Plaza will suite your needs with over one hundred shops and restaurants.  Palm trees line the way guiding you down the driveway to the hotel for check-in, which is at 3 p.m.  For your convenience check-out time is at 12 p.m.

Each guest room offers the comforts you will need while away from home including a large workspace, phone, and wireless internet access for any business or communication needs.  There is a refrigerator and a microwave is available to heat any snack or dinner.  If you decide you would like to conduct your business outside of your room, then you will find the hotel's 24 hour business center with wireless internet ready for your needs.  If you need to host a meeting or hold an event then the 1,860 sq. ft. ballroom is available as well as break rooms.

A 24 hour fitness center is there to provide you with your fitness needs.  The Garden Grille & Bar is open for breakfast and dinner, and there is also a 24 hour snack pavilion for those looking for a quick bite to eat.  Relax in the hotel's Bar Lounge for a night cap, or you can relax your body in the outdoor heated pool.  Downtown is just minutes away for local dinning, shopping, and entertainment.

Corpus Christi offers a great many attractions for the tourist or traveler on business.  If you find yourself visiting the area, then the Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi is a hotel worth checking into.  You can book a room there now and easy, at WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Corpus Christi
5201 Crosstown, Corpus Christi, TX
By Keleigh M. Quinn

Just five minutes from the Corpus Christi airport, Homewood Suites by Hilton® Corpus Christi is a great choice when visiting the "Sparkling City by the Sea". Business travelers will find this hotel conveniently located near several major companies, including CITGO Refinery, Valero, and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. If you are visiting for pleasure rather than business, you will be pleased to be within five minutes of many of the best beaches, as well as close to attractions such as the Texas State Aquarium, Dolphin Watch, and Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens.

Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out time is 12 p.m. You can choose between studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites for your stay. Suites offer either one comfortable king- or two comfortable queen-size beds, and all have full-size sleeper sofas. You can also take advantage of the full sized kitchen in each suite, complete with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and utensils. You can stay in touch with loved ones or business colleagues using the two phones with voicemail and the complimentary high-speed internet service, and then relax while watching the flat screen TV with premium cable channels. You can also enjoy the complimentary Neutrogena® bath products, iron and ironing board, and coin laundry available, as well as the USA Today® delivered each weekday morning.

If you choose not to cook your own meals, Homewood Suites by Hilton® Corpus Christi is close to many dining options. You can also take advantage of the complimentary Suite Start™ hot breakfast seven days a week, as well as a Welcome Home® reception, featuring a light meal, wine and beer Monday-Thursday evenings.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Corpus Christi offers many other perks, including a 24-hour fitness center, pool, basketball court, and use of full service private membership sports facility. There is also an on-site convenience store open 24 hours. If you’re traveling on business, you can take advantage of the Business Center, which offers Express Mail, fax machine, printer, and photocopying service. The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Corpus Christi also has several meeting rooms available for group events. Just click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book with WhatsCheaper.com.

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