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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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Corpus Christi?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,581 vacation rentals near Corpus Christi. From 972 Houses to 1,109 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Corpus Christi are on HomeAway.

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:

  • Central City: 79 vacation rentals
  • Flour Bluff: 702 vacation rentals
  • South Side: 18 vacation rentals
  • Bay Area: 25 vacation rentals
  • Del Mar: 15 vacation rentals

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

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

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

  • Corpus Christi Marina: 1,233 vacation rentals
  • Mustang Island State Park: 2,291 vacation rentals
  • Bob Hall Pier: 2,155 vacation rentals
  • McGee Beach: 1,521 vacation rentals
  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History: 1,416 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Corpus Christi listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway has 972 Houses in Corpus Christi. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Corpus Christi include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,109 rentals available
  • Cottages: 76 rentals available
  • Cabins: 76 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 2,017 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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