Corpus Christi is the second most popular vacation
spot in the State of Texas and has much to offer the tourists. You will find
beautiful scenery and plenty to do in Corpus Christi. Located on the Gulf of Mexico,
Corpus Christi offers boating, swimming, sunbathing, fishing and more.
There are several waterfront gazebos to enjoy.
With a metropolitan population of over 500,000, the city grows
considerably with the "Winter Texans" who stay in the area during the winter
months enjoying the mild climate of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Corpus Christi was named after the feast day
celebrating the "Body of Christ." The city's name is Latin for Body of Christ. The city started originally as a frontier
trading post in 1838 by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney and founded by him in 1839.
The Battle of Corpus Christi was fought between August 12 and August 18 1862, during the American Civil War. United States Navy forces blockading Texas fought a small land and sea engagement with Confederate forces in and around Corpus Christi Bay and bombarded the city. Union forces defeated Confederate States Navy ships operating in the area, but were repulsed when they landed on the coast.
Corpus Christi is located about 144 miles from San
Antonio, approximately 215 miles from Austin and Houston, and 413 miles from Dallas.
That is just a short distance to travel to enjoy a year-round outdoor recreation
haven like Corpus Christi with all that it has to offer.
|Everyone love the beaches....
Swimming is great at the beaches!
You will find miles and miles of wide, spacious
beaches with surfs ideal for swimming and wading. Get a great tan sunbathing on the
|Fishing is great in Corpus Christi....
Fishermen will find ample opportunities to enjoy their hobby
at Corpus Christi. You can fish from the public piers, the beaches, bulkheads, or go on a
chartered fishing cruise.
|Enjoy nature at its finest....
They say that pelicans are the best friends of the fishermen.
Nature lovers will find plenty to observe with the
seagulls, pelicans, cranes and other sea birds. You can also enjoy watching the dolphins
frolic along the coast.