Corpus Christi Travel Guide

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Plan Your Corpus Christi Vacation

Discovered and dubbed Corpus Christi (literally, "body of Christ") in the early 1500s, the town languished under heavy-handed pirates for more than three centuries until the settlement finally emerged as Kinney’s Trading post in 1839. Seven years later, the city reverted to its original name, citing the need for "a more specific postmark." During the next few decades, arrival of the railroads and construction of a deepwater port fueled Corpus Christi’s expansion as a trade center for cotton, cattle, and oil. Today, the town of approximately 300,000 is still a coastal-based economy as the sixth-largest port in the United States, where more than 6 million visitors a year come to relax and enjoy the Texas coast lifestyle.

Hotels

Corpus Christi Hotels

Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.

Restaurants

Corpus Christi Restaurants

Find the best Corpus Christi restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

Things To Do

Things To Do in Corpus Christi

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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