U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Corpus Christi
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-06-2015, 03:34 PM
 
1,684 posts, read 499,622 times
Reputation: 1580

Advertisements

I'm under the gun to use up some air miles that expire mid-Summer and it looks like I can get to CRP without any crazy routing. Any tips on areas to avoid if I go? Is the drive from Corpus to where the really good beaches are reasonable? Being careful not to spend a zillion bucks on hotel/resort, restaurants, etc just to not lose a air ticket probably worth $400.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-06-2015, 11:14 PM
 
999 posts, read 1,502,876 times
Reputation: 1662
You can stay in Corpus Christi and commute to San Padre Island and Port Aransas very easily. There are not-so-good areas of CC, but you most likely will not find a regular tourist hotel room there. CC has plenty of reasonable places to eat, but as you get closer to the nice beaches the hotel rooms and restaurants get crazy expensive. So to save quite a bit I would stay in CC and do day trips to the beaches, taking lunch with you and eating breakfast and dinner in Corpus Christi. And weather wise, I would suggest the sooner the better. It can be mighty hot and humid in mid-summer.

Corpus Christi also has a lot of visitor sites. You might want to check out the USS Lexington, art museum, botanical gardens, state aquarium, downtown art walk...just to name a few.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-07-2015, 08:10 AM
 
15,246 posts, read 17,660,882 times
Reputation: 25500
Don't stay close to the airport because you'll be in the middle of nowhere and it also can be a bit sketchy there. Look for motels on SPID (357)--the Residence Inn by Marriot is in a great location. It actually sits in the middle of a big but not very exciting shopping area. You have access to SPID and can walk to several restaurants. Any other place close to that would be fine too. From there, you can take SPID and be on the beach in 15 minutes. It also gives you easy access via the Crosstown Expwy to the Aquarium and the Lexington. You'll see a lot of cheap hotels on Leopard St. Do not stay in any of them.

If you want to try and stay close to the water, look at places on Corpus Christi beach, close to the Lexington and the Aquarium.

You might also check VRBO and see if there are any cheap accommodations there. Feel free to come back here and ask about a particular area.

Hope you make it down here and have fun.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Corpus Christi
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top