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Corpus Christi Map & City Guide!

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When you think of Texas, what might come to mind is cowboy hats, boots and tacos; however, you have not experienced all that the great state has to offer until you have seen a Corpus Christi beach. In case you forgot that Texas is a coastal state, South Texans and tourists alike enjoy their share of surf and sand and Corpus Christi does not disappoint. In addition to the Corpus Christi beach, the “Sparkling City by the Sea” offers a host of great places to eat, drink, play and … bird watch. That’s right, Corpus Christi has won “America’s Birdiest City” for ten years running (Audubon Outdoor Club)! In addition to over 300 species of birds, it is also the home of many incredible, family friendly residents that treat you like one of their own. This was evident during Hurricane Harvey of 2017, when relief efforts brought the SCI community and neighboring cities together to share supplies, food and shelter. Since then, the city and its surrounding neighborhoods have recovered rapidly, and are expanding too.

If you are simply visiting or looking to move, Corpus Christi has an overwhelming number of attractions. Thankfully, we were able to lean on our SCI Corpus Christi staff members to give us their top picks for getting down and around Corpus Christi.

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TOP SPOT FOR CHEAP EATS

 

It is a bit of a trek, but the prices on tacos and baked goods can’t be beat!

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OTHER SPOTS TO CHOW DOWN

P.O.E.T.S. — this is a family business with really good food at an affordable price.” – Kasey Wilson, Adjunct Instructor

I love going to Andy’s Kitchen for breakfast; it can get really packed but the staff is super friendly and accommodating. They even have a small train that travels above you and all kinds of throwback décor and signs! I have not ever had one bad meal or experience.” – Ashley Rice, Director of First Impressions

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Locals hustle to get the Andy’s Kitchen home-cooked breakfast!

Waterside seafood shack with great views and live music

Sports bar with live music and an outdoor kids playground–something for everyone!

TOP SPOT TO GROCERY SHOP

 

No contest from SCI staffers on which grocery store is the one to explore–it’s got everything you need!

TOP SPOTS FOR DAYCARE

“My grandson has always attended A-Bar-Z Ponderosa Day Care day care. They make you feel like family.” – Linda Ayala, Medical Assistant Instructor

“If you have kids ages 2 – 5, First Christian Day School has great curriculum and the teachers have been working there for many years.” – Kasey Wilson, Adjunct Instructor

Specially designed learning center for children 2-6 to cultivate positive personality traits in children

TOP SPOTS FOR COFFEE

 

Coffee & gelato, meet WIFI near Ocean Drive

Clean, modern cafe for fancy pour-overs

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Eleanor’s: fancy lattes live here.

Fair trade coffee joint that works with local suppliers

TOP SPOTS FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS

 

Transmission shop turned Oyster Bar–where the locals go to get fresh gulf catches

Waterside low-key sports bar

Colorful, upbeat bar and restaurant with life music and outdoor seating

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Low-key dive with an upscale name: Executive Surf Club

Fried shrimp, crab cakes & more in a family-friendly setting with bay views

TOP SPOTS TO ENTERTAIN THE FAMILY

 

A put-put oasis that is fun for the entire family!

Arcade, amusement park, and games galore plus concessions

Despite its name, this water park is family-friendly and low-key, featuring a lazy river

Dedicated to Texas’s favorite burger brand and home of the Corpus Christi Hooks — the minor league team of the Houston Astros

Featuring touch pools, coral reefs, and a dolphin preserve, this is a must-see for locals and tourists alike

Want to hit up more Corpus Christi city spots?

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[CHECK OUT THE FULL CORPUS CHRISTI MAP & CITY GUIDE ON GOOGLE MAPS]