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Stay near the best things to do in Corpus Christi

With attractions for sports fans, art connoisseurs and birders, Corpus Christi is more than just a beach town. At Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach, you can book a hotel room with unforgettable balcony views and walk next door to the area’s most popular destination, the USS Lexington. Perfect for kids, the Texas State Aquarium is also an easy walk from the hotel. For fans of the Corpus Christi Hooks, Whataburger Field is just across Harbor Bridge. After catching some sun, take the city trolley to downtown to explore an array of vibrant shops, restaurants and live entertainment venues.

Family fun

  • USS Lexington (next to the hotel)
    Now home to an expansive museum, a 3-D theater and a gift shop, this World War II aircraft carrier set more records than any other Essex Class carrier in the history of naval aviation.
    Phone: +1 (800) 523-9539
  • Texas State Aquarium (0.3 miles)
    Pet a stingray, relax in the underwater dolphin room, or watch a live show at this coastal aquarium that houses sea animals native to the area.
    Phone: +1 (361) 881-1230
  • South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center (16.6 miles)
    Explore the grounds of this 182-acre destination less than half an hour south of the hotel. Admire the “artscape,” the conservatories, the flower gardens and a 2,600-square-foot Butterfly House.
    Phone: +1 (361) 852-2100

Outdoor attractions

  • North Beach (next to the hotel)
    The Radisson is located in the center of North Beach, a white-sand area that is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and bird-watching. The beach also has cabana shelters if you want to nap in the shade.
    Phone: +1 (361) 561-2000
  • Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall (3.4 miles)
    Jog, bicycle or stroll down the promenade along the 1.5-mile-long Corpus Christi seawall. Pack a picnic and enjoy incredible views of the bay and marina.
    Phone: +1 (361) 561-2000
  • Padre Island National Seashore (30 miles)
    This seashore area features the world’s longest undeveloped barrier island and is a haven for endangered sea turtles and nearly 400 species of birds.
    Phone: +1 (361) 949-8068

Museums

  • Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (1 mile)
    Families can spend hours in the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, featuring more than 40,000 square feet of exhibits. Learn about South Texas history, paleontology, biology and more. This attraction is temporarily closed for repairs.
    Phone: +1 (361) 826-4667
  • Art Museum of South Texas (1.5 miles)
    With a stark-white exterior and a spiked roof, this easily recognizable landmark houses more than 1,500 works of regional art.
    Phone: +1 (361) 825-3500
  • Selena Museum (6.9 miles)
    Discover the life and career of Selena Quintanilla Perez, known as the Queen of Tejano Music. Exhibits detail how the singer became a music and fashion icon.
    Phone: +1 (361) 289-9013

Sports and entertainment

  • Old Concrete Street Amphitheater (1 mile)
    Willy Nelson, Papa Roach, Chris Young and Joan Jett are only a few of the big-name acts that perform at this award-winning outdoor concert venue.
    Phone: +1 (361) 884-8085
  • Whataburger Field (1 mile)
    Home to the Corpus Christi Hooks, a AA Texas League affiliate of the Houston Astros, Whataburger Field offers great views of the game—even from the concession stands.
    Phone: +1 (361) 561-4665
  • Water Street Market (1.5 miles)
    Situated in the heart of downtown, Water Street Market offers three fine dining opportunities, an art collective and the only surf museum in Texas—all just blocks from the bay.
    Phone: +1 (361) 882-2211

Other points of interest

  • Port Corpus Christi (1 mile)
    This impressive port is the fifth-largest in the U.S. and features the country’s strongest dock along the gulf. Port Corpus Christi is also a popular departure and arrival point for cruises.
    Phone: +1 (361) 882-5633
  • Corpus Christi Marina (3 miles)
    The marina is a focal point for Corpus Christi, and more than 500 boats can moor here for free during the day. Families enjoy sitting on the shoreline and watching as the ships cruise past.
    Phone: +1 (361) 826-3980
  • Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (12 miles)
    The only university in the nation to be located on its own island, the Corpus Christi campus of Texas A&M University boasts more than 80 academic programs and beautiful coastal views.
    Phone: +1 (361) 825-5700