Downtown Corpus Christi
by the Corpus Christi Bayfront and the Port of Corpus Christi the
city's downtown offers shopping, restaurants, live music, night life
parks, and entertainment. Just across the ship channel is North Beach
home to the "The Blue Ghost" and the "Texas State Aquarium." You
can easily walk through downtown to the bayfront and marina or enjoy a
ride on The Trolley Bus. Downtown Corpus Christi has such easy
access to water many visitors often think they are at the Gulf of Mexico
instead of on Corpus Christi Bay .
Downtown Corpus Christi is a growing, thriving community within the
city. The focal point of Corpus Christi commerce, downtown is
returning to the hub it once was in the mid 1900's.
The recent addition of many condo and townhome projects have created
local residence for many business professionals working in the area.
Combine this with the many local artists and entrepreneurs and the mix
is a community that is alive and exciting yet never loses it's coastal
laid back style.
The local artist community is made up of musicians, painter's,
sculptures and photographers and a few that combine all the above
talents. Through out downtown you will see there work on
display in their shops, murals and sculptures gracing our community.
Be sure to stop in and see their works, they always happy to see you.
Complimenting the many hotels in the are is a variety of restaurants
serving up local cuisine ranging from fresh seafood on water to
traditional Mexican food. Dining in downtown can range from simple
street side cafes to luxury dining with a view of the entire coastal
Texas Surf Museum
The Texas Surf Museum is located in the Water Street Market next to the
Executive Surf Club The museum has set out to tell and preserve the
story of surfing in Texas. A tour through the museum brings to life the
rich surfing history of a land known more for cowboys, oil booms and
beef. The Texas Surf Museum quickly reminds it's visitors that Texas
boasts a large surfing community. (visit)
Heritage Park and Cultural Center
A step back in time. The homes and cultural center in Heritage Park
are a part of the city's rich history. The park provides a relaxing walk
(especially the rose garden) as well as an education as you take this
free tour right in downtown Corpus Christi. The park is located at 1581
N. Chaparral, more info at 361-826-3410
Art Center of Corpus Christi
next to Sherrill Park and across from Magee Beach, the Art Center of
Corpus Christi hosts exhibits and workshops for local artists and
visitors. The center has a popular restaurant overlooking the
water of Corpus Christi Bay. On the grounds of the art center is
an outdoor garden which has a short walking trail and features many
native plants and grasses.
Sherrill Park Memorial
is a beautiful park on the bay which honors those who have sacrificed
their lives so we can enjoy ours. Take a moment to walk through the park
and enjoy the day while reflecting. There is an adjoining playground for
the kids. Right across the street from the beach and the Art
Center of Corpus Christi
Old Concrete Street Amphitheater
This is an outdoor venue that hosts many of the concerts that come to
town. Located right at the edge of downtown Corpus Christi. The
name says it all. The facility rose from the old concrete plant into a
state of the art music venue. (visit)