Corpus Christi offers snowbirds and winter visitors an exciting opportunity to experience a rich blend of culture in the relaxed atmosphere of this historic coastal port. Corpus Christi, the locals call it "Corpus." It is the 8th largest city in Texas and covers 452 square miles, two-thirds of which is water. Corpus Christi means "body of Christ" in Latin.
Located on the Gulf of Mexico. Corpus Christi, Texas is the 2nd most popular vacation destination in the state of Texas. Corpus Christi features a bay front promenade, arts and museum district, waterfront restaurants, golf galore, plentiful shopping and beautiful beaches. Corpus Christi neighbors Padre Island, the longest barrier island in the nation.
The nearby King Ranch is one of the largest and oldest working cattle and horse ranches in the world with history, wildlife and agriculture tours. It is larger than Rhode Island.
Dress casually, with an emphasis on comfort. Few restaurants require jackets and ties for dining, so throughout the year, just about anything goes. Jeans, beach, and western wear are always in style. You won't need your snow clothes, just a sweater or light jacket for the evenings.