Best Places to Live

Corpus Christi, TX

Population: 316,513
Brian McCord

Having a beach in your backyard gives Corpus Christi, TX locals an obvious advantage (who doesn't dream of a beach vacation?), and the city offers plenty to do, both on and off shore. Take advantage of the surf at J.P. Luby Surf Park or catch a Corpus Christi Hooks game, or take a culture break at the Art Museum of South Texas.

Where to Stay

The Luxurious: Omni Corpus Christi Hotel Bayfront

The Affordable: Hampton Inn & Suites

The Quaint: George Blucher House

What to Do

Outdoors: J.P. Luby Surf Park, Corpus Christi Hooks at Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi Bay Trail, Corpus Chisti Beaches

Attractions: Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, Texas State Aquarium

Nightlife/Food: Stereo Musicbar & Sushibar, Theo's Billiards

Where to Eat

Dinner for Two: The Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

For the Family: Snoopy's Pier

Quick Fix: Whataburger