Corpus Christi is a perfect example of Texas-fusion architecture.
The city breathes with old days of Spanish-style buildings and neoclassical structures in the downtown of Corpus Christi. Among the notable buildings you will find the Old Nueces County Courthouse from 1914.
For more Spanish-style architecture consider a visit to the Dallas Hotel, built in 1914 it served as the first Vaudeville theatre, but later became a hotel with numerous rooms. You can book a room in this hotel or browse cheap hotels in Corpus Christi or luxury offers at Booked.net. Check out all hotels with maps, photos and secure forms at our website.
The largest influence on today's Corpus Christi comes from the year 1519 when Spanish explorer, Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda the area on the Roman Catholic holiday of Corpus Christi. This is how the city acquired its name.
Today Corpus Christi is well-known as a transportation hub and for this it is influential in business. Its port, the sixth largest in the United States serves mostly for exchanges of oil and agricultural products and in 2005 it was even ranked as the 47th largest in the world by cargo.
Tourism also makes share to the city's income. It became a popular tourist destination for its white beaches and family-friendly vacations.
All travel to Corpus Christi for its beaches, history and attractions, which include;
- The Bayfront, an area along Shoreline drive and perfect location for family evening strolls
- Corpus Christi Cathedral, a beautiful church from the 1940s
- Art Museum of South Texas, a location for contemporary works of local artists
- Miradors, the gazebo-like structures with small plaque commemorating the city's past
Beach-goers should go to Corpus Christi in warm months, even though the city enjoys warm temperature year round. In summer the average temperature reaches 97degF and in winter drops to 65degF. The city's weather set it apart from the dry conditions common in Texas. This is because its location on the Gulf Coast provides ocean breezes to prevent it from dry weather.
Regardless of all forecasts, in Corpus Christi you are going to have warm welcome with advance booking at Booked.net.