The Best Areas to Stay in Corpus Christi, TX
The Best Areas to Stay in Corpus Christi, TX

Where to stay in Corpus Christi – A guide to this Texan city

Corpus Christi is a coastal city in southern Texas and surrounding the Gulf of Mexico. It is visited by thousands of tourists who love fishing and water sports.

Nowadays, Corpus Christi has bars with the best craft beer and a rich cultural offer that makes it a modern point of Texas.

The climate in Corpus Christi presents long, hot summers, open skies and a scorching sun, ideal for windsurfing. On the other hand, winters are usually short and pleasant.

Although the city can be visited throughout the entire year, the best time is from the end of April to mid-June.

The sites that definitely deserve a visit in Corpus Christi go from the entire Downtown area, full of shops, museums, bars, a tribute to the memorable Selena, and the boulevards full of restaurants and traditional Texan food.

For those who visit the city of Corpus Christi, the best area to stay is the Downtown, for its offer in entertainment, modern environment and activities ranging from fishing to a cheerful nightlife. (See accommodation in Downtown Corpus Christi).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Corpus Christi, Texas

The best areas to stay in Corpus Christi, Texas

1. Our favorite area: Downtown Corpus Christi

The Downtown area of Corpus Christi is a mix between the past and the present.

Downtown Corpus Christi has cultural attractions such as the South Texas Museum of Art next to the bay and is the best area to stay in Corpus Christi for shopping at places like Shoreline Boulevard or Water Street.

Lovers of gastronomy and craft beer can enjoy incredible nights with a unique vibe in the bars, open patios, and nightclubs of this area.

In addition to having a modern environment, the area preserves its history, reflected in its houses, monuments and the art collections exhibited in museums.

The center of Corpus Christi has bus stops at different points in the area. However, it is recommended to move through the Downtown on foot for greater enjoyment of its attractions since it is very pedestrian-friendly.

Shops, parks, beaches, outdoor activities and the best nightlife in the city position Downtown Corpus Christi as one of the best areas to stay.

Where to stay in Corpus Christi, TX - Downtown
Where to stay in Corpus Christi, TX – Downtown
Accommodation in Downtown Corpus Christi - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Downtown Corpus Christi – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Corpus Christi:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Wide variety of hotels
  • Connected by public transport
  • Shopping area
  • Best area to stay without a car
  • Best area for business travelers

2. Portland, TX


Portland is located on the outskirts of Corpus Christi, to the north of the city.

In this area, outdoor activities predominate, such as fishing, kayaking and enjoying the breathtaking sunsets from the lakes.

Portland is a recommended area for travelers looking to enjoy the sun, who are looking to taste delicious dishes that represent the Texan cuisine and who want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the Downtown.

Portland has a quiet environment, ideal for nature lovers, with luxury accommodations that offer the best views.

After visiting the shops, buying souvenirs during the trip and visiting galleries of local artists in the area, you can take a walk along the pier, south of Sunset Lake Park, to end the day with a beautiful sunset.

This area is 7.4 miles (12 kilometers) from the center of Corpus Christi and it is possible to access it by bus or by car.

Best areas to stay in Corpus Christi - Portland
Best areas to stay in Corpus Christi – Portland
Accommodation in Portland - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Portland – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Corpus Christi:

  • Peaceful area
  • Great for outdoor activities
  • Beautiful views

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