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Corpus Christi

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[[Image:Downtown-cc.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Downtown Corpus Christi as seen from the Art Center of Corpus Christi.]]
 
'''Corpus Christi''' [http://www.corpuschristicvb.com/] is [[Texas]]'s largest coastal city and the gateway to Padre Island. While Corpus Christi isn't on the way to much of anything except itself (and the islands off its coast), it offers enough to fill a visit in its own right, or a multi-day trip from [[San Antonio]], [[Austin]], or [[Houston]]. The name is Latin for "Body of Christ".
==Understand==
 
Before there was a Corpus Christi, there was settlement in the area by the local Karankawa tribe, and was a trading site for native people throughout the area. Early French and Spanish explorers came to the area in the 17th century, and by the early 19th century smugglers used the future site of Corpus Christi as a staging point for moving contraband into [[Mexico]].
===Climate===
 
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From Houston, US-77 will take you south through several small towns. US-77 connects with Interstate 37 just west of Corpus Christi.
 
==Relax==
While in Corpus Christi if you want to beat the stress and get rejuvenated at the same time New Beginnings Spa is the only place to go. The girls there have developed a menu of services that cannot be found anywhere else in South Texas. They are the best at customizing treatments tailored to the individuals needs. I had a massage and salt glow over a two hour period and felt like the world had been lifted off my shoulders. It is a must visit in Corpus. 361 688 0444
==Get around==
* <see name="Texas State Aquarium" alt="" address="2710 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi" directions="" phone="361-881-1200" url="http://www.texasstateaquarium.org/generalinfo.cfm" hours="9AM-6PM daily, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas" price="10.50 Children, $15.50 Adults, $4 parking" lat="" long="" email="" fax="361-881-1257">See water-related exhibits and creatures. You can even work with a dolphin trainer if you contact them ahead of time (and spend a lot of money). </see>
* <see name="USS Lexington" alt="" address="2914 N. Shoreline, Corpus Christi" directions="The huge ship in the bay!" phone="800-523-9539" emailurl="[email protected]http://www.usslexington.com" fax="361-883-8361/" hours="9AM-5PM Winter, 9AM-6PM Summer, daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas" price="Adults $1113.95, Children $6.95, Parking $3" urllat="" long="" email="http://www.[email protected]usslexington.com/" fax="361-883-8361">WWII aircraft carrier become museum. See naval life, the ship, and aircraft complement.</see>
==Do==
*<eat name="P.F. Chang's" alt="" address="5488 S. Padre Island Drive, Suite 5001" directions="at La Palmera Mall" phone="361-991-0078" url="http://www.pfchangs.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Chinese cuisine</eat>
*<eat name="NicoNiko's" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkinhours="" price="" checkoutlat="" pricelong="" latcheckin="" longcheckout="">The Steak was the size of the plate. By the mallA stand alone building located in a shopping center on Staples and Saratoga. A little pricey, but what a meal. </eat>
*<eat name="Dantonios Pizza" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Awesome food,Good price. Right in downtown.</eat>
*'''The Office 2''' - Classy. Upscale. On Staples past Saratoga.
*'''The Pelican Lounge''' - On Park Road 22 on Padre Island. Good food and bands. Texas hold'em tournaments every week. Good local bands. Pool tables and shuffle board available.
*<drink name="House of Rock" alt="" address="511 Starr St." directions="" phone="361-882-7625" url="www.texashouseofrock.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">House of Rock is Corpus Christi's premiere live music and event venue. The front bar is open 7 days a week to 21 + up and there is never a cover. House of Rock has a full bar including daily drink specials and over 80 different beers to choose from. The venue hosts concerts, fundraisers, weddings and other events.</drink>
 
==Sleep==
 
* '''Bahia Mar Suites''', 15201 Windward Drive, ''+1'' 361-949-2400, [http://www.bahiamarsuites.com/] Stay at the Bahia Mar Hotel - a brand new, beachside hotel offering moderately priced accommodations, extended stay amenities and beach vacation discounts.
* <sleep name="Best Western Marina Grand Hotel" alt="" address="300 North Shoreline Blvd." directions="" phone="361-883-5111" url="http://www.marinagrandhotel.net/" checkin="" checkout="" price="$80-150, seasonal" lat="" long="" email="" fax="361-883-7702">This 12-story tower on the marina is out-of-the-ordinary for the Best Western chain. Nice views up and down the coast from most rooms, easy access to CC downtown. Free breakfast in roof restaurant.</sleep>
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