Explore Mustang Island and other top things to do in Corpus Christi

Located right across the street from La Palmera mall, one of Corpus Christi’s most popular shopping centers, the Country Inn & Suites places you near the city’s best attractions. Enjoy fun in the sun at North Beach and McGee Beach, just 20 minutes away, or take the kids to learn about Gulf ecology at the nearby Texas State Aquarium. To explore a wilder version of the coast, head to Mustang Island State Park for hiking and kayaking, among other things to do. Looking to infuse your stay with some South Texas flavors? Drop by the Selena Museum for a taste of Tejano music and fashion. You can end the day at nearby Water Street Market, which offers plenty of restaurants and family-friendly entertainment.

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American Bank Center

6.9 mi / 11.1 km from the hotel
The American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier events center, boasting a 10,000-seat arena, the Selena Auditorium, and an expansive convention center. Check the schedule for conferences, exhibitions, sporting events, and concerts.

Art Museum of South Texas

7.01 mi / 11.28 km from the hotel
With a stark-white exterior and a spiked roof, this easily recognizable landmark houses more than 1,800 works of regional art.

Selena Museum

7.94 mi / 12.77 km from the hotel
Learn more about the life and career of Selena Quintanilla Perez, known as the Queen of Tejano Music. Exhibits detail how the singer became a music and fashion icon.

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

4.28 mi / 6.89 km from the hotel
At this nature center, you can take a whimsical tour of the children’s garden, see hummingbirds flit between plants in the hummingbird garden, or marvel at more than 2,000 orchids in the orchid house.

USS Lexington

7.42 mi / 11.95 km from the hotel
Now home to an expansive museum, a 3D theater, and a gift shop, this World War II aircraft carrier set more records than any other Essex Class carrier in the history of naval aviation.

Mustang Island State Park

12.71 mi / 20.46 km from the hotel
Perfect for an outdoor adventure with sand and sun, Mustang Island State Park features more than five miles of coastline, a paddling trail, and numerous campsites. Swim, fish, hike, and kayak along this beautiful section of Mustang Island.

La Palmera

0.39 mi / 0.63 km from the hotel
You can spend hours browsing your favorite retailers including Dillard’s, Vans, and Express at this one million-square-foot mall.

Whitecap Beach

12.78 mi / 20.57 km from the hotel
If you’re looking for a quiet day on the beach, visit this secluded stretch connecting Mustang Island and Padre Island. You’ll find excellent fishing and a sand-free path for biking and jogging, among other amenities.

Texas State Aquarium

7.27 mi / 11.69 km from the hotel
Pet a stingray, relax in the Underwater Observation Area, or watch a live show at this coastal aquarium that houses sea animals native to the area.

Water Street Market

5.92 mi / 9.52 km from the hotel
Situated in the heart of downtown, Water Street Market offers eclectic eateries, an art collective, and the only surf museum in Texas—all just blocks from the bay.

Whataburger Field

7.04 mi / 11.33 km from the hotel
Home to the Corpus Christi Hooks, a Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Houston Astros, Whataburger Field offers great views of the game, even from the concession stands.

McGee Beach

5.18 mi / 8.34 km from the hotel
With gentle waves, manicured sands, and restroom facilities, this beach just a few blocks from downtown Corpus Christi is the perfect spot for a family fun day.