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Corpus Christi Seaside Playground

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An October 2005 trip to Corpus Christi by samepenny

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Quote: Corpus Christi has long been a special place for Texans to play, fish, swim, and boat. Advantages to visitors include reasonable prices, a long season for water activities, and very nice residents. Hurricane Rita missed by a couple hundred miles.

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

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Hotel | "Omni Corpus Christi Bayfront Hotel"

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel Photo, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Only a few yards from Corpus Christi Bay, this modern hotel sparkles with sunshine, bright colors, and a friendly staff. How cruel is it to be stuck in meetings for long days while all the attractions of this seaside resort city are so close at hand! There are two Omni Hotels nearly side by side. The Bayfront has everything you need in a destination hotel, from large, well-appointed rooms to health clubs with an indoor-outdoor pool, WIFI, and a variety of food options. My large bay view room smelled fresh and had its own A/C heater unit with reliable controls, a nice television, two desk areas (a hint I should be working), and a well-appointed bathroom. A sliding door opened on to a small balcony w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 1, 2005

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
900 North Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
(361) 887-1600

Bill Miller's BBQ

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Restaurant

Bill Miller's BBQ Photo, Corpus Christi, Texas
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I needed driving food for my brief few hours away from my meeting, and Bill Miller's BBQ is famous for very good fast food. I chose a sausage sandwich (a little too messy for driving) and one of their famous brownies. All baked goods are made daily in each Bill Miller's. Texas Monthly magazine has never published the recipe for these wonderful brownies. Iced tea comes sweetened unless you ask for it otherwise--sweetened with a lot of sugar. So save the calories for the brownies and order unsweetened. All Bill Miller's have a drive-thru and dining room option. If you are dining in, give the fried chicken a chance. It is wonderful! I stop at the Bill Miller's just past where Loop 410 splits of...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2005

Bill Miller's BBQ
1414 South 19th Street
Corpus Christi, Texas
(361) 882-2666

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

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USS Lexington Museum on the Bay Photo, Corpus Christi, Texas
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(800)LADYLEX. www.usslexington.com. Modern-day access to this ship is via a long, gradually sloped ramp with an electric cart available for those who can't make the walk. You now enter at hangar deck level with the gift shop to your left and museum displays all over the place. Take special note of the fine wooden models of airplanes for sale in the gift shop. Many areas are air conditioned (parts of the hangar deck are open to the air) and the IMAX theater presents showings in comfort. Restroom facilities are up-to-date with a handicap access facility on the hangar deck. Beware for the high steps you need to make to pass through water tight door ways. If you can't manage all the stairs, you can still ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 1, 2005

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
2914 North Shoreline Boulevard (just off hwy 181)
Corpus Christi, Texas

Seawall

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Attraction | "The Seawall"

Seawall Photo, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Built back in the 1930s as both an attraction and an method of controlling erosion, the Seawall looks brand-new. From the T-shaped marina area toward the north there are blocks and blocks of free parking and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view. The Miradors, little houses to sit in and relax, and dozens of benches give a walker plenty of choices for a rest along the way. The walking is very easy. Oddly, there are no places to buy and ice cream, a cold drink, or even a postcard as you make your way along the very wide sidewalk. Several Corpus Christi attractions such as the Arts Center and Bayfront Convention center are on this stretch, but there is absolutely no shopping. There is not a T-sh...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 1, 2005

Seawall
Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Port Aransas Ferry Photo, Corpus Christi, Texas
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I absolutely had to get away from my meeting, so I grabbed my car out of the hotel's garage and made a run south along Shoreline Boulevard in the direction of Mustang Island. I had an excuse. I needed to buy gas for my return drive home. So I spent a couple of fine hours enjoying the wild nature of Mustang Island along the famous birding area, put my car on one of the Port Aransas Ferry for the quick ride across the water, finished my circle of the Bay, and returned to Corpus Christi from the northeast. It makes for a lovely drive! As with many Texas highways, the roads are all very good, unless you get the bright idea to attempt beach access on Mustang Island. I did and had to back up for quite a ...Read More