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Texas Top 40 No. 13, Corpus Christi

Texas’ biggest beach city (pop. roughly 313,000) seasons its mix of beachcombing, wakeboarding, sailing, and other oceanfront fun with such urban amenities as luxurious hotels and restaurants, a lively festival scene, and well-curated museums dedicated to art, science, nature, and history.

“Corpus Christi! This city has always been a wonderful beach destination, but with great museums, a topnotch aquarium, and a new Schlitterbahn location opening in 2014, it’s growing to be a top destination in the state, and even the nation.”
—Louie Elizondo, College Station

Whether you want to stroll the uninhabited stretches of nearby Padre Island National Seashore, study military history aboard the imposing USS Lexington, or explore modern art at the Art Museum of South Texas, you can do it all—
and more—in Corpus Christi. Best of all, you can do it in flip-flops.  

For more information, contact the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800/678-6232.

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From the June 2014 issue.

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