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1

Corpus Christi is a Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico with over 100 miles of sandy shoreline and over 10 beautiful drive-on beaches. For more info., visit Enchanting Texas.

2

We are a popular destination for Spring Breakers.

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We are home to 317,223 residents and counting!

4

The USS Lexington served as the set for Michael Bay’s 2000 film, Pearl Harbor.

5

Pop legend Selena, “Queen of Tejano Music,” was born, raised, and suffered a tragic death in Corpus Christi.

The Selena Museum pays tribute to the iconic singer and a bronze statue of her can be viewed overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay at the downtown seawall.

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In 1519, a Spanish explorer discovered the city on the Roman Catholic Feast Day of Corpus Christi and named it after the holiday. Corpus Christi translates to “Body of Christ.”

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Whataburger was founded in Corpus Christi and locations can be found all across Texas. The original two-story location is still open today at 121 Shoreline Blvd. in downtown Corpus Christi.

For more information, check out Visit Corpus Christi