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Fun Facts!


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.


We are a popular destination for Spring Breakers.


We are home to 317,223 residents and counting!


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


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.


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.”


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