Corpus Christi Essential Info


Corpus Christi is Texas's largest coastal city and the gateway to Padre Island. While it isn't on the way to much of anything except itself (and the islands off its coast), it offers enough to fill a visit in its own right, or a multi-day trip from San Antonio, Austin, or Houston. The name is Latin for "body of Christ".

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Fun Facts

  1. Corpus Christi was the country's first major city to offer city-wide free wi-fi.
  2. Actress Farrah Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi and graduated from a local high school.
  3. Corpus Christi is America’s “birdiest” city, with more individual species of birds than any other city.
  4. Padre Island National Seashore located south of Corpus Christi, is the longest stretch of underdeveloped barrier island in the world.
  5. Originally from Corpus Chritsi, actress Eva Longoria used to work at a local Wendy’s.

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