Find cheap car rental deals in Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi is one of the Texas coastline’s coolest destinations, a city with an array of gorgeous beaches, entertainment for all ages, and a pleasingly laid-back atmosphere. Come here for the sun, sea and sand, then stay to explore the botanical gardens, amusement parks, museums, and popular aquarium.
Rent a car through Orbitz for your Corpus Christi vacation to see what lies beyond this trendy Texan town. The major cities of Texas are a day trip away, as is the border with Mexico’s Tamaulipas state. Your rental car is a ticket to explore the towns scattered along the scenic, sunny coast of Texas.
As well as being an exciting coastal destination in its own right, Corpus Christi is also situated in a region packed with fascinating destinations. Austin and Houston are just a few hours away, while the border of Mexico is just a short trip south. We’ve picked three places to visit while you’re here.
Wildlife is easily accessible in coastal Corpus Christi. The city’s Texas State Aquarium promises hours of fun meeting marine creatures, while the beaches offer animal-spotting experiences. Head to the Padre Island National Seashore with a pair of binoculars, to spot the rare birds and turtles that call this peaceful barrier island home.
Journey time: Around 40 minutes
Distance: Approximately 30 miles
The turbulent history of Texas comes to life in the energetic city of San Antonio. The Alamo, where many head for their first stop in the city, is the site of one of the most famous battles in the history of the US. While you’re here, don’t miss the trendy River Walk, where you’ll find many of the city’s best restaurants, museums and landmarks.
Journey time: Around two hours
Distance: Approximately 145 miles
Corpus Christi is one of the last major stops when traveling along the coast to Mexico, which is under three hours away. Once you’ve crossed the Rio Grande you’re immersed in a different culture, in the scenic state of Tamaulipas. The beaches here are both beautiful and well equipped to welcome tourists, while the seafood is stunning.
Journey time: Around 2 hours 40 minutes
Distance: Approximately 170 miles