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December vacation with nightlife - where to stay?

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December vacation with nightlife - where to stay?

Four of us are interested in a December vacation to the Corpus Christi area. We are in our late 20s, and are looking for somewhere with great restaurants, bars, and nightlife, but also neat shops and other things to do during the day. Can anyone recommend the best area of Corpus Christi for us to stay? Thanks!

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1. Re: December vacation with nightlife - where to stay?

Will you have a car? If yes, I would stay on the south side as that is nearest the University and where much of the nightlife is located. Look for hotels on South Padre Island Drive or even stay on the island.

Since we are a small city you can pretty much get anywhere from the island beaches to downtown or southside shopping in less than 20 minutes.

The most touristy venues however are downtown and on North Beach.

Live music venues include The Executive Surf Club and Brewster Street Ice House. Concrete Street Amphitheater has the big name acts so you might check their schedule. All of these places are downtown. I would definitely stay downtown if you will not have a car!

If you want a beach vacation you should stay in Port Aransas on Mustang Island. Plenty of quaint little shops and restaurants revolving around beach going. Look into a condo rental there. Port A is like a small fishing village that caters to the tourists. You are 30 minutes from Corpus Christi. There is nightlife but primarily on the weekends during the winter months on the island.

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2. Re: December vacation with nightlife - where to stay?

Thanks for your post. We will be flying in and are not sure if we will have a car, but we can always rent one!

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3. Re: December vacation with nightlife - where to stay?

We do not have the best public transportation system but do have a city wide bus system. Taxis are readily available as well.

If you wish to see a lot of the city and get to the beaches you most definitely will want to rent a car.

Best full service hotels downtown are the Omni and the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina. On North Beach check the Radisson.

Southside Hilton Garden Inn gets good reviews.

Avoid hotels on IH 37 as most are along the industrial area and port area of town.

V Boutique Hotel is very good downtown also.

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