About Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi is Texas’ eighth most populated city. With over 320,400 residents spread out over 460.2 square miles, the city lines the coast of southern Texas in Nueces County. Because Corpus Christi is nicely tucked into the Gulf of Mexico, a large portion of it is water. This makes fishing and water sports a valued part of the economy. It also makes it an ideal location for both residents and travelers, especially when visitors tke a trip to the Padre Island National Seashore.
Popular Destinations in Corpus Christi
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Corpus Christi? Corpus Christi offers both business and leisure travelers ideal sightseeing weather virtually year round. Some worthwhile attractions include:
Enable Aviation Museum (World War II Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington): Also known as The Blue Ghost, the USS Lexington played a major role in the Pacific in World War II after being commissioned in 1943. The basic tour includes a thrilling 3-D movie, games and simulators, detailed scale model collections, an up close and personal look at ship’s quarters and the common deck, and numerous vintage aircraft. For true World War II aircraft carrier aficionados, there is a four hour tour called The Hardhat Tour. which takes visitors through the bowels of the massive ship.
Texas State Aquarium: The harbor front attraction contains a shark exhibit, an aquatic nursery, touch pools, Bottlenose dolphins from the Atlantic, crab and seahorse exhibits, and more. Another notable feature includes Dolphin Bay, whose underwater observation area contains a 400,000-gallon tank. Additionally, the Hawn Wild Flight Theater is home to various birds of prey and avian acrobats, and a great place to visit.
Texas State Museum of Asian Culture and Education Center: Here, porcelain and pottery collections, rare statues, and carved and decorated masks highlight the displays from Vietnam, the Philippines, Korea, China, and India. After viewing this attraction, visitors can stop by the International Kite Museum for a one of a kind collection dedicated to kite making history from the past 2000 years.
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History: Appropriate for all ages, this display of South Texas-specific natural and cultural history is detailed in a variety of exhibits. The reptile display, children’s area, and cargo retrieved from shipwrecks are highlights not to be missed.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: Located alongside the Texas Gulf, this 70,000-acre wildlife reserve is only 50 miles outside of Corpus Christi. It features freshwater ponds, grasslands, salt marshes, expansive tidal flats, and numerous walking trails. Wildlife includes various species of birds, snakes, alligators, and the endangered whooping crane. Those looking for even more can visit the petting zoo, the plant life, and exotic animals at the Corpus Christi Zoo.
The Art Museum of South Texas: Located along the city’s waterfront, The Art Museum of South Texas is for all of those looking for a cultural experience. The space hosts musical and theaterical performances, on-site dining, educational programs, studios belonging to local artists, and seven interesting galleries.
Luxury Lodging in Corpus Christi
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Corpus Christi? Travelers can find a great selection of hotels in Corpus Christi. A few to consider include:
- Courtyard by Marriott, Corpus Christi
- Emerald Beach Hotel
- Hyatt Place, Corpus Christi
- La Quinta Inn & Suites, Corpus Christi
- Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
- Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach
- Staybridge Suites, Corpus Christi
- V Boutique Hotel
Airports In or Nearby Corpus Christi For Private Jets
Corpus Christi is home to a handful of airports that are located close to each other:
- Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP): Corpus Christi International Airport is located 9 miles away from Corpus Christi’s city center. Operated by the Corpus Christi Department of Aviation, the airport consists of two asphalt paved runways designated in the 13/31 and 18/36 directions. The airport has the capacity to handle over 70,000 aircraft operations annually and is well known for chartering private jets both into and out of this airport.
- Aransas County Airport (RKP): Aransas County Airport is located 35 miles away from Corpus Christi and 5 miles from Rockport, Texas. Aransas County Airport consists of two asphalt runways that are designated in the 14/32 and 18/36 directions. Aransas County Airport is mostly used for general aviation and has the capacity to handle both single- and multi-engine aircraft.
- Alice International Airport (ALI): Alice International Airport is located 46 miles away from Corpus Christi and three miles southeast of Alice. The airport consists of a modern passenger terminal facility and two asphalt runways – 13/31 and 17/35. The airport is perfect for a variety of different types of aviation.
- Nueces County Airport (RBO): Nueces County Airport is owned by the Nueces County and operates as a general aviation airport. Located less than 50 miles away from Corpus Christi, the airport has the capacity to handle both single and light twin-engine aircraft. Nueces County Airport has one runway that is both well-lit and designated in the 13/31 direction.
- Cuddihy Field Airport (07TE): Cuddihy Field Airport is a general aviation airport located within a 50-mile radius of Corpus Christi. The airport has a single asphalt runway in the 13/31 direction.
- San Antonio International Airport (SAT): Founded in 1941, this is an airport located just eight miles away from downtown San Antonio. It has two terminals, and three runways (two asphalt and one concrete). It serves a number of airlines and private jet operators.
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