There are a number of condos at student-friendly properties that provide the beach experience which attracts visitors to Corpus Christi year-round. Most condominiums offer one, two, and three bedroom layouts with close beach proximity and adequate bus access and parking. Students enjoy a laid-back environment where they can spend time with friends at the beach, at the pool, and even test their cooking skills.
Corpus Christi also offers a number of high-quality, affordable hotel options. These properties provide the traditional travel experience and give students quick access to both the beach and the other attractions in the city at an affordable rate.
Early planning will help assure that your group can get the best accommodations to fit your needs.
We have partnered with the music department at Flour Bluff High School for over 30 year as our Festival host. The site provides easy bus access, close in parking, and is centrally located between the beach and downtown. The site has small changing rooms, restrooms, and a large warm up room. Once inside, students never have to leave the building, helping with instrument acclimation and tuning.
The auditorium is excellent for performing ensembles. It has a large stage with easy access from the warm-up room. The hall is slightly bright, giving ensembles a richness and vibrancy to their performance. Our first class recording engineers work to capture the best qualities of your ensemble to make sure you have a recording you and your students will enjoy for a lifetime. A number of Texas Honor Bands and Honor Orchestras have made their winning recording in this hall, proving the high quality of the facility.
Corpus Christi is located on the Gulf of Mexico, tucked into a bay with beaches sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. Between the Gulf of Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay, there are more than 100 miles of sandy shores. Average temperature in April is 78, low is 67. With a population of 350,000, it is home to many restaurants and things to do.
USS Lexington is a national treasure having played a significant role in the nation's defense for nearly 50 years. She serves today as a museum and educational facility. Touring this 16-deck, 33,000-ton aircraft carrier is a big adventure! We have found the Lexington to be a favorite activity for groups attending our festivals.
The Texas State Aquarium is the perfect platform to learn, bond, and discover together as students and adults explore the species in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. You may arrange to have a group lunch at the Aquarium which we have found to be quite popular.
Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 66 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species. It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554.
With most accommodations offering large pool areas, just hanging out with friends at the pool is a worthy activity and opportunity for fellowship between friends. Many students report that Corpus Christi was their favorite trip because it allowed them to spend time with their fellow students, not scattered out in a big theme park.