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Live Like a Local in Corpus Christi

Moving to Corpus Christi was a good idea. Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, this city is bursting with fun and excitement. As you get settled, be sure to enjoy the most visited attractions including North Beach, Texas State Aquarium, the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, and Nature Center, and the USS Lexington Museum. Here are some suggestions to help you find your new local favorites for restaurants, shopping, and even hair salons.

Great eats

Snoopy’s Pier started as a simple burger joint at a bait stand on a fishing pier. Now it’s one of the city’s favorite dining spots. Snoopy’s Pier brings diners local-harvested and quality seafood at affordable prices. The on-site fish house guarantees freshness you can’t beat. You can choose from seafood combo plates of oysters, shrimp, and a variety of fish. Other popular items include the shrimp sandwich, broiled mahi-mahi, deviled crab plate, and shrimp creole.

With an extensive menu of lunch and dinner entrees, Doc’s Seafood and Steaks offers you a fun and relaxing dining experience. Choose from their award-winning seafood salad filled with blackened yellowfin, shrimp, tuna, and calamari, chicken stuffed with crawfish, or an Angus rib eye. We can’t imagine skipping dessert when you can get their chocolate turtle layered cake. While you enjoy all this goodness, you can take in the waterfront views while be serenaded by local musicians.

Looking for something different? Try Black Sheep Bistro that aims to be different than other Texas coastal restaurants. You can enjoy innovative, homemade recipes like the Danish blue cheese salad, mozzarella and jalapeno stuffed shrimp, pan-seared gulf and apple bourbon pork chop. Have a sweet tooth? Indulge in the bourbon pecan blondie brownie.

Great shopping awaits

You will never have an issue trying to find a place to shop in Corpus Christi. You can shop at your leisure whether it’s a mall, local boutique, or antique shopping to find treasures.

Need to cool down from the Texas heat? Visit Corpus Christi’s La Palmera that offers more than 100 shops and eateries. You will find the known retailers like JCPenney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Charming Charlie, Coach, Ulta, and much more. You can also valet park, so you don’t have to drag your bags out to the parking lot.

Find your style at Lamar Park Center. Here you will find quality clothing, jewelry, furnishings, gifts, and more. Take a look at Julian Gold or local favorite Four Chicks in the Park. Located just four miles from downtown Corpus Christi, Lamar Park is South Texas’ premier shopping destination.

Antique Lane is filled with unusual items and antiques. You will find a treasure that can be loved once again. This row of antique shops will keep you coming back for more to see what you can find.

Dig your style

Find the hairstyle to compliment your coastal living lifestyle at one of Corpus Christi’s expert salons. Atelier Salon was featured in several national publications such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Allure. They specialize in French haircutting and highlights, making clients look their best at any age.

Don’t let your hair stress you out. At Planet Sol Salon, our stylists will give you the haircut you’ve always wanted. They will work with you to find a stress-free style that also looks good on you.

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