Selena Memorial-Mirador De La Flor (Overlook of the Flower)
Selena Quintanilla-Perez (1971 – 1995) was an acclaimed Corpus Christi Tejano singer whose life and music touched the community and many people around the world. Known as the ‘Queen of Tejano Music,’ Selena’s legacy lives on through her music and her memorial. She inspired many books, a movie and other creative works. Mirador del la Flor, or Overlook of the Flower, was unveiled in 1997 to honor Selena Quintanilla-Perez and her contributions to music and Corpus Christi. The life-size bronze statue of Selena was sculpted by H.W. “Buddy” Tatus, a Corpus Christi artist. Every year, over 30,000 people come from around the world to visit the memorial, only a few miles from Seaside Memorial Park where Selena is buried.
Located In Bayfront/Downtown
Sing your favorite karaoke song, show off your Texas two-step dancing skills or catch a baseball game at Whataburger Field. Corpus Christi’s bayfront/downtown area offers more than 1,200 hotel rooms, some of the city’s finest dining options, a marina and museums. The Marina Arts District in downtown features excellent eateries and the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina. This zone also includes the Sports, Entertainment and Arts District (SEA District) which includes the Museum of South Texas, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, Concrete Street Amphitheater and Hurricane Alley Waterpark. McGee Beach located on the downtown seawall offers a beach that is perfect for children and fishing along the jetties.