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3 Things to Do and See in Southside Corpus Christi

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

The Southside of Corpus Christi wears a lot of hats, meaning there’s plenty for you to explore the next time you visit! From a bustling business district to a lively restaurant and shopping scene, Southside definitely comes with a cosmopolitan flair. Need something a little more relaxed? No problem! Find your zen in a botanical garden or park. Make sure to check out these great locales when you visit Corpus Christi’s Southside area.

1. Funtrackers Family Fun Center

FunTrackers Amusement Park

Just try and find something to dislike about Funtrackers. It’s impossible! This mega playworld is your one-stop shop for family fun, no matter your age. Located on S. Padre Island Dr., it’s easy to get to from just about anywhere in Corpus Christi.

You might be overwhelmed by all the choices, so there’s no shame in visiting Funtrackers more than once during your vacation. You’ll have the option of go karts, bumper boats, roller coasters, mini golf, batting cages and even old-school arcade games. Still not enough? Don’t miss some of the unique activities like the ropes course or the bungy dome!

2. Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!

Moore Plaza - Shopaholic

If a little retail therapy is in order, Southside Corpus Christi has you covered. Moore Plaza is one of the area’s most popular shopping centers and offers everything from unique shops to your favorite chains. You’ll also find some familiar restaurants as well as some great local dining options.

Don’t miss the Southside Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm. You’ll find tons of locally grown produce and other foods as well as other fun souvenirs like homemade candles.

3. South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Southside - Parrot Talk

Enjoy 182 acres of floral exhibits to take you mind off the hustle and bustle of city life at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. Explore beautifully cultivated exhibits, including the rose garden, orchid conservatory, butterfly house and hummingbird garden! There are also plenty of entertainment options and educational opportunities including a resident reptile showcase and the chance to chat with exotic parrots!

Located along the Oso Creek Greenbelt, the botanical gardens offer plenty of chances for exercise, hiking or just taking in the local flora and fauna. You can even bring your dog! Don’t forget to check out the gift shop for nature-inspired gifts with a Coastal Bend twist.

No matter what you’re in the mood for—whether it’s some family fun, relaxation or just some good old-fashioned shopping, Southside Corpus Christi has you covered. While these destinations are guaranteed to show you a good time, don’t forget to wander around the neighborhood for some other fun surprises!


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