Here are 4 points of our awesome ‘get away’ adventure:
1. We stayed at the Hotel DeVille
A Corpus Christi treasure! Typically, our hotels of choice are national brands with indoor hallways and elevators. The Hotel Deville has no elevators or ground floor rooms (it stands on piers), and seems more like a weekly rental establishment from the outside. Honestly, we second guessed our choice while walking up the stairs; however, once through the doors, we instantly changed our minds. It is a stone’s throw from the North Beach and we had a beautiful view, not to mention that the beds were amazing!
2. The top attraction in Corpus Christi is the USS Lexington, “The Blue Ghost.”
The US Navy aircraft carrier proudly served our country during World War II and is now an
impressive museum. I must admit, I was moved to tears more than once and felt a spiritual resonance. Wow! I loved it and would definitely visit again. We toured the museum for about an hour and a half and wished we could stay longer. It’s amazing to find such a historical artifact parked on the beach in Corpus Christi.
4. A large t-shirt and beach junk shop are across the street from the hotel.
available. I am sure they keep very busy during spring break! All of these activities are within walking distance of the Hotel DeVille. Check-in, take advantage of the free parking, and go play!
We visited the ship, ate fajitas, flew kites, played in the sand, walked on the sidewalk along the beach, and soaked up the sun in just over 24 hours (including the 3 ½ drive each way). Corpus Christi provided a wonderful, inexpensive getaway, and we felt rejuvenated and ready to go back to work!
Angie Harris, Going Out the Door