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How Do I Get There?

The 2020 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting will be held at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development in Corpus Christi, Texas. The address for driving directions is:

3209 South Staples Street, CED 146, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

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Where to Stay

TBEM 2020 Suggested Hotel List

  • Hotels near downtown Corpus Christi, approximately 15 minute drive from Del Mar College Center for Economic Development (meeting location)
  • Average rates are for April 22-24, 2020 and are subject to change. Contact hotel for government rates and availability

Omni Corpus Christi
(361) 887-1600
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$225-281/n
Bar/Lounge, Wifi, Gym, Airport Transportation, Pool

Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina
(361) 882-1700
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$139/n
Wifi, shuttle, restaurant/bar, gym, pool

Best Western Corpus Christi
(361) 883-5111
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$100/n
Free Wifi, Free breakfast, pool, gym, lounge

Residence Inn by Marriott Corpus Christi Downtown
(361) 904-0090
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$130-220/n
Free wifi, free breakfast, pool, gym

Where to Eat

Tavern on the Bay at Harrison’s Landing
108 Peoples St T-Head
Tavern on the Bay is the locals’ name for our restaurant & bar.  It’s a Corpus Christi gem that offers a unique dining experience. Located in the heart of the Corpus Christi marina, the Tavern is within walking distance from the downtown hotels, and is the only place in town that has a floating gift shop, and floating bar and dining areas.
https://harrisonslanding.net/
361-881-8503

Mesquite St. Pizza and Pasta Co
617 N Mesquite St
Pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and a full bar. Mesquite St Pizza and Pasta Co. brings people together to spend time enjoying fresh, handcrafted, quality local food and beverages in an appealing and inclusive all-occasion atmosphere.
https://www.eatpizzadowntown.com/
361-882-7499

Water Street Oyster Bar and Sushi Bar
309 N Water St
Once an old transmission shop, Oyster Bar was the first signature restaurant and the flagship of the Water Street Market. Serving the freshest Gulf seafood and with a coastal ambiance all its own, this classic location is a local treasure and a “must do” during a visit to Corpus Christi. 
http://www.waterstmarketcc.com/oyster-bar-cc/
361-881-9448

Hester’s Cafe – Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd
Enjoy a breathtaking view of Corpus Christi Bay and North Beach’s finest attractions while sipping on an Americano or Summer Breeze smoothie. This location of Corpus Christi’s Hester’s Cafe offers sandwiches, salads, pastas and paninis, plus a soup and quiche of the day.
https://www.hesterscafe.com/
361-885-0151

Things to Do

The City of Corpus Christi’s Visit Corpus Christi website has great information about all the fun things there are to do around the city! Some suggestions are:

Visit the North Beach area
https://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/explore/north-beach/

Visit local art galleries
https://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/see-and-do/34/art-museum-of-south-texas