Why Choose Our Destination?
Corpus Christi is a meeting planners dream. Ideally positioned on the South Texas Gulf Coast, it welcomes convention delegates from all over the state to experience unique meetings with the feel of a mini-vacation. Meeting planners often find that events in Corpus Christi deliver increased attendance and participation satisfaction. Great meetings require outstanding facilities. With two major convention facilities, an array of meeting hotels and special event venues like beach parties, dining with the dolphins at the Texas State Aquarium, or aboard an aircraft carrier on the USS Lexington, Corpus Christi offers plenty of choices for the ultimate meeting experience. Corpus Christi, the 5th most visited destination in Texas, is situated within a four-hour drive of more than 50% of the state population, including San Antonio, Houston and Austin. For convention delegates travelling by air, The Corpus Christi International Airport offers convenient regular flights to Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth from American Eagle, Southwest and United Airlines. A short 15 minute drive from the airport will deliver visitors into the heart of downtown Corpus Christi hotels, attractions and convention venues. The ease and accessibility of getting around in Corpus Christi will make it simple for meeting planners and delight attendees. Corpus Christi offers over 11,000 hotel rooms from national chains to budget-friendly accommodations suited to any type of meeting. The Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, located on the Port of Corpus Christi ship channel, features 73,000 square feet of meeting space with stunning views including indoor and outdoor spaces, a 16,500 square foot ballroom and six meeting rooms. The American Bank Center, nestled on the Corpus Christi Bayfront, is a 500,000 square foot complex housing a historic 2,526 seat auditorium, convention center and a 10,500 seat multi-purpose area. In addition, the convention center houses 22 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, a 76,500 square foot exhibit hall and a pre-function hall with bay views. Many of Corpus Christi’s off-site venues take advantage of spectacular views of the Corpus Christi Bay and offer scenic indoor and outdoor spaces. And home to more than 100 miles of beaches, it’s never hard to find the right spot to pop up an umbrella and stroll through the surf. The city’s rich art, culture and heritage ensure convention delegates have plenty of options for enjoying downtime and after-hour events. Give your delegates what they are looking for… Corpus Christi, the ultimate destination and your convention headquarters!
Distance from airport
- Corpus Christi International Airport
14.48 km from city center