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What’s New in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2023

by Aoife O'Riordan

Jan 9, 2023

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Planning family travel to Texas this year? Be sure to add Corpus Christi to your travel plans, as the city welcomes new attractions, hotels and restaurants in 2023.

paddle board yoga

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Slated to open March 2, the new Wildlife Rescue Center at the Texas State Aquarium features a 20,000-square-foot space, complete with state-of-the-art tools, interpretive center and multimedia theater. Free to visitors, the center teaches the public more about the rehabilitation and conservation of marine wildlife.


Ever wanted to kayak under the stars? GlowRow invites everyone wanting to fulfill this dream with its new nighttime tours in the Gulf of Mexico. GlowRow’s boats are translucent, illuminated by colorful LED lights, allowing kayakers to better see marine life below.


Yoga enthusiasts can enjoy a new way to decompress and relax with WaterDog. The outdoor fitness studio now offers floating yoga, beach barre and stand-up paddleboard classes.

Millie Coffee bar

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On Mustang Island lies the all-new Lively Beach, a resort-style condominium. First opened in summer 2020, the property welcomes guests in 2023 with private beach access, studios, two-bedroom suites and a resort-style pool.



Start the day off right with the proper caffeine boost at Milky Coffee Bar. This shop opened October 2022 by local drag queen Frankie Reyna and anticipates an exciting year with delicious pastries and handcrafted coffee drinks, available iced and hot. The eatery also features small bites like the signature Hot Cheetos mac and cheese and banana wafer pudding.

Mac and cheese

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For another food option, head to Central Kitchen, the newest café coming soon to downtown Corpus Christi. This restaurant serves scratch bread, sandwiches, pastries and more.


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