As soon as you get to Texas State Aquarium, you'll discover why so many visitors include it on their travel itinerary.
It is in Corpus Christi. If you're unfamiliar with the name, it's 170 miles (274 kilometers) from the state capital, Austin.
It's always good to have a selection to choose from when you're trying to find a room, and with approximately 16 hotels less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from Texas State Aquarium, you're almost guaranteed to find something close. The Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina and the Radisson Corpus Christi Beach are three that are recommended, and they're just 1 mile (2 kilometers), 1 mile (2 kilometers) and 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away, respectively.
The fierce competition between budget hotels ensures that there's always a hot deal available for the thrifty traveler. Consider the Quality Inn & Suites on the Beach, only 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away, or, you can try the Days Inn Corpus Christi Beach, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.
If you need a short break, curl up with a newspaper and a steamy beverage in a relaxed corner of Hesters Cafe (1902 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi.) If you need a bit more sustenance, Pier 99 Restaurant (2822 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi) is a great option.