I have two tickets to attend the Antiques Roadshow to be held in Corpus Christi on August 4. I will be traveling from Atlanta with my two teenagers. We have never been to Texas so would appreciate some advice as to where to stay.
Our options are to fly directly to San Antonio, stay a day or two there, then rent a car and drive to Corpus Christi for the Roadshow. We would then drive back to San Antonio to fly home.
Option Two - fly to Corpus Christi (via Houston,) and stay there (or in the vicinity of the city,) for a few days.
We plan to stay in one or both of these cities for about five days. We are wondering if it is worth the additional hassle of flying to San Antonio in order to see the Alamo, Riverwalk, etc., or is Corpus Christi interesting/beautiful enough to visit it's own?
I have been researching Corpus Christi on Tripadvisor and am confused/concerned about the apparent lack of nice hotels (other than the Omni) in the city. It seems the top reviews are for budget hotels. We would definitely want to stay somewhere with a water view. As we will have a car, it won't be difficult for us to drive to a beach/attraction. Also, I am getting conflicting information on the quality of the beaches in the area. We aren't big beach people so this isn't a huge concern but we still want to stay somewhere where that is scenic, but also has fun restaurants and shops nearby.
Thanks for any advice you can give.