Tour Travel Tips
While You Are Here:
What to Wear
Casual is the preferred style in Corpus Christi and comfortable clothing is essential for those who intend to actively explore the area. Shorts and sandals are a must for the warm coastal weather and in the cooler months, a light jacket and sweater will keep you feeling your best. You can always count on packing a swimsuit, hat and sunscreen on the Gulf Coast.
Take a Ride on the Trolley
Take a ride on the B-trolley, Corpus Christi’s public transportation, during your downtown excursions. The ‘B’ is an easy and affordable way to navigate city attractions, hotels and restaurants. Keep an eye out for ‘B’ signs around the downtown area indicating the trolley route. You won’t have to wait long because the trolley rolls by every 10 to 20 minutes.
A Few Tips on Tipping
Tipping for restaurant service is usually at least 15 percent of the total bill (gratuities are not usually automatically added to your bill). Taxi drivers are tipped 15 percent of the fare. Bellhops receive $1 to $2 per bag to carry your luggage to your room. Airport skycaps are tipped 50 cents per bag (with a $1 minimum).
You must be 21 years or older to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages or cocktails in Texas. Liquor is not sold between 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sundays. Alcohol by the drink can be found in cocktail lounges, nightclubs and most restaurants, although some establishments serve only beer and wine. Packaged liquor can be purchased at liquor stores, supermarkets (beer and wine) and major drug stores (beer and wine).