You know you do. Sometimes the way the sunshine dances from Corpus Christi Bay as seagulls soar over us will make you stop to take a picture. Or maybe you just enjoy taking selfies with sharks in the aquarium. Did you record your visit to the Selena statue downtown with a photo? You’re not alone.

According to map data from Sightsmap that show In the places where people are most likely to take geotagged pictures, here are some of the best places to take photos in Corpus Christi:

This map shows some of the top spots in Corpus Christi that people enjoy taking pictures and posting on Instagram.

1. Texas State Aquarium

The aquarium, recently expanded to include its new Caribbean Journey page, is a lovely place to take beautiful Instagram pictures without the risk of heat stroke. Here you can take pictures of marine life such as dolphins, sharks, jellyfish, turtles and superphotogenic flamingos. Don’t forget to see the dolphin show before you go.

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2. Lexington Museum on the Bay

There is a saying in the Russian language that literally translated into English means: “Big things are better seen from a distance.” The same could be said of the USS Lexington. From the shore it looks powerful and beautiful. If you take a tour you will find that the ship offers some good spots for nice panoramic photos of Corpus Christi and the bay with great views of the harbor bridge.

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3. Corpus Christi Municipal Marina

From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city center and Corpus Christi Bay with many palm trees and sailing boats. The wind is strong so hold on to your camera or phone when you stand on the pier, walk along T-heads, or near the water and watch birds and boats go by.

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4. Selena Monument

Thousands of tourists and locals alike flock to the wonderful sculpture of the Tejano superstar Selena every year. The statue, also known as the Mirador de la Flor, stands on the corner of Shoreline Boulevard and Peoples Street and overlooks the picturesque Corpus Christi Bay.

If you’ve never heard their songs before, stay for a while and get to know their music and heritage.

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5. Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

The island university inspires many to take photos. Surrounded by palm trees and other lush greenery, the campus looks good from almost every angle.

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6-8. Poenisch Park,The beach on North Padre Island, Mustang Island State Park

All three spots are ideal for taking unforgettable photos. These beautiful places have a lot of water, sand, wind and luck.

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9. Sunrise Mall

The mall, now largely abandoned and a bit creepy, was once featured in scenes from the 1980s movie “The Legend of Billie Jean”. Unfortunately, even the fountains don’t work now, but some of the mall’s glamor has been preserved. So visit it.

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10. Corpus Christi Caller-Times mural

It’s one of the most colorful and brightest building walls in Corpus! The installation entitled “Endless Sunset: The Colors of Our City” by Sandra Gonzalez not only beautifies your Instagram account, but also proves that you really were in Corpus Christi, Texas. The large artwork on the side of the Caller Times building in downtown pays homage to the beauty of local marine life and other creatures. It is full of spirit from South Texas and shows a love for Corpus Christi and its culture.

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Where do you like to take photos in the area? Post your photos on social media with #VivaCC to see them on the social wall or in the next issue of VivaCC.

And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the Caller Times on Instagram, Twitter @callerdotcom, Snapchat, and the Caller Times on Facebook.


Editor’s note: Natalya “Natasha” Fomina, a journalist, editor and Instagram blogger from Russia, did a two-week internship with the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. With a keen interest in photography and social media, Natalya has compiled a list of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Corpus Christi.