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Old 11-19-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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is there a scenic route?
BTW what are the best things to do/eat/visit in CC during a short visit?

Thank you in advance
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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I wouldn't call it much more scenic but you could take 123 and then 181 down as opposed to 35 and 37.

I'm not sure if its faster but it is a more direct route and you bypass San Antonio.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I wouldn't call it much more scenic but you could take 123 and then 181 down as opposed to 35 and 37.

I'm not sure if its faster but it is a more direct route and you bypass San Antonio.
It is shorter, but NOT faster. There are lots of speed trap towns that you must pass through. IT"S NOT WORTH IT!! They're not even that scenic. The only "thrill" is when you drive after portland and see the water and travel on the Harbor Bridge. But you could do that when you're in CC if you choose.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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I disagree that the side roads are not worth it. I recommend Hwy 183 from Austin all the way to Refugio then take FM 136 thru Bayside to Corpus. It is far more interesting driving through all the small towns. Gonzales, Cuero, Goliad, Refugio and Bayside are very old historic places in the state which can be interesting if you do a little research and stop at places along the way, such as the Goliad Missions.

GONZALES, BATTLE OF | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

CUERO, TX | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

GOLIAD STATE HISTORICAL PARK | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

REFUGIO, BATTLE OF | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

BAYSIDE, TX | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

Bayside, on the NortWest side of Aransas Bay, doesn't seem like much now, but it once once the most significant seaport on the Texas Coast around the time of the Texas Revolution TEXAS REVOLUTION | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) Almost all shipping intended for San Antonio was sent into Bayside for a shorter wagon transport on to San Antonio. When Mexico first sent in troops to put down the Texas Revolution, it sent many in on ships thru Bayside. The Aransas Bay has since silted in from all the farming in Texas and is now to shallow to handle ships of the size that once commonly sailed into Bayside.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I disagree that the side roads are not worth it. I recommend Hwy 183 from Austin all the way to Refugio then take FM 136 thru Bayside to Corpus. It is far more interesting driving through all the small towns. Gonzales, Cuero, Goliad, Refugio and Bayside are very old historic places in the state which can be interesting if you do a little research and stop at places along the way, such as the Goliad Missions.

GONZALES, BATTLE OF | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

CUERO, TX | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

GOLIAD STATE HISTORICAL PARK | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

REFUGIO, BATTLE OF | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

BAYSIDE, TX | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

Bayside, on the NortWest side of Aransas Bay, doesn't seem like much now, but it once once the most significant seaport on the Texas Coast around the time of the Texas Revolution TEXAS REVOLUTION | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) Almost all shipping intended for San Antonio was sent into Bayside for a shorter wagon transport on to San Antonio. When Mexico first sent in troops to put down the Texas Revolution, it sent many in on ships thru Bayside. The Aransas Bay has since silted in from all the farming in Texas and is now to shallow to handle ships of the size that once commonly sailed into Bayside.
thanks for the info about that route. I didn't mean to say that the side roads were ALWAYS bad, just that particular one because I used to drive it regularly when I lived in Austin-San Marcos and went down to Corpus. Regrettably, I never took the one that you just posted.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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thanks for the info about that route. I didn't mean to say that the side roads were ALWAYS bad, just that particular one because I used to drive it regularly when I lived in Austin-San Marcos and went down to Corpus. Regrettably, I never took the one that you just posted.
I understand, and agree that some routes can be boring. To me it is far more boring and less enjoyable to travel the interstates with their frequent high speed heavy traffic. I like the back roads and small towns where you can get a feeling for what its like living in those different areas.
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