Corpus Christi activities that are not on the beach on this memorial day and summer

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Photo by Chris QuinnChris Quinn,

March 9, 2018 Updated: May 26, 2019 2:06 pm

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USS Lexington Museum 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.  Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.2from71

USS Lexington Museum

2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Texas State Aquarium 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.  Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.4thfrom71

Texas State Aquarium

2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kelsey Bradshaw

Hurricane Alley Waterpark 702 E. Port Ave.  Closed during the spring break5from71

Hurricane Alley Waterpark

702 E. Port Ave.
Closed during the spring break

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Selena Museum 5410 Leopard St. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.7thfrom71

Selena Museum

5410 Leopard St.
Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Joey Guerra

Corpus Christi Hook Catch a game at Whataburger Field. 734 E Port Ave.  More information about the ballpark.8thfrom71

Corpus Christi hook

Catch a game on Whataburger Field.
734 E Port Ave.
More information about the ballpark.

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Funtrackers Family Fun Center 9605 S. Padre Island Drive Open daily, opening times vary.10from71

Funtrackers Family Fun Center

9605 S. Padre Island Drive
Open every day, opening times vary.

Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic

Hour 11 Escape 4455 S. Padre Island Drive Monday through Saturday from 12pm to 8pm11from71

11th hour escape

4455 S. Padre Island Drive

Monday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

James Tensuan / Special on The Chronicle12thfrom71

Corpus Christi farmers market in downtown 100 N. Shoreline Blvd, Wednesdays 5pm to 8pm13thfrom71

Corpus Christi farmers market in the city center

100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Susie Dugan Skate Park 3115 Ocean DriveMonday through Saturday, opening times vary.14thfrom71

Susie Dugan Skatepark

3115 Ocean Drive
The opening times vary from Monday to Saturday.

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Waves Resort Corpus Christi With Schlitterbahn Waterpark 14353 Commodore DriveNoon until 6 p.m., 6.-15.  March16from71

Waves Resort Corpus Christi With Schlitterbahn Water Park

14353 Commodore Drive
Noon to 6 p.m., 6.-15. March

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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History 1900 N. Chaparral St. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm Sunday noon until 5pm17thfrom71

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

1900 N. Chaparral St.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

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Get Air Corpus Christi 4701 S. Staples DriveOpen daily, hours vary.19thfrom71Buy photo

Get Air Corpus Christi

4701 S. Staples Drive
Open every day, opening times vary.

Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media

Texas Surf Museum at Corpus Christi 309 N. Water St. Open daily, times vary.20thfrom71

Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi

309 N. Water St.
Open every day, times vary.

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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center 8545 S. Staples Drive, open 9am to 6pm daily22ndfrom71

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

8545 S. Staples Drive
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Photo of the Express News file

Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course 5601 S Alameda St. Open daily, opening times vary.23from71

Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course

5601 S Alameda St.
Open every day, opening times vary.

Streeter Lecka / Getty Images24from71

South Texas Art Museum 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.  The opening times vary.25thfrom71

South Texas Art Museum

1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
The opening times vary.

Molly Glentzer

Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail 1025 Texas 35, Bay City For more information, visit Texas Parks and Wildlife.26thfrom71

Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail

1025 Texas 35, Bay City
For more information, visit Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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Bowlero 6116 Ayers St. Open daily, hours vary.28from71

Bowlero

6116 Ayers St.
Open every day, opening times vary.

Dave Rossman / Freelance

Lazy Beach Brewing 7522 Bichon DriveOpen Thursday through Saturday, hours vary.29from71

Lazy Beach Brewing

7522 Bichon Drive
Open Thursday through Saturday, opening times vary.

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Treasure Island Golf & Games 14041 S. Padre Island Drive Hours and times vary.31from71

Treasure Island Golf & Games

14041 S. Padre Island Drive
Hours and times vary.

South Texas Music Walk of Fame 300 N. Water Street - along Water Street Market32from71

South Texas Music Walk of Fame

300 N. Water St. – along Water Street Market

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Texas Warbird Adventures Air Tours Various coastal airports.  More information can be found here.34from71

Texas Warbird Adventures air tours

Various coastal airports.
More information can be found here.

PhotoQuest / Getty Images

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Emerald Beach Hotel 1102 S. Shoreline Blvd.  Corpus Christi37from71

Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S. Shoreline Blvd.
Body of Christ

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Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S. Shoreline Blvd.
Body of Christ

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Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S. Shoreline Blvd.
Body of Christ

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Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd.  Galveston41from71

Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

Hilton Galveston Island 42from71

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Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

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Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel 2024 Seawall Blvd.  Galveston46from71

Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
2024 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
2024 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

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Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel 2024 Seawall Blvd.  Galveston49from71

Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
2024 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

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Isla Grand Beach Resort 500 Padre Blvd.  South Padre Island50from71

Isla Grand Beach Resort
500 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island

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Isla Grand Beach Resort
500 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island

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Isla Grand Beach Resort
500 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island

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Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center 6317 Texas 361 Port Aransas55from71

Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center
6317 Texas 361
Port Aransas

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Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center 6317 Texas 361 Port Aransas56from71

Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center
6317 Texas 361
Port Aransas

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Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center 6317 Texas 361 Port Aransas58from71

Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center
6317 Texas 361
Port Aransas

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Peninsula Island Resort & Spa 340 Padre Blvd.  South Padre Island59from71

Peninsula Island Resort & Spa
340 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island

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Peninsula Island Resort & Spa 340 Padre Blvd.  South Padre Island61from71

Peninsula Island Resort & Spa
340 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island

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Peninsula Island Resort & Spa
340 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island

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The San Luis Resort 5222 Seawall Blvd.  Galveston64from71

The San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

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The San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

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The San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston

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Saida Towers 3100 Padre Blvd.  South Padre Island68from71

Saida towers
3100 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island

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Saida Towers 3100 Padre Blvd.  South Padre Island70from71

Saida towers
3100 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island

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If you’re on the Gulf Coast that Memorial Day weekend or thinking of summer road trips, you should know that it’s fun without hitting the beach.

Corpus Christi is pretty much the gateway to the gulf for many San Antonians vacationing on the coast.

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Before Corpus branches off at various points along Padre Island or reaches Rockport, Aransas Pass or other small towns, he always has a good stopover to stock up or to eat something.

While the first and foremost activity of a visit to the Gulf Coast is the closest beach for wave action and possible fishing, you can’t spend your entire vacation on the beach.

You can, but Corpus offers so much more to its visitors.

Browse the slideshow for a list of Corpus attractions and activities to try. Try at least once.

Chris Quinn is the Senior Digital Producer of mySA.com and The San Antonio Express-News.