Corpus Christi, Texas
Sailboats glide and windsurfers swoop across Corpus Christi Bay near the gray bulk of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lexington, now a museum. Shoreline Boulevard/Ocean Drive curves along this pretty vista, running south almost 11 miles from the downtown Bayfront Arts and Science Park to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The route, which passes several waterfront parks and some lovely houses, includes a bike lane most of the way; 800/766-2322 or corpuschristi-tx-cvb.org.