11282 County Road 302 From Houston take I-45 North to 242 and turn left Plantersville, TX 77363 +1 936 894 2766
Take a day trip north of Houston and relax among nature while doing a little shopping. Throughout the year, different fruits ripen in Houston. Strawberries start in February and are followed throughout the season by blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, peaches, apples and even figs. In this garden of Eden, you can pick as much as you want and pay by the pound. Tips are even offered to help you find the best fruits. For example, most berries lurk in the middle of the row, and you should look for the ripest ones under leaves. Refreshing fruit drinks and snacks will perk you up while you wander through the orchards.
Galveston visitors looking for a place to enjoy nature, swimming, walking trails, fishing or just surf and sun usually find their way to this park. Covering about 2000 acres, the park reaches from the west island bay to the Gulf of Mexico. It is a family paradise with picnic grounds, observation towers, bird watching and full camping facilities. Evening outdoor entertainment is offered during the summer months and reservations are advised for overnight ventures. Located on the west side of Galveston, it is easy to spot. Bring along the family and have some fun in the sun.
2328 Broadway Street Galveston, TX 77550 +1 409 797 5144
Does the beauty of the ocean or Victorian architecture draw you like a magnet? If so, the short drive to Galveston is definitely worth your time. The island, originally the home of the Karankawa Indians, was settled by the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte in 1817. The city is now a Gulf Coast Mecca for sun lovers, deep-sea fishermen, picnic lovers, Texas history buffs and scores of other people. With over 30 miles of beaches, parks and picnic areas, visitors come year-round. The visitors center will take care of you with free maps and event and tour information. They can also point you in the right direction to find restaurants and hotels to suit every taste and budget. A second visitors center is located on The Strand for your convenience.
2618 Broadway Street Galveston, TX 77550 +1 409 762 7668
A great place to visit, Moody Mansion & Museum is a classic Victorian mansion that has been restored to its former elegance and is an architectural beauty. Built with red brick, limestone, and terracotta tiles around 1892, it was named after its famous owner and Texas business tycoon, W. L. Moody, Junior who resided there until his death in 1954. It stands as a prime example of ornate, early 20th century architecture and contains over 25,000 square feet of living space. Especially notable are the stained glass windows and the fine carved wood used throughout the house. The park called Moody Gardens is also worth a visit for its dynamic nature. Visitors will also admire the beautiful silver and Victorian furnishings.
Moody Gardens is a picturesque entertainment complex off the West Bay. Established in 1983, it continues to provide education and a living to persons with disabilities. Whether you're on the island for business or pleasure, explore the plethora of experiences it has to offer. The Rainforest Pyramid is home to over 1,000 endangered species of flora and fauna from forests across Asia and Africa. Get up close and personal with Saki Monkeys, macaws and exotic flowers. Aquarium Pyramid is an ode to the Pacific and Atlantic with penguins, seahorses and sharks encompassing the tropical array. Enjoy an astronomic and scientific expedition at the Discovery Pyramid, or the latest blockbuster at the IMAX theater. Laze around on the sandy shores of Palm Beach, Texas's very own paradise complete with a wave pool and river. The pyramids are an oasis of fun and relaxation.
Welcome to sea turtle country! This facility, operated by the National Marine Fisheries Service, is the only place in the U.S. where visitors can view the endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle hatchlings as they emerge and mature. You will learn all about the Ridley and other types of sea turtles from the facility's knowledgeable tour guides and view more than 600 living turtles in their saltwater tanks. Interactive exhibits demonstrate how the turtles are tagged for tracking and recovery. Group tours are available by reservation only, and are designed to be fun for visitors of all ages.
1700 Sydnor Lane Galveston, TX 77554 +1 409 683 4653
Golfers who like a bit of a challenge will enjoy playing this 18-hole course, where the wind and the water hazards always threaten to raise your score. Redesigned by architect Carlton Gipson in 1991, the par-73 course also features a driving range and practice facility. Check in at the pro shop to arrange lessons, rent clubs or a cart, or to grab a quick snack.
Tom Bass Regional Park is a capacious venue that stands in good stead of a lively experience for both young and old. The park has countless amenities that come under the various sections that Tom Bass is divided into. There's an amphitheater that holds events, cricket fields, Frisbee golf courses, well-equipped pavilions with barbecue pits, fish ponds and many other attractions that make for a perfect picnic spot here. The park is so full of activities that every bit of it makes the visit completely worth it.
500 Texas Street Houston, TX 770022 +1 713 227 0957
This hot downtown attraction has become a favorite meeting place for visitors, families, locals and celebrities. Situated in the heart of the Theater District, it features over 100,000 square feet of dining and entertainment establishments to please virtually every taste. New businesses to complement the theaters, nightclubs, cafes, concert stages and restaurants are opening all the time. It is already a great place to spend a day and an evening too. Visit this lively gathering spot, located at the corner of Louisiana and Texas, to have an awesome time any day of the week.
5309 Martin Luther King Boulevard Houston, TX 77021 +1 713 645 1071
Since Alex Haley published Roots tracing family trees and history has become a national passion. This museum and bookshop is dedicated to the accomplishments of the African-American community and their cultural contributions to American heritage and history. You will appreciate and enjoy the paintings, creative writings, artifacts and other items on display. Located on Martin Luther King Boulevard near The Shrine of the Black Madonna Church, the museum offers an educational experience that would make Mr. King extremely proud.
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