Soak up the sun and Gulf breezes in Bay Area Houston – where “Baycations are better!” Midway between Houston and Galveston, the region attracts visitors for fresh seafood (like at Tookie's, pictured below), water recreation, stunning nature preserves and one-of-a-kind attractions.
Located only 15 miles from Hobby Airport, this charming bayside region consists of four cities along the coast line of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay – Kemah, League City, Nassau Bay and Seabrook.
Set sail into your Baycation on Clear Lake, a 2,000 acre lake connected to Galveston Bay. Clear Lake is the nation’s third-largest pleasure-boat basin, and is a popular destination for fishing and water sports. With a number of rental companies in the area, it's possible to charter different kinds of crafts for a day out on the sea. Whether you're looking to dolphin watch from a sailboat or take a casual day cruise, you can find what you're looking for here.
Adventure by visiting the Kemah Boardwalk! Guests can enjoy waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming shops, festivals and seaside entertainment throughout the year. The boardwalk also boasts events year-round! From Bands on the Boardwalk during the summer to Kemah's famous Boo on the Boardwalk all October, family-friendly fun is a guarantee at this attraction.
Explore space during your baycation with a visit to Space Center Houston. Space Center Houston is equal parts theme park & space travel museum. Now's the perfect time to check it out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Learn more about the events taking place to celebrate the historic year when man walked the moon.
Looking for nature? The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail provides nature enthusiasts with an ecotourism haven. With over 12 miles of hike & bike trails in Seabrook, the 76-acre Nassau Peninsula conservation area, nature and walking trails at the Clear Creek Nature Center and the 2500-acre Armand Bayou Nature Center– Bay Area Houston serves as a host to more than 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians.
Find more information about the Bay Area here.
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