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Visit us year-round! Ever dream of kayaking in the reflection of the San Jacinto Monument or running across one of the largest stay-cable bridges in the world? Excursions to Baytown offer many exciting options, from geocaching to a night at the theater or relaxing on the water. Baytown is located in the Gulf Coast region of Texas among the scenic waterways that once witnessed the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Just 30 minutes east of Houston and 45 minutes north of Galveston, Baytown is a convenient location to recharge while on business or exploring the area. For more information on Baytown’s accommodations, events, venues, attractions, and dining, visit us online at or download our mobile app in the Google Play and Apple stores.

Four Reasons To Run Baytown’s Jail Break Run This February

It’s a brisk February morning and the sky is transitioning from charcoal to cobalt. Hundreds of runners who have trained months to be at this half marathon starting line, await the shotgun signal that will initiate the 13.1-mile trek through suburban pavements. They yearn for their finisher’s medals and the incredible views from the top of the Fred Hartman Bridge that await them at mile 9; they’re also running for a worthy cause. Baytown’s Jail Break Run Half Marathon and 5K is held each year…

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How to Prepare for Grito Fest in 4 Easy Steps: Baytown's Hispanic Heritage Festival

The 12th Annual Grito Fest, one of the area’s most popular festivals celebrating Hispanic heritage, will be held Saturday, October 7th, at Baytown’s Bicentennial Park (1001 Market Street). This free and family-friendly outdoor festival will feature musical entertainment, mariachis, kid’s activities, contests, food and craft vendors, and more. We want to help you get ready for this year’s bash with these four easy steps. Step 1: Put on your dancing shoes! The music is always hot, hot, hot at…

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Stars, Stripes and Smiles at Baytown’s 4th of July Celebration

Baytown is pulling out all the stops to celebrate America’s birthday with a free two-day festival filled with patriotic merriment. Festival goers will be treated to musical performances, tons of delicious food, shopping, and one of the best fireworks extravaganzas in the state. The celebration starts off with a bang on Monday, July 3 at Bicentennial Park with performances by the Mambo Jazz Kings and the classic rock band, Grand Funk Railroad. Go back in time as you move to 70s classics like “The…

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