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Houston’s Hidden Gem: Lakeside Leisure & Family Fun in League City – Situated along Clear Lake, you’ll find water adventures, world-class sites, and an up-and-coming shopping scene that make this town a must-see summer stop.

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Creek, Lake, or Bay? Have it Your Way!

Paddle Clear Creek – The lush waterway of Clear Creek, which borders League City to the north, is surrounded by so much greenery that during spring and summer it could be mistaken for the jungles of Costa Rica. Bring your kayak (or rent one from Clear Creek Kayaks) and launch onto the Clear Creek Paddle Trail for an experience that will have you feeling worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy scenic views along your journey and keep your eye out for resident wildlife, including wading birds, alligators, and deer on the shorelines.

Explore Clear Lake – If lakeside leisure is more your style, Clear Lake is the place to be. The lake is the heart of Bay Area Houston and a hub for water recreation of all kinds. Fishing is a popular activity in this area, so bring your tackle box and fishing pole along. If you’re new to the sport or simply want some local insight, you can book a fishing charter and receive guidance from an experienced fisherman. For the romantics, sunset cruises are a wonderful way to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the water at dusk. Adventure seekers can try their hand at sailing or a heart-pumping ride on a jet ski.

Sail Away on Galveston Bay – A visit to Galveston Bay offers thrill rides—like the Boardwalk Beast speed boat, fishing trips, and sailing lessons. You may even spot some playful bottlenose dolphins during your time on the water. Check out our new Bay Area Houston Water Recreation Guide to learn more countless options for fun on the water.

Stellar Site Seeing

Step into History – The League City Historic District is brimming with charm, from its sprawling oaks to its historic homes, shops, and museums. Stop by League Park and experience a Hallmark movie come-to-life. This picturesque park features a gazebo, beautiful mini mural, and expansive playground for kids of all abilities. The Historic District is also home to the West Bay Common School Children’s Museum where you can experience a hands-on history program and see what a day at school was like in a late 1800s one-room school house. Take a self-guided walking or driving tour of historic homes, stop by Helen’s Garden for picture-perfect scenery, and finish your day with a delectable meal from one of our local favorite eateries.

Launch into SpaceSpace Center Houston welcomes you into an interactive history of human space exploration and is just a short 10-minute drive north of League City. Check out the newly restored Historic Mission Control, walk beneath the flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, step inside a shuttle carrier aircraft and the space shuttle mounted on top, see the behemoth Saturn V rocket, and get up close to historic space exploration artifacts.

Swoon-Worthy Shopping

Explore League City’s outstanding collection of popular boutiques and shops sprinkled throughout town. (Download this shopping guide and boutique map to plan your route.). Glass Mermaids offers a trove of nautical-themed home décor and gifts, while boutiques like Adelaides, Brave Boutique, Sweet Mia’s Boutique, and The Salted Hippie are stocked with gorgeous clothing and other fantastic finds. Stop by Niche for a hands-on jewelry making experience you’ll love. Pick out your own beads and baubles from among hundreds of different colors, styles, and designs and create a custom piece of jewelry. Shop in beautiful historic homes when you visit the Shoppes at Founder’s Square in the Historic District and discover a little bit of everything at Texas Artisan, including home décor and Texas-made items. Not far from League City is Baybrook Mall, an all-inclusive shopping destination with restaurants and a Star Cinema Grill movie theater where you can order cocktails and dinner during the film.

Ready to plan your League City getaway? – With accommodations for every budget—from the lake front fabulous South Shore Harbour Resort, to the stylish Fairfield Inn & Suites—staying in League City places you at the gateway to the best of Bay Area Houston. Book your stay today.

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