Midway between Houston and Galveston, Bay Area Houston attracts visitors for fresh seafood, 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 3rd largest pleasure-boat basin, and remains a popular destination for fishing tours, dinner cruises and water sports. You can even step aboard a schooner for a pirate ship adventure, charter a luxury boat or sailing yacht and rent kayaks to explore nature’s bounty along the coastline.
Adventure into your “Baycation” by visiting the Kemah Boardwalk! Guests can enjoy waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail shops, festivals and entertainment throughout the entire year. Or you can catch a softball or baseball game at Big League Dreams in League City.
Looking for nature? Then look no further! The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trial provides nature enthusiasts with an ecotourism haven, as well as a rest stop for North American migratory birds traveling the Central Flyway. With more than 12 miles of hike and bike trails throughout Seabrook, the 76-acre Nassau Peninsula wetland conservation area & nature trails, walking trails at Clear Creek Nature Center in League City and the 2,500 acre Armand Bayou Nature Center serve as host to more than 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Dolphins can also be spotted in the bay at Pine Gully Park in Seabrook.
You can even explore space during your “Baycation” with a visit to Space Center Houston. Learn all about Mission Control and astronaut training. Space Center Houston is equal parts science theme park and space travel museum. New to Space Center Houston is Independence Plaza, the world’s only shuttle mounted on an SCA and the only one allowing the public to enter both.
Come prepared to dine and shop during your “Baycation!” You can find out where the locals eat on www.visitbayareahouston.com and even check out our “As Seen on TV” page that recommends local hot spots that have been featured on various Food and Travel Networks. Don’t forget to check out the great shopping in Old Seabrook, Main Street in League City or in the Kemah Lighthouse District where you will find eclectic boutiques full of one-of-a-kind coastal gifts, souveniers, collectibles and home décor.
Make it a “Baycation” to remember by blending romance and adventure on a unique boat-and-breakfast vacation or at an intimate bed and breakfast. From economy hotels to waterfront resorts, Bay Area Houston has accommodations that are sure to meet all of your needs.