A Weekend Near Houston: What You Should See and Do

Dated: July 12 2022

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There are 52 weeks in a year. This means you have 52 weekends to have fun, make memories, go on an adventure, and see some sights. Ready to plan your next outing? Give one of these locations a try.

About 1-Hour Drive from Houston

Brazos Bend State Park

21901 Farm to Market Road 762, Needville, Texas

This 4,897-acre state park along the Brazos River is a haven for a diverse mix of native wildlife and plants. Be sure to bring your walking shoes, binoculars and camera. Besides marveling at nature, you can also hike and bike the 37 miles of trails, fish, picnic, geocache, ride your horse, and stay over­night.

Lake Houston Wilderness Park

25840 FM 1485, New Caney, Texas

There are over 20 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails available inside this nearly 5,000-acre heavily forested park. Overnight stays in cabins and campsites are permitted. Bring your kayak or canoe plus your bike for an outdoors experience away from the bustling city.

Galveston, Texas

This island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas is known for Moody Gardens, where giant glass pyramids house sharks, monkeys and other animals. Stewart Beach and East Beach are on the island’s eastern end. To the west is bird-rich Galveston Island State Park with its trails, kayak launches and fishing spots. Craving more excitement? You’ll find amusement rides and restaurants lining Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on the south shore.  

About 3-Hours Drive from Houston

Austin, Texas

Come, visit the state capital where you’ll find a wide assortment of shopping, entertainment, live-music, and dining. Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues, and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. The various 24-hour restaurants are another popular choice.

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is famous for its Hispanic culture and rich Spanish colonial history. Every Texan owes it to themselves to make at least one trip to the Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum marking the infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops.

About 4-Hour Drive from Houston

Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake is only one of a handful of natural lakes in Texas. Surrounded by piney woods, the 26,810-acre Caddo Lake—home to more than 70 species of fish—has a fishing pier and a boat ramp. It's a great family park and has a wonderful spot for swimming.

Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg has a rich German heritage as demonstrated at the Pioneer Museum featuring settlers' homesteads and artifacts. In the nearby town square, Marktplatz, the Vereins Kirche is a replica of a 19th-century German church that once stood in the city. The vast National Museum of the Pacific War features WWII exhibits including a recreated combat zone. During your visit be sure to indulge in a glass of wine from one of the local wineries. With over 100 wineries and vineyards, Fredericksburg is the epicenter of Texas Wine Country.

Since 2004 Sara Lyn Nguyen continues to bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate around the Houston area to those she serves. Sara is a multi-year award winning REALTOR® and relocation specialist where her clients trust her to have up-to-date information on the real estate market. She has been one of Gary Greene’s Multi-Million Dollar Top Producers and was the #2 Top Producing agent in 2020 citywide. When it’s time to buy, sell, invest, or relocate speak with a trusted professional knowledgeable in the homes and neighborhoods of Fort Bend/Sugar Land and the surrounding region. 

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