Seize the Bay in Baytown!
Seize the Bay in Baytown
Nestled in the Gulf Coast just 30 minutes east of Houston, Baytown, Texas, emerges as a captivating destination for both business and leisure travelers alike. Conveniently situated on Interstate 10, Baytown is 25 minutes from Hobby Airport (HOU) and 45 minutes from Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Excursions to Baytown, Texas, offer many exciting options, from a family-friendly GeoTour to a night at the theater. Come relax on the water or take a stroll along the sculpture trail!
Seize the Outdoors
Baytown, known for its rich saltwater and freshwater fishing, is nestled among 4 different saltwater bays that feed into Galveston Bay. A variety of fishing guides and charters launch out of Baytown daily, including the famous Thompson’s Bait Camp, but Baytown has multiple places to wet a hook via land, boat, or kayak!
Located on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, the Baytown Nature Center is a 500-acre peninsula surrounded by three bays and home to more than 350 species of birds.
The Baytown Nature Center features picnic shelters, fishing piers, pavilions and overlooks, a butterfly garden, and a children’s nature discovery area. This location is a special place for avid and novice birders to take in the many species of birds that reside or migrate through the area.
An off-the-beaten-path opportunity is the Bird Island Boat Tour with Terry’s Guide Service. April through June, birders flock to the area to take this boat tour.
Bird Island is an official migratory nesting sight and is only accessible by boat. Captain Terry’s Bird Island Boat Tour is 2 hours long and circles the whole island for an incredible birding experience.
Birders will see thousands of birds on the shores, nesting in the trees, and feeding in the waters surrounding the island. The island has become a bird oasis and the result is visually stunning for birders and photographers.
Seize the Experience
Tee up at Baytown’s newest attraction, the innovative T36 at Baytown golf course. A unique double-loop golf course design, complete with natural and man-made hazards.
The T36 golf course has shortened time commitments, supporting play for 9, 18, or 36-hole experiences, ensuring a fun and challenging experience for everyone. Maintaining the integrity of traditional golf but built with a unique design that is fun and environmentally conscious. The T36 golf course at Baytown is revolutionary and will set the standard for the future of golf.
If dining rather than golf is a bit more your speed, you can visit The Birch in the clubhouse. This modern cafe features rich flavors and a sophisticated menu that provides you with a front-row seat to the exciting new T36 Baytown golf experience all while enjoying incredible food and drinks.
The ever-popular and family-friendly “Family, History, Nature Together GeoTour” (GT7A) gives visitors a scavenger hunt-style tour of Baytown’s top attractions, unique venues, and history while earning prizes and having fun. Visitors get the chance to piece together a puzzle through codes and earn “swag” at the end of the journey! Participants can pick up their GeoTour passport at the Baytown Visitor Center, the tourism kiosk in the Baytown Buc-ee’s, or print a passport online at visitbaytown.com/geocaching.
Seize the Culture
Catch a concert in the park or stroll through the farmer’s market. Experience the intimacy of live performances at the Baytown Little Theater or revel in the harmonious sounds of the Baytown Symphony Orchestra at the renowned Lee College Performing Arts Center. And to unwind after a long day, embrace the gorgeous scenery and Texas-grown wine varietals at Yepez Vineyard.
Discover the city’s creative side with a self-guided tour of the Sculpture Trail in the vibrant Downtown Arts District on Texas Avenue.
The Baytown Sculpture Trail is a newly added exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed year-round in Baytown’s Downtown Arts District. The Sculpture Trail is a mix of 25 unique statues, featuring artists from across the country and Canada.
Visitors can take a 3-block, self-guided tour of this free, outdoor display. The exhibit features life-like imagery, abstract art pieces, and a variety of mediums from welded metal to carved wood. Visitors will want to return each year to see the sculptures as the exhibit changes annually.
Seize the Cuisine
Baytown features more than 100 dining options, but Baytown puts a twist on Tex-Mex because being located in Texas means that amazing Tex-Mex is a must.
A popular visitor pick is El Toro Mexican Restaurant, which has three locations in Baytown. Their largest location features live music on the weekends, a large meeting room for parties, and a bar serving some of the best margaritas in the Houston area. Try sampling tacos by taking our Taqueria Tour, which features many of Baytown’s authentic taquerias that serve up scrumptious street tacos!
When wandering through the Downtown Arts District, stop in for a Mexican sweet treat at Sabor of Mexico. Sabor features real fruit popsicles, an array of Mexican ice cream flavors, and other traditional treats like banana splits! Love sushi? Try out Wazabi Sushi Bar. This cool eatery is where a laid-back atmosphere meets some of the best sushi in the area. You might even get a dish featuring fire glowing on the plate.
In addition to the diverse culinary delights already mentioned, Baytown further tantalizes taste buds with an array of food offerings such as authentic Cuban flavors, spicy Cajun creations, and wholesome options that include an assortment of juice and smoothie bars to cater to every palate.
Seize the Perfect Event Space
Hosting a family gathering, corporate event, or large convention? We have a space to fit your event and help your plans take shape. Baytown offers over 2,000 hotel rooms across 30 hotels with a variety of amenities.
The newest addition to Baytown includes the stylish Hyatt Regency Baytown-Houston hotel and conference center on Bayland Island. This waterfront hotel holds 208 hotel rooms, 18,000 square feet of versatile meeting space including a 12,000 square foot ballroom, and can handle conferences and galas for up to 1,200 guests.
The water-inspired accommodations include a remarkable view of the iconic Fred Hartman suspension bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge in Texas. The hotel’s bayside location also offers easy access to the Baytown marina, trendy restaurants, and entertainment.
Located along the I-10 corridor with easy access to Houston, Marriot’s Springhill Suites Baytown offers 4,500 square feet of meeting space, while the Hilton Garden Inn Baytown offers 6,882 of event space. Both locations offer catering and technology services to meet your needs. Baytown also offers various freestanding event venues and the tourism team is available Monday-Friday to help you find the perfect location.