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Katy Texas Day Trips
February 52015

Katy, Texas, is a vibrant and rapidly growing community just west of Houston. Founded in the 1870’s, Katy was originally known as Cane Island, named after Cane Island Creek that still runs through it. It wasn’t until 1945, however, that Katy became incorporated as a town.

The older part of Katy is a community of quiet, tree-lined streets which reflect the laid back atmosphere of a small town. Historically, Katy was a major agricultural center, especially rice farming, and a railroad hub. At one time Katy was also home to one of the one of the largest gas fields in this part of Texas, over 30,000 acres in the 1940’s.

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Old town Katy is worth a visit. Check out this site for more or watch this short video.

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George Bush Park

Location: George Bush Park (Map) 16756 Westheimer Parkway Houston, Texas 77082

Hours: 7:00 am until 10:00 pm

Park Features

  • Baseball Field
  • Boardwalk
  • Creek
  • Dog Park
  • Equestrian Trail
  • Fishing
  • Hike and Bike Trail
  • Meeting Room
  • Model Airplane Airport
  • Nature Trail
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic/Barbecue
  • Playground For All Children
  • Pond
  • Restrooms
  • Scout Overnite Camping
  • Shooting Range
  • Soccer Field
  • Walking Trail
  • Wetland Habitat

Mason Creek Park & North Hike and Bike Trail

Location: Mason Creek Park & North Hike and Bike Trail (Map) 2500 Porter Road Katy, Texas 77493

Hours: Open 24 hours

Park Features:

  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hike and Bike Trail
  • Wetland Habitat
Historical and Museums

Find out more about these at the links below:

Parks and Nature

Mary Jo Peckham Park

Hours: 7:00 am until 10:00 pm

A few of the park features:

  • Community Center
  • Fishing
  • Gazebo
  • Jogging Trail
  • Koi Pond
  • Lake
  • Lighted Walking Trail
  • Miniature Golf Course
  • Picnic/Barbecue
  • Playground For All Children
  • Restrooms

Katy Park

Hours: 7:00 am until 10:00 pm

Park Features:

  • Baseball Field
  • Gazebo
  • Jogging Trail
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic/Barbecue
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field
BBQ

There are a number of great BBQ places to eat in the Katy area.

  • Rudy’s BBQ is perhaps my favorite. They are located just off I-10. Expect it to be busy, even though it is quite large, it is just that good!
  • Midway BBQ is another BBQ place worth mentioning and is located in old town Katy,  It has been around for a number of years.

Seafood

Many more Katy restaurant listings here.

Shopping

In Old Town Katy there are a number of quaint, boutique shops and eateries as well as Katy Mills Mall, with over 200 stores and restaurants.

So what is there to see and do in Katy? Quite a lot!

Katy is also home to Katy Mills Mall, home to many fine stores and shops and restaurants… over 200, at last count!

 

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Kemah Texas Day Trips
December 242013

The Kemah Boardwalk is a definite “must see” visit if you are in the area. Restaurants and rides and ocean views. The main attractions of the 42-acre complex, which opened in 1997, are its many restaurants overlooking Galveston Bay.

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Richmond Texas Day Trips
August 282013

In 1822, a group of Austin’s colonists went up the Brazos River, stopping near present day Richmond where they built a fort called Fort Bend. Named after Richmond, England, the town was among the 19 cities first incorporated by the short-lived Republic of Texas, in 1837.

Early residents of the city include many prominent figures in Texas lore such as Jane Long, Deaf Smith, and Mirabeau Lamar, who are all buried in Richmond. On August 16, 1889, the town was the site of the “Battle of Richmond,” an armed fight culminating the Jaybird-Woodpecker War, a violent feud over post-Reconstruction political control of Fort Bend County. The Mayor from 1949 until his death in 2012 was Hilmar Moore.

(From Wikipedia)

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Galveston Texas Day Trips

If you have that anxious feeling where you know you need to get away, the answer is easy. It’s island time! Leave the stiff and boring behind for the excitement of Galveston Island’s beachfront facilities in one of Texas’ top tourism destinations. Located just 50 minutes from Houston, this tropical island offers more than 5,000 sleeping rooms, 32 miles of beaches, rich history and culture, unique shopping and a variety of world-class attractions to make your meeting far from ordinary.

Offering sweeping views of the Gulf’s sparkling waters, the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort is the perfect meeting destination. Located on Galveston’s famous Seawall Boulevard, this 140,000 square-foot property combines executive conference facilities with luxurious amenities as well as complimentary wireless Internet, shuttle services and on-site parking.

While you’re in Galveston, mixing business with pleasure is easy as the island offers plenty of opportunities for exploring, from the adventure pyramids of Moody Gardens to the thrills of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Visitors can learn about Galveston’s unique history at a variety of museums, like the historic mansion Bishop’s Palace or the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. In Galveston, even shopping and dining are historic, cultural experiences. The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport District boasts of beautiful Victorian storefronts featuring unique shops, restaurants and art galleries just a short walk away from Galveston’s Pier 21 and glistening harbor.

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Rosenberg was named after Henry von Rosenberg who migrated from Switzerland to the United States in 1843.

Rosenberg began as a shipping point on the Brazos River, and reached a boom in the late-18 and early 1900s as the railroads developed. It grew to become a center of commerce in the 1940s and 50s, and was knows as the “Hub of the Gulf Coast.”

Find out much more about what you can see and do in Rosenberg at City of Rosenberg , Visitors page.

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