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The Baytown Region is located in southeastern Texas, including various cities such as Houston, Seadrift, Victoria, La Grange, College Stations, Woodville, and Jasper. Things to do in the region are visiting Houston, Baytown, and the Sam Houston National Forest. Weather in the area is usually warm, with the high average being in the mid-eighties and with a low of about 53 degrees Fahrenheit. The region gets a decent amount of rain, with the rain falling the most in July. Other months that are likely to bring rain are October and December. Baytown gets around one inch of snow a year on average. The region is also humid, with the highest humidity being in June, July, and August. The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Houston, The Cockrell Butterfly Center, Minute Maid Park, and Houston Zoo are common things for people to do while visiting the region. Other things to do in the area include Umbrella Alley, the Lynchburg Ferry, Pirates Bay Water Park, and the Baytown Nature Center.
Many people visit the Baytown Region to go to Houston, a larger and more famous city in Texas. People also come to visit various other towns, including Baytown—for which the city is named. Other things to do are go to the beach and visiting the Sam Houston National Forest. While at the Sam Houston National Forest, people have the option to go camping and hiking. In Houston, there is a large number of things people can do. Examples of these include the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Houston, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Minute Maid Park, and the Houston Zoo. In the Houston Museum of Natural Science, there are various dinosaur bones, bugs, and other animals displayed in the museum. At Space Center Houston, the museum has things such as space suits, space shuttles and ships, and displays on space exploration. The Cockrell Butterfly Center is a place where many different types of butterflies live and are protected. Minute Maid Park is a baseball field where people can see games and get food. The Houston Zoo holds many different kinds of animals like flamingos, lions, elephants, otters, meerkats, and various water animals such as jellyfish, river fish, and ocean fish.
Activities within the city of Baytown itself include the Lynchburg Ferry, Pirates Bay Water Park, the Baytown Nature Center, and Umbrella Alley. The Lynchburg Ferry is a historical ferry that runs crosses at the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou junction. The ferry is still functioning, and it is possible for people to ride it. Pirates Bay Water Park is a water park that includes various pools and slides. The park is pirate-themed and is decorated accordingly. Specific attractions in the park include a kid pool with a large bucket that dumps water, a lazy river, and a wave pool. The Baytown Nature Center is a center filled with various plants and animals. Signs can help people identify the many types of birds and plants in the area. There are also a few statues, a small playground for children, and trails. Umbrella Alley is an alley with umbrellas of many different types of colors hung up above the alley. The alley also has spray-painted walls where guests are allowed to take pictures.
The Baytown Region is located in Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. The region curves around Seadrift, Victoria, La Grange, College Station, Woodville, Jasper, and parts of Orange and Nederland. The East side of the border goes along the state boundary between Texas and Louisiana, and the south part of the border goes along the Gulf of Mexico. The most notable geographic features in the region include the Sam Houston National Forest and a sizable section of the Gulf of Mexico.
Weather in the area is generally warm, with average highs in the eighties and with an average low of about 53 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain is the most likely to fall in July, with other likely rainfall months being October and December. Snow does not fall often, but the chance of snow rises during December. On average, Baytown gets around 1.2 inches of snow each year in December. In the region, it is often humid, with the most humid times being in June, July, and August. Because of the weather, the most effective time to visit Baytown is from early February to the end of April. The most popular time of year to visit Baytown is in February.
Animals in the region include raccoons, bats, skunks, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, turtles, deer, alligators, armadillos, rats, mice, squirrels, hawks, owls, and snakes, along with other reptiles. Many of these animals can be found throughout the region, though a large population of them live in the Sam Houston National Forest. Many of the plants in the region can also be found in the Sam Houston National Forest. Some of these plants include the eastern purple coneflower, black-eyed Suzan, island sea oats, Texas lantana, and the youpon holly, which is the "pride of Texas."
The city of Baytown was first found by White American settlers in 1822. One of the earliest settlers was Nathaniel Lynch, who is known for setting up a ferry that crosses at the junction of the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou. The ferry service, called the Lynchburg Ferry, still operates today. Originally, Baytown was comprised of three different towns. One of these towns was called Goose Creek for the bayou that was populated by Canadian geese during the winter. After the discovery of the Goose Creek Oil Field, the rival communities of Pelly and East Baytown developed. Later, the "East" in East Baytown was dropped because East Baytown was located west of Goose Creek. Talk of merging the three communities started after World War I, but Baytown was opposed to the idea. Years later, in 1947, the three communities agreed to consolidate. The citizens decided on the name of Baytown. Baytown was officially founded in January of 1948.
The area where Houston is currently located used to be home to the Karankawa and the Atakapa indigenous peoples. They are estimated to have lived there for over 2,000 years before the first known settlers found the area. The Allen brothers were the first people to explore the area, and shortly after, they ran their first advertisement for Houston. It was offered to act as a state capital soon after its creation, and a state capitol building was built soon after. Houston was officially incorporated in June of 1837 with James S. Holman as the first mayor. A few months later, Houston became the county seat of Harris County, which was first called Harrisburg County. In 1860 Houston became a commercial and railroad hub for the export of cotton. When World War II started, the shipping activities in Houston were suspended. As a result, refineries and manufacturing plants were built because of the demand for rubber products. Those plants and refineries are still in the city, though not all of them are still operational. In more current times, Houston has suffered from multiple floods from heavy rainfall.
Galveston East End Guest House
The Galveston East End Guest House is located in Galveston, Texas. The building of the property has multiple levels and is built in a Victorian style. The establishment is located in a small town that is close to the Galveston beaches. The property has three suites, most of which are rented out to couples. In the rooms are king-sized beds, bathrooms, and various decorations. One of the suites, the Osborne Suite, has a private balcony that guests can go on. The owners and workers of the property want their guests to feel happy and comfortable and work hard to make the rooms clean and tidy. The Galveston East End Guest House was built in 1888 and was originally used as an office space. Today, it serves as a bed and breakfast....Read More
Ant Street Inn
Ant Street Inn is a hotel building near the center of Brenham, Texas. This bed and breakfast was originally built in 1899 and operated as a warehouse and retail store before closing in the 1970s. It was renovated in 1990, reopened as an inn in 1995, and is currently known for its antiques and free bluebell ice cream. It is also known for its guest rooms, which are decorated and colored in likeness to the cities where the inn's original owner purchased his antiques. Breakfast is served at the Brenham Grill, a restaurant adjacent to the hotel lobby and operated by Jaime and Chelly Galindo. Keith and Suzy Hankins, the inn's owners, have partnered with several local businesses to provide guests with additional experiences such as wine tastings and holiday celebrations....Read More
Ethridge Farm Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast
Ethridge Farm Bed and Breakfast has been in operation since 2003. Three cabins were built on the property, each of which has a country-style theme with similar amenities provided within. Breakfast is complimentary to guests, and any dietary restrictions that visitors may have can be addressed and accounted for in the preparation. Additionally, the owner provides dinner for an extra fee. Ann, the owner, seeks to provide a relaxing and comfortable experience for her guests and encourages her patrons to enjoy the outdoors. The home sits on thirty-five acres of land, and nearly twelve of the acres are being developed and maintained. A fishing pond, an old-fashioned country barn, and an orchard are located on the acreage. Events such as weddings and reunions can be hosted on the property, with the lodge having a gathering gazebo that can host around seventy-five people....Read More
Main Street House
Main Street House is a bed and breakfast located in Brenham, Texas, northwest of Houston, Texas. The business is open year-round and offers five units in total. Breakfast is provided each morning with several continental items, and on the weekends, the owners can also provide a hot, made-to-order dish. The common areas, known as gathering rooms, have a variety of activities that guests can participate in, including card games, yoga, and playing music. Many of the rooms are decorated with artwork created by artists from various places. The property also has several historical features, including a boiler from when the house was first built. Pets and children 12 years old or younger are not allowed to stay at Main Street House....Read More
The Inn at Indian Creek is a 20-acre lodging property situated amongst the Boehnemann farms outside Burton, Texas. Surrounded by rural farmland, the property has been landscaped and manicured to provide its patrons with extensive grass areas shaded under mature oak and pecan trees. A fishing pond covered in water-lilies and an abundance of flower gardens is also available for guests to enjoy on the premises. There are four limestone cottages spaced apart from one another on the grounds to provide privacy and seclusion—three of which are available for reservations. Two of the cottages—Wigwam and The Chief—have two bedrooms with queen-sized beds, while the third—Tepee—has a single bedroom with a king-sized bed. They all have full-sized kitchens, living rooms, and covered outdoor porches. The property is open year-round and is located near Round-Top, Texas, known for hosting The Original Round Top Antique Fair each year....Read More
Somewhere in Time Bed & Breakfast
Somewhere in Time Bed & Breakfast is located in Bellville, Texas. Bellville is named after Thomas B. Bell, one of Stephen F. Austin's earliest colonists. Somewhere in Time Bed & Breakfast has two rooms available in the main building, which is the house, and two cottages that can be rented, dependent on guests' preference during their stay. Visitors who come during the first Saturday of the month, can take part in a day that has been named "Market Day," and explore what kinds of goods and services the town specializes in. This event takes place every month on the first Saturday, and usually takes place on the main street....Read More
The Brazos Bed and Breakfast is located in Washington, Texas, and is owned by Diane and her husband, Villard. The property is located on around eighteen acres of land and has a couple of gardens, large fields, a couple of ponds, and a seven and a half walking trail that guests can walk on. The inside of the property has two suites called the Tree Top and the Texan Suites. The rooms come with various accommodations such as microwaves, private bathrooms, private entrances, mini-fridges, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and more. The innkeepers love to be hospitable and strive to make their guests feel comfortable....Read More
Out By The Sea Bed and Breakfast
Out By The Sea Bed and Breakfast is located in Crystal Beach, Texas, which is a city found southeast of Houston, Texas. There are a total of six units that can be rented at the inn, including five suites and one apartment building. The apartment unit is a separate building that the owner describes as being suitable for families with children, as it has more space and an extra bed for sleeping. Two rooms are oriented towards honeymoons and anniversaries due to their decorations and themes. The business is capable of hosting events like weddings and family reunions, though they typically can only allow up to 30 people at these events. Crystal Beach is within walking distance of the business, providing better access to the beach. One unique aspect of the beach is that visitors can drive their vehicles on the sand....Read More