You’ve heard that things are just bigger in Texas, from ten-gallon hats to 40 oz. steaks, but over in Baytown you can experience the best of the “Lone Star State” on a smaller scale. Ever since they discovered oil in 1903—black gold, Texas tea—the residents of Baytown have kept an impressively low profile. Nestled in the Trinity Bay, just 26 miles east of downtown Houston, Baytown is an easygoing reprieve from the big city. Float through the local waterways or hone your horseback-riding skills out on the dusty trail. Take a gander at our hotels in Baytown, TX, and start planning your next trip.
Think of Baytown as a breath of fresh air after frolicking in the Gulf Coast and before diving headlong into the busy streets of Houston. Take the road less traveled right away with trail rides at nearby stables and ranches—it might make all the difference, as our friend Robert Frost would say. Then, dust off your jeans and float past the historic dockyard and neighborhood houses on the Lynchburg Ferry, the city’s main mode of transport across the Houston Ship Channel since 1822. These days, you can’t float around in the middle of the night like before, but you’ll be too busy with sweet dreams of barbecue and Tex Mex in Baytown, TX hotels. When supper time rolls around, realize those dreams downtown on Decker Drive—one smokehouse brisket at a time—before catching a show at the Baytown Little Theater, which has been community-run since 1960. Next, wander down Main Street for some good old-fashioned watering hole revelry, where locals spin tall tales until last call. Save some room for another helping of performing arts and pick up one of our rental cars in Baytown for a concert in Houston.
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