Bay City is a small city in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. It's on SH-35, about two hours from Houston, at the Colorado River.

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Map of Bay City (Texas)

Access exclusively by private car. From Houston, locate SH-35 (it crosses IH-45 just south of down town, inside the loop), and go south for about two hours.

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Car, foot, bike, or taxi

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  • Colorado River. A different river that shares a name with the river that carved out the Grand Canyon passes through town.
  • South Texas Project. A nuclear reactor, operates in the area.

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  • Market Days, Around the Courthouse. On the third Saturday of the month, booths(of all kinds) surround the courthouse. You never know what you will find, and this is something you don't want to miss!

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  • K-2 Steakhouse, 1701 8th St (a block north of the courthouse), +1 979 245-6936. Some of the best food in town!
  • La Casona, 2416 Avenue F, +1 979-245-2449. Surprise - Tex-mex!
  • China Chef Restaurant, 907 Avenue F, +1 979 245-4931. The best Chinese food in town, but only one buffet table.

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  • Neon Moon (The Moon), 5212 7th St, +1 979 245-5566. Beer bar. Karaoke and live music.

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  • Lake Jackson is a nearby city with some things to do.
  • Surfside and Surfside Beach, Bryan Beach, and Quintana Beach are south of Lake Jackson on SH-36. There are wide stretches of beaches with vehicle access and few people (at least compared to Galveston). The fishing is often very good, especially for shark and redfish.
  • West Columbia has some interesting buildings about a hundred years old.
  • Palacios is about a half hour south on SH-35 and has lots of old interesting houses and interesting restaurants.
  • Galveston makes a great day trip and scenic drive. Head north on SH-35 to Lake Jackson, then south on SH-36 until you come to the Bluewater Highway (CR-332). Head north east (left) and follow the coast. The toll bridge at San Luis Pass costs about $2. The road then becomes San Luis Pass Road (CR-3005) and continues to Galveston.
  • Houston is a major city with endless things to see and do, and is about ninety minutes north on SH-35.
Routes through Bay City
Corpus ChristiPalacios ← Jct N    S   N  AlvinHouston

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