The skyscrapers of Space City, the shoreline of the Gulf, and the intrepid spirit of the Lone Star State: Experience this exciting corner of Texas with Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast. Inside you'll find:Flexible itineraries, from a long weekend in Houston to a road trip through Central Texas and the coastStrategic advice for history buffs, outdoor adventurers, families, and moreThe top sights and unique experiences: Marvel at the original Mission Control at the NASA Space Center or browse the compelling collections at the Contemporary Art Center. Go boating past Spanish moss and cypress trees, kayak along the shore, hike through the Big Thicket Natural Preserve, or spot rare species on a coastal birding trail. Relax on the pristine Padre Island National Seashore, and watch the sun set over the water from the top of a historic lighthouseThe best local flavors: Dig in to authentic, smoky barbecue, classic Tex-Mex staples, and down-home Southern cookingExpert advice from longtime Texan Andy Rhodes on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get aroundFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutThorough background on the state's culture, history, geography, and regional vernacularExperience the best of Houston and the Gulf Coast with Moon's practical tips and local insight.
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About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you.
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