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Best Kayaking on the Upper Texas Coast

Kayakers love the weather on the Upper Texas Coast. It’s kayak-friendly nearly year-round. So if you’re wondering what the best kayak spots on the Upper Texas Coast are, we’ve got you covered.  Let’s start with Jefferson County with the Big Thicket National Preserve, operated by the National Park Service. This park offers three paddling trails […]

Holiday Events on the Upper Texas Coast

Tis’ the season for holiday tree lightings, holiday festivals, and Santa sightings across the state, and the Upper Texas Coast won’t disappoint. To make your tour planning easier, below is a list of holiday events on the Upper Texas Coast. (check for current dates and details) Nov. 12 – Jan. 1, Galaxy Lights at Space […]

Must Do Ghost and History Tours on the Upper Texas Coast

Don’t you love a good ghost story? The kind that gives you chills. Or maybe you prefer a good history tour. Either way, you’ll find plenty of options on the Upper Texas Coast.  Let’s start in Jefferson County at the McFaddin-Ward Historic House, 1906 Calder Avenue in Beaumont. This home was built in 1905 and […]

Foodie Tour of the Upper Texas Coast

So you think you’re a foodie? What you’ll love about the Upper Texas Coast is that we’ve got something for everyone. And every one of these stops is a “foodie must-do” on the Upper Texas Coast.  Let’s start our Foodie Tour of the Upper Texas Coast in Jefferson County. Our first stop is at J. […]

Fall Must-Do Events on the Upper Texas Coast

If you’re looking for must-do events on the Upper Texas Coast in September and October! This region offers everything from dog festivals to county fairs to Oktoberfest events. Festivals are a great way to explore a new destination and enjoy the local charm of a community.  Must-Do Events for September (check for current dates and […]

Save the birds, turn off your lights

One morning in May 2017, 400 dead birds lying on the plaza of Galveston’s American National Insurance building greeted employees. Warblers, grosbeaks, and passerines flew into the floodlights and crashed into the 32-story building’s windows. Only three birds survived and were assisted by the Galveston Bay Injured Bird Response Team, run by Audubon Texas and […]

Exploring the Upper Texas Coast

When people think about exploring Texas as part of a road trip, they often think about Big Bend, the Hill Country, or even the Panhandle. Have you thought about exploring the Upper Texas Coast? Lone Star Coastal Alliance is focused on making those travel plans a little easier.  Three of the nation’s top 10 Christmas […]

Things to Do During Labor Day Weekend on the Upper Texas Coast

It’s not too late to make your plans for Labor Day Weekend. Have you thought about spending Labor Day Weekend in the Lone Star Coastal region along the Upper Texas Coast? Options include live country music, food, and the great outdoors. The great thing about the Lone Star Coastal region is there’s something for adventurers […]

Explore! – Freeport, Texas

As a coastal city, Freeport has some of the best fishing in Texas. A number of offshore charter boat services are available for large and small groups, taking both day and overnight trips. There are two marinas, numerous boat ramps, and bait and tackle shops making fishing a breeze in Freeport. For those who prefer […]

Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival

R.A. Apffel East Beach Park in Galveston on June 4, 2022. The ocean is beautiful and alive! It’s oceans of fun, and it will inspire you to protect our seas and the Texas Coast! Enjoy a fun and educational good time! Partner organizations will host interactive activities to help ocean-lovers of all ages learn about the […]