UPPER TEXAS COAST
From Sabine Pass and Orange on the Louisiana state line, to beautiful and warm Texas beaches at Surfside and the Bolivar Peninsula (see map), the Upper Texas coast provides outstanding RV opportunities and close proximity to metropolitan areas for those who prefer to stay near the amenities offered by larger cities like Houston and Beaumont.
There's still plenty of room for solitude however, and Winter Texans find the region ideal for escaping the colder climates of home and relaxing in the sunny, warm afternoons of the ocean climate.
Galveston Island, the cradle of Texas pioneer history, offers modern amenities and a great winter climate, as well as the art and culture of a cosmopolitan community. The beaches and sunsets are some of the best in Texas, and RV parks and resorts dot the coastline along the island corridor making it easy to find a nesting ground along the picturesque route.
The nearby coastal communities of Freeport, Surfside, Lake Jackson, Bolivar, Port Arthur - and many more - offer their own brand of Texas leisure and hospitality, and are favorite landing grounds for those seeking subtropical climate and beauty.
And the local cuisine is a wonderful mix of French-Cajun with a Texas coastal twist, that makes dining out more than fun - it can be an adventure and culinary delight.
The greater Houston Metropolitan Area is near most points along the upper coast and offers all the convenience, art and culture you would expect of a major city. Houston is one of the nation's leading ports, and shopping the metroplex can be an adventure in itself. Add to the mix ample museums and performing art venues, and the city offers just about everything for the cost of a day trip from your favorite upper coast location.
A favorite with many Winter Texans are Mardis Gras celebrations in both Galveston and Port Arthur. A Dickens Festival on Galveston Island also is noted for its growing gayety and popularity among the Winter Texan crowd every year in December.
Attractions include the Johnson Space Center near Houston, a number of theme park attractions, and the many resort amenities of Galveston Island.