We’re so lucky that there are plenty of world-class attractions to explore near our RV park in San Leon, TX. Here’s a look at many of our favorites to consider adding to your itinerary for your next trip. If you don’t find something here that interests you, be sure to ask for advice from the management office – beyond this list, there is so much more to see!
Haak Vineyards & Winery
If you’re a wine lover, you can’t pass up a visit to one of the many popular wineries near our luxury RV resort. The Haak Vineyards and Winery is widely popular and is just a 30-minute drive from Bay RV Park!
Haak Winery is the first winery and the only commercial vineyard in all of Galveston County, offering an outstanding selection of premium wines made right here in the state of Texas. There are tastings, a wine club, a bistro, and an educational tour to learn about the vineyard’s history.
Open every day except Tuesday from 11 am till late, the outstanding staff, stunning views, cozy atmosphere, and delicious wine make for an enjoyable day out.
1940 Air Terminal Museum
The Air Terminal Museum is the only educational institution in the Greater Houston area dedicated to showcasing the local area’s civil aviation history and is is less than 40 minutes drive away! Designed by architect Joseph Finger, who was also responsible for designing Houston’s City Hall, it was built to meet the demand for air travel as the city grew into a significant air commerce hub in the 30s.
It served as the main commercial air terminal up until 1954 and is a stunning art deco design that includes a gallery featuring original oil paintings by Jonathan Frank. For younger visitors, there’s also a Children’s Dream of Flight Gallery that includes vintage aviation games, toys, and books, along with an aviation play table and library that will inspire budding pilots.
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Entry is $5 per adult and $2 per child (with kids under two free!)
Clayton Library for Genealogical Research
The Clayton Library for Genealogical Research is located in an old historic home that has been transformed into a library and serves as one of the best resources for both national and international records relating to family history in the local area.
If you’re interested in finding out about the local family history or have roots in the area, then this is the place for you! It’s also close to many of Houston’s museums, so it’s worth combining your trip for a full day of research and culture all within a 45-minute drive of Bay RV Park.
If you’re looking to explore the nearby area, then you can’t go wrong spending a couple of days at Galveston Island – only 30 minutes drive from our park. Famous for its architecture, there’s plenty on offer, including historic building tours of some beautiful old homes in the area representing a bygone era.
Our top recommendations include organizing a visit to 1892 Bishop’s Palace, Moody Mansion, 1859 Ashton Villa, or the Michel B Menard House.
Plus, the area has plenty of stunning beaches, a large water park, and many other activities to enjoy!
George Bush Presidential Library
If you’re interested in finding out more about the life of George H.W Bush, this attraction is well worth a visit. Offering glimpses into his childhood during the 20s, his service during World War II ,and his career before becoming president. It provides some interesting insights into the steps that led to him becoming America’s 41st president.
Exhibits rotate every few months, and the museum is open daily to visitors, closing at 5 pm. It offers an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family.
One of the most popular and closest local attractions is the Kemah Boardwalk, just a 14 minute drive from Bay RV Park. The Boardwalk is a developed piece of beachfront property offering leisurely strolls, wonderful restaurants, fishing from the pier, retail stores and more. Spanning 40-acres along the waterfront, it also hosts a year round fun fair with plenty of rides to suit the whole family, including the double-decker carousel, the century wheel and the chaotic hypnospin! With so much on offer, the Boardwalk is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike and makes a great day or evening out for non-stop entertainment.
Kemah itself also offers plenty for visitors if you want to explore further than the Boardwalk, including Stingray Reef Aquarium where you can feed stingrays, plenty of sailing and boat adventure opportunities and charter fishing trips!
NASA Space Center
The visitor center for NASA Johnson Space Center is only 30 minutes by car and is the official home of Mission Control for NASA space launches.
In addition to being the training center for the nation’s astronauts, it also offers plenty of science education programs and a fun museum for people of all ages, where you can learn more about space travel. Most days it’s open from 10 am to 5 pm, though check for seasonal hours on the website before visiting.
Seabrook Trail Adventure
The Seabrook Hike and Bike Trail System are popular with locals and tourists, offering access to around 13 miles of trails, many along the shoreline with stunning views. The town of Seabrook is just under 20 minutes from Bay RV Park. If you’re interested in spotting wildlife in their natural habitat, you may be lucky to spot whitetail deer, alligators, bottle-nosed dolphins, Texas armadillos, and plenty of local birdlife.
Whether you’re interested in walking, running, or cycling the trails, the beautiful landscape and year-round average temperatures make the trails an excellent option for anyone wanting to spend some time outdoors.
Texas City Dike
The Texas City Dike stretches over five miles into Galveston Bay and is the world’s longest fishing pier. It’s a popular place to launch a boat and do some fishing and offers some great amenities for visitors, including picnic shelters, restrooms, and fish cleaning stations. It’s also got a vast playground which makes it a great option if you’re traveling with kids, along with hiking trails, bicycle rentals, and a golf course.
Best of all, it’s only about 30 minutes from drive from our Texas City campgrounds! During summer, the cost per vehicle is $10 on weekends. Entry is free for anyone entering without a car.
Visit RV Parks in Galveston Near All The County Has to Offer
Whether you are interested in nature, history, culture, or simply want to have some fun with friends and family, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Galveston area – and there is no better home base than Bay RV Park. Our RV park in Texas has the largest sites and most affordable rates in the area. Ready to book your stay? Give us a call today!