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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Aquarium
“Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. See saltwater aquariums showcasing the diversity of the Texas coast and tour the largest redfish hatchery in the world. Reservations required for hatchery tours. Hours for visitation are Tuesday through Saturday 9 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm, Closed Mondays. Aquarium feedings Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am. Free Admission and Tours.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Cant miss ... but if you want something close by there is Baywood's Grocery Store about a mile away..I just like HEB becasue its got greater wine choices!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is a great grocery store where you can stock up on all the food you will need during your visit. It is a 20 minute drive from Surfside, so if coming from Houston, we recommend you stop on your way to Surfside. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“They have an amazing pancake breakfast, we recommend the chipolte bacon and fresh squeezed orange juice!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
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“The best kolaches. Great place for breakfast or lunch. Super cute. Mom and Pop.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“For a small museum, it is jam backed with some cool information and exhibits. Definitely worth the stop. Has a movie room where you can see how Dow built Lake Jackson in the beginning for work housing and included social times. There is pictures of unique events - Like when the Lion escaped and ran down Palm Ln Street!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Department Store
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Grocery or Supermarket
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Bar
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for breakfast and lunch. Super good food and the bakery is awesome on its own too!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is all really good, we very much enjoy the steaks! Upscale dinner-perfect date spot.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“We protect birds and their habitats around the Gulf of Mexico and beyond by engaging in research, conservation, and outreach. Visit our website to learn about our annual events, monthly bird banding, bird tours, and adopt a bird programs.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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