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Michelle’s guidebook

Michelle

Michelle’s guidebook

Restaurants
A listing of restaurants within a 15 minute drive from our cottage.
This restaurant offers waterfront dining and fresh seafood. They are locally run by a wonderful couple. It is right next to the San Jacinto Monument and the Battleship Texas. Open for lunch and dinner.
Monument Inn Restaurant
4406 Independence Pkwy
This restaurant offers waterfront dining and fresh seafood. They are locally run by a wonderful couple. It is right next to the San Jacinto Monument and the Battleship Texas. Open for lunch and dinner.
If you want great food at a great price near the Kemah Waterfront, Tookie's is the place to go. Everything is good!
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Tookie's Seafood Restaurant
1106 Bayport Blvd
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If you want great food at a great price near the Kemah Waterfront, Tookie's is the place to go. Everything is good!
Want ones of the best burgers you have ever eaten? Try this place. It is so good!
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Tookie's Burgers
1202 Bayport Boulevard
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Want ones of the best burgers you have ever eaten? Try this place. It is so good!
Less than 5 minutes from the cottage, you can get great Texas BBQ with out leaving La Porte. I enjoy a good beef brisket and fried okra.
King's BBQ
521 W Main St
Less than 5 minutes from the cottage, you can get great Texas BBQ with out leaving La Porte. I enjoy a good beef brisket and fried okra.
Directly down Fairmont Parkway. They have large portions and great seafood. I enjoy a cup of their shrimp jumbo. You can also call in a to go order for pickup.
Baytown Seafood Restaurant
1101 TX-146
Directly down Fairmont Parkway. They have large portions and great seafood. I enjoy a cup of their shrimp jumbo. You can also call in a to go order for pickup.
A Houston area institution for donuts. I love both their donuts and kolaches, minutes from the house. For a true sugar rush check out the bullseye.
Shipley Do-Nuts
A Houston area institution for donuts. I love both their donuts and kolaches, minutes from the house. For a true sugar rush check out the bullseye.
Attractions
There is a lot to do here!
This is a wonderful chance to see the place that made space exploration possible. Visit mission control!
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Space Center Houston
1601 East Nasa Parkway
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This is a wonderful chance to see the place that made space exploration possible. Visit mission control!
Experience a boardwalk with games, rides, restaurants and stunning water views!
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Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Avenue
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Experience a boardwalk with games, rides, restaurants and stunning water views!
There are several miles of trails and lots of interpretive things to do here. Check their website for events!
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Armand Bayou Nature Center
8500 Bay Area Blvd
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There are several miles of trails and lots of interpretive things to do here. Check their website for events!
Go to main street and enjoy the multiple shops for antiquing. The stores are quite large and air conditioned.
La Porte
Go to main street and enjoy the multiple shops for antiquing. The stores are quite large and air conditioned.
Winding through a natural bayside setting of stately trees and bayou-fed waterways, La Porte Bay Forest Golf Course has earned the prestigious distinction of being named one of the top 20 municipal golf courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. Bay Forest offers amenities for both the casual and championship player, making it a true golf test at an affordable price. Also has a driving range.
Bay Forest Golf Course
201 Bay Forest Dr
Winding through a natural bayside setting of stately trees and bayou-fed waterways, La Porte Bay Forest Golf Course has earned the prestigious distinction of being named one of the top 20 municipal golf courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. Bay Forest offers amenities for both the casual and championship player, making it a true golf test at an affordable price. Also has a driving range.
Wave Pool with fun for all ages. Check the website for operating hours and days.
Little Cedar Bayou Wave Pool
600 Little Cedar Bayou Dr
Wave Pool with fun for all ages. Check the website for operating hours and days.
The Houston Zoo is a world class facility which is home to animals from all over the world. Their programs are extensive. Visit their website for update information on programming.
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Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
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The Houston Zoo is a world class facility which is home to animals from all over the world. Their programs are extensive. Visit their website for update information on programming.
World Class science museum with something for everyone.
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
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World Class science museum with something for everyone.
This large art museum has something for everyone. The special exhibits are also wonderful. Check the website for current exhibits.
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
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This large art museum has something for everyone. The special exhibits are also wonderful. Check the website for current exhibits.
We love the Astros! Come see them play at our world class Minute Maid park.
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Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street
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We love the Astros! Come see them play at our world class Minute Maid park.
Free! You will need to make an advance reservation. Check the website for availability.
Sam Houston Boat Tour
7300 Clinton Drive
Free! You will need to make an advance reservation. Check the website for availability.
There is a pay for fishing pier. A sandy beach with water access is a nice place to cool off on a hot day. Since it is on the bay, the waves are typically gentler than the gulf. The kids will love the play structures. If you have a skateboarder, they may want to check out the skate park. The gazebos offer great views of the bay. There are also covered picnic benches and a boat launch.
Sylvan Beach Park
8121 N Bayshore Dr
There is a pay for fishing pier. A sandy beach with water access is a nice place to cool off on a hot day. Since it is on the bay, the waves are typically gentler than the gulf. The kids will love the play structures. If you have a skateboarder, they may want to check out the skate park. The gazebos offer great views of the bay. There are also covered picnic benches and a boat launch.
Explore this museum and retired train depot and learn some of the history of La Porte. Open Saturdays and Sundays.
La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society
604 Park Street
Explore this museum and retired train depot and learn some of the history of La Porte. Open Saturdays and Sundays.
This is a great place for day hiking and enjoying being near the water.
Baytown Nature Center
6213 Bayway Dr
This is a great place for day hiking and enjoying being near the water.
Sightseeing
Enjoy Texas history
A retired battleship that you can explore with the entire family.
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Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway
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A retired battleship that you can explore with the entire family.
Do not miss going up to the Observation Deck. You can learn a little Texas history and enjoy a fun day with the family.
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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway
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Do not miss going up to the Observation Deck. You can learn a little Texas history and enjoy a fun day with the family.