PLAY - BY THE BAY

Whether you live your daily life in the hustle and bustle of the City, or a 40 acre ranch - La Porte has the perfect combination of small town charm and amenity rich City facilities to make for the next destination for you and your family. Situated on Galveston Bay La Porte is truly just a five minute drive from the Port of Houston Cruise terminal making it the perfect place to start your vacation.

Looking for an inexpensive family weekend that you and your family can make a tradition out of? We've got that covered too! So many ways to play in La Porte and ALL of them are budget friendly!


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.

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.

Experience an unforgettable waterborne voyage through one of the busiest ports in the world aboard the Port of Houston Authority's free public tour boat! The tours run at 10am and 2pm and require advanced registrations! Here is a preview of some of the things you might see on your tour.

Experience an unforgettable waterborne voyage through one of the busiest ports in the world aboard the Port of Houston Authority's free public tour boat! The tours run at 10am and 2pm and require advanced registrations! Here is a preview of some of the things you might see on your tour.

Sylvan Beach Park has an 1,100 foot pay to fish fishing pier that is known for great catches. From speckled trout to drum you can always be sure you'll have to put up a good fight in La Porte!

Sylvan Beach Park has an 1,100 foot pay to fish fishing pier that is known for great catches. From speckled trout to drum you can always be sure you'll have to put up a good fight in La Porte!

The Little Cedar Bayou Wave Pool is $5 for non-residents and a perfect fit for families! Concessions are available as well and the hours are convenient! Come catch some rays at this beautiful City owned park!

The Little Cedar Bayou Wave Pool is $5 for non-residents and a perfect fit for families! Concessions are available as well and the hours are convenient! Come catch some rays at this beautiful City owned park!


Just twenty minutes from downtown Houston, locals and out-of-towners alike can turn an afternoon daytrip into a trip back in time — at the San Jacinto Museum of History.  

Just twenty minutes from downtown Houston, locals and out-of-towners alike can turn an afternoon daytrip into a trip back in time — at the San Jacinto Museum of History.

 

Sylvan Beach Park has two sandy shores to call home for the day and both are off the beaten path. Come build sand castles with us.

Sylvan Beach Park has two sandy shores to call home for the day and both are off the beaten path. Come build sand castles with us.


Commissioned in 1914 as the most powerful weapon in the world, the Battleship TEXAS is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation, and radar.  She is the last surviving Dreadnought as well as the only battleship in existence today that fought in both World War I and World War II.  The Battleship Texas was chosen as the Flagship of the British Grand Fleet and fought German submarines during WWI.  She helped protect the Allies throughout WWII during the North Africa invasion, at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and at the landings at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  After the end of World War II, the TEXAS spent three months transporting American troops home before being deactivated in 1946.  The Battleship TEXAS was docked at the San Jacinto Battleground near Houston, Texas in 1948 and became the first permanent battleship museum.    For more detailed history visit Texas Parks & Wildlife

Commissioned in 1914 as the most powerful weapon in the world, the Battleship TEXAS is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation, and radar.  She is the last surviving Dreadnought as well as the only battleship in existence today that fought in both World War I and World War II.  The Battleship Texas was chosen as the Flagship of the British Grand Fleet and fought German submarines during WWI.  She helped protect the Allies throughout WWII during the North Africa invasion, at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and at the landings at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  After the end of World War II, the TEXAS spent three months transporting American troops home before being deactivated in 1946.  The Battleship TEXAS was docked at the San Jacinto Battleground near Houston, Texas in 1948 and became the first permanent battleship museum.    For more detailed history visit Texas Parks & Wildlife

From boutique to big box, from antiques to today's treasures - you can find it all in La Porte. Make sure you shop our historic Main Street and then head to the other side of town and shop the brands!

From boutique to big box, from antiques to today's treasures - you can find it all in La Porte. Make sure you shop our historic Main Street and then head to the other side of town and shop the brands!

Need to get away from the crowd and  stretch your legs? We have a running trail that will give you almost 7 miles of paved trails to run. Just put your running shoes on and ask to be dropped off at Five Points at 100 Broadway and looks for the trail!

Need to get away from the crowd and  stretch your legs? We have a running trail that will give you almost 7 miles of paved trails to run. Just put your running shoes on and ask to be dropped off at Five Points at 100 Broadway and looks for the trail!

If the past is your passion, you’ll love the expertise of the Bay Area Heritage Society.  La Porte was a major tourist destination in the early 20th Century. Known in many circles as the “Coney Island of the South,” La Porte was a regular stop on the Moonlight Express train that ran from Houston to the Train Depot, which is now the Old Sylvan Beach Depot Museum. The Heritage Society manages the Museum, and they are a fantastic resource for all things historical in the City of La Porte. They are open 11a-4p on Saturday's and Sunday's and admission is free.  

If the past is your passion, you’ll love the expertise of the Bay Area Heritage Society.  La Porte was a major tourist destination in the early 20th Century. Known in many circles as the “Coney Island of the South,” La Porte was a regular stop on the Moonlight Express train that ran from Houston to the Train Depot, which is now the Old Sylvan Beach Depot Museum. The Heritage Society manages the Museum, and they are a fantastic resource for all things historical in the City of La Porte. They are open 11a-4p on Saturday's and Sunday's and admission is free.  


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