Within an hours drive there are plenty of nature attractions for couples in Houston to visit together or with friends and family. You can enjoy a vast range of adventures, romantic paddle boat rides on lakes and rivers, the beauty of the majestic rolling hills and mysterious swamps filled with trees, and aquatic plants and animals.
Each of these attractions are wonderful places to spend an afternoon enjoying pleasant activities such as birding, fishing, brisk hikes on walking and bike paths and the tranquility of paddling a water trail.
Outdoors Attractions Near Houston
The best accommodations are located close to historic attractions and major Texas cities. It won't be hard finding a regal hotel, well maintained outdoor recreational areas, that welcome RVs and campers or an intimate bed and breakfast.
There are several parks near Houston that harbor hundreds of acres of some the country’s last untouched natural habitat. Texas State parks are ideal places for couples to visit on a romantic getaway. They preserve some of the few places still remaining where you can experience swatches of nature's raw beauty and view romantic sunsets unspoiled by the glare of city lights.
Padre Island National Seashore
Katy Prairie Conservancy
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Waugh Bridge Bat Colony
Brazos Bend Park
Big Thicket National Preserve
These natural attractions that are fairly close to Houston have untamed wilderness, but are not too rugged for urban dwellers.
Texas State Parks In And Around Houston
Some of the state parks within an hours drive of Houston are listed below.Also remember these handy travelers tips when you visit Texas state parks:
Get there early to find good parking or camping areas.
Bring a good still or video camera to capture the beauty witing to be discovered as you explore the expansive Texas outdoors.
Dress for the weather. It can go from hot and humid on sunny days to a major downpour in minutes, so don’t forget to grab some rain gear just in case.
Sheldon Lake State Park
Galveston Island State Park
Brazos Bend State Park
Livingston Dam and Park
Washington On The Brazos
Huntsville State Park
Stephen F Austin State Park
Sea Center Texas
Any of the major interstates that dissect the city can lead couples to these must visit nature attractions near Houston.
The Scenic Gulf Coast
Houston's metro area is situated on the Gulf Coast, a crossroad where the landscape dominated by coastal prairies ambles into eastern hardwood swamps that when dried up become coniferous forest which slowly melt into the southwestern desert.
The amount of ecological diversity in Texas is amazing. You can find everything from deserts to beaches and hills that graduate into mountain peaks that climb to over 8,000 feet. Couples can only see a small part of the state’s natural beauty during a daytrip. To see more of it indulge yourself with a Texas getaway for overnight or longer.
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