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Create unforgettable autumn memories with a visit to Baytown, Texas.  The mild temperatures usher in a variety of enticing travel opportunities, ranging from family-friendly GeoTours to captivating nights at the theater. Positioned in the heart of the Gulf Coast region, just east of Houston and north of Galveston, Baytown is perfectly situated for visitors while on business or exploring with family.

As the heat subsides in the Texas Gulf Coast, the events turn up, especially in Baytown! Popular fall events include the Latin Festival—an evening of music and food—on September 23; Nurture Nature Fest—a family friendly celebration of Baytown’s outdoor beauty—on October 14; Heritage Scaritage—a popular fall festival with a historical twist—on October 28; and Grape Stomp Fest at Yepez Vineyard in November. In the winter, the historic downtown Texas Avenue area becomes the home of all things Christmas! From Christmas parades to holiday markets, yuletide concerts to jolly theater performances, Baytown packs in the merry seasonal fun.

The cooler temperatures create the perfect conditions for exceptional fishing. Known for its rich saltwater and fresh water fishing, Baytown is nestled among four different saltwater bays that feed into Galveston Bay. A variety of fishing guides and charters launch out of Baytown daily, including the famous Thompson’s Bait Camp, but Baytown has multiple places to wet a hook via land, boat, or kayak!

Fall skies come alive with feathered friends along the Texas Gulf Coast as birds begin their migration to warmer locales. Located on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, the Baytown Nature Center is a 500-acre peninsula surrounded by three bays and home to more than 350 species of birds. The Center features picnic shelters, fishing piers, pavilions and overlooks, a butterfly garden, and a children’s nature discovery area. This location is a special place for avid and novice birders to take in the many species of birds that reside or migrate through the area.

The popular and family-friendly “Family, History, Nature Together GeoTour” (GT7A) offers a scavenger hunt-style tour of Baytown’s key attractions and history, all while earning rewards. Participants decode clues to receive “swag” at the end. GeoTour passports are available at the Baytown Visitor Center, the tourism kiosk in Baytown Buc-ee’s, or online at

The fall and winter temperatures in Baytown, make it the ideal location for outdoor activities such as exploring the Baytown Sculpture Trail. This charming outdoor gallery showcases 25 diverse sculptures by artists from the USA and Canada, spanning an array of styles and mediums, ranging from welded metal to intricately carved wood. Embark on a self-guided three-block tour of this complimentary exhibit, which features naturalistic and abstract creations. With the exhibit’s transformation every March, each annual visit promises fresh artistic experiences to captivate your senses. In addition to this, a must-see is the Art Alley, where 13 selfie-style murals and a unique lock wall art piece await your discovery.

Baytown boasts a diverse array of more than 100 dining choices, with a distinctive twist on Tex-Mex that’s inherent to its Texas locale. A standout favorite among visitors is El Toro Mexican Restaurant, with three locations across the city. The largest venue treats visitors to live music on weekends, a spacious event space for gatherings, and a bar crafting some of the Houston area’s finest margaritas. For a true taco adventure, take on our Taqueria Tour, exploring Baytown’s authentic eateries renowned for their delectable street tacos. While exploring the Downtown Arts District, savor a delightful Mexican sweet treat at Sabor of Mexico, offering a variety of real fruit popsicles, Mexican ice cream flavors, and classic treats like banana splits. Love sushi? Try out Wazabi Sushi Bar. This cool eatery is where a laid-back atmosphere meets some of the best sushi in the area. You might even get a dish featuring fire glowing on the plate. 

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