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Fresh fare can be found at Latitude, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Latitude does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Latitude, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Latitude has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Latitude. Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to Latitude. Latitude makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
105 N Austin St
Rockport,
TX
US
In Houston, September beats out July and August for the hottest month of the year—it has nothing to do with the weather, however. The culprit behind the elevated heat level is the Houston Hot Sauce Festival. This annual event brings together exhibitors from across the country to sell and hand out samples of their signature hot sauces, salsas, jams, dips, and other spicy foods. Luckily, vendors also supply plenty of cool beverages, thus eliminating the need for bite-size fire extinguishers. Live entertainment complements the spicy goods. Blues artists, jazz bands, and other musician play throughout the festival, and each day brings special events, such as salsa eating competitions or fire eating performances.
10505 Cash Rd
Stafford,
TX
US
What was once a jumbled catch-all for the hunting trophies of Dr. E. A. Weinheimer, and a generous donation from Steve McManus, has been streamlined into a collection of well-organized exhibits at the El Campo Museum of Natural History. They feature these trophies along with others in realistic replicas of their original habitats. Size: nine exhibits focusing on natural history and featuring over 100 hunting trophies from as close as south Texas to as far flung as the Arctic Eye Catcher: the Arctic room's 8-foot-tall polar bear towers over guests and tries to steal their hats without detection Don't Miss: the colorful seashells collection, with 600 different species from all over the world Just for Kids: in the Children's Discovery Center, little ones can play at being a vet by throwing on a lab coat and attending to a tiger patient
2350 N Mechanic St
El Campo,
TX
US
It's easy to picture what life was like in centuries past at Matagorda County Museum. That's because the museum highlights the county's most memorable events with both detailed recreations and actual artifacts. Guests can absorb the county's nautical history by viewing a cannon and other artifacts recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of Matagorda Bay. They can also learn about indigenous family life or discover the charms and hardships of life in a covered wagon thanks to exhibits on those topics. For an even more immersive experience, families need only step in to the award-winning children's section of the museum. There, kids can discover what life was really like more than 100 years ago in a recreation of a late 19th-century town. Newly minted citizens can swing by the town's O.K. Corral to drop off their horses, stop into the barber shop for a shave and a haircut, or head to the one-room schoolhouse to look over education primers. Other places of interest include an opera house, a post office, and, in case anyone at the post office gets caught opening letters not addressed to them, a jail.
2100 Avenue F
Bay City,
TX
US
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History offers a chance to interact with everything from geology and biology to sunken ships and American history, all through the lens of South Texas examples. The 100,000-square-foot building contains many standing exhibits, a theater featuring local productions, the Children's Wharf playscape, and a new children's area and playground. Artifacts include one of the oldest shipwrecks in the Western hemisphere?the resting place of the San Esteban and Esp?ritu Santo?which plunged, storm-wracked, into the waters around Padre Island in 1554. The museum even boasts a Smithsonian-designed exhibit that explores the Seeds of Change, the five things brought to America via ship that changed its shape forever, including corn, potatoes, disease, horses, and a competent cartographer.
1900 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US
Local artisans from across Texas come together at the Gypsy Wagon Market. They bring along handmade jewelry, clothing, crafts, artwork, and gifts almost guaranteed to leave a unique impression, especially if you rest your face on them long enough. Contests and raffles give shoppers a chance to walk away with bonus loot.
P. O. BOX 16428
Sugar Land,
TX
US
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