Cool Gulf waters, sand dunes covered in rustling sea oats, emerald marshlands, wildlife and marine life refuges, and cosmopolitan glamour define the Gulf Coast region, better known as the Texas Riviera.
Major cities and hideaway resorts dot the more than 600-mile (969 km) stretch of beaches that feature water sports, plus unique historic and cultural attractions. Houston hosts performing arts and concerts, sports events and family amusement parks. The resort islands and coastal cities such as South Padre Island, Corpus Christi, and Galveston offer relaxing vacations.
This area is a water sports enthusiast's dream, but if you prefer to walk on the beach or just lay out and get a great tan it'll be just right for you, too!