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Leafy, friendly Katy is the perfect spot for you if you like the idea of being within easy driving distance of Houston, yet would prefer to be away from the urban hubbub. Rent a car through Orbitz to make it easy to get out and explore – you can be in Downtown Houston in half an hour. There are national parks on the doorstep, and Austin is just a few hours’ drive away.
Katy itself has lots to offer too, from the Heritage Society Railroad Museum, with its old railroad car, to the Heritage Museum’s impressive collection of vintage farming equipment.
Texas is a vast state filled with intrigue and adventure. Jump in your rental car in Katy and start exploring – here are three places to begin.
Houston is famed as the home of space exploration, so your first stop should be the Johnson Space Center. But Houston’s Downtown also offers a charming Historic District and the bright lights of the Theater District. Add to that some world-class museums, such as the Museum of Natural Science, and you have the perfect package.
Journey time: Around 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 29 miles
This is just one of the region’s fantastic wildlife refuges, composed of a myriad of habitats including wetland, bayou, prairie and forest. In Anahuac, some 34,000 acres of prairie and coastal marsh stretch along the Texan coast, creating a haven for alligators, bobcats and millions of birds. Enjoy birdwatching, kayaking or hiking.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 20 minutes
Distance: Approximately 67 miles
This great barrier island in the Texas Gulf is just a short drive south of Houston. Enjoy the drive across the 8,500-foot-long George & Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway as you cross onto the island. Galveston exudes a true vacation vibe, from the kitsch Island Historic Pleasure Pier to the Moody Gardens amusement park and the lovely beaches.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 78 miles