Gulf Coast GuideTexas's Gulf Coast stretches for hundreds of miles, from the Louisiana border to Brownsville on the Rio Grande. The beaches are excellent, and oil-rich cities like Houston make for fun nightlife, too. HotelsFind hotels in Houston, Corpus Christi, McAllen, South Padre Island and more.
Popular in Gulf CoastHoustonHouston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States. Rio Grande ValleyThe Rio Grande Valley is a region in deep South Texas, which includes Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties. Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi is Texas's largest coastal city and the gateway to Padre Island. While Corpus Christi isn't on the way to much of anything except itself, it offers enough to fill a visit in its own right, or a multi-day trip from San Antonio, Austin, or Houston.
In Gulf CoastNorth Barrier CoastNorth Barrier Coast is on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The North Barrier Coast runs from the north side of Lavaca Bay, across from Port Lavaca, north past Houston and Galveston to the east side of Galveston Bay. South Padre IslandSouth Padre Island is a small resort town on the southern tip of Padre Island off the coast of Texas, close to the border with Mexico. South Barrier CoastThe South Barrier Coast is in Gulf Coast of Texas. The South Barrier Coast runs from Baffin Bay in the south near Kingsville up to Port Lavaca, including the areas inland up to about 80 miles. Port AransasPort Aransas is a town in Texas, situated on the northern tip of Mustang Island on the Gulf of Mexico about 30 minutes drive north from Corpus Christi. BayousThe Texas Bayous are in the Gulf Coast region of the state. The Bayous region of Texas runs from the east side of Galveston Bay to the Louisiana border on the east. WebsterWebster is a city near Houston, Texas. A suburb of the expansive Houston, Webster has become forever associated with NASA and the bay area. ChinaChina is a city in Jefferson County, in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. US-90 runs through China, and is easily accessible from Houston or Beaumont. Aransas National Wildlife RefugeAransas National Wildlife Refuge is in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, between Corpus Christi and Galveston.
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