Here are ten things to do in Baytown, TX, with the kids this summer!
Baytown is situated on the Gulf Coast of Texas – east of Houston, about 27 minutes and north of Galveston, making it a great day excursion from the big city. Check out these 10 things to do in Baytown and go for a visit this summer!
Baytown offers many family-friendly activities that kids will like, such as birding, nature, art, geocaching, concerts, etc. Best of all, most of these attractions are free!
This post was part of a sponsored project in conjunction with Visit Baytown. The opinions reflected are honest and based upon the individual’s experience.
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Things To Do In Baytown, TX
From Geocaching to museums, birding, kayaking, and all the other activities offered in Baytown, you will never hear “I’m bored” from you or your kids! Plus, parents will love the scenic waterways, perhaps a night at the theater (alone if possible), and you all will love running or walking across the largest stay-cable bridges in the world. Don’t forget to look that up.
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10 Things To Do In Baytown, TX With The Kids
It’s an outdoor adventure in Baytown! If these activities below aren’t enough to keep you and your family busy, you can always go kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing at the Baytown Nature Center.
1. Go Geocaching
Kids love searching for treasures and then finding them. Explore the area with the Baytown GeoTour while earning prizes and having fun on this family-friendly journey through the city. Each geocacher can obtain a free GeoTour passport from the visitbaytown.com/geocaching website or the Buc-ee’s Visit Baytown Kiosk, 4080 East Fwy, Baytown.
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is where ordinary people like you and me hide stuff. Puts the location on the geocaching app and people like you and me go out and try to find them. I can’t count how many times my son and I found places using the app only to find nothing there. I’m sure it’s people not like you and me that take the items with them. Nope, that’s not how it works. You are supposed to write on a piece of paper that should be supplied and jot down the date you were there. Put it back where you found it so the next person can find it. Find out more from Baytown Geocaching.
2. Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Recreational And Educational Center
Various live animals and hands-on exhibits provide a memorable and interactive experience for kids and adults alike. Admission is free. Summer camps are offered as well. Check out their FB page here. Wade Into Wetlands Summer Science Camp starts in June 2022.
3. Bird Watching In Baytown
Complete the challenge and claim a medallion! Identify at least 50 bird species at the Baytown Nature Center, home to over 300 species of birds throughout the year, and turn in your challenge booklet to receive your commemorative medallion. Open to birders of all skill levels from around the world. Birding Challenge in Baytown, TX for 2022.
Pro Tip: Bring your binoculars.
4. Houston Raceway Park
The Houston Raceway Park hosts the NHRA races, monster truck expos, legal street racing, classic car shows, and the Lights Fest lantern festival for the older kids. Address: 2525 South FM 565, Baytown.
5. Pirate’s Bay Waterpark
Pirate’s Bay Waterpark is a fun waterpark for the whole family! It includes a lazy river, dive-in movies in the wave pool, 7-acres of water slides, and much more! The 2022 Season begins May 7.
6. Go Fishing In Baytown
Baytown is home to saltwater and freshwater fishing as well as guided fishing trips are available to take you out from several boat launch locations around Baytown.
7. Baytown Sculpture Trail
This free public sculpture trail will take you on a beautiful venture of the many cultures in the Downtown arts district. Baytown Sculpture Trails starts on March 19, 2022.
8. Umbrella Alley In Downtown Arts District
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, due to wind, the Umbrella Alley is temporarily closed.
9. Enjoy A Taqueria Tour
It’s Taco Tuesday in Baytown (every da7)! Check the Baytown’s Taqueria Tour on the Visit Baytown mobile app to find Baytown Tourism’s restaurant recommendations.
10. Experience Baytown’s Annual Events
For more information on Baytown’s accommodations, events, venues, attractions, and dining, VisitBaytown. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, search the #iHeartBaytown hashtag to see the many events held each year and all the fun people or doing at them.
- The Arts & Eats Fest. Enjoy food trucks, sidewalk art, and music!
- Nurture Nature Festival. Immerse yourself in nature and have fun for the whole family!
- Grito Fest. Enjoy Mariachis, contests, food, crafts vendors, musical entertainment, kid’s activities, and more!
- Independence Day Celebration at the Bicentennial Park.
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