Visitors enjoy antique shopping, bass fishing, birding, nature trails, golf, camping, scuba diving and even skydiving. Alvin also is part of The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us/wildlifetrails.
During the spring, Shimek Gardens is spectacular with more than 850 varieties of daylilies and roses. On C.R. 237 one mile west of the city. (281/331-4395).
Visit Froberg Farms for homegrown fruits and vegetables. Visitors can pick their own items. Tours are available seasonally by request (281/585-3531 or www.frobergsfarm.com). Off Texas 6.
200 Depot Centre Blvd.