Shrimp and oyster po boy at Alby’s in Rockport; a seafood market with a lunch counter. Insanely fresh.
Touring the King Ranch and learning about our rich cattle heritage.
Walk amongst the roaming alligators at Brazos Bend State Park.
The North Padre Island Seashore - the longest uninhabited barrier island in the world.
Olympia Grill - Hungry diners can choose between two locations of this popular Mediterranean grill that also offers killer seafood fresh from the gulf. The Greek salad is a local favorite, the gumbo is made with creole flair, and the crab stack is a summer favorite.
There are several museums all within walking distance from one another. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Children’s Museum of Houston should be on your to-do list.
I think I have to say the delicious "cook your catch" lunch we ate at The Grille at Jim's Pier. It doesn't get much fresher than that! (And thanks to Craig for catching all the fish!)
Getting a glass of Coca Cola that was literally as big as my head! When they say things are bigger in Texas, they aren't joking. ;)
Go to South Padre Island, of course!
I think the most unexpected thing was that once you get out of the city, the island is just all sand dunes and beach! Going horseback riding on the beach on South Padre Island was one of my favorite things that I did.
The catch and cook meal at the newly opened cafe, the fish SO fresh, and well caught by quite the fisherman ;-)
Being the man and providing the fish for our lunch and then also extra for Visit South Padre folks to take home. Yes, I caught a few BIG Speckled Trout :-)
I'd really say for the Texas To Do list I'd put building a sand castle. A second might be celebrating sunset and then the fireworks over a seafood dinner on South Padre, it was quite the setting.
How beautiful the beach was, walking down to the beach seeing it filled with flora (and potentially fauna) was a discovery. I never thought "beautiful beach destination" when I thought Texas. Mindset shifted.