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Historical Majestic Oak Trees, Kemah Boardwalk and More

Houston is full of so many great cities and neighborhoods just miles away, which many Houston residents call home. One of those great and always-growing cities is League City, which was originally known as Clear Creek, until the town officially changed its name back to League City in the early 1900’s.

One of the most beautiful things about League City are the majestic oak trees, which can be found pretty much throughout the city. Many of these majestic oak trees have been officially registered and measured as majestic oaks and can be found in areas such as Walter Hall Park and Helen’s Gardens, which are local favorite spots.

Like most great Texas cities, League City takes great pride in their nature and running trails, even when the intense summer heat hits. There are more than 212 glorious miles of running trails throughout the city, perfect for the fitness fanatic to break out a sweat (or even a nice walk, weather permitting). The current trail systems in League City are located at Countryside Park (100 Alderwood), Rustic Oaks Park (5101 Orange Blossom), and Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center (1220 Egret Bay Dr).

League City also has two great museums full of rich history including Butler Longhorn Museum & Heritage Park, located just minutes from Space Center Houston and West Bay Common School Children’s Museum, which is located in League City’s historic district amongst some of the most beautiful live oaks and history-laden homes.

League City, which is part of the Bay Area, is also nationally ranked as one of top five bird watching destinations in the entire country, featuring more 220 species of birds. Whether you’re an avid bird-watcher who travels with binoculars, or you’re just interested in seeing something new, this is a great hobby for many in the area.

Nearby you will also find the Kemah Boardwalk, which was voted one of Forbes Top 10 Texas attractions, and is growing in popularity each year with upgrades and new hotspots. The Kemah Boardwalk has tons of options whether you’re into rides and amusements, a family dinner or a romantic evening out, and many other places to shop and hangout. Depending on the time of year you visit, there are a ton of events and live music options to check out, to make it a full evening.

If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food around Kemah and tasty margaritas, be sure to check out Cadillac Bar and don’t skip their spectacular happy hour.

If waterparks are more your thing (or if the family demands it), be sure to visit Schlitterbahn Waterpark with activities and attractions fit for the whole family. If you’re planning to visit during the week of the Houston Super Bowl or any other non-summer time, be sure to check their website for hours of operation and open attractions as it may vary based on season.

For a more in-depth look at all the historical sites and points of interest throughout League City (and there are plenty of them!), visit the official League City website here.

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