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Local Attractions

Stuff to do when not sailing

(It's not
all NASA!)

La Porte and the Bay Area are home to many local attractions, including the Kemah Boardwalk, Baybrook Mall, Lone Star Flight Museum, Armand Bayou Nature Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, Sylvan Beach, San Jacinto Museum of History, and the La Porte Bay Forest Golf Course.


Galveston Island is a barrier island to Galveston Bay. HYC is located at the north end of the bay, and Galveston is 33 miles south of HYC. They have miles of beaches and severalmajor attractions, including the Texas Seaport Museum (if you’re not tired of boats yet)which is home to the 1877 tall ship, Elissa.


Schlitterbahn Waterpark, also on the island, is a 26-acre oasis of thrilling waterpark adventures with both indoor and outdoor areas.

If you’re looking for a day in the city, Houston offers many attractions:


The Museum  Districtis just south of downtown and features19 different museums and 4 walkable zones with something for everyone.

The Houston Zoo is just south of the Museum District and is home to 6,000 animals from 900 species, all in the sprawling 55-acre complex.


MoodyGardens is on the island, on a 242-acre property with several pyramids that are home to a rainforest exhibit, aquarium and more.




The Galleria is an up scale shopping mall withover 400 shops, designer boutiques and restaurants, a full-sized ice rink and is just west of downtown.

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