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Bay City, Texas

rural • southwest, USA

Downtown Bay City is home to restaurants, shops, museums, parks, and entertainment venues. Photo credit: Roberto Galan /
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Located in Southeast Texas, Bay City is a welcoming community with small town values and easy access to urban amenities. Visit the Matagorda County Museum to explore local exhibits and artifacts, then take a Downtown Walking Tour for a close-up look at Bay City’s significant historical sites. Enjoy hiking, fishing, or kayaking in Riverside Park, walk the trails in the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center, or go for a swim in the Hilliard Pool. Stroll through Downtown Bay City to browse unique shops, including The Burlap Sack Boutique, 7th Street Market, and Second Hand Rose, and enjoy discounts and live music during Shop the Block events the second Thursday of each month. Bay City restaurants offer something for every taste, from the Texas classics at A&A Bar-B-Que to the farm-to-table creations at The Fat Grass. Visit the Community Actors of South Texas for some live theater, check out the local artist exhibits at the Art League of Bay City, then top it off with a treat from Sweet Southern Confections. Bay City celebrates food and culture with unique annual events like The Full Moon Concert Series, Trick or Treat Around the Square, and The Bay City Wild Game & Wine Camofest. Located 75 miles north of Bay City, William P. Hobby Airport offers direct flights to New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and more.



Closest Airport

William P. Hobby Airport • 75 mi

Weather (High/Low)

93 / 45

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)



Known locally as the “Gateway to the Great Outdoors,” Bay City enjoys two rivers, five bays, a 35-acre birding center along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, award-winning golf courses, popular city parks, and easy access to the Gulf Coast.
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