Communities/Bay City, Texas
Downtown Bay City is home to restaurants, shops, museums, parks, and entertainment venues. Photo credit: Roberto Galan /

Life In Bay City, Texas

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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.

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Closest Airport

William P. Hobby Airport • 75 mi

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Bay City: FUN FACT

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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