The city of Houston is an exciting, yet hectic place to live. If you are ready to get away from it all and get back to nature, the following scenic drives (all located close to the city) will recharge your spirit.
Take Interstate 10 East to Beaumont for a landscape-rich drive, filled with towering oak and pine trees and mysterious swamps. This scenic drive runs approximately 60 miles and lands you at the Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont. The journey is just as thrilling as the up-close viewing of alligators, snakes, crocodiles, and tortoises you will get at the adventure park.
A mere 48-mile drive, Highway 288 to Brazos Bend State Park, will expose you to a range of wildlife including armadillo, deer, and birds. The park boasts six lakes, idyllic spots for fishing and relaxing. The night sky comes into full view at the George Observatory. For a better understanding of the park’s creatures, spend some time in the Nature Center.
The 51-mile drive on Interstate 45 South to Moody Gardens in Galveston will make your feel a world away from Houston. The island immerses your senses with beautiful sights and sounds while Moody Gardens showcases ocean’s wonders.
Before you head out on your adventure, contact the service department at West Point Lincoln in Houston, Texas, for a maintenance check.