Enjoy all the attractions of Victoria and Port Lavaca!
Nave Museum - Part of the prestigious Victoria Regional Museum, this unique museum is dedicated to Royston Nave, a Texas artist who achieved distinction in New York art circles in the 1920s and who painted extensively in and around Victoria. Nave's paintings are housed in a romantic Greco-Roman hall that was built by his widow in 1931. You'll see unusual views of Texas, painting of the people who inhabit small towns, and scenes depicting rural life, as well as seascapes and gorgeous landscapes. The museum also features contemporary art, sculpture, and traveling exhibits.
Victoria, Texas - Take a tour through this charming Texas Coastal town, discovering quaint shops and appealing restaurants. In the heart of downtown, visitors will find art galleries, antique stores, specialty shops, and cuisine to please any taste. Visit the Riverside Park and Rose Garden with its 400 acres of woodlands bordered by the Guadalupe River or view the historical collections at the McNamara Historical Museum. You can explore the Museum of the Coastal Bend, take the little ones to the Children's Discovery Museum, or see the paintings in the Nave Museum. And don't miss the Texas Zoo or hikes along Coleto Creek!
The Texas Zoo - You can view animals from around the world and the south Texas area at this fabulous modern facility. The Texas Zoo has animals from Africa, Australia, Asia, and the Americas, with terrains that span from jungles to southwestern deserts. Meet ocelots, otters, lemurs, spoonbills, coatis, wolves, and snakes, just to name a few. You can take part in the Junior Naturalist Program or attend one of the special events like the Pow wow, Kids Fest, and Jazzin' Up the Jungle. Head to the zoo and learn more about the birds, reptiles, and aquatic animals of Texas. If you'd like to assist the zoo, just ask about their animal adoption program.
Port Aransas - On the northern tip of Mustang Island, you'll find the fun coastal city of Port Aransas, Texas, a fishing and bird watching mecca. From golfing and kayaking to shopping at the city's many boutiques and shops, you'll find plenty to enjoy in this sparkling town. Their excellent restaurants offer fresh seafood, international flavor, and special island-style cooking. Boating and fishing are naturally popular in Port Aransas, as are beach sports and sea fishing. If you're out exploring Mustang Island, Port Aransas makes a fabulous lunch destination, with a variety of options from quick bites to cafes and seafood grills.