Top things to do in Clear Lake & Around

Top Choice Museum in Clear Lake & Around

Space Center Houston

Dream of a moon landing? You can hardly get closer than at the official visitor center and theme park–esque museum next to NASA's Johnson Space Center. The 90-minute tram tour of the center itself includes the histo…
Top Choice Barbecue in Clear Lake & Around

Killen's Barbecue

This tidy wood restaurant with its grassy site and outdoor patio is a pilgrimage spot for barbecue fans. Ronnie Killen has achieved meaty nirvana with his brisket, ribs, sausages, pulled pork and more. Everything he…
Top Choice Seafood in Seabrook

Outriggers Seafood Grill & Bar

You can't beat the Gulf-caught fried shrimp and sunburnt sailor crowd here. Locals know to stake out a deckside waterfront table early on weekend afternoons to drink away the afternoon while watching the boats come …
Museum in La Porte

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

A hallowed site for some Texans, this 1100-acre park is where Texas fought for – and won – its independence in 1836. You can learn about the battle by browsing the excellent museum, watching the movie, then riding n…
Historic Site in Clear Lake & Around

Rocket Park

It's as impressive as it is sad: a surviving example of a never-used Saturn V rocket, which took astronauts to the moon and which was the most powerful rocket ever used by the US, lays on its side in a building that…
Burgers in Seabrook


Everybody's favorite burger: the thick beef patties and hand-cut onion rings have cooked up a passionate following. Tookie's is as casual as it gets, inside and out on the back patio.
Cafe in Kemah

Art of Coffee

Top-notch coffee drinks and excellent baked goods make this a good place to recharge. The walls are lined with art; there are seats outside.
Historic Site in La Porte

Battleship Texas State Historic Park

A quick drive from San Jacinto park, the 1914 battleship USS Texas served in WWI and WWII. Now moored next to the busy Buffalo Bayou ship channel, the ship is open for tours which let you see how seamen lived and fo…
American in Clear Lake & Around

Opus Bistro

Opus stands out among the area's casual seafood shacks and slick commercial chains. Upscale dishes like shrimp-and-crab topped snapper are served on white tablecloths with a view of the marina.
American in Kemah

T-Bone Tom's

A Kemah classic for generations, T-Bone Tom's started smoking meat in 1961. Now, in addition to site-made smoked sausage, it serves steaks, seafood and sandwiches in rustic surrounds. Tom's Backyard hosts bands and …