Texas Gulf Coast trip planner
Create a fully customized day-by-day itinerary for free
You have 1 trip in progress. See all
Texas Gulf Coast
Stretching over 965 km (600 mi) from Louisiana to the Mexican border, the Texas Gulf Coast is the state's main region for outdoor activity and vacation getaways. Dotted with funky seaside villages, expansive national parks, and beautiful golden sand beaches, the Gulf Coast is only an hour's drive from Houston, the state's cultural and commercial hub. For some historical sightseeing, wander through centuries-old downtown Galveston, or head to South Padre Island for a tropical holiday. When using our United States road trip tool, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Texas Gulf Coast
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Places to visit in Texas Gulf Coast
HoustonTrip planner Best for: Specialty Museum, Science Museum, Ballet GalvestonTrip planner Best for: Historic Walking Area, Garden, Historic Site Corpus ChristiTrip planner Best for: Military Museum, Aquarium, National Park South Padre IslandTrip planner Best for: Wildlife Area, Dolphin / Whale Watching, Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing Port AransasTrip planner Best for: Beach, Wildlife Area, Fishing Charter / Tour
Regions of Texas Gulf Coast
Popular things to do in Texas Gulf Coast
Kid-friendly things to do in Texas Gulf Coast
Museums in Texas Gulf Coast
Wildlife in Texas Gulf Coast
Parks in Texas Gulf Coast
Recently planned trips to Texas Gulf Coast
9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Hermosa Beach Phoenix Houston 19 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dallas Austin Fredericksburg 6 days in Houston & Galveston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Houston Galveston 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dallas Houston New Orleans 15 days in Texas BY A USER FROM PERU Dallas Austin Fredericksburg 15 days in Texas BY A USER FROM PERU Houston South Padre Island Dallas