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Things to do in East Texas

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in East Texas. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite East Texas attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in East Texas to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in East Texas.

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  • Beadboard UpCountry

    This elegant shop, owned by California native Maryanne Flaherty, is a welcome find in downtown Brenham. Look out for Peacock Alley towels, Italian-... More
  • Chappell Hill Sausage Company

  • Concerts in the Park

    Set up a picnic blanket for complimentary music performances, ranging from country music bands to sing-a-longs, on Sunday nights (late spring throu... More
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

  • Keels & Wheels Concours D'Elegance

    The Vibe: This is not the place for bikini-clad car models. The genteel annual showcase (it may be in Texas, but it’s still a yacht club) attracts ... More
  • Simon Theatre

    While the stunning Simon Theatre, an old movie house and ballroom built in 1925 by Texas architect, is currently going through a painstaking restor... More
  • Teacups and Tadpoles

    Pick up sweet Sunday dresses by Peaches n’ Cream or Baily Boy’s fun play wear at this grandmother-owned children’s clothing store. Need to keep the... More
  • The Unity Theatre

    This local theater, approaching its 20th anniversary, is surprisingly first rate thanks to its two stages and recruited talent: You’ll often see ac... More
  • The Woodlands Children's Museum

    Dress up as pirates or princesses, make puppets, and learn about countries around the world in workshops at this quirky museum. There are also hand... More
  • Waterway Cruisers

    Locals take water taxis to get around the Woodlands—the 1.4 mile corridor links restaurants, hotels, offices and shops—but it’s also a fun way to e... More

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