Midway between Galveston and Corpus Christi, right where the Colorado River meets the sea, Matagorda County lies at a curious confluence of nature and history that goes back nearly 500 years, and it just seems to get better with time.
A perfect weekend getaway for Houston, San Antonio and Austin, it’s surprising how many have never made the drive. Which is too bad, because they’re missing out on its spectacular beaches, abundant wildlife, great food, fascinating museums, fishing to die for and down-home folks who are ready to make them feel right at home.Indeed, nature and education are what Matagorda County does best. But it’s also a great place for indulgence, with fine dining and finger-licking barbecue, fresh-caught seafood overlooking the harbor and home cooking that will make you think of Grandma’s kitchen. It’s also a great place to take your cooler and your lawn chair and kick back to watch the waves roll in.