Palacios Texas — Fun Things to Do

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Palacios Texas

Palacios Texas is one of those Texas Gulf Coast that is often forgotten but it is really a Gulf Coast gem. An attractive bayfront park stretches along Tres Palacios Bay, offering palm trees, picnicking facilities and a spectacular 1.5 mile walkway at the water’s edge.  Additional features include three fishing piers, fishing jetties and boat ramps. Palacios is a great place for fishing, boating or a nice getaway relaxing vacation.

Palacios Texas Attractions

City by the Sea Museum

This museum includes a display about the voyage of French Explorer Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle in 1686.  A ship lost in that expedition was discovered about 300 years later just south of Palacios in Matagorda Bay.  Recovery of La Belle is considered one of the greatest archeological efforts in the latter half of the 20th century.  Open Mon.-Fri. 10AM-2PM; Sat. 10AM-4PM Located at 401 Commerce St.

Historic Homes…The bayfront is home to many early Victorian homes many of which have been restored and it makes for a nice walk along the bayfront.

Historic Inn

The Luther Hotel built in 1903; this inn is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark.  It served as the headquarters for early land developers. Located on Bay St. between 4th and 5th Streets.  The Luther Hotel was built in 1907 and hosted several famous people including Rita Hayworth.

Palacios Golf Course Open every day to the public, a nine hole golf course.  Located Hwy 35 & Airport Rd, Palacios, Texas 77465

Phone(s): (361) 972-2666

Places to Stay:

The Luther Hotel

The Luther Hotel

Jack Findley, Owner/Operator 409 S. Bay Blvd., Palacios, TX 77465, PH: 361-972-2312 Rooms: $69.50 and up, 2 & 3 bedroom suites available. Penthouse available with balcony overlooking the bay. Call for weekly and monthly rates.


Main Inn Bed & Breakfast

Nick and Kathy Nichols, Innkeepers, 208 Main St., Palacios, TX 77465, PH: 361-972-3408 or 1-888-972-3408; Email: Rooms in House – $70; Bungalows – $70-$90 Website:


The Peaceful Pelican Bed & Breakfast

Edith Gower, Innkeeper

317 East Bay Boulevard, Palacios, TX 77465 PH: 888-972-0317 ; PH: 361-972-0317PALACIOS TEXAS035




The Delux Inn

Gary Bhakta, 1505 First, Palacios, TX 77465 PH: 361-972-2547 Free Breakfast and Coffee, Swimming Pool, Cable TV Room Rates: Standard Rooms: Single $69.99; Double $79.99; Delux Rooms: Single $84.99; Double $84.99


Nearby attractions include  Port O’Connor and Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area and Port Lavaca.

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