Port Lavaca is on the South Barrier Coast of Texas city and the county seat of Calhoun County.
- Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse - A condemned 1858 Matagorda Bay lighthouse has been moved to a location near Texas Highway 35 at the causeway.
- Days Inn, 2100 State Highway 35 N, 361 552 4511. Bar/lounge. The breakfast is free but rather skimpy.
- Motel 6, 2621 State Highway 35 N, 361 552 3393.
- La Salle Memorial, 14 miles south on Texas Highway 316. Pink granite memorial on the site where explorer La Salle landed in Texas in 1685.