Bay City is a small city in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. It's on TX-35, about two hours from Houston, at the Colorado River.
Access exclusively by private car. From Houston, locate TX-35 (it crosses IH-45 just south of down town, inside the loop), and go south for about two hours.
- Colorado River (not the Grand Canyon river) passes through town.
- South Texas Project, a nuclear reactor, operates in the area. 
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- Lake Jackson is a nearby city with some things to do.
- Surfside and Surfside Beach, Bryan Beach, and Quintana Beach are south of Lake Jackson on TX-36. There are wide stretches of beaches with vehicle access and few people (at least compared to Galveston). The fishing is often very good, especially for sharks and redfish.
- West Columbia has some interesting buildings about a hundred years old.
- Palacios is about a half hour south on TX-35 and has lots of old interesting houses and interesting restaurants.
- Galveston makes a great day trip and scenic drive. Head north on TX-35 to Lake Jackson, then south on TX-36 until you come to the Bluewater Highway (CR-332). Head north east (left) and follow the coast. The toll bridge at San Luis Pass costs about $2. The road then becomes Termini (CR-3005) and continues to Galveston.
- Houston is a major city with endless things to see and do, and is about two hours north on TX-35.