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Victoria (Texas)

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Victoria (Texas)

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Victoria is a small city located in the Gulf Coast region of Texas located midway between Corpus Christi and Houston. Victoria is named for General Guadalupe Victoria, who became the first president of independent Mexico.


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By plane[edit]

Victoria Regional Airport [8] is primarily served by commuter airlines (Texas Sky to Dallas and Austin) and general aviation aircraft.

The closest major airports are located in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.

By car[edit]

Victoria is at the intersection of US 59, US 77, and US 87 which connect it with Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Laredo respectively. Victoria is known as "The Crossroads" because of its location within a two-hour drive of Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

Get around[edit]

Victoria Transit operates a small bus system within the city. That being said most visitors and residents tend to use their cars to get around the city.

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Downtown Victoria
  • DeLeon Plaza, 101 N. Main Street. DeLeon Plaza, originally known as ‘Plaza de la Constitucion’, was one of four public squares set aside by colony founder Martin de Leon. The plaza is filled with local monuments and memorials, shade trees, a bandstand built in 1890, and information about the six flags over Texas.  edit
  • Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 East Red River, (361) 582-2511, [1]. A small museum which showcases the rich multicultural heritage of the region, and includes prominent displays of artifacts found from La Salle's colony in the late 17th century.  edit
  • Nave Museum, 306 W Commercial St,, (361) 575-8227, [2]. An art museum dedicated to showcasing the works of local landscape artist Royston Nave.  edit
  • The Texas Zoo, 110 Memorial Dr, (361) 238-4711, [3]. A small zoo which houses more than 200 species of animals and plants indigenous to Texas, exhibiting them in their natural habitats.  edit

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Buy[edit][add listing]

Victoria has a high concentration of antique shops located along Navarro Street in Downtown.

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  • Fossati's Delicatessen, 302 S. Main, (361) 576-3354. Opened in 1882, this is the oldest Italian deli in Texas and is still owned and operated by the same family.  edit
  • Guadalajara Mexican Grill, 2301 N Ben Jordan St, (361) 485-0865. Mexican restaurant known for their enchiladas.  edit
  • La Cabana, 2013 E Red River St, (361) 576-4003. A hole in the wall Mexican restaurant known for their breakfast tacos.  edit
  • Rosebud Fountain and Grill, 102 S Main St, (361) 573-5111. A classic 1950's diner that has been featured in Bob Phillips' Texas Country Reporter syndicated television series.  edit
  • Noot's Thai Kitchen, 6360 N Navarro St, (361) 578-8424, [4]. Family run Thai restaurant. They will even prepare some dishes Native Thai style (ie really spicy) if you ask.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Inn On Main, 315 N Main St, (361) 580-2794, [5]. A Bed and Breakfast located in a historic house in Downtown Victoria.  edit
  • Lone Star Inn and Suites, 1907 US Highway 59 N, (361) 579-0225, [6]. Motel that is conveniently located. Very reasonable rates.  edit
  • Homewood Suites Victoria, 6705 NE Zac Lentz Pkwy, (361) 578-1900, [7]. Standard chain hotel with pool, gym, business center, laundry facilities, complimentary breakfast, etc.  edit


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