Eat, Drink and Stroll
WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL: Our seasons are based on food more than the weather! Winter is the perfect time to get your fill of comfort food. Spring brings crawfish boils and fish fries. Summer sensations revolve around a grill and cook-offs, while fall has us craving Chili and Tamales. Regardless of the season, you will always find a great Steak Night or Mexican Restaurant.
Get your energy for the Day at Sealy Truck Stop. With home cooking and great recipes, it’s a favorite among local first responders! Head downtown to get a coffee at Sealy Flower Station. Yes, you read that right! The smell of the fresh plants and the cozy décor make you feel like you’re enjoying that sip in the country. Just on the opposite corner you’ll find our legendary Saddleback Saloon. Grab your favorite beer or drink in the historic building where Clint Black filmed his first video. If it’s nice outside, enjoy their outdoor patio area with all the character it holds. For dinner, you will find Mesquite Mexican Grill just a block away. As a favorite among locals, it surely will not disappoint.
With our strong Czech heritage, starting your day with a kolache is a ‘must do’! Swing in to any of our local bakeries to knock that off your bucket list. Beer drinkers will want to want to drive up to Huff Brewery, where they believe a cold beer at the end of the day is best shared with those around us who deserve a beer themselves. Wine drinker? Cast Iron Winery is set in the country just outside of Sealy. Known for their variety of red wines, they also offer whites, rose and sweets. Sit on the back patio, throw some bags, watch chickens, start a fire and enjoy the sunset while swirling a glass of wine. After, you’ll be ready for Surf and Turf! River Hills Steak and Seafood is right on the way to the hotel. It’s a great place to stop for your dinner.
Ready for Brunch? Tony’s Family Restaurant is where the staff cooks up meals that taste as if they were prepared in your grandma’s kitchen. All their desserts are homemade and their cakes are made from scratch, so you may as well order that to go! Head downtown to explore our shops and walk off your full stomach. For a break, head to Wolf Pack Bar and Grill to grab a cold one. This family run business is set in our old historic grain mill. With the beautiful restoration incorporating our history, you will definitely know you’re in Texas. Stay a little longer to enjoy music on the front patio to wind down your day.
Arts, Culture and History
SEALY HAS A LONG AND RICH HISTORY that both history buffs and curious folk of all ages will enjoy. Sealy was founded in 1879 on the route of the Gulf, Colorado, Sante Fe Railroad and has been booming ever since! From local history, museums and historic downtown, Sealy is truly where the Colonial Capital of Texas survived.
Start your trip by heading to our Historic Downtown area to grab a bite to eat, shop and explore. All of our downtown eateries are located in historical buildings that have been wonderfully preserved and gracefully converted to a restaurant. No matter which one you choose, you will definitely feel that Texas vibe! From there, stroll through the streets and alley ways to get your best Instagram photo in front of all our murals. Finish the day off with a little retail therapy and get a drink to wind down the day.
Head just 5 miles northeast of Sealy to San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. Stephen F. Austin established San Felipe de Austin in 1823 as the Colonial Capital of Texas. From 1823 to 1836, this was the social, economic, and political center of the Anglo colonies in Texas. Explore the historical buildings and museum with several exhibiting objects such as a field desk that belonged to Stephen F. Austin, a printing press and many artifacts recovered during archeological excavations. In addition, custom murals and a variety of multimedia interactive will help you learn about the towns’ history. After grabbing some lunch in Sealy, head south of town to explore Attwater Prairie-Chicken Wildlife Refuge. Established to protect the critically endangered Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken, it one of the largest remnants of native coastal prairie remaining in southeast Texas. With both walking and self-driving tours, you are able to experience the beauty and tranquility of the tall-grass prairie at the comfort level you prefer.
In 1879 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company agent George Sealy purchased 11,635 acres from the township of San Felipe de Austin for the purpose of establishing a railroad depot. Our driving/walking tour will take you to all the historical buildings around town that have held the test of time for over a century. See the building where the mattress was invented (later becoming Sealy Mattress), the first jail in town, an old caboose and many other historic homes and businesses. Take breaks throughout the day by dining and shopping at the locally owned restaurants and shops along the route.
Sports & Outdoors
GRAB YOUR CLUBS, BIKES, FRISBEES AND OTHER GEAR because Sealy is ready for you! Whether you prefer hiking, biking or disc golf, we have your weekend lined up. With a new 18-hole Disc Golf Course and a recently renovated Golf Course on the river, you will have plenty of options to feed your competitive side.
Grab your Frisbees and head to Jacqueline A. Cryan Memorial Park. Our 18 – hole Disc Golf Course is laid out so it’s easy to navigate and friendly for kids and novices. Once you have completed the course, you may want to cool off and relax. Bring your swimsuits and take a dip in the pool afterward. For those with a skate board, you can show off your best tricks at the skate park.
Head just 5 miles northeast of Sealy to Stephen F. Austin State Park. Located on the banks of the Brazos River, you can explore their trails, bring a picnic and look for wildlife. A 5-mile hiking and biking trail wanders along the river bank under tall hardwood trees and through the upland swamp. Find solitude and beauty in a river-bottom forest along the 12-mile nature trail. Watch closely, nature
reveals hidden treasures at every turn.
“The hidden jewel of golf in Texas” is Stephen F. Austin Golf Club. Nature lovers and golfers who take particular pride in spending time outdoors will love this course. Loaded with wildlife and featuring fairways that weave through native pecan trees, Stephen F. is a beautiful 18-hole course set near the Brazos River. Put your driver in the bag and play for accuracy. The course is under 5,900 yards from the back tees, and on many holes even drives that find the fairway will not result in a clear view of the green. Only one par 5 is over 500 yards, and most of the par 4s are under 400 yards. Bollinger Creek runs throughout the course and forces carries on four occasions. The back nine, built in 1970, is a little more open than the front nine.
SEALY IS THE PERFECT SPOT FOR A MULTI-GENERATIONAL TRIP or an affordable getaway with the kids! Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, we have a family friendly celebration for you to join in on! While you’re here, you can enjoy our family friendly wineries and restaurants with a little shopping in between.
December in Sealy is all about the holidays and lasts for the entire month. The first weekend begins with Fantasy of Lights. Feeling athletic? Walk, jog, or run in the Jingle Bell 5K! Last minute Holiday shopping? Abe & Irene Lavine Family Park will be lined with street vendors. Find those perfect locally, hand-made gifts you need for Christmas. So your kids are not into shopping? The snow-machine is making that perfect sledding hill for them to slip and slide! Once the sun goes down, the real show is ready to start. Our lighted parade with Santa as our special guest will put a twinkle in everyone’s eye! If you can’t make it that weekend, Sealy Historical Society will have their O’ Christmas Tree Celebration the second and third weekend of December. Our historic park will be filled with Tree’s where you will feel like it’s Christmas in the 1800’s. With a weekend of dinners and entertainment, you will fill your hearts delight.
Springtime is when you want to come to Sealy to live like a local! Crawfish Season will be in full swing and you will find a boil nearly every weekend. Mudbugs on Main in May is the crawfish lover’s big event! Enjoy all-you-can eat crawfish and live music our Historical Main Street around the clock tower. Not everyone is a crawfish fan so they can enjoy the shrimp boils and fish fries while they are here. The Sealy Historical Society hosts Springfest as well where you can enjoy music and shop the Bluebonnets Master Gardeners Plant Sale as your kids enjoy the activities set up just for them. Texas Select (who was on Forged in Fire) has their cutlery competition at the Austin County Fairgrounds where you can meet the top knife makers in the United States and shop, shop, shop!
Nearly every town and city have their own city wide garage sale, but can they say theirs stretches for 90 miles? 90 Miles on 90 Garage Sale is where you find all those treasures you seek, from baby clothes to furniture to antiques. The best deals start early, so stay in Sealy the night before it starts to be the first one out, then make your way west along the route. If you prefer the celebrations, Sealybration is the festival for you! Check out the BBQ cook-off during the day then check out the great bands that play Saturday night.
October is always Spooktacular in Sealy! Our annual Ghost Tour is family friendly as you ride the hay wagon to some of our historical buildings. Our Characters tell stories about life in the late 1800’s as you take in the character of our old historic town. Boo-Bash is an evening of trick or treating on our Historic Main Street. Your kids will load up with candy and enjoy the train rides while you listen to the music and know they are safe. San Felip de Austin State Historic Park hosts Archeology Month at the park. See the artifacts on display from the original Colonial Capital of Texas and celebrate the Father of Texas.
ARE YOU READY TO GET OUT OF TOWN FOR A ROAD TRIP? Fire up the bike, put down the top, pull out your classic vehicle and come tour with us! Check in to your hotel Friday evening and head downtown for some dinner and music. Start out with a good breakfast Saturday morning before getting on the road. An easy 100-to-120-mile trip will take you through winding country roads with hills and trees that make you feel far away from home. If the season is right, you will find our beautiful Bluebonnets along the route! With great stops along the way so you can stretch your legs and grab a bite, come discover why so many make Sealy their hub when ready for a road trip.
The Kenney Store
A 130 year old Honky-Tonk with music coursing through it's veins, The Kenney Store was constructed in 1887, and it has seen a lot of history since then.
Pivo's Ice House
A family owned and operated ice house. We serve the best burgers and wings this side 6th Street!
Rita's Bar & Grill
Come on in and enjoy an ice cold beer and great company at the newest ice house in town, Rita's!
Located in Historic Downtown Sealy this venue is a Registered Texas Historical Landmark built in 1886.
Creekmore's Sports Bar
APA Pool Scotch Doubles and Poker, Steak Night, APA Pool 8 ball and 9 ball
Frydek Roadhouse & Winegarden
Great Food, Beer & Wine in an old gas station in Frydek, Texas just south of I-10 in Sealy, TX.