2020 Newcomer Guide + Business Directory - Page 36

PLAY COME AND STAY A WHILE Dozens of dining options, charming shops, top-notch athletic facilities, and gorgeous parks—including a dog park and a water conservation park—all contribute to League City’s appeal. With so much to explore and plenty to do for people of all ages, you might just want to stop and stay awhile. In fact, we highly recommend it. Dining There is no shortage of excellent cuisine in League City and the surrounding areas. Enjoy waterfront views while you dine on fresh oysters and Cajun shrimp and grits at Opus Ocean Grille. Grab some authentic German schnitzel at King’s BierHaus, or try some of the best barbeque in the Houston metro at Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse. Kabuki Japanese Grill serves up mouthwatering sushi, and Red Oak Café is one of the area’s favorite places to indulge in Texas-sized pancakes. Eculent, in Kemah, offers an interactive dining experience that captivates all of your senses. Serving up bite sized culinary masterpieces in more than 30 courses, this restaurant only allows 6 to 12 people each evening to take part in this foodie fantasy. Shopping Founder’s Square is a popular shopping destination in League City’s Historic District, home to several locally owned boutiques housed in colorful Victorian-style buildings. Just north of League City is the Baybrook Mall where you’ll find dozens of shops and restaurants, Star Cinema Grill, and outdoor play spaces for kids. Drive ten minutes south and you’ll find a huge beachthemed Buc-ee’s (a Texas staple) and an expansive outlet mall that carries all your favorite brands. Athletic facilities Big League Dreams Sports Park is a child athlete’s dream come true. The fields are scaleddown replicas of famous ballparks like Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field, and it also houses batting cages and indoor soccer fields. The Chester L. Davis Sportsplex is another popular athletic complex with fields for baseball, soccer, football, sand pits for volleyball, and playgrounds. Hometown Heroes is a 28-acre Parks and Rec facility where kids and adults participate in sports and other events, including swimming leagues, fencing tournaments, and exercise classes. Parks It’s easy to enjoy time outside in League City with the many beautiful parks spread across town. The Ghirardi Family WaterSmart Park is dedicated to water conservation with rain gardens, rainwater collection cisterns, a green roof, native landscaping, and a playground. Countryside Park sits along Clear Creek and features a kayak launch, walking trails, athletic fields, basketball courts, volleyball pits, picnic tables, a playground, and a large dog park with agility equipment. Further down Clear Creek is Heritage Park, located next to the Butler Longhorn Museum. This picturesque park has a playground, kayak launch, turtle pond, and plenty of wildlife viewing along the banks of the creek. With more than 10 parks, each with so much to offer, take your time and explore the beautiful subtropical environment that makes League City bloom with colorful flowering plants, emerald grass, and canopies of towering trees. 36 | 2020 League City Regional Chamber of Commerce