Explore Deer Park

5 Reasons to Visit Deer Park this Summer

 Known as the Birthplace of Texas, warm and welcoming Deer Park is a charming city located 19 miles from downtown Houston. It was here in 1836 that Texas gained its independence from Mexico in the dramatic Battle of San Jacinto. Today, Deer Park is home to friendly people, natural beauty and loads of summertime fun. 

 Deer Park has something for everyone, from beautiful public parks and golf courses to splash-tastic pool fun. Regardless of age or interest, there are plenty of opportunities to get active this summer. Enjoy a shaded stroll through a public park or shop for original finds in locally owned stores. Be sure to savor regional cuisine from one of our local restaurants! Learn more about how Texas won its independence from Mexico in the heart of “The Birthplace of Texas” and keep the kids busy with activities that include hiking, swimming and even roller-skating!

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Enjoy Shopping, a Day at the Spa and a Great Meal

From home décor and high-end Western wear to custom furnishings and the latest in bridal trends, there’s no shortage of elegant things to peruse and purchase in Deer Park. Family-owned shops greet you with personal service and unique items you won’t find elsewhere. Shop boutiques, work wear and bridal suites to find the perfect look, accessory or gift. Find buzzy fashion at Heavenly Couture Boutique, just right for that night out on the town. And for that very special day, book an appointment at Belvieu Bridal where an expert team will hand-select wedding couture that makes you walk on air. 

Deer Park is also home to relaxing day spas, quiet escapes for that convenient mani-pedi, or a full day of pampering. Experience therapeutic and neuromuscular massages, as well as an infrared sauna and other specialty services at Eclipse Massage and Spa. Get ready for the beach with an airbrush tan, or book a brow wax or body treatment at Beyond Beaute Day Spa and Wellness Retreat. In need of a new look? Have both your hair and nails done at the popular, full-service Salon Mia Bella or one of our other salons. 

 Top off your day with the flavors of southeast Texas, where the regional cuisine is a blend of Lone Star-style barbecue, Cajun flavors, Tex-Mex and global influences. One of the most popular BBQ restaurants in Deer Park is The Brisket House. Sink your teeth into impossibly tender brisket edged in mouthwatering “bark.” Don’t miss the jalapeño pork sausage, mustard potato salad, and, since this is pecan country, you just can’t skip the pecan pie.

 If seafood is more your thing, belly up to a table at Guidry’s Cajun Kitchen for sumptuous fried Gulf shrimp, oysters on the half shell and fiery boiled crawfish. Top off your lunch or dinner with a homemade cake ball or handcrafted pastry at the family-run bakery, Frosting Dreams and All the Things or enjoy a decadent cupcake at Somethin’ Sweet. Yummy!