As the largest and most populous urban center in Texas, Houston can be overwhelming. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, book an RV in Cypress, TX, a suburb just 30 miles northwest. You can then take the Cypress Park & Ride and link with Houston's METRORail to explore one of the biggest cities in the US.
Get your motorhome rental in Cypress and settle it in one of the RV parks north of town, then take the Park & Ride-METRORail connection, and visit the NASA Johnson Space Center, the zoo, the Downtown Aquarium and the Museum of Natural Science. Given the urban sprawl of Houston in terms of land area, you can also take your camper rental from Cypress and explore farther afield. Austin is 2 ½ hours to the west, while Dallas is 3 ½ hours to the north.
The Great Outdoors
The thought of Texas doesn’t usually conjure up images of rolling hills and vineyards, but east of Austin is the burgeoning wine region of Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg is at the heart of it all. Pick up your travel trailer rental in Cypress and head there for a wine tour. Time your visit to coincide with South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in mid-March to make the most of your road trip.
All throughout the year, a visit to any one of Texas' state and national parks is in order. RV rentals in Cypress make it easy to head out in any direction to find one. The Lone Star state takes up an area of more than a quarter million square miles, so it's not surprising that it has more than 100 national and state parks for intrepid outdoor enthusiasts to explore. Unless you have plenty of time to cover that much ground, you probably would end up looking around at a handful of parks a day's drive away with your Cypress camper rental.
If hiking is what you are after, the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest one hour north straight ahead should give your legs an epic workout. Wildlife viewing is also high on the list if you like white-tailed deer, feral hog, waterfowl and other migratory game birds, species that also happen to be open to public hunting. If you'd rather fish, largemouth, striped, and white bass are for the taking with a legal fishing license.
Are you planning a day out to the Gulf beaches? Then continue driving your RV rental from Cypress all the way to Padre Island National Seashore about five hours southwest. You'll go wild with its 70-mile long coastline and the wildlife that inhabit in its nutrient-rich tidal flats. Birdwatching, sea kayaking and, of course, swimming are the main activities.
If you time your trip right, which is from mid-June through August, you'll witness turtle hatchlings being released into the ocean. Hang around in the park's campsite for a few days to see public releases. While the park offers no RV hookups, water filling and a dump station are available to all campers.
If you are looking to stay close to town, keep your RV trailer rental in Cypress at Tomball-Rosehill RV Park and Burns RV Park of Tomball. Both are within 10 miles or 15 minutes' drive from the town center.
Tomball-Rosehill park is a small, quiet and pet-friendly campground with easy access to Highway 290, the main artery connecting Cypress to the northwest and Houston. Electric, water and sewer hook-ups are available while shopping options and a range of restaurants are nearby. The Walmart Supercenters of Tomball and Cypress are both within eight miles while a couple of gas stations are less than half a mile away. Many more are located within 15 minutes’ drive.
For a more intimate experience of the Texas Hill Country and its wineries, spring-fed creeks, rolling hills and oak trees, head west and settle in at Fredericksburg RV Park just a few blocks away from the city’s Main Street. Full hook-ups for big rigs are available as well as a range of amenities like free cable TV and WiFi, on-site laundry facilities, and large concrete patios.
If you are traveling in spring, it’s going to be a breathtaking drive with your luxury RV rental in Cypress as the highways from Houston are lined with colorful bluebonnets, black-eyed Susans and Indian paintbrushes, among others.
Exploring the City
The 57-acre Little Cypress Creek Preserve about 4 miles north of the town center is where the locals go to hike, jog, bike and ride horses. While the preserve has 10 man-made shallow ponds, swimming, boating or kayaking and canoeing in them are not permitted. For a time-warp experience, visit the Cypress Top Historic Park which preserved what was left of a mid-19th century railroad community. You will find a recreated railroad depot, a service station, a hall, a tool shed, a general store, a barbershop and two homes. There’s a small paved lot off-street where you can park your rental RV while you are having a look around the historical site.
Start your search for an RV in Cypress, TX and get ready to discover what the Lone Star State has to offer!