Alvin, Santa Fe, Hitchcock, and Le Marque Professional Review and Guide
"Basically a farming community first settled in the 1840s, Alvin prospered with the coming of the railroad in the 1880s and remains a major agricultural center today. As a tourist destination its primary point of interest is the Nolan Ryan Exhibit Center at Alvin Community College, but you’ll find several other things to do while you are in town. One of the nicest things about Alvin is the number of huge oaks that shade its older residential streets. A drive along either West Lang or Beauregard shows off a few century-old homes, as well.
Like Santa Fe, Hitchcock does not have a strong presence in and of itself. However, its lack of development is exactly why it’s an ideal location for many activities. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Houston. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."