West Houston, Katy, Brookshire, San Felipe, and Sealy Professional Review and Guide
"Founded as a rice and railroad town, Katy now is of interest to day-trippers primarily as a great spot to eat, play, shop, and experience China. You’ll find a smattering of gift and antiques shops in “Old Towne” and several places to picnic. It’s also a good food stop Tuesday–Saturday if you’re returning to Houston on from points west. Brookshire’s history is brief. This small community was established in the early 1880s by the MKT Railroad to serve a rich agricultural area.
Visitors enjoy a drive down Sealy’s oak-shaded Fifth Street, with its early-twentieth-century homes, and a walk around the downtown area, which is being restored to its original appearance. There are numerous antiques shops, most of which have free walking maps of the town. 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."