July Small Market Profile: Victoria, TX

Texas                         The Pumphouse
Victoria is your perfect small meetings destination. We offer the beauty and rich history of one of the oldest cities in Texas along with new hotels and a state of the art convention center. Your attendees will have a great experience dining at our one-of-a-kind venues, exploring history on the Old Victoria Driving Tour, learning to throw an atlatl at the Museum of the Coastal Bend, or kayaking down the Guadalupe River. Foodies, history buffs and adventurers alike will make memories in their down time.

WHERE:

Victoria is located conveniently in the Coastal Bend region of Texas, and is known as the “Crossroads of South Texas” as it is only a two-hour drive from Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Corpus Christi.

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CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORT:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

TOP ATTRACTIONS:

Old Victoria Driving Tour – This self-guided trek through Victoria’s historic districts features over 80 homes and properties, many listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Museum of the Coastal Bend – Travel through time as you learn about the 13,000+ year history of the Texas Coastal Bend Region. See artifacts from explorer Robert La Salle’s French settlement in Texas and even through a spear with an atlatl just like the early peoples of the area!
Victoria County Courthouse – The beautifully restored 1892 Victoria County Courthouse is still a working courthouse and is open every weekday.
The Texas Zoo – Explore your wild side at the Texas Zoo, featuring over 150 animals of both native and exotic species. Book a Wild Side Tour and get up close to tigers, primates, and more!
Riverside Park – At over 500 acres, Riverside Park is Victoria’s giant playground! Bordered by 4 miles of the beautiful Guadalupe River and featuring a full 18-hole golf course, enjoy such activities as kayaking (rentals available), disc golf, hiking and biking, and more.
Nave Museum – One of South Texas’ premiere art museums, the Nave Museum features six to eight diverse and compelling exhibits each year.

MEETING SPACE:

We can accommodate groups of 0 – 700. Our venues include:

The Victoria College Conference Center – 26,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
Victoria Community Center – 19,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
Hilton Garden Inn – 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
Homewood Suites by Hilton – 1,400 sq. ft. of meeting space
Courtyard Marriott – 1,200 sq. ft. of meeting space

HOTELS:

Total Hotels: 14
Featured Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton

FEATURED RESTAURANTS:

FossatisFossati’s Delicatessen

Huvar’s Artisan Market

The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar

The Sendera

Mumphord’s Place BBQ


FUN FACTS:

Victoria is home to the oldest deli in Texas – Fossati’s!

Victoria County is the only county in Texas to have flown under all “six flags of Texas”. The flags represent six different sovereign nations which have flown over the land that is today known as Texas. They are France, Spain, Mexico, Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the U.S.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

JoelJoel Novosad, CTE
Director of Explore Victoria
(361) 485-3117
jnovosad@victoriatx.org
MeetInVictoria.com
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