Old Main Book Store, 438 Main St., Palacios, 361/ 972-1438.
Etched in Time, 414 Main St., Palacios, 361/972-5587; www.etchedintime.us.
Blessing Hotel and Coffee Shop, 128 Tenth St., Blessing, 361/588-9579.
Sculptor Danny Stephens, between Blessing and Bay City, 361-588-7038.
Matagorda Bay Nature Park, 6420 FM 2031, Matagorda; 979/863-2603 or 800/776-5272, ext 4740; www.lcra.org/parks/developed_parks/matagorda.html. Kayaking trips are offered on one Sat. each month. If you bring your own kayak, the guided trip costs $25 per person. Otherwise, the trip costs $50 per person, including kayak, guide, and safety supplies. Trips can be scheduled for groups of six or more.
Stanley-Fisher House Bed & Breakfast, 107 Saint Marys St., Matagorda, 979/863-2920; www.stanley-fisher.com.
Stingaree Restaurant, Stingaree Road at the In-tracoastal Canal, Crystal Beach, 409/684-2731; www.stingaree.com.