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Goliad is a small town in southeast Texas, near Goliad State Park and Historic Site. The population of Goliad is approximately 2,000. The town sits along the San Antonio River and is part of the Victoria, Texas metropolitan area. Goliad County is known for being home to The Texas Mile, a weekend motorsports racing festival. The Texas Mile used to be held at the Goliad Airport near Berclair, Texas, but the field is now used by the Navy as a training field. So, the event is now held at nearby Beeville's local airport. Goliad Market Days (held on the second Saturday of every month) is an event where produce, arts and crafts, and other retail items are sold. Goliad State Park and Historic Site is a park complex that contains a restoration of the Spanish Colonial Era Mission of Nuestra Seņora del Espíritu Santo de Zuņiga. Visitors can also tour the ruins of the 1750's Mission Rosario State Historic Site (by appointment) and visit the museum at Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site. Activities at the park include hiking, fishing, swimming, camping and picnicking. There is a floating dock and river access for kayaking and canoeing. Other places to visit near Goliad include Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, the Market House Museum, Goose Island State Park, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, Mustang Island State Park, Lake Corpus Christi State Park.

Goliad Vacation Rentals

Goliad Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lone Star Inn & Suites1907 Us Hwy 59 NVictoria, TX10.6 mi.(361) 579-0225
Comfort Inn Victoria1906 Houston HwyVictoria, TX26.3 mi.(361) 574-9393
Holiday Inn Victoria2705 E Houston HwyVictoria, TX26.8 mi.(361) 575-0251
Best Western Victoria Inn & Suites8106 NE Zac Lentz PkwyVictoria, TX27.0 mi.(361) 485-2300
Super 8 Motel-victoria8001 Zac Lentz PkwyVictoria, TX27.0 mi.(361) 575-0838
Hampton Inn Victoria7006 N NavarroVictoria, TX27.2 mi.(361) 573-9911
Quality Inn3112 Houston HwyVictoria, TX27.2 mi.(361) 578-2030
Victoria Fairfield Inn7502 N Navarro StVictoria, TX27.3 mi.(361) 582-0660
La Quinta Inn #577 Victoria7603 N NavarroVictoria, TX27.4 mi.(361) 572-3585
Motel 6 #0225 Victoria3716 Houston HwyVictoria, TX27.6 mi.(361) 573-1273
Ramada Inn-victoria3901 Houston HwyVictoria, TX27.7 mi.(361) 578-2723
Best Western Drummers Inn400 S US 181 BypBeeville, TX28.6 mi.(800) 528-1234
Bed & Breakfast
The 505 B & B Lodge505 W Main StKenedy, TX29.9 mi.(830) 583-9404

Goliad Weather & Climate

Southeast Texas climate is humid subtropical with very hot summers and mild winters. An average of 99 days per year reach above 90 degrees F. High humidity causes the heat index to rise even higher. Winds are often light in the summer and offer little relief from the heat. This region is often called "the most air-conditioned place on earth." Spring super cell thunderstorms sometimes bring tornadoes to the area, although it's not officially part of "Tornado Alley." Snowfall is rare in southeast Texas. The average high in January, which is the coldest month, is 63 degrees F. Average annual rainfall in this area is 50 inches. Storms dump large amounts of rain causing flash floods. Prevailing winds are from the south and southeast during most of the year, bringing heat from the deserts.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 68°F 43°F 2.34 in. -
February 71°F 46°F 2.11 in. -
March 78°F 53°F 2.00 in. -
April 83°F 59°F 3.19 in. -
May 87°F 67°F 4.49 in. -
June 92°F 71°F 4.96 in. -
July 95°F 73°F 2.85 in. -
August 96°F 72°F 3.49 in. -
September 92°F 68°F 4.56 in. -
October 85°F 60°F 4.26 in. -
November 76°F 51°F 2.19 in. -
December 69°F 45°F 2.14 in. -

Goliad Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Victoria Regional airport (VCT) located about 31 miles east of Goliad in Victoria, Texas, the Aransas County airport (RKP) located approximately 45 miles south of Goliad in Rockport, Texas, the Corpus Christi International airport (CRP) located roughly 62 miles south of Goliad in Corpus Christi, Texas, and finally the Alice International airport (ALI) located around 74 miles southwest of Goliad in Alice, Texas.

Goliad Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX84.1 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX84.7 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX84.7 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX84.7 mi.
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX84.1 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX84.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Riverside Golf CourseAustinTX24.6 mi.
Riverside Golf CourseVictoriaTX24.6 mi.
John C Beasley Municipal Golf CourseBeevilleTX28.3 mi.
Karnes County Country ClubKenedyTX29.1 mi.
Cuero Park Municipal Golf CourseCueroTX29.9 mi.
State Parks
Goliad State ParkTX1.4 mi. 
Fannin State ParkTX9.6 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX25.2 mi.
Texas State AquariumCorpus ChristiTX60.0 mi.
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX84.7 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX84.7 mi.

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