Where Fun and Play Meet Every Day

Plantation Oaks Resort at Varner Creek is the perfect central location to call home while you explore the area.

Day Trip to the Beach

Take a day trip to the beach! Surfside Beach is approximately 40 minutes away, Galveston Island is approximately an hour from the resort, and Freeport is approximately 40 minutes from the Resort. Spend the day taking in the waves, enjoy island restaurants, explore shops on The Strand, and find your favorite spot among the many choices in nightlife.

Family Fun



Local Beaches

  • Surfside Beach
  • East Beach
  • Stewart Beach
  • Galveston Island State Park
  • Galveston West End Pocket Parks
  • Galveston’s Seawall Beaches
  • Pocket Park 1
  • Packet Park 2


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Explore Freeport



Spend a day fresh or saltwater fishing. Options are endless, including day trips to Sargent, Freeport, or Galveston. Ask our staff for recommendations on area fishing guides for a true adventure!

Local Museums

Brazoria County is at the heart of Texas history. Explore The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site and its 134-year history, the Columbia Historical Museum, housed in a 1950’s bank, the Veteran’s Memorial Park, the site of the First Capitol of Texas, East Columbia Historical District, Ammon Underwood House, Waddy Cabin, and the Old Columbia Cemetery.

Local Events

West Columbia stands out as a captivating town, with a vibrant tapestry of local events and festivals throughout the year. Among these, the San Jacinto Festival draws widespread enthusiasm. This festival encapsulates the spirit of the town, featuring a downtown parade, carnival rides, a sizzling BBQ cookoff, the prestigious Coronation of the Belle of the Brazos, an array of craft and food vendors, topped off with a spirited 5-K run.

But the festivities don't stop there. In the embrace of spring, West Columbia comes alive with a range of captivating events. March heralds the arrival of the Spring city-wide garage sale and a community-wide cleanup. As April unfurls, the town plays host to the Rotary Shrimp Boil, Fish Fry, and Auction - a feast for both the palate and the senses. Governor Hogg’s Easter Egg Hunt adds a touch of tradition and joy to the season, exemplifying the town's rich community spirit.

The town's calendar offers events for everyone, regardless of the time of year. Whether you're seeking lively celebrations, delectable flavors, or heartwarming traditions, West Columbia's events offer a kaleidoscope of experiences. Feel free to explore the local calendar of events to uncover your next unforgettable adventure. Your journey into the heart of West Columbia awaits!”

Local Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

Downtown West Columbia include dozens of locally owned and operated specialty shops, coffee shops, and restaurants.

Shopping options include Carta Valley Market, Line Cutterz, Lucy Goose Market, HEB, Carta Valley Market and Wintle & Co.

Enjoy Margarita Jones, Black’s Fairy Meadery, Lucy’s Sips & Sweets, or live music at the 1836 Pocket Park.