Galveston Island State Park
Distance from Houston: 60 miles
Yes, that Galveston Island. The 2,000 acre state park replete with wetlands, sand dunes, and coastal prairies is actually quite beautiful. Plus, its wildlife -- from armadillos and coyotes to an impressive mosaic of birds -- is on fleek (because if eyebrows can be on fleek, so too can a marsh rabbit).