It’s with heavy hearts that we all received the news today of Jimmy Buffett’s passing. In a time when popular culture has had a stronger emphasis on lifestyle and vibes than ever, it’s hard to argue that anyone did it better than Buffett.
For over 50 years, the singer-songwriter filled out hearts with breezy songs about island life, laid-back drinks, and all-and-out good times. It’s in this sentiment that we’ve compiled a list of 8 places in the Houston area to honor the King of the Parrot Heads. Rest in peace, Jimmy Buffett. Enjoy your cheeseburgers in paradise.
If there’s a more apt place to pay tribute to Jimmy Buffett in the Houston area, we don’t know it. Camp Margaritaville at Crystal Beach features a resort-style pool, clubhouse, swim-up bars, and grill, and more. Day passes are available for $30 for adults.
Live the island life Buffett always sung about at these gorgeous beach towns in Texas. With flip-flop-ready boardwalks, Boat Drinks, Mother Ocean by your side, and sunny heat that will have you reach for a Hurricane, check out our list of Texas Beach Towns.
- Whether passing the day by the beach or going all out for a staycation, here are the top things to do in the Galveston area.
From nationally recognized smashburgers to old school mom-and-pop shops, you’re sure to find you’re heaven on earth with an onion slice and cheeseburgers in paradise.
5-7. Local Island Vibes
If making the trip out to the beach is out of the question, you can still pay tribute to the beloved island lifestyle right here in Houston. Check out our round-up of the best tiki bars for rum-based drinks, Hawaiian shirts, and beachside vibes.
- Experience Margaritaville in Houston at the best places to grab a margarita in Houston
- It’s five o’clock somewhere, and it’s at Ostineria El Roli’s under-the-sea-themed cantina
It might be true that Jimmy Buffett didn’t pen many songs about dives, but we think cheap beer, good tunes, and sunny patios would be right up his alley – and yours, too.