Orange, Texas is often referred to as the “Gateway to Texas.” As the Lone Star State’s easternmost city, Orange is the perfect place to visit on your way into the state. Orange offers visitor’s all the charm and warmth of a small town with the kind of attractions you’d find in a big city.
When you fly into the jet charter airport in Orange, you’ll be met with breathtaking architecture, world-class art, beautiful coastline landscapes, top-tier Broadway shows, and so much more. Of course, you’ll likely soar over the infamous water tower that’s stood proudly through numerous historical weather events, including Hurricane Rita, Ike and Harvey.
For an immersive cultural experience, stop by the W.H. Stark House, Stark Museum of Art, and the Shangri-La Botanical Gardens. You can spend the day discovering the history of Orange’s most influential family that lived in the W.H. Stark House, a sprawling 14,000 square foot Victorian mansion. You’ll also be able to gaze upon the best collections of American Western Art at the Stark Museum of Art. Finally, tour through the Shangri-La Botanical Gardens while catching whiffs of fresh florals. For a little excitement, take the guided tour boat ride through the tropical bayou.
Don’t forget to secure tickets to the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts. This 1,450-seat facility is home to the largest Performing Arts Series in the area. Each year approximately 30,000 adults and children take in Broadway musicals, stand-up comedy shows, holiday specials, and kid-friendly performances. You won’t want to miss it!