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PAINT THE TOWN(S) THIS FALL!

From street art to fine art and everything in between, Houston and the surrounding cities are packed with intricate works waiting to whisk you away to a world of imagination. For fine art enthusiasts, Houston houses multiple museums showcasing artistic creations from around the globe. The Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, and The Menil Collection are just a few of the fine-art favorites. Curating for your personal collection? Then look to the city's 60-plus art galleries comprising…

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STRETCH OUT YOUR SUMMER FUN IN AND AROUND HOUSTON

Although the long days of summer are nearing an end, there are still numerous ways to battle those back-to-school blues Around Houston! With plenty to see, eat, and experience, there's an adventure around every corner. Speaking of things to see, why not catch a movie? As a matter of fact, you can experience this age-old pastime with a unique twist in Houston. Moonstruck Drive-In, located at the intersection of Bringhurst and Clinton, emerged in 2020 to a hugely celebrated fanfare. Vehicles…

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RED, WHITE, & BLUE ALL AROUND HOU!

Bust out the sparklers and get ready to don your red, white, and blue because it’s almost America’s birthday, and we’re ready to celebrate…how about HOU? That’s right, July 4th is upon us, and there’s no shortage of things to do in Houston and our surrounding cities. From The Island to The Woodlands, we’ve got all the activities you need to plan the perfect Independence Day adventure. We’ll start the festivities off right here in Houston, where the annual Shell Freedom Over Texas is set to…

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Spring Break Day-Trip Activities

For kids, Spring Break can be a relaxing and fun time to enjoy the warmer weather and some freedom from school. For parents it’s a constant battle against boredom that requires creativity, patience and planning. This Spring Break, we’re taking the stress off your shoulders. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your week of fun! The Baytown area is full of family-friendly activities so why not experience them ALL this Spring Break? Baytown is home to one of only four GeoTours in the state…

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Three Reasons to Spring Break in the Brazosport Area

The Brazosport Area is a coastal community comprised of Clute, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Quintana and Surfside Beach just 50 miles south of Downtown Houston. Check out three ways you can make the most of your spring break this year! 1.The Beaches Miles of sandy beaches with interesting seashells and marine life make Surfside Beach a perfect retreat for recreational sports, sun worshipers and nature lovers alike. Try to catch your dinner at the Surfside Jetties or Crabbing Pier or feast at one of…

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Ice and Snow Family Fun

Who says you need 32-degree weather to enjoy some snow? We’re rounding up our favorite places to get an ice fix outside of the Houston area. After all, if you can’t take a day trip to ice skate then what can you take one for? ICE LAND at Moody Gardens in Galveston November 17 - January 6 The world’s most famous landmarks will become cooler than ever as Moody Gardens introduces ICE LAND: Christmas Around the World with a brand new theme. The award-winning CAA Harbin Ruijing Carving Team of…

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A Sweet Three-Day Escape to Sugar Land

Between school and busy schedules, spending quality family time together may be challenging, but in Sugar Land, it's easy and accessible. With most of Sugar Land's attractions, retail and dining destinations being within a 10-minute drive of each other, you spend less time in the car and more time building sweet memories. Friday Get ready to immerse yourself in an out-of-this world adventure by visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Uncover prehistoric fossils at the Dig…

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6 Ways to Cool Off This Summer

It’s no secret that summer in Houston gets HOT. Luckily, there are plenty of places to cool down in and around Houston including beaches, lakes and more. Here are six options in case you’re looking to get your feet wet (and have a great time, too!). 1. Pirates Bay Water Park For the most water fun in Baytown, we recommend taking the plunge into Pirates Bay Water Park. This 7-acre water park has activities for children of all ages including water slides, a wave pool and splash pad! The park has…

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Winter Activities for Kids

The holiday season is a magical time for little kids and the big ones too. From ice skating to magical winter lights and gator encounters, there is plenty of fun activities for kids this holiday season. The Ice Rink in The Woodlands Open through January 21, 2019 Hot cocoa, Christmas lights and ice skating all go hand in hand in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Ice Rink on Lake Robbins Drive is even open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Lace up your skates and bring the family to make memories on…

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10 Cool Photo-Ops Worth The Drive

From posing with a live gator to riding on a roller coaster over water, there are some seriously cool spots to snag a photo in the Houston area and beyond. While visiting some of the most popular entertainment areas and historical sights you don’t want to miss out on snapping a picture to share with friends. Animals and Entertainment Statues of Pelicans Say “cheese” next to as many pelicans as you can find! The Pelican Path in Seabrook features a wide variety of Pelican statues spread through…

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