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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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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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5 Tips to Enjoy The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is known nationally as one of the top arts festivals in the country. And for good reason! The festival includes artwork from over 200 juried artists from across North America, even featuring artists from Israel and Canada. Join us in The Woodlands April 4-5, 2020 for this highly anticipated two-day event. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is more than art, it’s music, performing arts and a great all-around experience. Stay Nearby Being that the…

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January, February and March Events Around Houston

You might be busy sticking to your resolutions for 2020 this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in some fun in between work-outs, your book list and Dry January. Can’t make time? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few things to look forward to in February and March too! Read on to find out what’s happening Around Houston. Surfside Food & Art Festival in Brazosport Saturday, January 25 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stahlman Park The 3rd Annual Surfside Food and Art Festival will include live music and…

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Stay Merry in The Woodlands This Winter

Make the holiday season extra special with a stay at The Woodlands Resort! Guests can enjoy holiday-themed games and other entertainment like ornament making, holiday story time, and cookie decorating. Be sure and check out all the fun events for guests. To fit with the season, you can have your little ones tucked in by one of Santa’s elves along with a bedtime story, milk and cookies. This will surely leave your little ones with dreams of sugar plums dancing in their heads! The Woodlands…

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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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Ultimate Drink Flights to Order in The Woodlands

The Kitchen Why choose one drink when you can order a whole flight? Opt for a variety of flavors at these Woodlands restaurants! The Kitchen Nothing pairs better with brunch than a mimosa, and The Kitchen has the mimosa game on lock with their Prickly Pear Basil, Mango Lime and Pomegranate Candied Ginger Mimosas. Fielding’s Wood Grill Fielding’s Wood Grill is known for their flights, offering everything from boozy coffee flights to craft beer and mimosa flights. But their signature Bloody Mary…

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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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Summer Events Around Houston

If you’re ready to have a fun-filled summer outside of Houston’s city limits, we’ve got the perfect list of events you won’t want to miss! July Beaumont 4 th of July celebration July 4 Fireworks, live music and a musical performance in downtown Beaumont are all on the agenda. Kids can enjoy the Rotary Centennial Playground and other activities. The event is free so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers (no outside alcohol) for a wonderful night! 180 th City of Galveston Celebration…

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