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Author: Paula Nino Kehr
  • East End Street Fest Credit: East End Street Fest
    October 15, 2018
    This Saturday, Oct. 20, Navigation Esplanade will be transformed into a huge, festive block party where visitors can enjoy live entertainment, a diverse mix of food and loads of fun as the East End Street Fest takes over the streets. The free festival, organized by the East End Improvement Corporation, celebrates the cultural heritage of the East End with a packed agenda of activities for locals and visitors of all ages. Here are five reasons you should save the date, head out to EaDo and spend
  • October 5, 2018
    Ice houses have a special place in Texas history. In the early 1900s, nearly every Texas town had one of these establishments, which sold ice blocks for home ice boxes. But with the advent of electrical refrigerators, ice houses evolved into small convenience stores of sorts, and eventually became neighborhood gathering places where patrons could stop for an ice cold beer and conversation. While many ice houses have disappeared, Houston still has a number of these establishments – some...
  • September 29, 2018
    Looking for a good spot to catch fish? You’ll find many scenic, well-stocked fishing spots in and around Houston. Give yourself a break from city life and head out to one of these fishing oases near H-Town. Lake Anahuac Lake Anahuac is part of a wildlife refuge along the Texas coastline, 45 miles east of the city. It is one of the few places with access to both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Enjoy finding speckled trout, redfish and southern flounder along the East Galveston Bay 24...
  • September 17, 2018
    Keeping kosher? Houston has a variety of local restaurants serving authentic, kosher-certified fare. Whether you keep kosher for religious reasons or dietary restrictions, you’ll find delicious foods – from traditional to modern interpretations of classics – at these Houston establishments. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word that means “suitable,” “pure,” and disease-free. Click here for more...
  • rice university Credit: rice university FB page
    September 7, 2018
    Houston is home to a host of upstanding colleges and universities that offer a variety of activities open to the public, from sports events to farmers markets. Whether you're moving a friend or family member to school or going back yourself, don't limit your trip to unloading trucks and attending orientation. Rice University Nestled in the Museum District, among beautiful tree-lined streets and close to some of Houston’s top parks and attractions, Rice University has much to...
  • August 31, 2018
    Fall is inching closer with the arrival of September and Houston has a packed schedule of attractions, festivals and events that you don’t want to miss. Whether you’re local or traveling to Houston in September, this guide takes you through the month’s most exciting happenings. Celebrate Labor Day Houston’s calendar is jam packed with activities this Labor Day. From a brewmasters festival to a taco throwdown to some football, there is plenty to do over the long...
  • Trellis Spa Credit: Trellis Spa
    August 24, 2018
    With the kids back in school and routine setting in, you may be in need of some relaxing “me time.” Whether that means heading to a spa for a massage or spending some much needed quiet time contemplating your beautiful surroundings at Houston’s beautiful parks, we’ve compiled a guide of relaxing, peaceful activities that you’re sure to enjoy. Time is running out to take advantage of the Houston Summer Spactacular , a special offer where you can enjoy select...
  • August 10, 2018
    Back to school is around the corner and many parents are still scrambling to get that last-minute shopping done. Houston has plenty of big box stores and malls to shop for back to school wears but you shouldn’t miss a visit to these small local shops that offer carefully selected clothes and accessories for your little ones. Tax-free weekend from Aug. 10 to 12 so what better time to pay them a visit? Big Blue Whale , an independent toy store in the Heights, carries an amazing selection of...
  • July 31, 2018
    With summer coming to an end, we want to make sure you don't miss out on any of the action. From live music and theater performances, to pre-season NFL games for the Texans, this August has something for everyone! That’s Entertainment To be, or not to be: that is the question. Shakespeare fans will be excited about Miller Outdoor Theatre’s Houston Shakespeare Festival. From Aug. 1 - 5, the theatre will be alternating between performances of The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet ....
  • July 19, 2018
    The official end of summer doesn’t come until September but with roughly one month left before kids head back to school, time is running out to take advantage of Houston’s many summer activities. Our last-minute Houston summer to-do list has activities you won’t want to miss, even if you don’t have children. Take Advantage of Summer Deals You can enjoy many of Houston’s top attractions, including Typhoon Texas and most of its top museums at a discount through...
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