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Picnicking in Houston's Great Outdoors

Hibernation from the brutally cold winter is over and it’s time to enjoy being outside. After one of the coldest winters in recent memory, we’re in need of some fresh air picnicking. With so much great food in Houston, what better way to savor it than the great outdoors? Levy Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Levy Park (@levyparkhouston) Want a spot to spread out with your family? Look no further than Levy Park. Complete with a…

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10 Underrated Houston Views

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Visit Houston (@visit_houston) RICE UNIVERSITY’S TWILIGHT EPIPHANY SKYSPACE Take the trek to Rice University for a truly unique experience at the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. Built in 2012, this art installation is a cross between a space-inspired structure and an imitation of a natural sunrise or sunset. From the upper sitting area, visitors can view the splendor of Houston’s skyline…

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Camping Around Houston

Houston has an annual average temperature of 69 degrees, making it an excellent place to enjoy the many outdoor options just outside of town. From wooded trails to endless coast, here are great places to escape to nature around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park One word: alligators. Located southwest of Houston, just 45 miles away, you’ll find the swamp and diverse nature of Brazos Bend State Park. Here, you’ll find 37 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, some of which are…

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11 Reasons to Visit Houston For Spring Break

Spring break has finally arrived, but knowing how to best fill those free days can sometimes be a little daunting. We’ve taken the legwork out of planning your week by creating your list of places to go. Here is spring break, Houston style. Avenida Houston and Discovery Green Downtown's entertainment hub will be busy this spring break, with free activities taking places every hour. Some of our favorites happening during spring break include a live ice carving, roller skating at The Rink, an…

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The Definitive Houston Pokémon Go Guide

Ready to catch them all? Well hold your horses because we asked local experts about the best places to catch Pokémon around Houston. Rothko Chapel/Menil Collection The Rothko Chapel and Menil Collection are two of the most beloved Houston landmarks among visitors and locals, so it makes sense that they also host a wide array of features for Pokémon Go players. Listed on Travel + Leisure 's list of 101 Places Every Traveler Should Know, the Rothko Chapel has become a pilgrimage stop for thousands…

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Buffalo Bayou Cistern Opens to Public After 90 Years

For years a large portion of Houston’s public drinking water was stored in an underground cistern right off the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Built in 1926, the cistern was used for decades until it sprang a leak that couldn’t be found or repaired. The public reservoir was drained and sat unused and practically forgotten about. Years passed, Houstonians enjoyed the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark and Water Works pavilion above ground while the empty cavernous space the size of one and a half football…

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