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  • Killen's Pork Belly Credit: Kimberly Park
    February 14, 2018
    Yikes! It’s the eleventh hour and you still don’t have a dinner reservation for tonight? Quick – book a table at a restaurant from one of our picks below and nobody ever has to know you waited until the last minute to plan something special. Killen’s Steakhouse Pray that you can still get a table at this dining destination named one of the “Best Steaks in the U.S.” by Food and Wine Magazine. Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and Pearland resident Ronnie Killen...
  • Jupiter Waffle Company
    February 7, 2018
    Valentine’s Day is one holiday that tends to creep up with very little notice. It’s also one that you really shouldn’t forget! It’s easy to make this holiday special. Go just outside of Houston to experience something new and romantic with your special someone. Who said romance only happens over dinner? After you try the waffles at Jupiter Pizza and Waffle Co. , you’ll be singing praises of early morning breakfasts. This Sugar Land spot specializes in Belgian...
  • The Woodlands
    January 31, 2018
    It’s never too early to start planning a romantic getaway. The areas surrounding Houston have many hotels and restaurants that are perfect for you and your significant other to get a little romantic time away. We’re only a few weeks away from Valentine’s Day, so if you haven’t made plans, try some of these ideas. Don’t be stuck at the last minute trying to pull together something special. Experience the luxury of The Woodlands by visiting for the night or...
  • mardi gras galveston
    January 24, 2018
    You only have to drive a few miles from Houston to experience the best Mardi Gras west of New Orleans. From King Cake to parades with Cajun flair, your celebration is only a daytrip away. Whether you’re looking for a rowdy celebration with friends or a friendly parade for your rowdy kids, here are three events you should check out. Yachty Gras Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2018 The Mardi Gras season in Bay Area Houston is filled with plenty of parties, balls and parades but Yachty Gras is the most
  • Pearland Golf
    January 17, 2018
    In Houston, golf enthusiasts get to practice their swings year-round. The chilly weather in January and February is perfect for an early morning round of golf without the hassle of snow that Northern golfers have to contend with. And golfers will find 18-hole championship golf courses and courses with unique greens not too far outside of Houston. Pearland, for example, has golf courses designed for a variety of skill levels that make it ideal for a day trip from the city to golf. Perfect your
  • Lone Star Hiking Trail, Conroe
    January 10, 2018
    You may have trekked through popular paved paths in Houston, but these concrete trails aren’t the only hiking opportunities nearby. Take a break from the city sprawl and find yourself in the middle of the wilderness not far outside of Houston. Take a 20-minute drive east of downtown Houston to Baytown where you will find the Baytown Nature Center , a 450-acre peninsula offering miles of winding paths through woods and wetlands. During the day, hikers can experience the peace of nature and...
  • Imperial Sugar Factory in Sugar Land
    January 4, 2018
    Mark your brand new 2018 calendar with some can’t-miss events around Houston in January and February. Get to work on your New Year’s Resolution by signing up for a Heritage Hike through Sugar Land . Hosted every second Saturday of the month, the Heritage Foundation of Sugar Land guides visitors on a walking tour around Sugar Land’s historic district. Visitors are guided through the historic neighborhood known as The Hill and stop at the Heritage Foundation Museum located in...
  • Pearland Winter Games of Texas
    December 27, 2017
    Get ready to start the New Year with a new outlook on health and fitness. Test your skills and up your game at the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas taking place in Pearland on January 12-14, 2018. The three-day sports festival is patterned after the Olympic Games with athletes earning medals for competitive sports. Debuting in Pearland after a 12-year run in Frisco, Texas, the inaugural year includes archery, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, kickball,
  • Holidays at Market Street, The Woodlands
    December 20, 2017
    Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you deserve a getaway to The Woodlands. Experience a masterfully planned winter wonderland featuring ice skating, photos with Santa, and more. Still looking for a last-minute gift? The Woodlands is home to over 70 boutique shops at Market Street as well as iconic retailers inside The Woodlands Mall. Read on for a list of this community’s top holiday events. Photos with Santa | Through December 24, 2017 This holiday season, snap a memorable photo...
  • Iceland in Galveston
    December 15, 2017
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Moody Gardens as this year's holiday attractions are officially underway. Among the favorites is ICE LAND, a course of ice sculptures that has become the premier holiday destination in the Southwest. This year, prepare for a spectacular journey through the wonders of rainforests from around the world as Moody Gardens debuts ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday. Experience monkeys, birds, butterflies, orchids and more – all hand-carved out...
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