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  • August 8, 2018
    There is no bad kind of bar-b-que (except the kind from California and New York – sorry, guys, keep trying). But luckily some of the most delicious sauces, premium meats and drool-worthy sides are just a short drive away, so get in your car and get moving before these places sell out and close up for the day. Patillo’s Bar-B-Q Texas Monthly calls it “the oldest family owned barbecue joint in Texas.” In fact, the Patillo family recipes have been luring Beaumont diners...
  • August 2, 2018
    This time of year, you’ve got to create your own wind! What better way than on a bike? Whether you’re an avid mountain biker or you’re just looking for a rental option to cruise around, the areas around Houston have paths to explore for nature enthusiasts and urban explorers. Cruise along Cattail Marsh in Beaumont Situated in the back of Tyrrell Park is Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands , the perfect backdrop to a 12-mile bike. This trail extends through the wetlands and...
  • July 25, 2018
    We know you’re a regular at a restaurant or two. Or maybe you hit the same few shops when you’re in the mood to swipe your card. Well, it’s the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone! Here’s a list of a few openings just around the corner that may get you out of your rut. Conroe Conroe is the fastest growing city in the United States according to the US Census, and with that title comes some amazing new business! Sip and swirl reds and whites at Blue Epiphany...
  • July 18, 2018
    It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of top attractions in and around Houston, but some of the coolest experiences may not be featured on any top 10 lists. Some of these “hidden gems” lie just outside of Houston and feature beautiful places of worship, reflection and fun! Here are 5 places just waiting to be discovered by you. 1. Baytown's Umbrella Alley Tucked away in an alley formerly filled with broken concrete and graffiti walls is a colorful art installation...
  • July 11, 2018
    It’s no secret that July in Houston gets HOT. Luckily, there are plenty of places to cool down in and around Houston including beaches , lakes and more. Here are four 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! For the little swimmers, there is a zero beach...
  • July 5, 2018
    The Houston region is full of one-of-a-kind activities you won’t want to miss out on this summer! Here are 5 adventures you can count on to shake things up when you just want to get out of town. 1. Lounge around at the Lazy River at The Woodlands Resort This is more than a pool… this is an experience! Book a room this weekend at The Woodlands Resort and soak up the sun at the Forest Oasis Lazy River and Waterpark in The Woodlands . Couples looking for a relaxing weekend away can...
  • June 27, 2018
    The patriotic spirit is alive and well around Houston this summer, and especially in preparation for July 4 th next week! Whether you’re looking for parades in the area, specials at top attractions or a good old-fashioned party, we’ve got 5 places you’re going to want to visit this Independence Day. Galveston Celebrate July 4 th in Galveston with the annual Independence Day Parade starting at 7:45 p.m. Cheer on the procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and...
  • June 13, 2018
    You aren’t going to find any brunches on this list. This is a man’s list – full of things you’re going to want to check out to have the epic Father’s Day you’ve earned this year after mowing the lawn, taking out the trash and coaching a little league team into the championship. You deserve this. Father’s Day at the Kemah Boardwalk You’re not like other Dads. You’re a cool Dad, so don’t waste your Father’s Day sitting on...
  • June 6, 2018
    Ahh, summer. In Houston it symbolizes the time of year when it’s perfectly acceptable to spend all day doing nothing at all - preferably in front of a fan with a beer in hand. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite places outside of Houston to do just that. So kick back, relax, and enjoy some ice cold suds or a chilly glass of refreshing wine at some of our favorite day trip destinations. Breweries BAKFISH Brewing Company BAKFISH is Pearland ’s first microbrewery and is a...
  • June 4, 2018
    Summer is a time when your kids kick back, forget about homework and create memories to share with their friends when August finally rolls back around. But those tall tales have to begin somewhere, right? We’re giving you a few ideas that might kick start your kid’s legendary “What I Did This Summer” essay. You can thank us when you get their first report card back. Adventure on Go on an expedition through Baytown , where kids get the chance to hunt for hidden...
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