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Houston & Beyond Blog

Where to go to Enjoy the Bird Migration

Avid birders can rejoice that spring comes early in Southeast Texas. Some spring migrants can be expected to move through our region in early March with the season hitting its stride in mid-April. While there are some places to experience urban birding inside Houston’s limits, the species and birding potentials abound just outside of town. Beaumont’s legendary status among birders is thanks to its position on not one but two migratory flyways: the Central and Mississippi. This fortuitous…

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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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Three Reasons to Spring Break in the Brazosport Area

The Brazosport Area is a coastal community comprised of Clute, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Quintana and Surfside Beach just 50 miles south of Downtown Houston. Check out three ways you can make the most of your spring break this year! 1.The Beaches Miles of sandy beaches with interesting seashells and marine life make Surfside Beach a perfect retreat for recreational sports, sun worshipers and nature lovers alike. Try to catch your dinner at the Surfside Jetties or Crabbing Pier or feast at one of…

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Celebrate Texas Independence Day

History buffs rejoice! It’s time to celebrate Texas Independence Day, the day when 59 delegates met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. Of course, there’s more to the story. After this decision, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Santa Anna’s army in the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Experience the history for yourself by planning your next day trip outside of Houston. Deer Park’s proximity to the San Jacinto Monument makes it an ideal stop…

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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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Delicious Crawfish Outside City Limits

It’s finally crawfish season and the best mudbugs in Texas are just a short drive from Houston. You can’t call yourself a true crawfish enthusiast if these places aren’t on your bucket (get it?) list. Conroe Mmm crawfish gets us through the cold months, and there are plenty of places to get your fill of it in Conroe. Wolfies is located on Lake Conroe and has a deck perfect for sitting and enjoying the scenery. Enjoy the party atmosphere, great music and friendly chatter. Looking for the local…

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7 Amazing Things You Need to do in Galveston this Spring

The arrival of spring brings with it refreshing sunshine, warmer weather and longer days. Where better to celebrate the season than on Galveston Island? With 32 miles of sun-kissed shores, there’s no shortage of space to start working on your summer tan. Yet the beach is just the beginning, as Galveston has an endless supply of other outdoor adventures, fascinating history to unearth and so much more. Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor waterpark, or…

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Top 3 Mardi Gras Celebrations Around Houston

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. Mardi Gras! Galveston February 14- 25 Take part in the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States with the unique chance to get some sand between…

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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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Plan Your Weekend in Conroe

There’s plenty of fun to be had in Conroe, even if it’s not lake season yet! Check out a few ways we recommend spending a weekend, or a day trip, if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet in one of our favorite nearby getaways. 1. Conroe Brew Pass Nestled among the pine forests of Conroe sit B-52 Brewing and Southern Star Brewing Company, two award-winning craft breweries that each boast a wide variety of cold brews and expansive properties…

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