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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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Give a Day Trip This Holiday

We know you're busy trying to find last minute gifts for the people in your life, so we won't bore you with the details about all there is to do outside of Houston. We'll simply give you a subtle hint that day trips make for a great presents to your friends and family, especially when you're struggling with stocking stuffers and growing more and more resigned to gift cards. There's an alternative, believe us. Check out some of the experiences available for gifting on the Houston Experience…

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Stay Merry in The Woodlands This Winter

Make the holiday season extra special with a stay at The Woodlands Resort! Guests can enjoy holiday-themed games and other entertainment like ornament making, holiday story time, and cookie decorating. Be sure and check out all the fun events for guests. To fit with the season, you can have your little ones tucked in by one of Santa’s elves along with a bedtime story, milk and cookies. This will surely leave your little ones with dreams of sugar plums dancing in their heads! The Woodlands…

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Holiday Light Displays Around Houston

Light up your holiday season with a day trip (or in this case, night trip) outside of Houston. Just a short drive from Downtown Houston, the surrounding cities are getting into the holiday spirit with dazzling light displays that are sure to take your breath away. Here are places outside of the city limits where you can experience the joy and magic of the season. Galveston Island Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens November 16 – January 12 The holidays have never been brighter. This mile-long…

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Ice and Snow Family Fun

Who says you need 32-degree weather to enjoy some snow? We’re rounding up our favorite places to get an ice fix outside of the Houston area. After all, if you can’t take a day trip to ice skate then what can you take one for? ICE LAND at Moody Gardens in Galveston November 17 - January 6 The world’s most famous landmarks will become cooler than ever as Moody Gardens introduces ICE LAND: Christmas Around the World with a brand new theme. The award-winning CAA Harbin Ruijing Carving Team of…

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Surf's Up in the Brazosport Area

Yes, you can hang ten in Texas! Surfside Beach has deep water and long jetties that make for good surfing. The deep water is only eight miles offshore of Surfside Beach so it produces much more consistent surf than other spots on the upper Texas coast. The deeper water allows the swell to pass without decreasing wave size. The jetties block the south winds, focus the swell, and create defined surf breaks. There are a few different types of boards available for rent or purchase in Surfside…

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10 Reasons To Visit Galveston During the Holidays

When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store this season. The island transforms into a “Winter Wonder Island,” and here are some of this year's highlights: When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store this season. The island transforms into a “Winter Wonder Island,” and here are some of this year's highlights: 1) GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM PRESENTS THE POLAR EXPRESS™ TRAIN…

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November and December's Top Events Around Houston

The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to branch out from your day-to-day and create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s time for a daytrip! Get outside of the city and experience unique events you can only find Around Houston. November Opry on the Square Pearland - 17 mi/27 km from Downtown Houston November 2, 2019 Pearland Opry On The Square celebrates the time honored Saturday night Texas Opry tradition showcasing live, traditional country music. The free event follows the same…

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