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  • June 12, 2019
    We’re taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life this week and heading out to experience some of the scenic views around Houston – via kayak! Kayaking is a great hobby if you’re looking to relax, exercise or create some beautiful, nature inspired artwork. There’s a little something for everyone on the water. Kayak in the reflection of the San Jacinto Monument in the waterways that once saw soldiers in the Texas Revolution ferried across its banks in...
  • June 5, 2019
    Are you excited about summer bringing with it beach weather? You’re not the only one! Shore birds flock to coastal locations and are some of the most difficult birds to identify. That shouldn’t scare off rookie birders though! Here are a few places you can venture outside of Houston to spot these fellow beach bums. Beaumont Cattail Marsh includes 900-acres of scenic wetlands along with a boardwalk that features two covered platforms, providing access to incredible views of the...
  • May 30, 2019
    The Brazosport Area is a coastal community comprised of Clute, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Quintana and Surfside Beach just 50 miles south of Downtown Houston. This is your destination if you are looking for sandy beaches and family fun this summer. Surfside Beach 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. Visitors will find plenty of beach house rentals, restaurants and
  • Schlitterbahn Infinity Racers Credit: Galveston Island CVB
    May 21, 2019
    You don’t need a real reason to head to the coast during the Texas summer – the cool breezes and sparkling Gulf waters are usually enticements enough. But, in case you’re looking for a little extra motivation, here are five new excuses to head to Galveston Island this vacation season. 1. Space Slides The new 'Infinity Racers' Ride at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park is scheduled to open a new multi-million set of “Infinity Racers” slides this...
  • The Woodlands Treeventures Credit: Visit The Woodlands
    May 17, 2019
    Explore nature and see views of The Woodlands area like never before. The outdoor climbing adventure park called Texas TreeVentures is now open! Operated by The Woodlands Township, the three-level aerial course is located on the campus of The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park at 6464 Creekside Forest Drive. From way up high, you will be able to see some of the coolest views The Woodlands area has to offer. “ The course is directly adjacent to the expansive 1,800 acres of the George...
  • Waterway Nights - The Woodlands concert Credit: Derrick Bryant
    May 8, 2019
    Summer presents the perfect opportunity to kick back on a patio with a nice craft brew and listen to some local music. No offense to big concert venues, but sometimes it's better to just be in your own chair with no worries about the cost for parking. A food truck nearby doesn't hurt either. Thursday Nights Conroe's First Thursday Free Concert Series Heritage Place 500 Metcalf Street, Conroe, TX First Thursday of the month April - September 7:00 p.m. More information Enjoy Conroe...
  • Killen's Burgers Credit: Kimberly Park
    May 1, 2019
    Beware : if you read this post you will walk away wanting a burger. As long as you know that then you're in for a treat. We love a good burger, and while there are plenty of options in Houston, some of these delicious, meaty creations are the perfect way to start or end your road trip. Trust us. They're worth the stop. Killen’s Burgers – Pearland Located at the original Killen’s Steakhouse location and revamped with a 1950s diner feel, this local spot showcases the...
  • April 24, 2019
    From cappuccinos to expressos, lattes to cold brews, here is your round up of the best coffee shops to help you score the perfect brew in Sugar Land. Check out our guide, refuel and get back out there. Don’t forget to snap a pic with your beverage of choice and tag @VisitSugarLand and #SweeterinSL. BlendIn Coffee Club Blendin Coffee Club is a neighborhood coffee shop for every kind of coffee drinker. This unique coffee shop is located at a repurposed former bank at 8410 Highway 90A, which
  • April 17, 2019
    Spring means sunnier weather … most of the time. If you get caught in an April shower this month, we’re here to help you beat the blues with some museums and indoor activities that are just as fun. Bookmark this page or save some ideas for the next time the weather catches you by surprise! Trains Explore locomotive history in Galveston with one of the largest restored railroad collections in the country. The Galveston Railroad Museum features numerous railroad memorabilia and...
  • April 12, 2019
    A day trip traveling north from Houston takes you down memory lane to the historic city that is Conroe, Texas. Conroe was established after the Civil War when a retired Illinois Cavalry captain came to Texas, hoping to make his mark in the lumber industry. His mark created an enduring legacy. In 1881, Isaac Conroe positioned his sawmill at the junction of the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads in Montgomery County. This strategic crossroads paired with an ample supply of
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