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  • TCWMP Full Venue Credit: Photo by: Ted Washington
    August 16, 2017
    Founded in 1974, The Woodlands was created to give residents and those visiting an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The tall, lush forests that run throughout The Woodlands create just that, a relaxing experience. From the outside, it may seem like that’s all The Woodlands consists of: trees and more trees. Considering the master-planned community is fairly young, it can be easy to underestimate the development, amenities and even the history lying beyond the trees. The...
  • Crockett Street
    August 9, 2017
    Located 90 miles East of Houston on I-10 is Beaumont, Texas – also known as the birthplace of Spindletop . In January 1901, the bustling lumber town of Beaumont leaped to international fame when the Lucas Gusher spewed oil on Spindletop Hill, located just south of town. The narrative of how this event transformed Beaumont is told at many area museums such as the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum and the Texas Energy Museum. Here we highlight the museums you should visit to learn more...
  • Galveston Beach
    August 2, 2017
    Early morning sunrises, warm sea breezes and the invitingly sandy shores of Galveston Island attract beachgoers from all over Texas and beyond. While enjoying Galveston’s beaches in the summer is a slam dunk, there are many other things you can do to make the most of your stay here. After all, this one-of-a-kind coastal city has world-class attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Where should you get started? Check out these 6 essential things to do in Galveston and you’ll...
  • Port Arthur Pelican Credit: Port Arthur
    July 26, 2017
    Five miles of natural beach meet marsh at Sea Rim State Park. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, south of Port Arthur, the park allows visitors to swim and stroll the Gambusia Nature Trail on the park’s Gulf side, then paddle marsh unit trails just across the way. It’s the perfect summer destination for birders, families and campers who want to enjoy the beauty of the coast. Visitors will hear the tempting waves of the Gulf of Mexico before they view it. The first glimpses come from...
  • Huntsville - Sam Houston Museum Credit: Huntsville - Sam Houston Museum
    July 19, 2017
    Nestled in the tall pines of east Texas, between Dallas and Houston, you will find a serene place rich in history, culture and the outdoors: Huntsville, Texas. The home of General Sam Houston, who fought for Texas’s Independence, Huntsville is a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway or day trip. A great way to start your Huntsville tour is to spend the day tracing the steps of General Sam Houston. The 77-foot Sam Houston Statue by artist David Adickes is the most photographed statue in...
  • The Pancho Burger from Guru Burgers & Crepes Credit: Trish T. - The Pancho Burger from Guru Burgers & Crepes
    July 12, 2017
    Foodies and casual diners can take a trip around the world through Sugar Land’s foodie scene. Reflecting its location within the most globally-diverse county in the United States , Sugar Land boasts an array of cuisines just a few miles apart from each other. Begin your journey at local restaurants that are putting their spin on American classics. Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co . specializes in exactly what its name suggests, pizza and waffles, but its unique flavors are what keeps people...
  • Tomball
    July 5, 2017
    Once known as that little place out in the country that you passed through on the way to the Texas Renaissance Festival, Tomball is fast becoming a foodie destination. Just 28 miles northwest of downtown Houston along the rambling rails of the BNSF Railroad, the small town is now home to an array of restaurants that attract food lovers from near and far. Texas Monthly Magazine named Tejas Chocolate Craftory & Barbecue on North Elm Street the sixth best barbecue joint in Texas. Craft barbecue...
  • Houston & Beyond - Killens BBQ Pearland Credit: Houston & Beyond - Killens BBQ Pearland
    June 28, 2017
    Nestled minutes from Houston, Pearland is a perfect pick” for weekend fun in the Texas Gulf Coast region. You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities, including golf, tennis, splash pads for the kids, and hiking and biking trails—all in the city’s more than 175 acres of beautiful park land. Enjoy scenic places to picnic as well as outdoor entertainment and a Bass Pro Shop—a show in itself and a living museum of Texas hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor...
  • Baytown - Fred Hartman Bridge
    June 21, 2017
    Baytown is pulling out all the stops to celebrate America’s birthday with a free two-day festival filled with patriotic merriment. Festival goers will be treated to musical performances, tons of delicious food, shopping, and one of the best fireworks extravaganzas in the state. The celebration starts off with a bang on Monday, July 3 at Bicentennial Park with performances by the Mambo Jazz Kings and the classic rock band, Grand Funk Railroad. Go back in time as you move to 70s classics...
  • Conroe - Fishing
    June 14, 2017
    Trade the bright city lights for starry nights just 40 miles north of Houston in Conroe. Conroe is home to an historic downtown with a vibrant and eclectic art scene, 2 community theatres, and live music every night of the week. Bordered by 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, Sam Houston National Forest, and W. Goodrich Jones State Forest, Conroe holds great appeal to outdoor lovers of all ages levels of experience. Conroe is the perfect destination for multi-generational travel. The average person
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