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  • Simply Twisted - Bay Area Credit: Simply Twisted, Bay Area Houston
    April 18, 2018
    Spring cleaning can make you realize it’s time to throw the old out and bring the new in. We’re here to make that a little easier! With unique home furnishings, boutique clothing and beautiful plants for your garden, the Houston region tempts shoppers with can’t miss deals on one-of-a-kind finds. You’ll love vintage treasures, repurposed pieces and a plenty of options for a wardrobe remix at a variety of great locally owned boutique and antique shops in Pearland . In...
  • April 11, 2018
    Whether you’re into camping or glamping, the perfect campsite is just a short drive outside of Houston. With plenty of options for visitors and mild weather during most seasons, we’ve got the perfect places for you to slather on the sunscreen and set up camp. A short trip south down the coast from Galveston will bring you to Galveston Island State Park where campers can enjoy four miles of trails and lake-area campsites. With options including screened shelters, campsites with...
  • April 4, 2018
    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 Alvin ’s Historical Museum has over 20 exhibits with features and memorabilia ranging from the prehistoric era to the formation of Texas and Alvin. With a collection of over 10,000...
  • March 28, 2018
    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. With 28 Texas Coastal Birding Trails within a 40-mile radius of Beaumont , Texas, you are sure to view some amazing birds and wildlife....
  • March 21, 2018
    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 or even to step outside of your usual workout regime. There’s a little something for everyone on the water. At Village Creek Paddling Trail in Beaumont , you can experience 21 miles of free-flowing water with no dams. This scenic trail is lined with bald cypress,...
  • March 14, 2018
    This year, Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday, so there’s no excuse not to get out, dance an Irish jig and have some fun with your family and friends. There’s plenty to do around Houston, but we’ve rounded up some can’t-miss activities in the surrounding areas. The doors of Goose’s Acre in The Woodlands will open at 8 a.m. for a fun-filled day featuring bagpipes, Irish dancers, green beer and more. Stop in for breakfast from 8 a.m. – 10:30...
  • March 7, 2018
    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! Spring breakers are just in time to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Schlitterbahn Galveston . The park unveils its most impressive and daunting ride...
  • February 28, 2018
    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...
  • February 21, 2018
    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 list. Get huge, spicy crawfish at Texas Mudbugs and Bones in Baytown . During peak crawfish season, the guys at Texas Mudbugs and Bones park their food truck at 5011 Sjolander Road and give hungry patrons an outdoor Cajun experience under a giant oak tree. Take a seat at the picnic tables and...
  • Killen's Pork Belly Credit: Kimberly Park
    February 14, 2018
    Yikes! It’s the eleventh hour and you still don’t have a dinner reservation for tonight? Quick – book a table at a restaurant from one of our picks below and nobody ever has to know you waited until the last minute to plan something special. Killen’s Steakhouse Pray that you can still get a table at this dining destination named one of the “Best Steaks in the U.S.” by Food and Wine Magazine. Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and Pearland resident Ronnie Killen...
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