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Fishing Holes to Hit This Weekend

Shh… you hear that? It’s the sound of you ignoring all your worries and spending a quiet day on the water. If you need more convincing than that, here are five fishing holes a short drive away from Houston that deliver big in the peace department (and the fish department). Port Arthur: Sabine Lake Charter a boat or launch your own in Port Arthur’s Sabine Lake this summer. It’s more than 60,000 acres, no deeper than 8 feet and sits in two states. The Texas side boasts Pleasure Island, also great…

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Ultimate Drink Flights to Order in The Woodlands

The Kitchen Why choose one drink when you can order a whole flight? Opt for a variety of flavors at these Woodlands restaurants! The Kitchen Nothing pairs better with brunch than a mimosa, and The Kitchen has the mimosa game on lock with their Prickly Pear Basil, Mango Lime and Pomegranate Candied Ginger Mimosas. Fielding’s Wood Grill Fielding’s Wood Grill is known for their flights, offering everything from boozy coffee flights to craft beer and mimosa flights. But their signature Bloody Mary…

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The Best BBQ Around Houston

Killen's Texas Barbecue It’s no secret that the south has the world’s best barbecue (duh!) and the greater Houston area is not an exception. Hop in your car and take your taste buds on a trip to flavor town with these drool-worthy, food coma inducing restaurants, where the brisket is just as important as the service, and the dessert is just as sweet as the southern hospitality. Killen’s Texas Barbecue Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is a must-eat staple in the greater Houston area. Chef Ronnie…

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6 Ways to Cool Off This Summer

It’s no secret that summer in Houston gets HOT. Luckily, there are plenty of places to cool down in and around Houston including beaches, lakes and more. Here are six options in case you’re looking to get your feet wet (and have a great time, too!). 1. Pirates Bay Water Park For the most water fun in Baytown, we recommend taking the plunge into Pirates Bay Water Park. This 7-acre water park has activities for children of all ages including water slides, a wave pool and splash pad! The park has…

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Enjoy Galveston Island History on a Budget This Summer

Stay smart this summer and enjoy all of the history Galveston Island has to offer. One of the best parts about enjoying #GalvestonHistory is saving money while doing so! Pair four (or more) of the following museums/ historic locations and save up to an incredible 40% off with Galveston Island Pass! The Bryan Museum Island Pass Price: $8.40 (At the Door: $14.00 - Savings: $5.60) Join us for a day of high adventure! See the guns that "won the West," hear the bells of Spanish missions, ride the…

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Summer Events Around Houston

If you’re ready to have a fun-filled summer outside of Houston’s city limits, we’ve got the perfect list of events you won’t want to miss! July Beaumont 4 th of July celebration July 4 Fireworks, live music and a musical performance in downtown Beaumont are all on the agenda. Kids can enjoy the Rotary Centennial Playground and other activities. The event is free so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers (no outside alcohol) for a wonderful night! 180 th City of Galveston Celebration…

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48 Hours Under $48 in Beaumont

While everyone wants to travel and take advantage of the sweet summertime and long weekends, vacations for more than one person can add up quickly. If you’re looking for a budget conscious destination to take a significant other or the kids, look to your own backyard. Beaumont is an incredibly affordable and easy getaway for a weekend away with the family or partner that won’t leave you sweating over splurging. An hour and a half due east, it feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the…

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History Buffs: Plan Your Daytrip Outside of Houston

There’s more to this region than world-class museums. Experience history when you get up-close and personal on guided tours, special events and more this summer. Check out the unique historic experiences below you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Huntsville Sam Houston Memorial Museum Dedicated to preserving the memory of the great Stateman, General Sam Houston, the museum complex is located on 15 acres of his original homestead. Open daily, this museum is a combination of historic…

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Enjoy Scenic Views Around Houston by Kayak

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 Baytown. With many choices for…

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Where to See Shorebirds This Summer

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 wetlands’…

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