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Enjoy Port Arthur and Sea Rim This Summer

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 the high West…

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Huntsville: A Relaxing Getaway

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 Texas and…

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Savor Global Cuisines in Sugar Land

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 visiting this…

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For Good Eats, Foodies Flock to Downtown Tomball

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 and…

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