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Houston & Beyond Blog

Get Festive with Light Displays Around Houston

Sometimes the best way to see holiday lights is to get away from the bright lights of the big city. From Galveston to Conroe, there are plenty of cool ways to see holiday lights just a short drive from Houston. Galveston's Downtown Lanterns & Lights November 24 - January 1 This holiday season, historic downtown Galveston will be illuminated by lighting and décor stretching throughout downtown from 20th to 25th streets on The Strand as well as along 23rd and Post office streets. Downtown…

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Popular Pies Outside of Houston

From meats to sweets, the holiday season is often when we spend time with family and friends around the dinner table. Take off one thing from your to-do list by hiring out the desserts. No matter what part of Houston are you are in, there is a popular pie stop near you! Hamilton’s Restaurant & Bar - Port Arthur Mile-high meringue tops pie creations at Hamilton’s in Port Arthur. In the Southeast Texas area, the Hamilton family is connected to good food at several popular restaurants around town…

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Cool Coffee in Neighborhoods Outside of Houston

Meet the Blues Brothers Rao’s Bakery was founded in 1941 by Johnny Rao and has been a Beaumont favorite ever since. Offering both decadent sweet pastries and cakes and savory sandwiches and wraps, Rao’s is the place to go. Sit out on the front porch or the patio outside at their original location or visit their other locations around Southeast Texas. Take a selfie in front of the “famous” Blues Brothers statues that greets you outside. Enjoy Art and Music The Art of Coffee is part coffee shop…

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