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Houston & Beyond Blog

Ice and Snow Family Fun

Who says you need 32 degree weather to enjoy some snow? We’re rounding up our favorite places to get an ice fix outside of the Houston area. After all, if you can’t take a day trip to ice skate then what can you take one for? ICE LAND at Moody Gardens in Galveston November 17 - January 6 The world’s most famous landmarks will become cooler than ever as Moody Gardens introduces ICE LAND: Christmas Around the World with a brand new theme. The award-winning CAA Harbin Ruijing Carving Team of…

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A Sweet Three-Day Escape to Sugar Land

Between school and busy schedules, spending quality family time together may be challenging, but in Sugar Land, it's easy and accessible. With most of Sugar Land's attractions, retail and dining destinations being within a 10-minute drive of each other, you spend less time in the car and more time building sweet memories. Friday Get ready to immerse yourself in an out-of-this world adventure by visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Uncover prehistoric fossils at the Dig…

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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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Spring Break Day-Trip Activities

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! The Baytown area is full of family-friendly activities so why not experience them ALL this Spring Break? Baytown is home to one of only four GeoTours in the state…

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Winter Activities for Kids

The holiday season is a magical time for little kids and the big ones too. From ice skating to magical winter lights and gator encounters, there is plenty of fun activities for kids this holiday season. The Ice Rink in The Woodlands Open through January 21, 2019 Hot cocoa, Christmas lights and ice skating all go hand in hand in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Ice Rink on Lake Robbins Drive is even open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Lace up your skates and bring the family to make memories on…

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10 Cool Photo-Ops Worth The Drive

From posing with a live gator to riding on a roller coaster over water, there are some seriously cool spots to snag a photo in the Houston area and beyond. While visiting some of the most popular entertainment areas and historical sights you don’t want to miss out on snapping a picture to share with friends. Animals and Entertainment Statues of Pelicans Say “cheese” next to as many pelicans as you can find! The Pelican Path in Seabrook features a wide variety of Pelican statues spread through…

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Summer Bucket List

The Houston region is full of one-of-a-kind activities you won’t want to miss out on this summer! Here are 5 adventures you can count on to shake things up when you just want to get out of town. 1. Lounge around at the Lazy River at The Woodlands Resort This is more than a pool… this is an experience! Book a room this weekend at The Woodlands Resort and soak up the sun at the Forest Oasis Lazy River and Waterpark in The Woodlands. Couples looking for a relaxing weekend away can enjoy poolside…

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3 Father's Day Activities Outside of Houston

You aren’t going to find any brunches on this list. This is a man’s list – full of things you’re going to want to check out to have the epic Father’s Day you’ve earned this year after mowing the lawn, taking out the trash and coaching a little league team into the championship. You deserve this. Father’s Day at the Kemah Boardwalk You’re not like other Dads. You’re a cool Dad, so don’t waste your Father’s Day sitting on the couch or at a stuffy celebration. Get ready to find some thrills at…

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Summer Day Trip Adventures for Kids

Summer is a time when your kids kick back, forget about homework and create memories to share with their friends when August finally rolls back around. But those tall tales have to begin somewhere, right? We’re giving you a few ideas that might kick start your kid’s legendary “What I Did This Summer” essay. You can thank us when you get their first report card back. Adventure on Go on an expedition through Baytown, where kids get the chance to hunt for hidden containers at 31 of Baytown’s…

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Mother's Day Outside of the City

When it comes to honoring the special ladies in your life, you can never do enough! Mother’s Day is May 13 th , so we recommend you plan ahead and do something meaningful for whoever it is you call “Mom.” Here we highlight a few of our favorite options outside the city limits. Brunch Conroe’s Pie in the Sky is known for its delicious pies (and long lines around the holidays). Luckily for you, their brunch is as yummy as their signature pie crust and way quicker than the line for pumpkin pies…

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