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Houston & Beyond Blog

Give a Day Trip This Holiday

We know you're busy trying to find last minute gifts for the people in your life, so we won't bore you with the details about all there is to do outside of Houston. We'll simply give you a subtle hint that day trips make for a great presents to your friends and family, especially when you're struggling with stocking stuffers and growing more and more resigned to gift cards. There's an alternative, believe us. Check out some of the experiences available for gifting on the Houston Experience…

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Stay Merry in The Woodlands This Winter

Make the holiday season extra special with a stay at The Woodlands Resort! Guests can enjoy holiday-themed games and other entertainment like ornament making, holiday story time, and cookie decorating. Be sure and check out all the fun events for guests. To fit with the season, you can have your little ones tucked in by one of Santa’s elves along with a bedtime story, milk and cookies. This will surely leave your little ones with dreams of sugar plums dancing in their heads! The Woodlands…

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Holiday Light Displays Around Houston

Light up your holiday season with a day trip (or in this case, night trip) outside of Houston. Just a short drive from Downtown Houston, the surrounding cities are getting into the holiday spirit with dazzling light displays that are sure to take your breath away. Here are places outside of the city limits where you can experience the joy and magic of the season. Galveston Island Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens November 16 – January 12 The holidays have never been brighter. This mile-long…

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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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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Couples Activities Around Houston

Valentine’s Day is one holiday that tends to creep up with very little notice. It’s also one that you really shouldn’t forget! It’s easy to make this holiday special. Go just outside of Houston to experience something new and romantic with your special someone. A Twist on A Classic Kick it old school when you catch a classic movie at the historic 1927 Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont. This is no regular movie date! The theatre was built using inspiration from old Spanish architecture and has an…

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Santa Sightings and December Events Outside of Houston

Sure he is busy making a list and checking it twice, but that doesn’t mean Santa doesn’t have time to have some extra fun! From pictures with Santa to breakfast on the Boardwalk, there are plenty of places where you can spot Santa at events around the Houston area. So, you better not shout, cry or pout ‘cause Santa Claus is coming to town! Sit on Santa’s lap and take the perfect picture for this year’s holiday greeting card! Stop by for pictures with Santa at South Shore Harbour Resort Dec. 7…

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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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St. Patrick's Day around Houston

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 a.m. or for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m…

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Last Minute Dinner Reservations for Valentine’s Day Dinner

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 is known for prime cuts at this…

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Plan Your Getaway for Valentine's Day

It’s never too early to start planning a romantic getaway. The areas surrounding Houston have many hotels and restaurants that are perfect for you and your significant other to get a little romantic time away. We’re only a few weeks away from Valentine’s Day, so if you haven’t made plans, try some of these ideas. Don’t be stuck at the last minute trying to pull together something special. Experience the luxury of The Woodlands by visiting for the night or staying for the weekend in one of the…

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