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Houston & Beyond Blog

Escape the April Showers at these Museums

Spring means sunnier weather … most of the time. If you get caught in an April shower this month, we’re here to help you beat the blues with some museums and indoor activities that are just as fun. Bookmark this page or save some ideas for the next time the weather catches you by surprise! Trains Explore locomotive history in Galveston with one of the largest restored railroad collections in the country. The Galveston Railroad Museum features numerous railroad memorabilia and exhibits, including…

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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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Off the Grid: Historic Homes to Visit Around Houston

Imagine a time before the internet, electricity and running water. Sometimes it’s hard to picture what life was like long ago. You can see first hand what it was like to survive back in the day with an inside look at historic homes around the Houston area. See things like architecture style, vintage appliances, furniture and personal items you rarely ever see anymore. Load up the family and head out for a mini history lesson near you. The Marguerite Rogers House Museum The beautiful architecture…

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A True Southern Experience in Alvin

Unplug from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a romantic getaway in the southeast Houston area. Located 31 miles from Houston, the city of Alvin offers couples a quiet place to recharge and reconnect, surrounded by all the amenities one could ask for in a relaxing weekend. When it comes to lodging, Alvin offers unparalleled affordability with eight hotels available within the city. Try the Holiday Inn Express, which was renovated in 2017 and offers unbeatable prices. Their complimentary breakfast…

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