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  • March 20, 2019
    Avid birders can rejoice that spring comes early in Southeast Texas. Some spring migrants can be expected to move through our region in early March with the season hitting its stride in mid-April. While there are some places to experience urban birding inside Houston’s limits, the species and birding potentials abound just outside of town. Beaumont ’s legendary status among birders is thanks to its position on not one but two migratory flyways: the Central and Mississippi. This...
  • February 20, 2019
    Conroe , Texas is becoming a popular hangout for residents and tourists wanting to listen to live music. Conroe – Houston’s not so little secret anymore – is the fastest growing city in the United States and one aspect of the city that continues to grow is the nightlife. In December, 2018, the Texas Music office, Office of the Governor, designated Conroe as Texas Music Friendly City, making Conroe the 7 th city in the state and the first in the Houston area to be awarded...
  • February 13, 2019
    It’s finally crawfish season and the best mudbugs in Texas are just a short drive from Houston. You can’t call yourself a true crawfish enthusiast if these places aren’t on your bucket (get it?) list. Conroe Mmm crawfish gets us through the cold months, and there are plenty of places to get your fill of it in Conroe . Sam's Boat is located on Lake Conroe and has a deck perfect for sitting and enjoying the scenery while Wolfies is more of a party atmosphere, with great...
  • February 6, 2019
    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...
  • January 16, 2019
    You may have trekked through popular paved paths in Houston, but these concrete trails aren’t the only hiking opportunities nearby. Take a break from the city sprawl and find yourself in the middle of the wilderness not far outside of Houston. Take a 20-minute drive east of downtown Houston to Baytown where you will find the Baytown Nature Center , a 450-acre peninsula offering miles of winding paths through woods and wetlands. During the day, hikers can experience the peace of nature and...
  • January 10, 2019
    You might be busy sticking to your resolutions for 2019 this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in some fun in between work-outs, your book list and the hobby you’re trying to pick up. Can’t make time? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few things to look forward to in February and March too! Taste of the Town – January 17 Every diet needs a cheat day! Taste 40-plus restaurants, bakeries and beverage distributors at Taste of the Town on January...
  • December 19, 2018
    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...
  • December 5, 2018
    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...
  • November 28, 2018
    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....
  • November 15, 2018
    Living in the Houston area you never know what weather the winter months will bring. Last winter we had snow (twice) and the year before we were in flip flops and shorts! From snow sledding to ice skating, be the master of your own holiday destiny and check out these ice and snow activities around town. ICE LAND at Moody Gardens in Galveston November 17 - January 6 Ice Land “Pole to Pole” is just one of the eight holiday attractions offered at Moody Gardens as Galveston makes its...
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