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7 Amazing Things You Need to do in Galveston this Spring

The arrival of spring brings with it refreshing sunshine, warmer weather and longer days. Where better to celebrate the season than on Galveston Island? With 32 miles of sun-kissed shores, there’s no shortage of space to start working on your summer tan. Yet the beach is just the beginning, as Galveston has an endless supply of other outdoor adventures, fascinating history to unearth and so much more. Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor waterpark, or…

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Top 3 Mardi Gras Celebrations Around Houston

You only have to drive a few miles from Houston to experience the best Mardi Gras west of New Orleans. From King Cake to parades with Cajun flair, your celebration is only a daytrip away. Whether you’re looking for a rowdy celebration with friends or a friendly parade for your rowdy kids, here are three events you should check out. Mardi Gras! Galveston February 14- 25 Take part in the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States with the unique chance to get some sand between…

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January, February and March Events Around Houston

You might be busy sticking to your resolutions for 2020 this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in some fun in between work-outs, your book list and Dry January. Can’t make time? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few things to look forward to in February and March too! Read on to find out what’s happening Around Houston. Surfside Food & Art Festival in Brazosport Saturday, January 25 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stahlman Park The 3rd Annual Surfside Food and Art Festival will include live music and…

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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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10 Reasons To Visit Galveston During the Holidays

When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store this season. The island transforms into a “Winter Wonder Island,” and here are some of this year's highlights: When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store this season. The island transforms into a “Winter Wonder Island,” and here are some of this year's highlights: 1) GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM PRESENTS THE POLAR EXPRESS™ TRAIN…

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The Best BBQ Around Houston

Killen's Texas Barbecue It’s no secret that the south has the world’s best barbecue (duh!) and the greater Houston area is not an exception. Hop in your car and take your taste buds on a trip to flavor town with these drool-worthy, food coma inducing restaurants, where the brisket is just as important as the service, and the dessert is just as sweet as the southern hospitality. Killen’s Texas Barbecue Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is a must-eat staple in the greater Houston area. Chef Ronnie…

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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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Enjoy Galveston Island History on a Budget This Summer

Stay smart this summer and enjoy all of the history Galveston Island has to offer. One of the best parts about enjoying #GalvestonHistory is saving money while doing so! Pair four (or more) of the following museums/ historic locations and save up to an incredible 40% off with Galveston Island Pass! The Bryan Museum Island Pass Price: $8.40 (At the Door: $14.00 - Savings: $5.60) Join us for a day of high adventure! See the guns that "won the West," hear the bells of Spanish missions, ride the…

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Summer Events Around Houston

If you’re ready to have a fun-filled summer outside of Houston’s city limits, we’ve got the perfect list of events you won’t want to miss! July Beaumont 4 th of July celebration July 4 Fireworks, live music and a musical performance in downtown Beaumont are all on the agenda. Kids can enjoy the Rotary Centennial Playground and other activities. The event is free so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers (no outside alcohol) for a wonderful night! 180 th City of Galveston Celebration…

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