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  • February 27, 2019
    History buffs rejoice! It’s time to celebrate Texas Independence Day, the day when 59 delegates met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. Of course, there’s more to the story. After this decision, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Santa Anna’s army in the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Experience the history for yourself by planning your next day trip outside of Houston. Deer Park ’s proximity to the San Jacinto...
  • 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...
  • September 12, 2018
    Pull on your flannel shirt, grab your pumpkin spice latte and head outdoors! Fall is the perfect time to explore the Houston region with a day trip. November Lone Star Rally in Galveston - November 1 Christina Aguilera: The Liberation Tour in Sugar Land - November 1 2018 Salute to Military Service & First Responders - November 2 Treasures by Sea & Kite Fly-By Show - November 3 Divas at Dusk in Lake Jackson - November 5 Opry on the Square - November 9 Great Muddy Escape in Huntsville -
  • Port Arthur fishing Credit: Curt Edgerton
    August 29, 2018
    We’re not saying that Labor Day is you last chance to soak up your favorite summer activities, but we are getting down to the wire. Here are a few ways we recommend spending your last little bit of fun in the sun. Port Arthur Cross over the West Dune Boardwalk to the water’s edge in Port Arthur. There you can scavenge for shells and soak up the sun along 5 miles of natural beach offering peaceful views and exploratory adventures. Shore birds such as pelicans and terns share the...
  • August 2, 2018
    This time of year, you’ve got to create your own wind! What better way than on a bike? Whether you’re an avid mountain biker or you’re just looking for a rental option to cruise around, the areas around Houston have paths to explore for nature enthusiasts and urban explorers. Cruise along Cattail Marsh in Beaumont Situated in the back of Tyrrell Park is Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands , the perfect backdrop to a 12-mile bike. This trail extends through the wetlands and...
  • Killen's Burgers Credit: Kimberly Park
    May 29, 2018
    While we prescribe to the notion that there’s no such thing as a bad burger on a hot summer day, there are burgers that rise above the rest as “must-haves.” We’ve got a list for you, just in time for the spike in temperature that signals it’s time to get out of your kitchen and onto your favorite patio. Killen’s Burgers – Pearland Located at the original Killen’s Steakhouse location and revamped with a 1950s diner feel, this local spot...
  • Hotel Galvez restaurant Credit: Hotel Galvez, Galveston
    May 9, 2018
    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...
  • April 11, 2018
    Whether you’re into camping or glamping, the perfect campsite is just a short drive outside of Houston. With plenty of options for visitors and mild weather during most seasons, we’ve got the perfect places for you to slather on the sunscreen and set up camp. A short trip south down the coast from Galveston will bring you to Galveston Island State Park where campers can enjoy four miles of trails and lake-area campsites. With options including screened shelters, campsites with...
  • November 15, 2017
    For five magical evenings from Tuesday, December 5 to Saturday, December 9, The Wynne Home Arts Center near downtown Huntsville will be transformed into the setting of The Nutcracker. Each room, as well as the grounds surrounding the home, becomes the stage for a different scene from this celebrated ballet. Cast and characters will usher you from scene to scene, including the Party Scene , the Battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King , The Snow Scene and the Land of the Sweets . Nicolay
  • Huntsville - Sam Houston Museum Credit: Huntsville - Sam Houston Museum
    July 19, 2017
    Nestled in the tall pines of east Texas, between Dallas and Houston, you will find a serene place rich in history, culture and the outdoors: Huntsville, Texas. The home of General Sam Houston, who fought for Texas’s Independence, Huntsville is a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway or day trip. A great way to start your Huntsville tour is to spend the day tracing the steps of General Sam Houston. The 77-foot Sam Houston Statue by artist David Adickes is the most photographed statue in...
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