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  • August 28, 2019
    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. Brazosport At $12, a beach permit allows you to drive along Surfside Beach and pick your ideal location for a day in the sun. Visitors will find plenty of fishing charters, restaurants and souvenir shops, as well as surfboard, jet-ski and kayak rentals. With plenty of pedestrian...
  • Huntsville - Sam Houston Museum Credit: Huntsville - Sam Houston Museum
    June 21, 2019
    There’s more to this region than world-class museums. Experience history when you get up-close and personal on guided tours, special events and more this summer. Check out the unique historic experiences below you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Huntsville Sam Houston Memorial Museum Dedicated to preserving the memory of the great Stateman, General Sam Houston, the museum complex is located on 15 acres of his original homestead. Open daily, this museum is a combination of...
  • Killen's Burgers Credit: Kimberly Park
    May 1, 2019
    Beware: if you read this post you will walk away wanting a burger. As long as you know that then you're in for a treat. We love a good burger, and while there are plenty of options in Houston, some of these delicious, meaty creations are the perfect way to start or end your road trip. Trust us. They're worth the stop. Killen’s Burgers – Pearland Located at the original Killen’s Steakhouse location and revamped with a 1950s diner feel, this local spot showcases the...
  • 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 Monument...
  • 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 -
  • 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 features...
  • 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
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