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  • 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...
  • January 23, 2019
    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 Feb. 22- March 5, 2019 Take part in the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States with the unique chance to get some sand
  • 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 8, 2018
    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...
  • October 18, 2018
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for celebrating fall and all things pumpkin! Start your Fall Bucket List now and check out these stops just a short drive from Houston. From playing in the snow to meeting a penguin, we’ve tracked down a few unique, must try items for you and your family to enjoy! 1. Take a haunted hay ride! John Jay French Pumpkin Walk – October 20 Walk through the lined walkway of decorated pumpkins, and go on a "haunted" tour of the 1845...
  • October 3, 2018
    Who says running is boring? From running in the dark to dressing up in a Halloween costume, races with themes are always fun! And, you don’t have to be a serious runner to join in the fun. There are 5k and one mile options along with longer distances like 10K and even 10 miles available around Houston this season. 5K Races Monster Dash 5K and Kids Run in Lake Jackson - October 27 The 5K Monster Dash is through MacLean Park and along the Dow Centennial Trail. FREE t-shirts to the first 100
  • September 21, 2018
    As the weather starts cooling down, there’s no better way to enjoy time outdoors than to hang out on a patio with friends. It’s even better if you can find a restaurant where you can bring along your four legged friends. We’ve sniffed out a few dog friendly patios to meet up with friends just beyond the Houston area. Bakkhus Taverna Bakkhus reflects a small Greek family style restaurant that serves Greek and American fare with a southern twist. They offer a diverse menu 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...
  • June 4, 2018
    Summer is a time when your kids kick back, forget about homework and create memories to share with their friends when August finally rolls back around. But those tall tales have to begin somewhere, right? We’re giving you a few ideas that might kick start your kid’s legendary “What I Did This Summer” essay. You can thank us when you get their first report card back. Adventure on Go on an expedition through Baytown , where kids get the chance to hunt for hidden...
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