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Houston & Beyond Blog

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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Enjoy Scenic Views Around Houston by Kayak

We’re taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life this week and heading out to experience some of the scenic views around Houston – via kayak! Kayaking is a great hobby if you’re looking to relax, exercise or create some beautiful, nature inspired artwork. There’s a little something for everyone on the water. Kayak in the reflection of the San Jacinto Monument in the waterways that once saw soldiers in the Texas Revolution ferried across its banks in Baytown. With many choices for…

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Where to See Shorebirds This Summer

Are you excited about summer bringing with it beach weather? You’re not the only one! Shore birds flock to coastal locations and are some of the most difficult birds to identify. That shouldn’t scare off rookie birders though! Here are a few places you can venture outside of Houston to spot these fellow beach bums. Beaumont Cattail Marsh includes 900-acres of scenic wetlands along with a boardwalk that features two covered platforms, providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’…

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Escape the April Showers at these Museums

Spring means sunnier weather … most of the time. If you get caught in an April shower this month, we’re here to help you beat the blues with some museums and indoor activities that are just as fun. Bookmark this page or save some ideas for the next time the weather catches you by surprise! Trains Explore locomotive history in Galveston with one of the largest restored railroad collections in the country. The Galveston Railroad Museum features numerous railroad memorabilia and exhibits, including…

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Where to go to Enjoy the Bird Migration

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 fortuitous…

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Delicious Crawfish Outside City Limits

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 music and friendly chatter…

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Santa Sightings and December Events Outside of Houston

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 South Shore Harbour Resort Dec. 7…

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Popular Pies Outside of Houston

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 restaurants around town…

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Fun Fall Races Outside of Houston

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…

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