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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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Dog Friendly Patios You'll Want to Enjoy

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 nothing but the best…

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Don't Miss These Fall Events Outside of Houston

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 -…

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Summer Day Trip Adventures for Kids

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 containers at 31 of Baytown’s…

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Camping Sites Outside of Houston

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 water and…

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January and February Events around Houston

Mark your brand new 2018 calendar with some can’t-miss events around Houston in January and February. Get to work on your New Year’s Resolution by signing up for a Heritage Hike through Sugar Land. Hosted every second Saturday of the month, the Heritage Foundation of Sugar Land guides visitors on a walking tour around Sugar Land’s historic district. Visitors are guided through the historic neighborhood known as The Hill and stop at the Heritage Foundation Museum located in the former Imperial…

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Run the Pleasure Island Bridge in Port Arthur

Take that runner’s high to the top at the Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon in Port Arthur, Texas. On November 4, this steep challenge takes runners 138 feet above the Sabine-Neches canal for that can’t-be-beat high. This year, the run honors the volunteer spirit and selflessness of southeast Texans as they recover from Hurricane Harvey’s floods. “The area running community pitched in to help those in need, and that character personifies strength in the volunteer spirit," said Richard James…

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Enjoy Port Arthur and Sea Rim This Summer

Five miles of natural beach meet marsh at Sea Rim State Park. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, south of Port Arthur, the park allows visitors to swim and stroll the Gambusia Nature Trail on the park’s Gulf side, then paddle marsh unit trails just across the way. It’s the perfect summer destination for birders, families and campers who want to enjoy the beauty of the coast. Visitors will hear the tempting waves of the Gulf of Mexico before they view it. The first glimpses come from the high West…

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