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Houston & Beyond Blog

Ice and Snow Family Fun

Who says you need 32 degree weather to enjoy some snow? We’re rounding up our favorite places to get an ice fix outside of the Houston area. After all, if you can’t take a day trip to ice skate then what can you take one for? ICE LAND at Moody Gardens in Galveston November 17 - January 6 The world’s most famous landmarks will become cooler than ever as Moody Gardens introduces ICE LAND: Christmas Around the World with a brand new theme. The award-winning CAA Harbin Ruijing Carving Team of…

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Summer Events Around Houston

If you’re ready to have a fun-filled summer outside of Houston’s city limits, we’ve got the perfect list of events you won’t want to miss! July Beaumont 4 th of July celebration July 4 Fireworks, live music and a musical performance in downtown Beaumont are all on the agenda. Kids can enjoy the Rotary Centennial Playground and other activities. The event is free so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers (no outside alcohol) for a wonderful night! 180 th City of Galveston Celebration…

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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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Mark Your Calendar For These Summer Festivals Outside of Houston

It’s officially summer, so while we’re sad to see the temperature rise around Houston, we’re happy to say goodbye to the rainy days of April and hello to some of our favorite festivals. Whether you’re in the mood to stroll through a cook-off, hear some live music or catch a fireworks show, we’ve got the perfect daytrip to help beat the summer heat. May 3 – May 5 League City Music Festival & BBQ Cookoff (May 3-5) The fun starts early with this festival in Bay Area Houston! On Thursday, May 3rd…

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Outdoor Activities for Your Next Family Day Trip

Who doesn’t want to get outside and enjoy this amazing weather? After being cooped up all winter to avoid the rain and snow, it’s time to get your family out and about to explore. If you’re looking to shake up your weekend, we recommend taking a daytrip and experiencing something brand new, exciting and family friendly. Nothing says excitement quite like an alligator theme park. Head to this one-of-a-kind experience in Beaumont where visitors can see all types of reptiles and other animals. Kids…

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Plan Your Getaway for Valentine's Day

It’s never too early to start planning a romantic getaway. The areas surrounding Houston have many hotels and restaurants that are perfect for you and your significant other to get a little romantic time away. We’re only a few weeks away from Valentine’s Day, so if you haven’t made plans, try some of these ideas. Don’t be stuck at the last minute trying to pull together something special. Experience the luxury of The Woodlands by visiting for the night or staying for the weekend in one of the…

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Tomball, Texas: Small Town with Big Haunts

By day, Old Town Tomball is filled with eclectic antique and specialty shops, mom-and-pop eateries, live entertainment, festivals, and a quality of life that makes living in a small town very desirable. But, late at night when the moon is high and the streets are empty, Tomball is said to host a “spirited” night life filled with unexplained incidences involving things that go bump in the night. Tomball, 28-miles northwest of Houston, is known as the small town with the big haunts. Read on to…

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For Good Eats, Foodies Flock to Downtown Tomball

Once known as that little place out in the country that you passed through on the way to the Texas Renaissance Festival, Tomball is fast becoming a foodie destination. Just 28 miles northwest of downtown Houston along the rambling rails of the BNSF Railroad, the small town is now home to an array of restaurants that attract food lovers from near and far. Texas Monthly Magazine named Tejas Chocolate Craftory & Barbecue on North Elm Street the sixth best barbecue joint in Texas. Craft barbecue and…

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