Spring 2022: Staycations! 50 Ways To Feel Like You've Left Bayou City

Houstonia: This spring, we’re vacationing right here in Houston. We found the best staycation spots the city has to offer, from boutique hotels to the best getaway restaurants and vacation homes.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Spring Arts Guide 2022

Beloved Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada Bids Farewell

The beloved music director is the visionary behind the last eight years at the Houston Symphony.

04/18/2022 By Olivia Florez Alvarez

On The Town

Houstonia's Ultimate Spring Arts Guide

The spring arts scene is in full bloom and we have the ultimate list of everything you need to know about all things art and music in the city.

03/29/2022

Spring Arts Guide 2022

In Living Color: The Obama Portraits Take the MFAH

As part of a multi-city tour organized by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Obama Portraits are headed to the Museum of Fine Arts

03/28/2022 By Amarie Gipson

History

Black Cowboys: The Unsung American Hero

Cowboy culture and traditions have deep roots in the history of Black Texans

03/23/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Spring Arts

Houston's Art Scene This Spring Is Buzzing With Entertainment

Catch a performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Houston Grand Opera or take the kids to a performance of Charlotte’s Web

03/15/2022 By Amarie Gipson and Chris Gray

Local Artist Profile

Houston Emerging Artists Share 5 Things They Love

Learn more about Lovie Olivia, Rabéa Ballin and Alexis Pye

03/11/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Eat & Drink

A Flavorful Alliance

How Viet-Cajun Crawfish Took Over Houston

Vietnamese-style crawfish, which has grown in popularity over the years, has more garlic and butter than the traditional method of cooking up mudbugs.

04/21/2022 By Will Axford

Dining Guide

10 Must-Eat Restaurants Inspired from Around the World

From West African food to Canadian and Ethiopian, try food from around the world right here in Houston.

03/29/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

Restaurants

Unique Eateries That Make You Forget You’re Still in the City

Try immersive restaurants like Casa Nomad, MAD Houston, Prey, and more during your Houston staycation

03/25/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Editor's Picks

Crawfish Spots to Try This Season

Try your crawfish Viet-Cajun style at LA Crawfish, or Louisiana-style at Ragin' Cajun, plus more

03/14/2022 By Will Axford

Home & Real Estate

Space City

Homeowners Are Transforming Retired Cargo Haulers into Luxe Homes

Retired cargo haulers are being transformed into homes and businesses such as Segundo Coffee Lab and Wi+CoWork in Midtown.

04/04/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Grow Your Own Way

10 Plants to Add to Your Garden This Spring

Make sure your garden is abundant with variety from peppers, beans, and zucchini to onions, beets, and lettuce.

03/31/2022 By Geneva Diaz

News & City Life

Texas Divided

What’s The Future of Cannabis in Texas?

The medical use of cannabis has been legalized in Texas since Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Texas Compassionate Use Act into law in 2015

03/16/2022 By Keith Nelson

Hometown Hero

Trae Tha Truth Honored For Humanitarian Efforts

Trae Tha Truth is Houston's bastion of hope, stepping up during natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and Winter Storm Uri

03/15/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Style & Shopping

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion in the City

Springtime in Houston means bright and vivid collections make their comeback for the season.

04/22/2022 By Danielle Wright With Amy Kinkead, Frankie Bleau, and Bianca Linette Photography by Bailey Hart Styled by Leslie Rivas

Clutch City

Runway-Ready Beauty Trends to Try This Spring

Major moments from shows like Versace, Kim Shui and Chloe featured models with eye-catching looks we can't wait to try this spring.

03/30/2022 By Danielle Wright Photography by David “Odiwams” Wright

Elements of Style

The Reality of a Pandemic Fiancée

Wedding dress designer Danielle Frankel provides tips for planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

03/17/2022 By Danielle Wright

International Women's Day

The Ladies Who Keep Houston In Motion

These are the ladies who keep Houston in motion.

03/08/2022 By Danielle Wright Photography by Ahmad Sweeney

Travel & Outdoors

Bayougraphy

Meet the Woman Changing How We Look at Air Travel

Houstonia chats with Saba Abashawl, Deputy Director of Global Industry and Government Affairs for the Houston Airport System.

04/19/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Staycation

Plan an Epic Getaway Without Leaving Houston

With an ongoing pandemic, here’s how to experience a getaway right in our backyard.

03/25/2022 By Houstonia Staff

Go Outside

Get to Know Houston’s Top Parks

Visit Elizabeth Baldwin Park, Cherryhurst Park, Levy Park, and a variety of amazing parks in Houston

03/24/2022 By Gladys Fuentes

New Blooms

How To Spring Into A New Hobby

Photography, roller derby, or mastering the art of charcuterie boards, are just some of the things to get involved with

03/10/2022 By Stephanie Bartels