Sandy daze

Essential Texas Beaches

Swimming, fishing, surfing: Our state's best beaches have a little bit of it all.

09/02/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Life's a Beach

Remember These Creations from Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition in Galveston?

Covid swept away this summer's iteration of the popular beachy pastime, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some masterpieces from years past.

08/21/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

Homeward Bound

These Beloved Summer Activities are Off-Limits for July 4 Weekend

Beach closures, park restrictions, and more strict measures the COVID hath wrought.

07/03/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Open Road

Port Aransas Is a Nostalgic Seaside Trip

How one writer recaptured his shore-filled childhood.

12/27/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Great Escapes

Charming Curaçao Is Worth Exploring

World class dive sites, catamarans, and more for the itinerary.

11/19/2019 By Jayme Lamm

Bucket List Trips

Bermuda Is an Atlantic Paradise

Subterranean caves, rum drinks, and so much culture.

10/30/2019 By Bill Wiatrak

Life's a Beach

Enjoy the Small-Town Charms of Coronado

You don't want to miss this laid-back California beach town.

10/30/2019 By Jayme Lamm

Sand Man

Somebody Made AstroWorld Out of Sand

The Travis Scott-inspired creation was just one of dozens of spectacular structures at last weekend's 2019 AIA Sandcastle Competition.

08/29/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Weekend Getaways

Two Days in Fort Lauderdale Does the Trick

The W Fort Lauderdale made our beach dreams come true.

08/20/2019 By Jayme Lamm

Beachy Keen

On the Market: A Charming Coastal Getaway on Galveston's East Beach

For $3.5 million, all your troubles will just melt away.

06/26/2019 By Dalya Mawlawi and Abby Ledoux

Editor's Note

A Second Home Is a Great Investment

Especially when you want to escape your brothers.

05/24/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bucket List Trips

When In Maui, You Have to Make This Drive

The road to Hana is the perfect way to explore the island.

05/07/2019 Photography by Bill Wiatrak

Gulf Coast Vacations

It's a Shore Thing: 15 Amazing Gulf Coast Vacations

These beach destinations are all within a day's drive from Houston.

04/25/2019 By Houstonia Staff

Gulf Coast Vacations

You Don't Have to Be an Angler to Visit Grand Isle

Hiking and birdwatching on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Gulf Coast Vacations

Expect the Unexpected on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Quaint towns, oddball museums, and much more await.

04/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Gulf Coast Vacations

Kids, Parents and Animals Bond on the Alabama Coast

Exploring the beautiful beach and "The Little Zoo That Could."

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Gulf Coast Vacations

Living the Luxe Life Along Florida's Scenic Highway 30A

Alys Beach is a side of Florida we've never seen before.

04/25/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

California Love

Mendocino County Is All about Unwinding

Wine > Wifi.

10/31/2018 By Jayme Lamm

Get Out

6 Swanky Beach Vacations For Every Type of Traveler

From foodies to fitness fanatics, there's a trip for you.

10/09/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp