CATCH A FLIGHT

International Places to Visit with a Direct Flight from Houston

From Belize to Istanbul and Aruba, these direct flights are perfect for a summer getaway.

06/14/2022 By Geneva Diaz

La Porte

Property Dreams: 20-Plus Acres of Beachfront Views

We’re tracking all the most breathtaking homes in Houston.

05/25/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Cannon Ball!

Shop Summer: Pool & Beach Toys

Shop splashing favorites from Magpies Gifts, Amazon and Fun Boy.

05/13/2022 By Danielle Wright

School’s Out

Here's What You Need For Spring Break in Houston

Shop spring break essentials from Target, Walmart and Amazon

03/11/2022 By Danielle Wright

Family-friendly Destinations

Get Out Of Houston On A Direct Flight To Puerto Vallarta

Direct flights and an all-inclusive price make Velas Vallarta an easy pick for Spring Break.

03/04/2022 By Jayme Lamm

Wanna Get Away?

The Coast is Clear: 5 Beach Escapes Just a Single Flight Away

Pack your floppy hat and a good book for these sandy vacays, near and far.

07/30/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, and Laura Furr Mericas

Fun in the sun

Shop 7 Beach Necessities You'll Need for Any Vacation

It's time for a vacay. Here's what you'll need.

07/23/2021 By Nandi Howard

some crappy news

Tips on How to Stay Safe Swimming This Summer 

How to avoid contaminated waters. 

07/12/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

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

Island Siren Call

You'll Never Want to Leave This Breathtaking Caribbean Island

Anguilla is hard to get to, and even harder to leave.

01/30/2020 By Abby Ledoux

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