Summer Field Trips

The Ultimate Houston Family Bucket List

15 can’t-miss summer field trips that toddlers to teens will dig.

06/07/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Laura Furr Mericas, Brittany Cristiano, and Kaitlyn Miller

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

Beach Break!

Ferry to Freedom: A Day at Bolivar

Take a 20-minute ride to another planet.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Seafood

Four Spots for the Freshest Fish in Galveston (and One in Bolivar!)

From the Strand to the Seawall, these are the top places to try coastal cuisine on the actual coast.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

GULF COAST FUN

Claw Your Way to the Texas Crab Festival

Bolivar's 29th annual bash offers music, rides, and a cornucopia of crustacean comestibles.

04/30/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Texas Beaches

The Eccentric Appeal of Bolivar Peninsula

Along this spit of sand, everyone drives on the beaches—even environmentalists on their way to the shorebird sanctuary.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Editor’s Note

Back to the Beach

This ain't your grandmother's Galveston.

07/01/2013 By Scott Vogel