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

No Fault in Our Stars

Weekend Stargazing is Back in Brazos Bend State Park

HMNS’s historic George Observatory is welcoming back visitors after a two-year makeover.

04/15/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Get Out

Beachcombing and Birdwatching: This Weekend at Houston's Closest State Parks

Brazos Bend and Galveston Island are offering two very different ways to reacquaint yourself with nature in the new year.

01/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Start the New Year in Nature

Head to Nearby State Parks for Holiday Fun

Take advantage of Houston's temperate climate for some outdoor fun this holiday season.

12/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Duck, Duck, Goose

Bird-Watching for Beginners at Brazos Bend

And if you're not into birds, how about bobcats?

05/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

65 Winter Must-Do’s

Explore the Houston that’s been in hibernation or stay inside and make hot cocoa—it’s up to you, but we’ll help you make the most of these precious cool months.

11/29/2015 By Houstonia Staff

Parking It

State Park Series: Brazos Bend... And Snap

A mere half hour from the heart of Houston, Brazos Bend in all its hunting glory is the first in our Wanderlust series exploring state parks.

10/30/2014 By Andrew Husband