Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

The "World's Smelliest Canoe Race" Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary

The Buffalo Bayou Regatta is now largest canoe race in Texas and the fifth largest in the country. (And it's not that stinky.)

01/23/2017 By Adam Doster

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Tracking the 3 Most Popular Places in Buffalo Bayou Park

Plus: a note on etiquette when it comes to the No. 2 spot.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

5 Instagram-Worthy Spots Along Buffalo Bayou

Because if you don’t filter, share and hashtag your day in the park—#parkitlikeitshot, people—you might as well stay home.

01/23/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

How Do You Plan a Park That’s Meant to Flood?

Because, this being Houston, things are going to get really, really wet.

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Editor's Note

Thanks to Buffalo Bayou Park, Showing Off Houston to Visitors Has Never Been Easier

Buffalo Bayou Park is our Central Park, and it's magnificent.

01/23/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Here's Houstonia's Handy Annotated Map of Buffalo Bayou Park

We've got the inside track on where to find the top picnic spot, best wildlife-viewing area, most dramatic skyline views and more.

01/23/2017 Illustrations by Tanyia Johnson and Monica Fuentes

#htx

Houston's 8 Greatest Vantage Points for Those Dramatic Downtown Skyline Views

Up your Instagram game sans drone by posting up at one of these scenic spots.

01/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Art News

The Cistern Welcomes an Art Installation That's a Force of Nature

Seek shelter underneath Buffalo Bayou Park when Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern opens December 10.

11/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

What’s a Bayou Anyway?

And how do you pronounce it?

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Celebrate Buffalo Bayou Park's 1st Birthday This Week

Houston's premier park knows how to throw a birthday bash—with free cake and beer.

10/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Underground Houston

You Can Now Explore the Long-Buried Cistern Beneath Buffalo Bayou Park

The former water reservoir is opening for the public to experience May 13.

05/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Public Art

What's Behind the Big Burp in Buffalo Bayou

Who fixes the Big Bubble when it breaks, and other important questions.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Born on the Bayou

Celebrate 50 Years of Bayou Preservation Tonight

"Laura Day" will commemorate the first ship to prove Houston's worth as a port city.

01/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Cheer on the Houston Marathon from Buffalo Bayou Park

This weekend brings one of the year's best excuses to explore the newly-spiffed-up Buffalo Bayou Park.

01/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hou with a View

Celebrate Out of the Box: Restaurants with a View

Pair your fine dining with a killer view. Who says Houston doesn't have it all?

08/12/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Parks & Recreation

The Tide Turns on Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou Park’s planners remain undaunted after the epic Memorial Day rains.

07/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 6–8

Yes, it's rodeo season. But there's so much else to do this weekend as well, including the Azalea Trail, the Steve Miller Band, and the Buffalo Bayou Regatta.

03/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Eat Play Love

Valentine's Day Plans for the Tragically Romantic

When a formal dinner at a fancy restaurant just doesn't appeal

02/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

100 Things Every Houstonian Must Do

Presenting your local bucket list: 100 things that simply must be done if you’re to experience the unique seductiveness that is Houston.

10/29/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Fauna

The Waugh Bridge's Dark Underside

Though not as famous as Austin's Congress Avenue bats, our own 250,000-strong colony is gaining visibility.

06/17/2014 By Emily Donaldson