Newcomer's Guide

H-Town for Families: A Bucket List

25 must-dos everyone, big or small, young or old, will love.

10/01/2019 By Jeff Balke

Haunted Texas

An Evening of Revelations at Galveston’s Hotel Galvez

Some say the hotel was built atop the graves of victims from the Hurricane of 1900. Since then, there have been rumors of strange happenings.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Haunted Texas

A Tour of Haunted Texas

In honor of Halloween, we visited three of the spookiest hotels in Texas—in Seguin, Galveston, and Jefferson—to spend the night where spirits (supposedly) dwell.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Abby Ledoux, Dianna Wray, and Chris Gray

Grand Design

Galveston's Legendary Grand 1894 Opera House Turns 125

The Romanesque Revival theater on Postoffice Street has been a beacon for the island city’s artistic life since its doors opened in January 1895.

09/25/2019 By Chris Gray

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

Alexa, Play "Sandcastles" By Beyoncé

The To-Doux List: August 23-25

This weekend brings sample sales, sandcastles, and style talks.

08/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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

Ice House

Behind the Scenes with Galveston's Newly Minted DIY Network Stars

In Big Texas Fix, Ashley and Michael Cordray see treasure in the tear-downs.

05/24/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Home Away from Home

Where Should You Buy Your Second Home?

From outdoorsy enclaves to beach-front views, there's a second home market in Texas for any getaway.

05/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Weekend Warriors

The To-Doux List: May 17-19

This weekend brings bathing beauties and a bunch of outdoor markets.

05/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Day Trippin'

Spring Into Action with These 7 Day Trips

Got a day? We've got a road trip for you.

02/25/2019 By Houstonia Staff

Spring Day Trips

5 Spots In Galveston for Architecture Lovers and History Buffs

Galveston is bursting with history and, as notorious pirates and European explorers would attest, just begging to be prospected.

02/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hallelujah

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 21–23

Enjoy the calm before the Christmas storm.

12/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Holidays Are Here!

Scenes from This Weekend's Dickens on the Strand

The Victorian era, sprung to life in Galveston.

12/03/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Houston's Darkest Hours

It Comes to a Head: When Robert Durst Washed Up in Galveston

It wasn’t long before the horrors that seemed to follow the wealthy New York real estate heir popped up in Texas—this time, in black garbage bags.

11/26/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Here She Comes...

Sharpen Your Fangs for Galveston's First-Ever Vampire Pageant

Inspired by the Miss American Vampire Contest of 1970, this gothic pageant will fundraise for the Resource Crisis Center of Galveston County.

10/11/2018 By Laura Gillespie

Food & Wine Road Trips

The 10 Best Food and Wine Festivals in Texas

Sip and savor your way across the Lone Star State.

09/21/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Historical House TV

Will Restoration Island Be the Next Fixer Upper?

Islanders are keeping an eye on the work Ashley and Michael Cordray are doing.

08/28/2018 By Anna Lassmann

Sandy cheeks

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 24–26

Are you ready for some really, really big sandcastles?

08/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Best Restaurants 2018

Houston's 50 Best Restaurants in 2018

Where to eat, right now.

08/17/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp