Date night just got better

Picnic All Summer Long at the Houston Arboretum 

The nature center is offering Saturday evening picnic baskets through August. 

07/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Can't put a price on fun

Have the Best Summer Ever with These Local Deals

Keeping the kids busy and engaged is one thing. Doing it on a budget? That’s certainly not child’s play. But fear not!

06/10/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Family Outings

Houston Arboretum's Playscape Awaits

Let the kids go wild at this natural play area.

05/31/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fiiiiiigarooo

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, April 23–25 

Save the bees! And celebrate Shakespeare. 

04/23/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

It’s a Big, Bright, Beautiful World

6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Houston 

Here’s a schedule of Bayou City-area events that honor our planet.

04/16/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Know before you go

A List of Houston Museums and Attractions Keeping Covid-19 Restrictions

Here’s a roundup of places where you’ll still have to mask up.

03/05/2021 By Rob Sanford

Date night 

10 Ways to Have a Romantic, Social-Distanced Valentine’s Day

Pull off a grand romantic gesture without getting sick. 

02/03/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Catherine Wendlandt

Hear them roar … sorta

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Jan 22–24

Livestreamed concerts, a short play, and celebrating the best of nature.

01/22/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Fresh Air

5 Fun Things to Do Outdoors in Houston This Month

Spy on goats, geocache, sip wine, and more.

11/13/2020 Photography by Gwendolyn Knapp

amuck amuck amuck!

Houston’s Halloween 2020 Happenings

From symphony concerts, to family friendly activities, to screenings of "Hocus Pocus," there’s a haunted event for you.

10/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Greatest Of All Time

You Can Watch 120 Goats "Mow" the Arboretum in October

You've Met the arborgator, but are you ready for 120 arborgoats?

09/16/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Murder, Marty, and Meditation

5 Virtual Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, July 24-26

This weekend's events are a real hoot.

07/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

The Great Indoors

Virtual Summer Camp Options for Houston Kids

Let arachnids, marine life, and soccer skills occupy your energetic children for a few.

06/10/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Our 3 Favorite Walking Paths in Houston

These are some of the shadiest spots for a stroll.

05/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

They can dig it

Beneath the Houston Arboretum Are the Ruins of a World War I Training Camp

A team comes together to preserve Camp Logan's history.

05/01/2020 By Heather Saucier

All week long

9 Spring Break Camps and Activities to Do with Your Kids This Year

Your little ones can learn how to fold origami, become space explorers, and even write their own plays.

03/04/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Year in Review

Your Favorite Outdoors Coverage of 2019

Running trails, a new BMX park, and asps gone wild (eek).

12/27/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Our 10 Best Travel Stories of 2019

Catch up on our most-read travel blogs of the year.

12/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

spoopy

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 18-20

We're really just looking for the best Halloween events at this point.

10/17/2019 By Morgan Kinney

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mark Your Calendars for the Houston Arboretum Fall Native Plant Sale

On October 25-26, find all the native plants you can handle.

09/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp