What's the scoop

The Museum of Ice Cream Is Headed to Texas This Summer

The pop-up location will be in Austin next month.

07/21/2021 By Shelby Stewart

some crappy news

Tips on How to Stay Safe Swimming This Summer 

How to avoid contaminated waters. 

07/12/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Are you Indiana Jones?

Why You Should Visit the Third Wonder of the World Now

Get Petra-fied in Jordan.

07/09/2021 By Bill Wiatrak

No more blue bayou

Buffalo Bayou’s Pontoon Boat, Spirit of the Bayou, Is Back in Business

Here’s what’s happening on the water.

07/07/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

Pedal to the metal

Go for a Bike Ride with Donkeeboy and Donkeemom

The mother-son duo will celebrate their latest mural, “Bike Through H-Town” on July 14.

07/06/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Beat the Heat

5 Houston Pools We Want to Rent This Summer

Swimmy, the Airbnb-esque app for swimming pools, has come to Texas just in time for blazing hot temps.

07/02/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

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

Independence Day

Where to Watch Fireworks in Houston This Weekend

8 family-friendly places to celebrate America’s 245 birthday.

06/29/2021 By Shivani Parmar

ignite the light

Here’s What You Need to Know about Shell Freedom Over Texas 2021

The city’s annual 4th of July celebration is going virtual again, but there’ll be live fireworks.

06/25/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Say “I Do” to The Venue

Here’s Where You Can Elope in Houston

Your go-to location guide for your runaway wedding.

06/23/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

You Do It!

6 Must-Visit Farms for Summer Produce and Berry Picking

Support agriculture across the area and get some locally grown food.

06/17/2021 By Shivani Parmar

A Pilgrimage of sorts

Follow This Mosaic Map to a Long-Lost Biblical Site

One traveler looks for ancient holy places near the River Jordan.

06/17/2021 By Bill Wiatrak

Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth with Emancipation Park All Week Long 

Houston’s oldest public park is commemorating history with a series of virtual events. 

06/14/2021 By Shivani Parmar

Here Comes The Fun!

The Houston Family Guide

There's so much to see and do all summer long for kids of all ages.

06/11/2021 Edited by Laura Furr Mericas

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

Hidden Gems

Take Your Kids on a Scavenger Hunt Across Houston

Switch off the screens and take a break from the summer reading—the search is on!

06/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Family Play-cation

Our Favorite Family-Friendly, Houston-Area Hotels

A roundup of local spots where the kids can be kids.

06/08/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Who's calling the shots?

Gov. Abbott Bans Vaccine Passports in Texas

Cruise line Carnival announced today that it will require proof of vaccination on its ships, two of which are docked in Galveston, but the governor's rebuttal includes a ban on vaccine requirements for any business operating in Texas.

06/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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

Coming Soon

Trees For Houston's New Campus Is Heading to Garden Oaks

After a $3-million gift from the Kinder Foundation, things will be looking a lot greener in the GOOF.

06/02/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp