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

Family Outings

Houston Arboretum's Playscape Awaits

Let the kids go wild at this natural play area.

05/31/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Campers

14 Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love

School’s out for summer—even for virtual learners. Keep your kiddos entertained for hours or weeks at a time with summer sessions they can enjoy solo or with the whole family.

05/27/2021 By Marianella Orlando

Staycations

What's Hotel ZaZa's Best Room?

The one that makes you feel like a rock star, of course.

05/27/2021 By Bill Wiatrak

Bucket List Trips

Two Days Are All You Need in Mauritania's Capital

It's not your typical tourist destination, but one for experienced world travelers.

05/25/2021 By Bill Wiatrak

Dog Days of Summer

Our Favorite Pet-Friendly Getaways

Four great Texas retreats for you and doggo.

05/24/2021 By Raven Wuebker

On Deck

Ready to Take a Cruise?

Carnival Breeze and Carnival Vista are back in Galveston, but when will it be vacation time?

05/21/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Good Vibes Only

Peek Inside This Transformed Retro Hotel in the Heights

The overhauled Heights House Hotel boasts a hip restaurant, pool, discounted concert tickets, and more for travelers and locals.

05/14/2021 Photography by Laura Furr Mericas

Staycation 

TripAdvisor Just Named This Houston Hotel One of the Best in the U.S.

Have you ever stayed in The Lancaster Hotel? 

05/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Bucket List Trips

On the Water in Senegal

Adventure awaits in this West African country.

05/12/2021 By Bill Wiatrak

Take Your Best Shot

The Great Texas Golf Guide

Everything you need to know before you tee off in Houston and across the state.

05/03/2021 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, Catherine Wendlandt, Denise Cathey, and Emma Schkloven

Great Escapes

Book That Beach Vacation at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

After a $50-million expansion, paradise and a mimosa await in the Riviera Maya.

04/30/2021 By Jayme Lamm

Take Your Best Shot

Our Favorite Houston-Area Golf Courses

The local clubs you need to know about

04/30/2021 By Denise Cathey, Timothy Malcolm, and Catherine Wendlandt

Take Your Best Shot

9 Great Golf Gets and Gadgets

A little birdie tells you what to buy.

04/29/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt