Hit The Road

These Are the Best Drive-Thru Safaris in Texas

They're cooler than the zoo, and cheaper than a trip to Africa.

07/11/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Thrills from the Hunt

A Field Guide to Antiquing in Round Top

Some people see trash; we see treasure.

04/24/2018 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Beach Break!

4 Beach Trips Every Houstonian Should Take

The sun and sand are only a short drive from the Bayou City.

02/28/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Beach Break!

The Bright 'Side: A Day at Surfside Beach

A laidback fishing village where anything goes.

02/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Beach Break!

Ferry to Freedom: A Day at Bolivar

Take a 20-minute ride to another planet.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

Beach Break!

Livin' on the Edge: A Day at Galveston's Seawall

Making a day of it on Galveston’s front porch.

02/28/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Beach Break!

The End of the Island: A Day at Galveston's East Beach

The wildness of the natural world, but with all the amenities.

02/28/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Love Boat

Why Not Take a Valentine's Cruise in Galveston Bay?

Champagne, dinner and a gorgeous sunset are provided.

01/25/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Cool As Ice

Chilly Confections Stave Off the Heat at the Austin Ice Cream Festival

It might be worth the journey to eat all the ice cream at this annual event.

08/16/2017 By Joanna O'Leary

Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Woodlands

You can go gourmet or play all day in The Woodlands—or all of the above, if you make a weekend out of it.

07/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Sugar Land

From the best bakery in Texas to the largest Hindu temple in the state, this sprawling suburb has it all.

07/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Museum District

Summer is the best time to truly appreciate the oak-shaded sidewalks and air-conditioned galleries of the Museum District.

07/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Doing Downtown Right

Drink, dance and dine your way across downtown, then burn it off the next day with bikes, bowling and bridge poses in the park.

06/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Culture and Quirk of Midtown

Where you'll find free museums, abundant theaters, eccentric boutiques, the best breakfast around, and live music around every corner.

06/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Get Hip to the Heights

From first-rate food crawls to cozy cat cafes to concerts under the stars, this corner of the Heights has cool covered.

06/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Upper Kirby's Parks and Patios

Vacation in your own city by immersing yourself in a whole new neighborhood for the weekend—here's how.

06/01/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hill Country Guide

Seeking Antiques? Head to Round Top

It's all about the thrill of the hunt.

04/17/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hill Country Guide

Chasing Bluebonnets, a Texas Tradition

Bluebonnet fans and photographers only had a short window to enjoy their beauty this year, but there's always next year.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

For Reel

Catch the Southwest International In-Water Boat Show

From novice sailors to seasoned skippers, expect a boatload of vessels and family fun in League City this weekend.

04/03/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Get Out

Beachcombing and Birdwatching: This Weekend at Houston's Closest State Parks

Brazos Bend and Galveston Island are offering two very different ways to reacquaint yourself with nature in the new year.

01/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt