Out of vacation time? Money? Both? We’re here to say, it doesn’t matter if right now—for whatever reason—you can’t get away for a weeklong stay in the Caribbean. There’s much to do in our corner of the world, all just a short drive away. Whether you’re interested in food, history, architecture, family fun, gardening, shopping, or a little bit of everything, you’ll find a spring day trip in these pages. You can hit the road, have a full day, and be back in your own bed that same evening. And if, after a long day of fun, you do decide to spend the night, we’ve got you covered there, too.

In This Feature:

Finding Family-Friendly Fun In Kemah

The Kemah Boardwalk and Lighthouse District are perfect for toddlers and their parents.

02/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

How to Eat Your Way Through Katy

Katy is having a foodie moment. Here's what to hit on your restaurant crawl.

02/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

A Day of Birding, Gardens, and History in Brenham

Only two hours away is another world that just happens to be the birthplace of Texas.

02/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

How to Treat Yourself In Sugar Land

An itinerary for a day of unabashed indulgence and relaxing fun.

02/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Conroe Is Full of Surprises

Barbecue, breweries, and walking all of it off in the Sam Houston National Forest.

02/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

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