Day Trips

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

Hidden Houston

At the Blue Lagoon, Where the Water’s Warm

Houston’s best swimming hole is, okay, technically in Huntsville.

10/24/2016 Photography by Roxanna Asgarian

Hidden Houston

Island Time: The Ideal Galveston Itinerary

Everyone has their secret island haunts; we’re sharing ours.

10/24/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Get Out

Our 5 Favorite Pumpkin-Picking Patches for the Fall

Plus: pony rides, petting zoos and much much more.

10/12/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Get Out

Finally Form Your Own Wolfpack This Weekend

The St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary is hosting its 11th annual open house Saturday.

09/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Staycay

Take a Staycation: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Escape your regular routine.

10/26/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Staycay

Take a Staycation: Hotel Zaza

Back to school? We say "back to the pool," with an end-of-summer staycation at Hotel Zaza.

08/27/2015 By Megha Tejpal

#DTHTX

Take a Staycation: Hotel Icon

Downtown is rapidly transforming into an ultra hip place to hang—so why not stay awhile?

07/30/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Staying In

Take a Staycation: the Royal Sonesta Hotel

The Galleria is one of the state's premiere shopping and dining destinations—and it deserves more than a day trip.

07/13/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Summer Staycay

Take a Staycation: Hotel Sorella at CityCentre

With the unveiling of the Mural Project and the July 4 spectacular, you may want to consider CityCentre for a holiday weekend staycation.

06/25/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Room Service

Hotel Derek Adds Forbes Honor, Again

Stay in style with Hotel Derek's four-star acclaim.

02/13/2015 By Chris Abshire

A Family Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Spraygrounds

Far from a fad, the splash pad (or “sprayground”) is here to stay—and there are dozens to choose from.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax

TEXAS MUSIC TRAVELS

Get Ramblin', Man

Head to Austin for the Texas Heritage Songwriter's Association induction honoring Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, and Houston's own K.T. Oslin.

06/11/2014 By John Lomax