Gulf Coast

SAILING SEAS

Princess Cruises Returns to Galveston after Six-Year Hiatus

Holding up to 3,080 guests, the Ruby Princess will depart from Galveston from December 2022 through April 2023.

04/21/2022 By Jessica Lodge

Hurricane Relief

Here’s How Houston Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Ida

Support these local relief efforts.

09/03/2021 By Danielle Wright Edited by Shelby Stewart

Shucking Marvelous

What to Know About Galveston Bay Oysters

A program fighting for their future.

04/01/2020 By Brandon Summers-Miller

Open Road

Port Aransas Is a Nostalgic Seaside Trip

How one writer recaptured his shore-filled childhood.

12/27/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Grades Are In

How Healthy Is Galveston Bay in 2019?

There's good news and bad news on the annual Galveston Bay report card.

09/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Gulf Coast Vacations

It's a Shore Thing: 15 Amazing Gulf Coast Vacations

These beach destinations are all within a day's drive from Houston.

04/25/2019 By Houstonia Staff

Gulf Coast Vacations

It's a Shore Thing: 15 Amazing Gulf Coast Vacations

These beach destinations are all within a day's drive from Houston.

04/25/2019 By Houstonia Staff

Gulf Coast Vacations

You Don't Have to Be an Angler to Visit Grand Isle

Hiking and birdwatching on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Gulf Coast Vacations

Expect the Unexpected on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Quaint towns, oddball museums, and much more await.

04/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Gulf Coast Vacations

Kids, Parents and Animals Bond on the Alabama Coast

Exploring the beautiful beach and "The Little Zoo That Could."

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Gulf Coast Vacations

Living the Luxe Life Along Florida's Scenic Highway 30A

Alys Beach is a side of Florida we've never seen before.

04/25/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Report Card

What Can You Do to Protect the Health of Galveston Bay?

Our local watershed needs your help.

08/15/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bad Business

19 Houston Businesses Cited in Illegal Fish Trade Crackdown

Local businesses took the bait in a Texas Parks and Wildlife sting.

04/18/2018 By Cory Garcia

Late Night Bites

On the Road: New Orleans By Night at Cafe Du Monde

Everyone should visit Cafe Du Monde after dark.

04/13/2018 By Cory Garcia

Wildlife Wednesday

Watch Out: Portuguese Man O' War Season Hits Galveston Beach

These venomous beauties are washing up on Texas beaches.

02/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

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