Get Out

6 Family-Friendly Flicks to Catch Outside This Weekend

BYO blanket and popcorn for these feature films—all screened for free in green spaces across the city.

08/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of 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 Drawl

Can You Navigate the Most Hectic Block in Houston?

It's not Frogger, but tackling the busy stretch of White Oak Drive between Studewood and the Heights Bike Trail is as tough as any video game we've played.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Illustrations by eBoy

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

Ice House

4 New—and Newly Renovated—Parks We Love

Houston’s newest urban parks will make you want to get out and get moving—yes, even in the heat of the summer.

06/22/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picture Perfect

Houston's Top 10 Instagrammable Spots for the Summer

You might want to clear some space on your phone for this.

06/21/2017 By Bianca Rodriguez

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

Get Out

Explore the Edible Side of the Houston Arboretum This Month

If you've never picked blackberries or foraged for mushrooms, we've got a bushel of delicious reasons to visit the nature sanctuary.

05/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

Ellington Field Celebrates a Century of Flight This Weekend

Houston's first commercial spaceport boasts 100 years of aviation history.

05/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Island Life

Warm Weather-Loving Penguins Are Headed to Moody Gardens

A renovated Aquarium Pyramid is unveiling a new Humboldt penguin exhibit this summer.

04/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Paddle On: Here's Where to Kayak and Canoe in Houston

From Clear Lake to Lake Conroe—and even downtown Houston itself—our city has no shortage of paddle-worthy waterways.

04/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Art News

After a Successful First Year, Downtown District Extends 'Art Blocks' at Main Street Square

Popular public art works, like Trumpet Flower, will remain on view through December 2017.

04/10/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

DIY

Where to Pick Your Own Fruit This Spring

These five farms offer fresh berries for the picking and much more.

03/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Where to Snap Your Bluebonnet Pics without Leaving Houston

You don't have to head to Brenham just to pose in a field of blue flowers.

03/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

A Revitalized GreenStreet Offers Weekly Incentives to Visit

Weekly bootcamps, animal adoption events and free flicks on the lawn are just a few of GreenStreet's newest amenities.

03/01/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt