The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Po-Boys and Picnics at T.C. Jester Park

One of the city's prettiest parks offers everything you could want in one, convenient location.

03/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Trail Mix

Run On: The Brays Bayou Trails Offer the Best of Many Worlds

There are few things more satisfying than a sudden shift of scenery.

03/09/2016 By Leah Lucio

Want/Need/Love

Rodeo Houston's Must-Have Accessory

Show off your Rodeo insider status with a pass cover from Baird & Baird.

02/23/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Now Open

Pick Up a Houstonia at Our New Houstonia Store in IAH

Flying through Terminal C? You could win a free round-trip ticket on Delta while you're at it.

02/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Houston Serves Up Some Ace Tennis Courts

Free, lighted tennis courts cover the city—grab a racket and get out there.

02/13/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Start Your Engines

Ever Wanted to Race a Lamborghini? Now You Can

Fittipaldi Exotic Driving lets you take its luxury fleet of Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches around the race track.

02/10/2016 By Laura Gillespie

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Stay the Night at the Lake Houston Wilderness Park

The only City of Houston park to allow overnight camping has more in store than just a few cabins.

01/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Biking the Anthills in Terry Hershey Park

Take in 500 unspoiled acres of Buffalo Bayou from your bike.

01/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Born on the Bayou

Celebrate 50 Years of Bayou Preservation Tonight

"Laura Day" will commemorate the first ship to prove Houston's worth as a port city.

01/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Cheer on the Houston Marathon from Buffalo Bayou Park

This weekend brings one of the year's best excuses to explore the newly-spiffed-up Buffalo Bayou Park.

01/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Guided Canoe Trips at Armand Bayou

From alligators to bobcats, you never know what you'll see at the 2,500-acre nature center.

01/08/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Eat Local

Made in Houston: Words & Food Pimento Cheese

Janice Schindeler went from editing for the Chron to (literally) spreading her love for cheese.

12/30/2015 By Alice Levitt

#SLGT

The Taste of Heights Honey

Is the loss of a sense of place worth the cost of mass production?

12/28/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Support Local

Made in Houston: Mad Hectic Oatmeal

Mallory and Ben Cowell are aiming to make mornings less hectic and more healthful.

12/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

TEQUILA!

Celebrate Out of the Box: Houston Margarita Festival

The fourth annual Margarita Festival returns to Houston this Sunday at a newer, much larger location.

11/05/2015 By Megha Tejpal

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Joy Ride: 4 Bike-Friendly Itineraries to Get You Rolling

These routes will get you started, plus food, drink and entertainment ideas along the way.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Kyle Nielsen

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Riding With the Pack: A Guide to Houston’s Bike Clubs

Braving Houston streets can be a daunting task for a new cyclist—fortunately, you’re not alone.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Skinny Dipping

Go Jump in the Nake

Just in time for National Nude Day (July 14), we take a trip to Emerald Lake, also known as Houston’s only nudist beach.

07/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Me-mor-ies

6 Things in Houston That Take Me Back to Beijing

The two are more similar than you'd think.

06/11/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

News

IAH Catches Man Smuggling Cocaine in Bags of Chips and Cookies

Ever wondered what four pounds of smuggled cocaine looks like?

04/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt