Bayougraphy

The Man on a Mission to Bring the Green

Joe Turner is transforming Houston’s parks—and all on an ever-tightening city budget. How does he do it? Teamwork.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

What’s a Bayou Anyway?

And how do you pronounce it?

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Celebrate Buffalo Bayou Park's 1st Birthday This Week

Houston's premier park knows how to throw a birthday bash—with free cake and beer.

10/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

What Do You Get When You Cross a Bicycle Rally and a Scavenger Hunt?

The 11th annual bike tour through the Heights raises money for the historic neighborhood.

09/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

The HTX Bike Fest Takes Over Market Square Park This Saturday

The 4th annual festival brings together BMX racers, bike enthusiasts and beer.

09/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Waterways

Race On: The 3rd Annual Cypress Creek Regatta

This weekend's big race raises money for the Bayou Preservation Association.

09/12/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Beer Run

Get Out: The Hows (and Whys) of Hashing

Why have a beer crawl when this fun-run offers boobs, booze and balls?

09/09/2016 By Leah Lucio

The Great Outdoors

Learn to Camp This Weekend—for Free

The Baytown Nature Center and REI are teaming up to offer a Camping 101 course for the whole family.

09/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drink It In

Kids Back in School? Crack Open a Cold One at the Arboretum

Celebrate the return of the school year in a very non-school-night way with Saint Arnold beer.

08/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

The 10 Best Activities at Discovery Green

The downtown park offers Houstonians everything from free fitness classes to young writer workshops.

07/25/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Houston's Shadiest Spots for a Stroll

Under the leafy oaks and tall pines of our three favorite walking paths, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell you’re in the city at all.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Duck, Duck, Goose

Bird-Watching for Beginners at Brazos Bend

And if you're not into birds, how about bobcats?

05/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Feel the Magic

How to Do Disney World…Without the Kids

Trust us, the experience is just as magical.

07/01/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

Pets Guide

Barks and Recreation: Houston’s 10 Best Dog Parks

It’s a good time to be a pooch in the Bayou City.

03/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel News

Destination: Big Bend

Now there's a flight that will get you most of the way there!

02/27/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Open Road

Park City, Utah: A Houston in the Rockies?

Neither self-important nor bombastic, with dreams big and small, Park City resembles the Bayou City in more ways than one.

01/04/2015 By Stan Martinez

State Park Series

State Park Series: Independence Along the Brazos

George Washington never came to Texas, but that didn't stop Texans from naming a town after him.

12/23/2014 By Andrew Husband

State "Park" Series

You Can't Sink Our Battleship

We venture out of the park and onto the boat deck with the latest entry in our State Park Series.

12/18/2014 By Andrew Husband

Parking It

State Park Series: Toads, Marsupials and the Gates of Hell

Our state park series takes us West of Fort Worth, where no creepy marsupials actually awaited.

12/11/2014 By Andrew Husband

State Park Series

Texas' Own Grand Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park may be a hike, but the dramatic canyon makes for a wild ride

12/04/2014 By Andrew Husband