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Texas Gulf Coast

The Texas Gulf Coast stretches along the Gulf of Mexico. Major cities in this region include Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, & Victoria.

  • Texas Romantic Getaway – Bespoke Outdoor Bubbles
    For your next Texas romantic getaway, look no further than Bespoke Outdoor Bubbles. With its close proximity to Houston, it’s perfect for a quick Houston weekend getaway, but worth the trip from wherever you’re traveling from! Bespoke Outdoor Bubbles is one of the most unique experiences you’ll have in Texas. Nestled among the tall pine … Read more
  • Thousand Trails Lake Conroe Glamping Resort
    Thousand Trails Campgrounds can be found across the country. They’re known for their numerous ways to stay – tiny homes, cabins, RV sites, tent sites, even yurts! We recently stayed at Thousand Trails Lake Conroe, which is one of seven Thousand Trails Texas properties. Located just an hour outside Houston, it’s the perfect destination for … Read more
  • 5 Fun Family Getaways From Houston
    Do you live in Houston and want to get away for a vacation with the family but don’t want to drive too much? I’ve got you covered with some great family getaways from Houston. We’re focusing on places with plenty of water activities because, let’s face it, when planning a Texas vacation with kids, you … Read more
  • 13 Top Things to Do in Victoria, TX
    Victoria, Texas is a vibrant South Texas City situated about two hours south of Houston on the banks of the Guadalupe River. With a population of over 60,000, it manages to exude small-town charm while still offering plenty of bigger city amenities.  With so many fun things to do in Victoria, Texas, it’s the perfect … Read more
  • 10 Best Day Trips From Houston
    Whether you’re planning a staycation this holiday season, or want to find fun destinations that don’t involve too much driving, we’ve got you covered with the best day trips from Houston. All of the trips on this list are less than a 90-minute drive from downtown Houston, so you can travel back and forth on … Read more
  • 5 Unique Things to Do in Houston
    Maybe you’ve lived here for a while, or perhaps you’re visiting and don’t want the same old activities you can do anywhere else. Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for some unique things to do in Houston that most people probably haven’t heard of, you’re in the right place. Sure, Houston has some great museums, … Read more
  • White Sand Beach & Turquoise Water in Houston
    When you think of Houston, white sand beaches and turquoise water isn’t generally the first thing that comes to mind. But the new Lagoonfest Texas in Texas City aims to change that. With the largest lagoon in Texas, comprised of sparkling turquoise water and a stunning white sand beach, it’s a little piece of the … Read more
  • Experience Texas-Sized Fun at Splashway Waterpark & Campground
    When it comes to creating family memories, Splashway Waterpark & Campground hits a home run. We spent three days at Splashway and between the waterpark, the cabin, and all the activities, I can’t think of a better way to have spent time as a family. Splashway is located in Sheridan, TX. That’s just an hour … Read more
  • Palmetto State Park Hidden Swim Area
    Palmetto State Park is a beautiful, other-worldly park located just northwest of Gonzales, Texas. (For more things to do in Gonzales, Texas, click here.) With lush palmetto fronds lining the trails, one might be tricked into thinking they’d been transported into Jurassic Park. The park is conveniently located just over two hours from Houston, and … Read more
  • Jellystone Park Waller – Everything You Need to Know
    Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Waller is one of 75 Jellystone Park locations across the US and Canada. Just over an hour’s drive from Houston, Jellystone Waller is the perfect Houston family getaway! (Disclosure: This stay was hosted but this post contains my honest review and opinions) The park offers multiple ways to stay, including cabins, … Read more
  • 5 Things To Do When You Move To Houston
    This post is sponsored by Gameday Moving Services Texas is home to many exciting and family style tourist attractions! Whether you are there for business, a weekend getaway or embarking on a new adventure, there is something for everyone in this great state. The city of Houston, in specific, serves up nationally recognized shopping, entertaining, … Read more
  • 9 State Parks Near Houston – Under Two-Hour’s Drive
    Houston is a large, urban city, but that doesn’t mean you can’t escape to nature with just a short drive. There are a number of incredible state parks near Houston to help you get your outdoor fix. In under two hours, you can be hiking, biking, boating and more. Plus, this is Texas, so even … Read more
  • 5 Best Drive In Movie Theaters In Houston
    UPDATE: With regular movie theaters back up and running, we’re down to just two Houston area drive-in movie theaters and one outdoor, rooftop movie theater. Houston was never a big drive-in movie city – until recently. With people hesitant to see movies indoors, theater owners and entrepreneurs had to get creative. Now there are tons … Read more
  • Your Complete Guide To Things To Do In Houston With Kids (Or Without!)
    Looking for things to do in Houston with kids? I’ve got you covered. Here’s everything that’s anything to do in Houston as a family – or even on your own! Make sure to verify availability before visiting, as some places may have modified opening times. Outdoor Things to Do in Houston With Kids Houston Zoos, … Read more
  • Texas Renaissance Festival
    The Texas Renaissance Festival draws more than half a million visitors over its nine-weekend stint each fall. While things may look a little different this year, the festival will open October 3 and run through Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets will not be sold at the door though, so make sure to get your tickets ahead of time … Read more
  • 6 Tips To Make Hiking With Kids More Enjoyable
    When we first started hiking as a family, it was new and exciting, and the kids loved it. As time went on, though, our seven year-old started getting antsy. He’d complain if we said we were going hiking, insisting it was boring, and even downright refusing to go.  We knew we had to figure something … Read more
  • 10 Prettiest Houston Hiking Trails and Nature Walks To Enjoy This Fall
    I don’t know about the rest of you but I am dreaming of fall and cooler temps, which means it’s time to start thinking about the best Houston hiking trails and nature walks. Houston may be a big city, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to enjoy nature. Houston is home to … Read more
  • Rosenberg Railroad Museum
    The Rosenberg Railroad Museum is a charming museum in, as the name would indicate, Rosenberg, Texas. The museum consists of a small indoor exhibit, an outdoor model train track, a vintage train, a train tower, and a children’s play area. I’d recommend this museum to families with young children, or children who particularly enjoy trains. … Read more
  • 13 Best Places To Go Kayaking in Houston & Nearby
    The oppressive summer heat in Houston has many people exploring ways to cool off. Jumping into the water at one of the numerous Houston area swimming holes is one option, but kayaking in Houston is another. If you love kayaking, you’ll be happy to know that there are more than a few places to go … Read more
  • 13 Best Houston Area Swimming Holes
    As summer drags on and the days get hotter and hotter, many of us are looking to cool off with a dip in a local swimming hole. While there are plenty of waterparks and public pools, there’s nothing like a natural swimming hole on a hot summer day. I’ve put together a list of the … Read more
  • Seawolf Park
    Seawolf Park is located on Galveston’s Pelican Island, on the site of a former immigration center. It is a popular fishing destination, with multiple fishing piers. It is also features a large playground and the Galveston Naval Museum, which includes the WWII submarine the USS Cavalla and one of only three destroyer escorts in the world, the USS … Read more
  • George Bush Park
    George Bush Park is a 7,800 acre park in west Houston. It features plenty of jogging trails, as well as a paved biking trail. Many of the trails run alongside Buffalo Bayou. The park also hosts two soccer fields, six baseball fields, and a playground. There is a dog park, a boardwalk overlooking Buffalo Bayou, … Read more
  • Lake Houston Wilderness Park
    Lake Houston Wilderness Park is an expansive city park just north of Houston. It’s the only city park that allows overnight camping. Entering Lake Houston Wilderness Park, you’d be hard pressed to remember that you just left Houston city limits not far behind. Spanning over 4,700 acres, the park offers miles of trails, as well … Read more
  • Sam Houston Statue
    If you’re heading north from Houston, take the opportunity to stop by the Sam Houston Statue in Huntsville, if for no other reason than to see one of the tallest statues you may ever see. Fun fact, it’s the world’s tallest statue of an American hero. The Sam Houston Statue stands 67 feet tall, on … Read more
  • Barrington Living History Farm
    The Barrington Living History Farm is part of the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historic Site. Honestly, to me, anything with a hyphenated name like that deserves a second look. We visited the Barrington Living History Farm the weekend we stayed at Lillian Farms in Chappel Hill. We also visited the Star of the Republic Museum, also on the … Read more
  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
    Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is a history lover’s paradise right here in Houston. The 14-acre property is the former home of Ima Hogg, a Houston philanthropist who lived from 1882 to 1975. Now, visitors can view a collection of early American decorative art, paintings, and … Read more
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
    This hidden gem of a museum is located right here in Houston. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is a treasure trove of aviation history, complete with actual 1940’s era aircraft. The museum consists of the old air terminal, an art deco structure that served passengers from 1940 to 1955, and a hangar built in 1928. … Read more
  • Tom Bass Regional Park
    Tom Bass Regional Park is a Houston-area park with typical park amenities – with one upgrade. In addition to the regular playground, the park is home to a large obstacle course for kids! Kids can have fun timing themselves on the obstacle course, using the large clock at the edge of the course. For the … Read more
  • Kreische Brewery
    Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites is a historic state park located south of La Grange, TX. The park is home to a small trail leading to the ruins of a brewery built by German immigrant Heinrich Ludwig Kreische in the 1860’s. The brewery ruins are fascinating to see, and there are some … Read more
  • Lake Somerville State Park
    If you’re looking for a family-friendly day trip from Houston, Lake Somerville State Park fits the bill! The park offers 20 miles of trails to satisfy even the most avid hiker. And if you’re not that into hiking (or if you have young kids with you) there are loops off the main trails that will … Read more