Houston Skyline Kayak Tour

Join Bayou City Adventures Saturday, May 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the Houston Skyline kayak tour, which is one of the best ways to view downtown Houston. The tour is roughly 3 hours and stretches approximately 7.65 miles from Woodway Memorial Park to Sabine Street. You will navigate through the beautiful scenery and landscapes of […]

Visit the Houston Zoo’s New Gorilla Exhibit

After more than a decade of money raising, planning, and construction the Houston Zoo opened its new gorilla habitat earlier this month. If you haven’t been to the zoo, you just might want to visit. It is a far cry from what it was when I was a kid and the animals were in square […]

Hike the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail

For an urban hike, head to Stude Park and hike east along the Heritage Corridor Bayou Trail. This trail consists of an east and west segment along White Oak Bayou that runs from Stude Park in the Heights traversing along White Oak Bayou to Buffalo Bayou at Lockwood. This is a 6 mile linear park […]

Family Hiking Group in Houston

Isn’t social media great? I was sent this message from the branch leader of a new group in Houston called Hike it Baby about local hikes that are held throughout the year on various trails. This is her post “I am one of the Houston branch leaders for the national organization, Hike it Baby. An […]

Bay Day at the Kemah Boardwalk

Head to Kemah for Bay Day, a one-day celebration presented by the Galveston Bay Foundation and numerous community partners. The free event is Saturday, May 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kemah along the boardwalk (of course). This is a fun event for families and adults that allows you to experience and learn […]

Turtle Patrol Needs Your Help

Galveston Island State Park needs volunteers to go on turtle patrol May 22 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. While most of us are getting ready to relax for the weekend and eat dinner, park rangers continue their work and patrol the beaches for critters. You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park understand more […]

Hermann Park Gets Accolades

Texas Highways Magazine has a great article on Hermann Park and the new McGovern Centennial Gardens this month. Just try and overlook the near-sighted attitude of the author as she has a hard time thinking of Houston as an outdoor city. This from a North Texas resident, which I assume means somewhere around Dallas. I […]

Sunday Streets – May 17

Sunday Streets HTX is a pilot initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Sunday Streets HTX will open a stretch of streets normally reserved for vehicle traffic to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provide a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. The location for the May Sunday Streets is Navigation on the east side of town between […]

How About Houston Indoors?

With all the rain lately, you might want to consider staying indoors for a few days and Houston has plenty to do. One of the more unique and often less visited features are the downtown tunnels. Many of the workers in Downtown Houston use these to get around but those in the burbs may not […]