September Celebrations Across Texas
As summer fades and family schedules become busier, Texas plays host to fun and unique celebrations of autumn across the state. Why not take some time to plan a day trip that the whole family will enjoy? Relaxation and seasonal fun are right around the corner!
Hempstead 2018 Watermelon Festival: A Sweet Summertime Celebration
Looking for a way to beat the heat while still having fun with family and friends? The Hempstead Watermelon Festival is just what the doctor ordered! This July will mark the 29th annual Hempstead Watermelon Festival, a sweet celebration of the town’s most famous crop.
Sonora, Texas: A Hidden Gem to Visit on the Next Family Staycation
Sonora is one of the smallest cities in Texas, ranging only 2 square miles in total area, which is probably why most of you have not heard of it. The population of the town is just over 3,000 people, and it is located in the western part of the Texas Hill Country, where some of the world's most beautiful natural attractions can be found. If you are looking for a relaxing place with some fantastic scenery that is not overcrowded in the least bit, Sonora is the place to go.
Spring Fever in Texas
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are over 5,000 species of wildflowers native to Texas. The state’s diverse terrain and weather regions, from plains and marshes to woods and mountains, all boast unique conditions that support the growth of different wildflowers.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio: Luxury Meets Convenience
To celebrate its tenth anniversary in March, Grand Hyatt San Antonio rolled out the carpet – the plush indigo carpet that is, one of many fresh features in its recently remodeled guest rooms. The updates are part of a $19 million project completed earlier this year that includes renovations of the rooms and suites, corridors, lobby, bar, and meeting spaces.
Hotel Ella: A Revival of Elegance in Austin
Imagine the early 20th century, a time when etiquette reigned supreme and courtesies such as formal greetings and hand-written letters were highly valued, when language was carefully crafted and eloquent. Well-known American families, including the Vanderbilts and Guggenheims set trends when it came to decorum as well as décor. In the year 1900 in Austin, Texas the Wootens were such a family. The University of Texas remembers them well, as Thomas Dudley Wooten was one of the founders of UT Austin. It was his son, Goodall, who married a distinguished socialite named Ella Newsome, the woman who is the inspiration as well as the heart and soul behind this historic boutique hotel, Hotel Ella.
Dallas’s Lorenzo Hotel: From Rough to Riches
The building that is now the Lorenzo Hotel, a newly renovated boutique hotel in downtown Dallas, sat empty and unused for years. “It was a Ramada Inn back when it opened in ’71,” explained Larry Hamilton, CEO of the property. “It’s worthy of a historical footnote as the place where Tina Turner split from Ike while in Dallas for a concert.”
The Texas State Parks App: Your Guide to Planning a Texas Vacation
As spring awakens Texas with blooming bluebonnets and warm, sunny days, there is no better time to head outdoors to a Texas State Park. More than 90 sites cover landscapes of canyons, beaches, sand hills, lakes, and rivers. Whether you are planning a quick outing to hit the trails or check out historic sites, or a camping vacation full of swimming, fishing, and s’mores, you will want to start by downloading the TX State Parks Official Guide, a free app that helps you find the perfect spot for your outdoor adventures.
Hotel Saint George – Where Art Meets West Texas History
The hotel is a unique boutique hotel with a first floor that contains the lobby, Bar Saint George, LaVenture restaurant, Marfa Book Company, and a historic wine room, while the three floors above it are entirely new.
10 Unique Houston Attractions
Visitors to the Houston area are likely to be familiar with the traditionally popular places to visit in Houston, Texas. An amazing zoo, museums galore, and the downtown aquarium restaurant are among the well-known stops to make in the Bayou City. While incredible and worthy of such publicity, some notable, but lesser-known locations are hiding throughout the city. These ten attractions include educational elements, kid-friendly locations, bizarre sights, and unusual locales.