Things To Do
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.
Food and Fun for Texas Friends and Family
Nothing says Texas quite like mouth-watering barbecue and fun in the sun with family and friends! There are plenty of ways to beat the heat across the Lone Star State and even more options for a delicious meal to truly capture the feeling of summer.
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.
A Cheese Lover’s Playground
Texasliving Magazine writer Jamie Javor interviewed Dallas’s Mozzarella Company Owner Paula Lambert in the January 2018 issue. While working on the article, Javor had the opportunity to take one of Lambert’s cheesemaking classes, right in Deep Ellum. Enjoy Javor’s first-hand account here and make sure to check out the company’s story and Lambert’s interview in the print version of Texasliving!
National Video Game Museum
In the spring of 2016, Frisco, Texas welcomed a new museum. The public has embraced the National Videogame Museum (NVM) with open arms, which has thus far been a resounding success. Sean Kelly, a founder along with Joe Santulli and John Hardie, considers the first year phenomenal, “the level of interest more than even we were expecting.”
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.