Even the most jaded Grinch will find something to enjoy.
When the internet is saturated with fake videos and doctored photos, what’s a wood ape enthusiast to do?
At Station Mountain Bike Park, Rhett Jones created the serpentine trails and daring jumps of his dreams.
Drive up State Park Road 100 long enough and the beach comes to meet you.
Wildcatter Ranch, near Possum Kingdom Lake, caters to weekend cowboys from around the world.
Whatever you do, don’t forget the special snacks.
Skip the traffic and exorbitant hotel rates—go camping at one of the 31 parks in the path of totality. Overnight reservations open on November 7.
I marveled at the thousand-year-old Big Tree and stargazed with a pod of pelicans.
A veteran of many Sunset Limited trips to Alpine finally indulges in a private room and finds a lot to love. Especially the French toast.
Small-town charm abounds at this quirky Central Texas event, which once hosted oatmeal-wrestling and oatmeal-sculpting competitions.
Austinites gathered poolside to celebrate a sick pecan tree’s hundred-plus years of shading swimmers.
They miss Tex-Mex and barbecue something fierce.
With a vibrant festival scene, a funky downtown, and great birding, it offers more than just sand and surf.
Exclusive: Auberge Resorts plans a posh new hotel in Houston, one of five properties it will operate around the state.
The explosion of color found at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is not a mirage.
Here you can sleep in a yellow caboose, swim in one of the many nearby watering holes, and eat a steak in the ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ house.
The booming North Texas city has an eclectic food scene, an indie bookstore, and a vintage railroad—all within downtown.
Order tacos árabes, cemitas, and chiles en nogada in this central Mexico city. Hurry for the last dish: You have two weeks before it goes out of season.
The home of Old Yeller, this scenic Hill Country getaway also has a beautifully restored courthouse.
After badly behaved tourists made headlines in Italy this summer, one Texpat offers a few pointers on local etiquette.
The small city of Sherman, which lies far from the coast, is a fossil hunter’s paradise.
How to weave your way through this magical Mexican destination.
Austin’s urban bat colony has nothing on this.
The seaside town is also a great place to catch redfish, watch dolphins, and stay in a snazzy new bungalow.
Wineries, stylish bed-and-breakfasts, and a beautifully restored old train depot make this North Texas town a great weekend getaway.
Is the misspelling on the billboard promoting the Temple store a typo, a stunt intended to go viral, or a secret third thing?
Thank goodness for spring-fed swimming holes—and cabins next to them.
Some of the best waves in the world are found at the Waco Surf water park, far away from any ocean.
Guests-only libraries and themed bars beckon lovers of the written word to these three Texas hotels.
A Buc-ee’s representative tells Texas Monthly cleaning crews were promptly dispatched to the remote location.
Long an under-the-radar destination, the Alpine museum is transformed by its graceful new addition and the West Texas artworks inside.
Whether you seek tranquility or thrills, we've got you covered.
The Central Texas town has a lively arts scene with a picturesque creek running through it.
A longtime Houston outdoor-sports writer looks back on sixty years of surfing the Gulf Coast.
Expect suite sounds when you check in.
While the Kyle Fair’s Guinness World Record attempt fell short, it was a fun, absurd celebration of a much-maligned name.
The Nature Conservancy paradise teems with colorful blooms—and on May 20, Texans have a rare chance to see them.
Its fortunes ebb and flow, but the historic island is experiencing a renaissance, with new hotels and renovations and a shiny new cruise terminal.
From glamorous resorts to a repurposed storage tank, options abound.
Dozens of public grills line some of the state’s most scenic highways. Here’s how to enjoy a meal with a view.
Get ready for astronomical magic, daytime darkness, and yes, probably a bit of traffic on April 8, 2024.
Mossy cypresses seem to float in the clouds at Martin Dies Jr. State Park, which offers otherworldly paddling and hiking trails.
Cycling for eighty miles along a busy highway frontage road isn’t exactly a wise idea, but I found a perverse enjoyment in it.
Ghostly axolotls float, sausage-fat skinks dive, and snakes slither in thoughtfully designed, naturalistic habitats at the new Johnson City zoo.
My kids splashed in the lake and studied bugs, while I was thrilled to see a rare golden-cheeked warbler.
It promises a grand time on a big lake, next to an awakening downtown square and miles of horse (and lemur!) country.
Turndown service! Amazing cocktails! Small but expensive soaps! These ten new and renovated hotels (and ten more honorable mentions) know how to treat their guests.
The festival celebrates Earth, community, and the primal urge to build the tallest rock pile ever.