Spending time outdoors is good for mental health. But as COVID-19 spreads in Texas, officials and citizens are grappling with whether, and how, we can enjoy public parks.
Add these places to the list of stylish lodging options for travelers, with enticing restaurants and bars.
Outside Bentsen, watch butterflies, dance, and light a candle or two.
Just along the Texas–Mexico border, this fragile oasis attracts hundreds of birds (and those who watch them).
An imbroglio aboard an American Airlines flight has divided our nation. Let us instead unite in accepting the inherent awfulness of flying coach.
Austin-based novelist Amanda Eyre Ward discovers that sometimes, you need to go way, way out at sea to gaining a clearer perspective.
If life takes you to Hollywood, there are some places that can help you miss Texas less.
Some of the brisket you’ll find in the Austin of Oregon ranks right up there with top joints in our state.
As part of the ambitious Alexandria Project, West Texas archaeologists are documenting several hundred pictographs in just four years.
Where to ring in the season, from small-town parades to yuletide train trips to glorious light displays.
Make sure to stop for camping essentials on the way in. And maybe a burger or pizza.
The park features hidden caves, dramatic waterfalls, and sparkling springs.
The ghost town structure, which sat abandoned for decades, is now the site of pilgrimages, weddings, and photo ops. Its renovation story is one of destiny.
The arrival of cooler temperatures and November's holiday light displays make for an ideal time to visit the Alamo City.
A revitalized downtown and a new network of hiking, biking, and paddling trails add to the appeal of this border town by the beach.
Houston’s Barbecue in the Melbourne suburbs serves admirable brisket, pulled pork, and burgers.
Fifty years after humans first walked on the moon, you too can play astronaut for a day.
After an eventful first year as superintendent, Bob Krumenaker has a vision for the park's future as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.
We traveled 3,000 miles to find the state's best little country joints. Welcome to neon nirvana.
Transplants bring familiar flavors of smoked brisket and beef ribs to the Mile High City.
The charming, historic property is an ideal base from which to enjoy the area’s top-notch barbecue.
We’ve put together a number of options for you to get out and see the state—and often stay cool while you do it.
The park offers quiet coastland and abundant wildlife, and feels like a defiant bulwark against some very particular cares of urban life.
Where to stay, shop, eat, drink, and explore its thriving arts and sports scenes.
How to spend a perfect few days eating, drinking, and playing your way through the Alamo City.
In our June cover story, we look at the best new and renovated hotels that have opened since our last Where to Stay Now published in 2016. Many hotels are scheduled to open across the state over the next year. Here are five that we’re excited to visit in…
Things we loved at other Texas hotels, from the food to the hospitality.
The Statler isn’t the only historic Big-D property to get an overhaul.
Where to Stay Now, 2019: Whether it’s a restored Dallas gem, a coastal B&B, or a pueblo paradise in the Trans-Pecos, it’s choose your own adventure, Texas-style.
This spring, I revisited this sparkling West Texas gem after its long closure—and I’m glad I did.
You don’t need to spend big bucks when you're exploring Dallas, Austin, and Houston.
The fish stories out of this East Texas reservoir are mostly true, which is why fishermen come with their gear and beer in search of some of the state's biggest monster bass.
In addition to Lake Fork, here are some other places where trophy lunkers lurk.
Luling, Gonzales, and the park itself provide lots of fun options.
At this tropical, mystical park, you’ll find animals and plants unlike anything else in Texas.
Although grand plans to reopen the historic Baker Hotel are still on hold, this former spa resort destination has plenty more to showcase.
Volunteers and others step in to help maintain Big Bend, the San Antonio missions, and other beloved sites, but fears about lasting damage grow as the impasse drags on.
And, specifically, one Houston suburb is the number two destination in America.
This delightful burg, halfway between Austin and Houston, invites you to stop and stay awhile.
Choose from campsites, a bunkhouse, or a luxury resort. (And ¡Viva Terlingua!)
The untouched vastness of the largest state park in Texas makes you feel like you’re exploring a whole other world.
Three native Texans launch Explore Ranches, which rents out incredible private properties and experiences.
From small-town Christmas light shows and a Polar Express train ride to festive wine tastings, there are many ways to enjoy the season.
This artsy beach town on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula rewards adventurers with delights—from pristine beaches to Hotel San Cristóbal—at the end of almost every road.
Even though Austin’s newest boutique hotel, the Carpenter, had only been open for a week (official date was November 2), the lobby was already filled with locals who looked like regulars—one group sat hovered around the community table having a work meeting over kolaches, while others reclined…
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
Now that the I-35 construction nightmare is over, the newly reopened hotel and restaurant finds itself at the center of this small town’s rebirth.
The antlers are bigger, the gear is better, and the price of admission has shot way up. Welcome to the new world of Texas hunting — if you've got the cash, that is.
Even as new developments rise around it, Houston’s 19th Street remains a funky, independent haven for shoppers.
Despite threats to its survival over the years, the picturesque and petite park goes with the flow, just like its namesake river.