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.
Watercolorist Sara Drescher starts her creative process at thrift shops and animates her still lifes with feminist themes.
Six hikers died from heat-related causes in Texas state and national parks this summer. Should trail closures on the hottest days be standard?
Austin’s urban bat colony has nothing on this.
As fewer young people seek trade careers, Hill Country building specialist Richard Laughlin hopes to interest students in a career path full of opportunity. First assignment? Build a tiny home.
Get ready for astronomical magic, daytime darkness, and yes, probably a bit of traffic on April 8, 2024.
Jay and Heather Mallinckrodt used a century-old family cake recipe to test the prototype for a skillet that can also be handed down through the generations.
The company, which offers pieces one might call “Victorian ghost meets Burning Man boho,” is going viral for its high ruffle count and even higher prices.
Del Benedict collects previously shed deer and elk antlers to be made into handcrafted chandeliers, furniture, and accessories at his Fredericksburg shop.
How does the Texas Rangers’ legacy as frontier lawmen affect the men and women who wear the badge today?
A Lubbock woman isn’t sure the state’s wildly successful vineyards fit with our Wild West image.
Dan McCoy—the former president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas—encourages indulging at his Fredericksburg wine and chocolate shop. But only because he’s got the good stuff.
A Fredericksburg man wonders how Willie Nelson ever prevailed in a state that brought us Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
Nothing screams spring like strawberries. Make the most of Texas-grown fruit in these side dishes by Cabernet Grill chef Ross Burtwell.
In Fredericksburg, Perkins’s creative approach to life can be seen in every inch of his one-of-a-kind retreat.
Plus, José Altuve pays a fan a visit, and a woman tries to smuggle four spider monkeys into the U.S. in a duffel bag.
Fall asleep while floating on Baffin Bay, stargazing in Big Bend, or greeting giraffes and zebras in Glen Rose.
These Texans think so.
Visiting a Japanese garden can bring peace and—especially in the winter months—quiet.
As an impressive quantity of hot, steaming blood poured over my bare hands, I wondered how I, a vegetarian for most of my life, had ended up here.
Served with eggs and/or chorizo, this ode to the fall harvest season makes a nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The Fredericksburg newcomer marries Korean banchan and Texan smoked meats, along with staple sides like a perfectly gooey mac and cheese.
Texas Monthly adds and updates approximately sixty restaurant listings to our Dining Guide each month. There’s limited space in the print issue, but the entire searchable guide to the best of Texas cuisine is at your fingertips online!Below are a few highlights from the new restaurants reviewed in our
Plus, a really good lemon cookie and an upbeat musical on Netflix.
It’s that special (albeit short-lived) time of year when bright splashes of wildflowers begin popping up in the least expected places, and we welcome the shining sun rather than curse its existence. It’s spring in Texas, a season we vow each year to relish fully while it lasts. Pair the
Big Bend Ranch State Park and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area both saw a 50 percent surge in backcountry rescues last year.
Across Texas, Santa is staying jolly this year with contact-free visits, drive-through light displays, and more pandemic-proof festivities.
Schnitzel, steins, and social distancing through Oktoberfest and beyond.
They aren’t just for kids anymore.
The jewel of the Hill Country, my hometown, is lovelier than ever. I just wish more of the natives could afford to stick around and enjoy it. Scenes from a town transformed.
We review more than sixty restaurants each month. Here’s a peek at what’s new!
At her newest restaurant, Rebecca Rather turns daytime meals into something special.
Taylor Collins and Katie Forrest welcome guests to their sprawling Hill Country home.
The four siblings of folk band Willow City and their parents hit all the right notes with their picturesque hilltop home near Fredericksburg.
Discover the best of old and new Fredericksburg with resident Katie Turpin as the blogger behind Sunshine Texas Day and mother of three visits some of her favorite shops, with stops for wine and snacks along the way.
Among the kitsch and charm, visitors will find some sophisticated offerings in this popular Central Texas destination.
Catch the Polar Express, visit the Grinch, or have your own 'It's a Wonderful Life' moment in a festive town square.
Everything old is new again at Contigo Ranch.
Snag a front-row seat at Old Tunnel State Park for one of nature’s finest displays.
A young family and their minimalist-meets-rustic dream home in the Hill Country.
Some of the most charming small-town escapes in the state.
Life along the Pedernales was everything one could hope for—until it wasn’t.
The sounds and the fury of Frederickburg's noise ordinance.
And the apps to download before you go.
The state’s top offerings, from a pizza ninja invasion to a wine-themed Mardi Gras.
The state’s top offerings, from the most celebrated MLK Day parades to commemorations of King at the Rothko.
Ten years ago Brenda and John Nicholas bought a run-down gas station and beer joint outside Fredericksburg and started cooking on a hot plate. Today fans drive scores of miles to enjoy the Hill Top Cafe’s sophisticated fare and quirky decor. Greek and cajun flavors predominate, with eclectic touches added
Portobello mushrooms and paella alongside the schnitzel and sauerkraut: In the Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, there’s clearly something cooking.
Like it says on her newly acquired bumper sticker, movie mogul Lynda Obst is “Texan By Choice.” But while you can take the girl out of Hollywood …
Introducing El Rey, the Venezuelan chocolate that is wowing chefs everywhere, thanks to the efforts of a Texan with a taste for treats.