I marveled at the thousand-year-old Big Tree and stargazed with a pod of pelicans.
With a vibrant festival scene, a funky downtown, and great birding, it offers more than just sand and surf.
The booming North Texas city has an eclectic food scene, an indie bookstore, and a vintage railroad—all within downtown.
The home of Old Yeller, this scenic Hill Country getaway also has a beautifully restored courthouse.
How to weave your way through this magical Mexican destination.
The seaside town is also a great place to catch redfish, watch dolphins, and stay in a snazzy new bungalow.
The Central Texas town has a lively arts scene with a picturesque creek running through it.
From glamorous resorts to a repurposed storage tank, options abound.
Its fortunes ebb and flow, but the historic island is experiencing a renaissance, with new hotels and renovations and a shiny new cruise terminal.
Come to this East Texas city for the hot-air balloons. Stay for the gluten-free beers, natural wines, and impressive array of cuisines.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park Offers Adventurous Hiking, Fishing, and Some of the Best Rock Climbing in Texas
This underrated pocket of North Texas is well worth your time.
The independent spirit that helped create this historic town can also be found in its new restaurants, bars, and stores.
A longtime reporter makes some big decisions about what to listen to when you’re heading to Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, or the Big Bend region.
Forget the trendy emphasis on so-called authentic neighborhoods and instead focus on the magnificent art and architecture of this bustling world capital.
These magical towns all offer something special, from outdoor excursions to artisan goods.
Three newcomers and five mainstays that you won’t want to miss.
Stop and smell its famous roses, yes—but this East Texas city offers more to enjoy, including a delightful dining scene.
The former boomtown is home to a robust food scene, turn-of-the-century mansions, worthy museums, and natural splendor.
A thriving arts scene, a surprising water lily garden, and historic landmarks make this Texas city a weekend-worthy destination.
Your curated travel guide to San Antonio, featuring where to eat and drink, stay, explore, and more.
Your curated travel guide to Houston, featuring where to eat and drink, stay, explore, and more.
Your curated travel guide to Dallas, featuring where to eat and drink, stay, explore, and more.
Ditch your car for a walkable weekend in the Alamo City's hippest ’hood.
Our guide to the ever-evolving neighborhood, where a few old-school favorites endure alongside the trendy newcomers.
Here’s where to make a day of it in this creative West Texas enclave.
With posh hotels and restaurants and free museums, this historic area of Houston makes for an easy, elegant weekend escape.
With a creative scene that includes the classic Cadillac Ranch and vibrant downtown murals, this Panhandle city, home to a new boutique hotel, invites you to stay and enjoy the scenery.
These courses are beautiful, fun for all skill levels, and are available to play at a great value. Fairways and greens!
Where to stay, eat, shop, and play in this borderland city that’s rich in architectural wonders and divine dining.
For a food obsessive like me, Big Bend’s culinary scene rivals the nature.
It’s not like this the rest of the year.
This delightful burg, halfway between Austin and Houston, invites you to stop and stay awhile.
In our westernmost city, cultural boundaries are as fluid as the Rio Grande.
No, it’s not Marfa. And that’s just fine.
The Wanderer explores one of the Hill Country's most idyllic towns.
What to see, drink, eat, and more.
Most of Texas may be privately owned, but that doesn't mean it's tame. From McKittrick Ridge and the Guadalupe River to Maravillas Canyon and Lake Crockett, here are eighteen places where you can revel in the most natural, untouched—and, yes, savage—aspects of our state.
If you ask thirteen famous Texans to name their favorite place, don’t be surprised when you get thirteen very different answers.
That's what summer boils down to: Thirteen opportunities to rip up your Friday-to-Sunday routine and go in search of adventure on the high plains. Or utter Relaxation along a languid East Texas river. Or cooler climes inthe historic heart of santa fe. Or the tastiest red enchiladas in El Paso.
Houston's Market Square is one of the state's most historic spots. It's also one of the hippest places in the country to get a drink. Here's your curated guide to enjoying urban life inside the Loop.
From Boca Chica to Sabine Lake, the Texas coast is still home to pristine, natural, secluded spots where you can while away the summer far from the madding crowds. Come along as we explore the hidden beaches, bays, and trails that you always knew were out there.
The Hill Country Drive, the BBQ Market Drive, the Backwoods Drive, and thirteen other summer trips, from the mountains to the coast, that will take you down some of the prettiest, most picturesque, most wide-open stretches of asphalt Texas has to offer. Buckle up!
A historic dance hall, the cypress-shaded Guadalupe, a couple of rustic inns: A great weekend getaway awaits you less than an hour from Austin and San Antonio.
Some people call it a quartoseptcentennial, or a septaquintaquinquecentennial (seriously), but you’d better save your breath. You’ll need it on this wide-ranging 6,000-mile voyage commemorating Texas’s 175th birthday. It starts in Glen Rose, ends in Austin, and stops along the way at 175 places that tell the story of the
Quick! You still have time to get in a great vacation before school starts and summer ends. And with this handy—and extremely thorough—guide to five perfect trips, all you need to do is fill up the tank, buckle up the kids, and go.
There are any number of fun, adventurous, and unexpected things to do in the Big Bend region of far West Texas. Here are fifteen of my favorites, including scuba diving in Balmorhea, gliding over Marfa, drinking a microbrew in Alpine, horseback riding in Fort Davis, and floating through the Lower
From a boutique hotel in hip South Austin to a bed-and-breakfast across the Mexican border, from fly fishing on the Llano River to bathing in the Chinati Hot Springs, 33 getaways the guidebooks don’t tell you about, courtesy of our intrepid staff of weekend warriors.
Whether you want to ride a horse, bomb down a mountain-bike trail, hike up a hill, relax in a hot springs, scale the face of a giant granite boulder, or just sit on your tailgate and look at a pretty sunset, there’s a lot to do on and around the
There are plenty of unpleasant reasons to take a staycation this summer, from the collapse of your 401(k) to the global outbreak of swine flu, but there are plenty of pleasant ones too. For the thirteen weekends between the first day of summer (June 21) and the first day of