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).
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.
Tips from Texans who trap, kill, and study wild pigs.
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.
A visit to the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta and Los Adaes, where our state’s Spanish colonial roots live on just across the Sabine River.
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.
Deer season is almost upon us, but don’t fret if you don’t have a lease. Here are four public places that welcome hunters.
Once widely hunted in Texas, the beloved game birds have been dwindling in number in recent decades. But a West Texas hunter and professor believes he’s found a way to save them.
These creatures—some creepy crawlers, some fearsome beasts, some microscopic threats—can and will kill you, maybe.
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.
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.
The charming, historic property is an ideal base from which to enjoy the area’s top-notch barbecue.
The invasive species hitches rides on contaminated boats from one body of water to the next.
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.
If the city hopes to become a tourist draw, it should market its multiculturalism, not the same lineup of attractions found elsewhere.
After a decade-long effort, developers says they’ve secured the funding they need for a $65 million, three-year renovation.
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.
Although they're on the rebound in Central Texas, these magical flying beetles aren't lighting up the sky like they used to. A New Braunfels expert says they're still out there if you know where to look.
This spring, I revisited this sparkling West Texas gem after its long closure—and I’m glad I did.
It's that magical—and all too brief—time in the city, when the heady blooms seem to make everything a little bit better.
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.
The ninety-year-old conservationist and fried-chicken tycoon reflects on land stewardship—and the invaluable lessons he learned as a young door-to-door salesman.
I set out into nature seeking serenity. I found resilience instead.
Although grand plans to reopen the historic Baker Hotel are still on hold, this former spa resort destination has plenty more to showcase.
To reap the rewards of paddling this remote, dangerous waterway, you don’t have to sell your soul. You simply need to respect its power. And be prepared.
TPWD's fundraising from Apache Corporation and hundreds of Texans will support repairs at the park.
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.
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…