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Create Lasting Memories at These Family-Friendly Resorts

Create Lasting Memories at These Family-Friendly Resorts

From Marfa to Galveston, here are four lodging experiences the whole family will enjoy

Where to Stay Among the Texas Wildflowers

Where to Stay Among the Texas Wildflowers

The only downside to wildflower wandering is leaving the blooms behind. Why not build some overnights into your springtime jaunt and hunker down into cozy digs amid seas of bluebonnets, Indian blankets, and Mexican hats?

The Daytripper Visits Centerville, the Land of Beef and Blackberries

The Daytripper Visits Centerville, the Land of Beef and Blackberries

This East Texas hamlet of 905 residents is located on Interstate 45, almost exactly between Dallas and Houston, which led to the popular assumption that the town got its name due to its place between the two metropolitan giants.

HGTV’s Grace Mitchell Shows and Tells How Fort Worth Is One of a Kind

HGTV’s Grace Mitchell Shows and Tells How Fort Worth Is One of a Kind

Storytelling has always fueled Grace Mitchell’s creativity. Before she became an HGTV star, the Fort Worth interior designer was a teacher and language therapist for deaf children.

5 Romantic Retreats in Texas

5 Romantic Retreats in Texas

Valentine’s Day comes with a lot of pressure—gifts, dinner reservations, grand gestures. Perhaps the most romantic thing of all is to eschew the holiday’s expectations and get out of town—with your honey, of course. These Texas resorts offer seclusion with a dash of luxury for a weekend of bonding and relaxation.

The Presnall-Watson Homestead in San Antonio Welcomes Hikers, Bikers, and Equestrians

The Presnall-Watson Homestead in San Antonio Welcomes Hikers, Bikers, and Equestrians

Aseemingly incongruous site greets Saturday afternoon visitors at the Presnall-Watson Homestead, a rambling 19th-century farmhouse along the Medina River in south San Antonio. Kids on bicycles kick out tricks as horseback riders in cowboy regalia round the corner, creating a surprising mash-up of three centuries crammed into one.

Planning a Family Get-Together? Rent a Historic Home for the Holidays

Planning a Family Get-Together? Rent a Historic Home for the Holidays

When grandma wakes up on a deflated air mattress and half the cousins are banished to the kids’ table, Christmas might be too crowded. Enter the home rental, where extended family can gather under one roof, everyone has a bed, and the dining table is big enough for all. For something even more special, look for houses that pack history in locations featuring plenty of festivities and activities, helping to create lasting memories—the perfect gift for the
entire family.

The Inn at Lake Granbury Offers a Tranquil Waterfront Getaway

The Inn at Lake Granbury Offers a Tranquil Waterfront Getaway

When Jim Leitch and his wife, Cathy Casey, opened the Inn on Lake Granbury in 2005, they couldn’t predict their new business would dovetail with the fresh energy now infusing Granbury.

History, Hushpuppies, and Seared Salmon at Salado’s Stagecoach Inn

History, Hushpuppies, and Seared Salmon at Salado’s Stagecoach Inn

 

Salado’s Stagecoach Inn, founded in 1861, was one of the state’s oldest continually operating hotels until it closed for restoration in 2015, although it may be known best for the hushpuppies served at the inn’s restaurant.

Tour 2 Award-Winning Bourbon Distilleries in Texas

Tour 2 Award-Winning Bourbon Distilleries in Texas

Blame it on Tito’s. The craft vodka from Austin, which grew from obscurity 20 years ago into one of Texas’ most popular spirits brands, has inspired a widespread passion for Texas-made firewater.

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