Cycling around Houston is an easy way to exercise. All you need is a bike, time and road or trail stretching into the horizon. Here are some of the best bike shops in Houston to get you started and keep you on track.
With its roots in the traditional German culture that the original settlers to the area brought with them, New Braunfels promises a unique experience.
Sister cities Bryan and College Station have long been known as the home of Texas A&M University and its Aggies, but in recent years the area has grown into a great area for a weekend escape. This central Texas haven is a great — and convenient — place to make a quick getaway from the big-city hustle. Set in the heart of the Brazos Valley, these neighboring towns have created a folksy, yet cultured, identity. Rolling countryside, rich history, friendly folks and plenty of things to do promise a fulfilling day away.
The Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo offers great rodeo action from bucking broncos to barrel racing, nightly entertainment, livestock shows and a carnival midway.
Austin is the hub of Texas politics, the home of Texas music, the heart of the state and the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Whether you want to spot celebs, enhance your knowledge of the history of the state, step out at night on 6th Street or just relax in the beauty of central Texas, Austin is the perfect spot to let loose for the weekend.
Houstonians seeking to escape to the lake need look no further than the city’s neighbor to the north, Conroe. Its close proximity to the city makes it a great retreat, offering a lake and plenty to explore for a day of family fun.
One of the best benefits of living in the fourth largest city in the United States is that Houston is within an hour of the beaches of Galveston Island. A weekend getaway to Galveston can, and should be, much more than a day at the beach.
Take the ambience of a seaside boardwalk amusement park combined with the relaxed luxury of a harborside marina, add a side of fine dining and great shopping, and you’ll find yourself in Kemah.
The heat of summer is bearing down and the traffic gridlock seems to have no end. It’s time for an escape, even if only for a couple of days. Beyond the hundreds of vehicles on I-10, about a three-hour drive away, San Antonio provides a great oasis for a weekend.
When the waves are just too far away, Houston’s skate parks and clubs cater to boarders young and old, giving them that awesome action they so desperately need. And for those serious boarders, several shops really take care of the area’s growing number of skateboarders.