There is no doubt Houston is a great city, but sometimes getting out is nice. Day trips are a necessary luxury. Looking for a cozy winery? Shopping for unique antiques? Need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience a piece of that #lakelife? Whatever the end goal, we’ve got you covered with our list of five favorite cities to check out north of Houston.
Tomball is a quiet community off Highway I-45. Tomball focuses on the finer things like Drive-In movies and antique shopping – the stretch along Main Street, off Market Road 2920, has the best antique shopping anywhere. Driving through what feels like an Old West town brings about a certain nostalgia and makes for a wonderful shopping experience. Whether looking for an antique vanity or to relive old-time charm, Tomball, TX, is a quick getaway worth checking out.
Tomball, TX, USA
We’ve mentioned the The Woodlands before on The Culture Trip, because the place is pretty great. Not too far a drive from the city, The Woodlands has everything you need from shopping to dining along Market Street. Visitors looking to catch a favorite band will find that Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is within walking distance. As far as weekend getaways go, The Woodlands is always a great choice.
The Woodlands, TX, USA
You may have missed The Historic Montgomery Wine and Music Festival this weekend; no worries, because this event will be back. In addition to hosting community festivals, Montgomery is home to many hometown treasures like The Cozy Grape Wine Bar and Bistro or Cork This! Winery. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a good meal or discover a new winery, Montgomery will be your favorite escape.
Conroe is highly underrated. Not a far drive from Houston, and close to Montgomery, Conroe is the perfect getaway if you enjoy the water. While many local restaurants like Fajita Jacks offer something for everyone, the lake offers a type of meditation that is unmatched. Check out a timeshare, or spend the day along the shore.
Conroe, TX, USA
By Morgan Cronin
Morgan Cronin is a twentysomething who has lived in Houston most of her life. She received her BA in Journalism at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. She enjoys collecting passport stamps and is always looking for a good latte. Follow her on Twitter @Kwik_satik
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