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  1. Wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country


    Road-side pull-offs are a must, but here are great local tips on how to best enjoy wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country .

  2. Antidote

    Antidote is a small, relatively quiet coffee shop that’s cozy, yet not cramped, and that perfectly reflects the "new" Houston.

  3. The Rice University Farmers Market

    The Rice University Farmers Market hosts a wonderful market every Tuesday that provides a great opportunity to find quality foods and seasonal, local produce.

  4. Local Foods

    The Local Foods restaurant takes the best local Houston ingredients and turns them into a superb menu. Their food is the freshest you can get, because it’s all local.

  5. Urban Harvest

    Since 1994, Urban Harvest has been one of Houston's finest nonprofit organizations, helping the community by getting it involved in sustainable agriculture and education.

  6. The Free Press Summer Festival

    Music is always happening in Houston, and the Free Press Summer Festival is the marquee summer music fest for locals and visitors alike.

  7. The Lone Star Hiking Trail

    At 130 miles in length, the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) is indeed the longest wilderness hiking trail in the entire state of Texas.

  8. Terry Hershey Park

    Situated on the west side of town, Terry Hershey Park stretches for about 6 miles between Beltway 8 on the east end and Highway 6 on the west.

  9. The Davy Crockett National Forest

    The Davy Crockett National Forest, just an hour north of Houston proper, makes a perfect hiking day trip or weekend getaway.

  10. Saint Arnold Brewing Company

    For years, Houston’s own Saint Arnold Brewing Company—Texas’ oldest craft brewery—has garnered high praise from beer geeks everywhere.

  11. Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

    With an outlaw spirit typical of Houston, Texas, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company puts badass, creative twists on their delicious brews.

  12. Burt's Meat Market and Cajun Food

    Burt's Meat Market and Cajun Food restaurant is about as authentic, local, and soulful as you can get for a Houston eatery.

  13. The Doshi House

    The Doshi House is an eclectic cafe that offers teas, tonics, coffee, and offers a great representation of central Houston culture.

  14. Whole Earth Provision Co.

    Whole Earth Provision Co. has an eclectic mix of outdoor gear, books and quirky items that invite your to hang around the store and explore.

  15. Southern Walnut Creek Bike Trail


    Austin has officially opened a new paved bike trail on the east side, the Southern Walnut Creek Bike Trail. Part of an ongoing, city-wide paved trail expansion system, the new trail provides more than 7 miles of super-smooth riding for residents of an area that has typically been underserved.

  16. Q&A with Ultra Runner Olga King


    New Balance and RootsRated have teamed up to profile runners making a difference in their communities. We asked each of our runners a series of questions to learn a little more about what running means to them, where they like to run and what are...

  17. Discovering the Rarely Seen Backcountry at Reimer's Ranch


    This is the rarely seen backcountry at Reimer’s Ranch, where you can get a real experience of old land, where not everything is named or landscaped or paved. Where hardly anything is controlled. Where almost everything is wild.

  18. Caving Austin


    Hiking back to the parking lot from Bullet Cave on the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin caving enthusiast Phil Kearney gets philosophical when asked why he likes caving: "Outside of deep-sea diving and high-altitude mountaineering, caving is the closest that we mere mortals can come to visiting another world."

  19. SUP ATX


    Austin isn’t just the Live Music Capital of the World, it’s also increasingly becoming a leading city for the SUP community that's been sweeping the nation for several years now.

  20. Redbud Isle


    Known as one of the best off-leash dog parks in Austin, many forget that Redbud Isle is great for people too. This little 13-acre strip of land is situated just downstream of Tom Miller Dam – the northern boundary of Lady Bird Lake – and is almost completely surrounded by water, making it ideal for swimmers, both canine and human.

  21. Erik Stanley: Pro Trail Running Coach


    Erik Stanley is a professional runner who not only wins gold but has a heart of gold. He once held the high school record for the mile and now he runs a company that helps build the Austin running community.

  22. Olga King: Ultra-Runner


    Olga King has always known how to persevere and endure through hardships, ever since she grew up in the former Soviet Union. Now she is a badass ultra runner.

  23. Canoeing Webberville


    The Webberville section of the Colorado River is a wonderful flat water segment with excellent fishing that is frequented by Austin Politico, Lee Ann Calaway.

  24. Krause Springs


    Less than an hour’s drive from anywhere in Austin, Krause Springs is probably one of the most peaceful day trips you can take from Austin, any time of year.

  25. Alex Honnold On Adventure and Fear


    Pro climber Alex Honnold is best known these days for his free-solo climbing, and while some think he's just an adrenaline junkie, those who know him best realize he's much more thoughtful and calculating than that.