Escaping for exotic summer destinations can be tricky if your kids are active during the summer. I was one of those kids who was always active but never really out of my parents' hair. But you don't need kids to deserve some personal R&R. If you're looking to take a break or just need to clear your head for the weekend, these are only a fraction of the quick escapes that Houston has to offer the chronically overworked.


  1. Hotel ICON

    Ask any of my friends and they'll tell you I'm a fan of a nice hotel. The quiet luxury of a plush hotel room is the perfect way for me to relax and let the creative juices flow. Far and…

  2. Messina Hof Winery

    When it comes to wine, I'm the first one to admit I'm a bit of a snob. I refused to believe that Texas, with its ridiculously hot summers and its affinity for hurricanes, could ever be a…

  3. Brazos Bend State Park

    The Boy Scout in me loves a good camping trip. It's one of the easiest ways to completely leave everything behind and decompress from the stress of the brick-and-mortar city and almost nonstop…

  4. CityCentre

    Houston has perfected the air-conditioned escape. If you're in the mood to pamper yourself for a weekend, a stop in CityCentre is your best bet. Anchored by Hotel Sorella (which made the…