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.

Places

  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…

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  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…

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  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…

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  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…

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