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As September winds down to the final days we want to recap some of the things that we have been doing this month to make it easier for you to find exciting things to do during your trip, getaway or tour of Houston.
We added an awesome easy to search event calendar and an Event Lister that’s handy for performing a search by date, region or type for festivals, craft shows and free events in Houston. If you haven’t checked out this new feature or the updated free concerts for the fall season they can be found under the concerts and events tab above.
Houston Travel Topics
Since people travel to the city by a variety of modes. Some by air, bus or automobile we tackled the issues that confuse travelers the most. How to get from your point of arrival to various hotels, conventions centers and other destinations around the city. We put together a bunch of FAQ’s about traveling around the Houston, that included:
Tips on catching a taxi in Houston
Riding mass transit
Charter vans and shuttles
Other topics that we touched on were:
Day trips around Houston
Fun things to do outdoors
Places to visit
Here is some general FYI stuff you may not know about this week in Texas history.
September 26, 1927 – Charles A. Lindbergh landed at Abilene and Fort Worth during a cross-country publicity tour just four months after his record-setting transatlantic flight.
September 27, 1835 – Lt. Francisco de Castaneda of the Mexican Army sent to Gonzalez to retrieve a cannon lent to the citizens, resulting in a battle over the “Come and Take It” cannon.
September 28, 1874 – US Cavalry won a decisive battle at Palo Duro Canyon, resulting in the removal of the southern Plains Indians to reservations in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).
September 29, 1839 – France signed a treaty recognizing the Republic of Texas, and later sent Alphonse Dubois de Saligny to Austin as chargé d’affaires at the French Legation.
September 30, 1672 – French explorer Jean L’Archeveque born in Bayonne, France. At the age of 12, he joined the La Salle expedition, which took him to Matagorda Bay on the Texas coast.
Traveling Texas Tips
Your list of Houston travel ideas will be enhanced by including one of these places. Most of them are within a short ride of the city.
Our very own Midtownlive travel guide will be ready for you to download or print out by the end of the month. In the meantime, take a look at the selection of street maps, guides and books about Houston that are available to make navigating this region easier.
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