Performers on Beale Street

ONE CAN SIMPLY hear Hopper Seely’s name to know he was destined to brew beer. The native Memphian — a charming 30-something built like one of the Avengers — opened his Grind City Brewery during the pandemic in a former furniture factory, situated on a nearly five-acre property with views of the downtown skyline. He is one of many reimagining Memphis — a storied town known for its soul, rock and roll, barbecue and Black history — for savvy weekend travelers.

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FOR THOSE SEEKING a true Southern-style Christmas celebration, there’s no better place to visit this season than Natchitoches (pronounced “NAK-a-tish”), the oldest city in Louisiana, and home to the Christmas Festival of Lights.

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PUERTO VALLARTA, THE beautiful Mexican resort town on the Pacific, flanked by the Sierra Madre mountains, is an increasingly popular destination for Houstonians, and for good reason.

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