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may 15th
Submitted by suze q from houston on 04-10-2015

We need your help. Prom is 5/15, and we've (6 of us) decided we want to do something else, fun to us. Destination could be downtown Houston, unless you have better idea. Considering House of Blues, but what other eating AND entertainment suggestions do you have? Lucky Strive is 21+. Doesn't have to be chain restaurant, just special. City Centre, The Woodlands? We'll dress up, and maybe change for after dinner.Please help!

Hi Suze,

How about going to see a show? That could be fun. The Music Man is playing at Theatre Under the Stars. Or go see a comedy show at ComedySportz. For something totally different, go see a baseball game at Minute Maid Park. A few great restaurants downtown include Sambuca with live music nightly, or Batanga for great Spanish tapas. You guys could also head to the Downtown Aquarium where you could have dinner and ride the rides, dressy or not! Another bowling option is 300 Houston.

I hope these suggestions help a bit. Also explore our things to do section for more ideas!

Indoor Flea Market
Submitted by Marilyn Stewart from Brandon, MS on 04-09-2015

I'll be in Houston this weekend. Looking for an indoor flea market. Due to the 100% chance of rain on Sunday, we will may not go to Trader's Village.


Hi Marilyn,

Your best option for a completely indoor flea market is probably Houston Flea Market on Southwest Freeway. Click here for more details. Trader's Village is certainly one of the best, but I understand your concern about the weather. Yet another outdoor option is Sunny Flea Market.


May 15-17
Submitted by Penelope from Virginia on 04-07-2015

Where should we stay and things to do? Would love to be in the mix of many choices be able to walk around see cool things and eat some great BBQ .


Hi Penelope,

If you stay in Downtown, you have access to walkable dining and nightlife options, like Market Square Park and Green Street. You also have access to the light rail to get you to Midtown, the Museum District, and Houston Zoo. I recommend you look into The Sam Houston Hotel, Hotel Icon or Magnolia Hotel.

Check out our Events Calendar and Itineraries to find acivities based on your interests. I also recommend you look into a Houston CityPASS, which gets you into the top attractions at 50% savings.

For BBQ, check out Pappas BBQ or Goode Co. BBQ - they have locations all around town.

Hope this helps,


Houston activities
Submitted by albert from Dallas on 04-05-2015

Going to Houston with my grandson(age 14) what activities from April7th to the 11th would you advice


Hi Albert,

Check out our Events Calendar and itineraries section to organize some activities around his interests.

I always recommend the Houston Zoo and Museum of Natural Science. If he likes sports, check out Top Golf or Lucky Strike Bowling.  The Astros season just started up again if he's a baseball fan - you can buy tickets here for a game. 





Houston Symphony
Submitted by Dean from Cypress on 04-04-2015

Is it possible to purchase half price Symphony tickets for the same day performance?


Hi Dean,

If you're a student you can receive 15% off on day-of Symphony tickets when you present your student ID.  I don't know of any other discounts.

Hope this helps,


visiting Houston
Submitted by Paula from New Jersey on 04-02-2015

Hi Veronica My husband and I will visiting Houston from May 12th - 15th. We are looking for some fun and exciting things to do - hope you can help. Also, we heard Texas have some of the best bbq on earth - have any suggestions. Any information you provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paula


Hi Paula,

Barbecue first! Goode Co. BBQ, Killen's (arguably some of the best in Texas), Pizzitola's.

On the events and things to do front, there's an exciting symphony concert on the 15th. An Astros series against the Giants. The Music Man at Theatre Under the Stars. And a Downtown tour. Also check out the Houston Culinary Tours for a taste of the city. You may also want to review some of these Suggested Itineraries.


Things to do
Submitted by Liza from Cy-Fair on 04-02-2015

Hi Veronica, anything exciting happening in the month of April? I have a 19 yr. old girl and a 17 yr. old boy/ no sports / on a budget Thank you!


Hi Liza,

Houston is an affordable city that that stretches your buck. That means more fun for you.

Click here for a list of things to do that are free!

CityPass,which is essentially a Cliff's Notes for the city gives you access to the top attractions in the city for only $51 for adults and $31 for children. A CityPass provides a map, info on the best times to visit each attraction, editorial content from National Geographic Traveler and more.

You can buy CityPASSes online, at any of the attractions or at the Houston Visitors Center.

These museums are ALWAYS FREE:

 A few events you might be interested in for the month: Blue Dog Retrospective, Mamma Mia at the Hobby Center, Art Car Parade (one of the biggest parades in town!),  BBQ Fest and Earth Day.

Here's a full list of events for the month if you want to peruse that.


What to do in Spring Tx
Submitted by Tracie from Houston on 04-01-2015

My long distance boyfriend age 47 will be visiting this weekend from LA. I generally don't get out much but want to show him a good time. Any day and night suggestions?


Hi Tracie,

I think I can help you. First, take a look at this romantic itinerary for some fun suggestions.

Here are some other event suggestions: head to Sam Houston Race Park for thoroughbred racing. Spectacular Rubens at the MFAH. A tour of Downtown Houston.


food or activities between houston and beaumont
Submitted by mike from tampa on 03-31-2015

My son just moved to beaumont. I'm flying into Hobby and will drive over there. I have about 5 hours spare time. What would you suggest?


Hi Mike,

I'm not sure exactly when you're coming in, but here are a few suggestions.

Head downtown and visit Discovery Green park and The Heritage Society. The Grove is a lovely restaurant inside Discovery Green that would be a good lunch spot. You could also explore downtown by downloading audio walking tours--it's a really cool way to learn about the city. From downtown, you can also take the light rail and visit the Museum District and Hermann Park. There are so many lovely places there, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Menil Collection and more.

This is a good place to start. Also check out these itineraries in case something else catches your eye!


Submitted by laurent marcot from paris on 03-28-2015

I go to houston between 16 and 22 may for a rock concert (RUSH) I want to know where I find a hotel with best location for shopping, walking, etc thanks


Hi Laurent

Welcome to Houston! I believe the concert will be at Toyota Center in May, so I'd recommend you stay in Downtown.  You'll be close to the concert venue and will still be able to walk around to dinner and shopping.

Check out the Four Seasons, Hotel Icon or Sam Houston Hotel.  If you're looking for something a little less expensive, I recommend Residence Inn or Embassy Suites Downtown

While you're in Downtown, be sure to visit Market Square Park for dining and nightlife options as well as Green Street for some shopping.  Be sure to hop on the light rail to see the Museum District or the Houston Zoo.  You may want to look into a Houston CityPASS while you're at it - the CityPASS gets you into Houston's top attractions at 50% savings.

If you have access to a car (or taxi or Uber) take the short drive over the Galleria for world-class shopping. 

Hope this helps,


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