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Small Business Spotlight: Midtown

If you were to poll Houstonians on the city’s best area to eat and party, they will likely point you to Midtown. This area has a reputation for bars and restaurants catering to 20-somethings, but actually, Midtown is actually for everyone! With walkable parks, restaurants, stores and clubs, Midtown is a plethora of excitement for all ages. While you’re there, make sure you check out a number of the small, local businesses unique to this community. Courtesy of @farrahfarleyfm on Instagram Thiên…

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Father's Day in Houston

How will you make Dad feel appreciated this Father’s Day? In Houston, you’ll find an array of options – from activities to fun gifts – to help celebrate Pop this June 20. Read on and start planning your Father’s Day activities. Courtesy of @VisitConroe on Instagram Go fishing You’ll find great fishing holes not too far from Houston, so you can escape for the day and spend some quality and relaxing time with Dad. See our list of Fishing Holes to plan your itinerary. Or book a charter trip with…

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8 Reasons Why Donuts Are Better in Houston

Donuts. What a beautiful creation they are. It's like dessert for breakfast. They come in dozens of variations, are beautiful enough to post pictures of, and of course, they taste amazing. Almost every Texan has been to Shipleys, but there are dozens of exquisite specialty shops in and around Houston. Many of these shops have their own unique flair, so you will have to decide what matters most to you. We’ve put together a small list to help you get started on the quest for your new favorite…

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Your Guide to June in Houston

Summer is in full swing, so whether you’re looking for outdoor fun or a cool indoor activity, we’ve got a full list of must-do June attractions. Houston hotels are also offering hot summer deals for your upcoming trip, included below. We look forward to spending our summer with you in H-Town! Cool Summer Fun Courtesy of @mfahouston on Instagram Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature June 1 – 20 June is the last month to catch the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Hockney – Van Gosh: The Joy of…

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Happy National Hamburger Day!

With the sun out this summer, it’s only right that you celebrate with your buns out! Hamburger buns that is. To celebrate this traditional American favorite, be sure to visit some of your favorite local restaurants for National Hamburger Day on May 28 with some delicious entrees that you won’t want to miss. Don’t eat beef? No problem! Make sure to also check out their vegan and veggie options. Courtesy of @burgerjointhtx on Instagram The Burger Joint Known as “The Best Burger in Houston,” this…

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Small Business Spotlight: Chinatown

Houston’s Chinatown is vast, exciting and full of unique finds. Whether you’re visiting or live here, this area of town should not be missed. Though it’s called Chinatown, the neighborhood is a cultural mecca where Chinese shops, restaurants, and cultural centers share blocks with Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern establishments. Take a little tour of the East and be sure to visit some of the area’s small businesses like those listed in our roundup below. Courtesy of…

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Summer Bucket List

Summertime and the living is easy, especially if you’re in Houston. Between the awesome hotel packages, free activities and indoor/outdoor fun, we’ve got experiences for all ages and stages. Check off everything on your summer bucket including skateboarding, farmer’s markets, lazy rivers, spa services and more. What To Do in Houston: Courtesy of @marketsquarehou on Instagram Market Square Park Grab a blanket and your best buds for any number of fun (and free) activities at Market Square Park…

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How to Celebrate Mother's Day in Houston

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9. How are you celebrating? Houston is filled with options to spend the day. Here are a few of our picks to help you plan. Watch a Performance If mom loves the performing arts, what better way to celebrate than by returning to Miller Outdoor Theatre? On Mother’s Day weekend (May 7 and 8), the Houston Ballet will perform live with the Houston Ballet Orchestra for the first time in over a year. Get your free tickets for the seated section online or pack up a…

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Q&A with Houston's Asian American Artists

Beyond the Peaceful Sea is where their journeys begin. Three artists from different paths, contrasting cultures, and distinctive disciplines, but the stars have transported them together to Space City. Read the colorful perspectives of their creative worlds. Courtesy of @kill.joy.mall on Instagram Kill Joy / Visual Artist (Philippines) Instagram Website Kill Joy's work is grounded in honoring the earth and seeking environmental and social justice. Her work is an interpretation of world…

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Your Guide to May

Temperatures are rising, graduates have their caps and gowns, which can only mean that May is here. Call us biased, but summertime in Houston is special. Astros baseball is in full swing, pools and splash pads are filled with grownups and kids, and the days are long and sometimes lazy. As we gear up for summer, there are plenty of ways to pass the time in H-Town. Courtesy of @chapmanandkirby on Instagram “Talk Derby To Me” Kentucky Derby Brunch and Day Party May 1 at noon Breakout your best…

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