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Small Business Spotlight: Heights

Houston’s Greater Heights area is bustling with great restaurants and businesses. Located northwest of downtown, the historic area is home to gorgeous residential homes, the 19th Street Shopping District, and a variety of retail developments. Yet despite its fast growth, shopping small and local seems to remain a part of the Heights’ ethos. We’ve rounded up three small businesses to support in Houston Heights. View this post on Instagram A post…

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10 Underrated Houston Views

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Visit Houston (@visit_houston) RICE UNIVERSITY’S TWILIGHT EPIPHANY SKYSPACE Take the trek to Rice University for a truly unique experience at the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. Built in 2012, this art installation is a cross between a space-inspired structure and an imitation of a natural sunrise or sunset. From the upper sitting area, visitors can view the splendor of Houston’s skyline…

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12 Crawfish Staples in Houston

Crawfish season is an exciting time in Houston. Yes, we Houstonians love our mudbugs and come crawfish season, many establishments around the city serve the tasty creatures Cajun-style or seasoned with Houston’s own viet-cajun flavorings. The appearance of crawfish on menus also coincides with the start of warmer weather perfect for a good crawfish boil. Get ready to dig in at one of these popular places around town. Check out our Crawfish to Go page here New to this boiled crawfish…

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Healthy in Houston

It's never too late to get healthier. If you’re looking to include more exercise, outdoor time or healthy food into your 2021 routine, Houston has everything you need to accomplish your goals. Keep reading to find out more about H-Town restaurants, markets, fitness classes, and outdoor spaces that will help you lead a healthy lifestyle this year. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hermann Park Conservancy (@hermannpark) Hit the Ground…

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Resolutions: Do Something New

New Year’s resolutions do not always need to include health and fitness goals. If that’s your thing, go for it, but there are plenty of ways to change up your routine in 2021. We’ve decided to break down some general interests and ways you can explore those interests in Houston. From expanding your palate to becoming a tourist in your own town, along with enjoying the arts and outdoors there is a plethora of things to do in Space City. Arts View this post on Instagram…

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Your Guide to January

The holidays have come and gone, so by now the ornaments are likely in the attic and the New Year’s confetti has been swept up. The holiday decompression has commenced, and a fresh year is upon us. We have no qualms saying farewell to 2020, but what to do in 2021? We’ve got a list and while in-person events are still limited, we’re excited to once again welcome visitors back to Space City. H-Town is open and ready! Thespians and Co. View this post on Instagram…

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Houston Cultural District Roundup

When it comes to the arts, Houston has endless options. With multiple cultural districts, the city offers much to explore, including art galleries, museum exhibits, murals, and performances. Read on to find out what’s happening around Houston’s cultural districts. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alley Theatre (@alleytheatre) A Christmas Carol Houston’s Theater District is making the best of the pandemic by bringing audiences virtual and some live performances…

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Small Business Spotlight: EaDo

Just a short distance from downtown, the George R. Brown Convention Center, and the Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium, East Downtown (EaDo for short) is a vibrant neighborhood worth visiting. Steeped in history – the area was home to Houston’s first Chinatown – EaDo is filled with thriving restaurants, breweries and shops that showcase Houstons’ unique character. Ready for a visit? Don’t miss these three homegrown EaDo small businesses. View this post on Instagram…

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Post-Card Worthy Backdrops for the Holidays

Photo Credit: Carolyn Pepper Since 2020 has redefined distance, so holiday cards might be the best way to update your friends and family on life. There’s still plenty of time for that special snapshot. While you’re at it, consider featuring some of Houston’s best façades as your backdrop. We’ve got a great list of outdoor venues that are sure to perfectly showcase your family. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Visit Houston…

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Houstonian Wins Apple Music Award

Who won Apple Music’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year? If you drive through downtown, you might find a clue. Houston First Corporation, Visit Houston’s parent company, partnered with Apple Music to light up a vibrant eight-story projection of the winner on the east side of downtown Houston. Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the setup. “On behalf of the Houston community, I congratulate Megan Thee Stallion on winning the Apple Music Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year…

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