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  • June 15, 2018
    It’s sunny and warm in Houston. The kids are home from school and they’re eager to get out and explore. The good news is that Houston is filled with kid-friendly museums, attractions and restaurants for you to fill your days. Whether you’re a local or just visiting for a few days, build your summer fun itinerary from this list of Houston’s top activities. Museums Houston has an array of world-class museums, and while they’re great year-round, during the summer...
  • Father and son at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    June 7, 2018
    Looking to do something different with Dad this Father’s Day? H-Town has many fun and unique activities perfect for the whole family or for father-daughter and father-son outings. If you don’t have plans yet for Sunday, June 17, here’s a list of fun things to do for Father’s Day in Houston. From free museum exhibits to brewery barbecues, there’s something for every Dad to love. Go Fishing Kids will love spending a day with Daddy at the ranch. Oil Ranch, just...
  • Paloma Nail Salon Credit: Paloma Nail Salon
    May 31, 2018
    Massages, manicures and facials are often go-to gifts for women, but many spas offer the same services for men, with a twist. From whiskey at check-in to plush leather chairs, serene atmospheres and even televisions playing his favorite teams, there’s no shortage of ways for men to be pampered and groomed this Father's Day. Maryam Naderi’s spa Paloma , a non-toxic nail space, is the perfect spot for a bit of male pampering. Offering beverages, including whiskey and beer for...
  • May 30, 2018
    It started as a 'Battle of the Beans,' with Houston touting our shiny new Anish Kapoor sculpture and Chicago acting Illinois-ed that their Cloud Gate would no longer be the only bean on the block. However, the two cities quickly came to terms when they realized their perfect pairing as two of America's favorite foodie cities. With literally hundreds of world class restaurants, scores of articles in magazines like Food & Wine and Bon Appétit, and 40 James Beard 2018...
  • Chicago Bean at Museum of Fine Arts Credit: Visit Houston
    May 23, 2018
    A little background on our feud with Choose Chicago: Houston now has it's own "bean" ( Cloud Column ), located at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston . Our friends at Choose Chicago are trying to prove that their bean (Cloud Gate) is better. They are wrong. Nevertheless, they sent us a little gift package welcoming our "newborn" bean; even though, our bean was actually sculpted first... and, is better. Obviously. Well, being that we are super-hospitable, we decided to take...
  • May 18, 2018
    The day of the Royal Wedding has arrived! Since you're reading this, we'll guess that you weren't able to make the hop across the pond to celebrate with the newlyweds and their nine million closest friends. Fret not, for you can have your own royal British day in Texas' largest city. Care for a Spot of Tea, My Darling? One of Houston's finest boutique hotels offers a proper high tea fit for a queen (or, newly married princess.) Even though the Hotel Granduca is...
  • Glassell School Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    May 16, 2018
    On May 20, join the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from noon to 4 p.m. for its Celebrating Community: Opening Day event . The celebration marks the completion of the Glassell School of Art, Brown Foundation Inc. Plaza and BBVA Compass Roof Garden, part of the museum’s $450 million renovation project. The inaugural event includes entertainment for all ages including art-making activities, wearable flower brooches, a story booth, a storybook picnic, lemonade stand, a performance by the Texas...
  • Comicpalooza Credit: Comicpalooza
    May 10, 2018
    Comicpalooza , Texas’s largest pop culture convention, arrives in Houston the weekend of May 25 to 27, bringing hours of programming for the whole family. Whether you’re into anime, comics, gaming, cosplay or you just want to people watch, this three-day event at the George R. Brown Convention Center has it all. But so much activity can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-timer, so we’re here to give you a quick guide to help you plan your visit. And...
  • May 9, 2018
    This Memorial Day, we hope you’ll find time to honor the men and women who have given their lives while serving our country. As with most holidays, Houstonians are great at celebrating and enjoying the day off. As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is filled with good bar-b-que, finding the nearest body of water and enjoying the sun. In and around Houston, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Whether your visiting Houston for a long weekend or enjoying a...
  • Bayou Bend Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    May 7, 2018
    Show your love and appreciation for Mom this Mother’s Day by treating her to one of Houston’s many attractions and activities. Whether she loves shopping, art or a great performance, Houston has something for Mom to enjoy this Sunday, May 13. Read on for our favorite ideas. Treat Her To A Performance Mother’s Day weekend in Houston is filled with exciting performances for moms who love the arts. Pack up a picnic and take her to one of three free performances (May 11-13) of...
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