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Posts from February 2016

  • Bluebonnet Houston Credit: Chris Multop (purchased photo)
    February 28, 2016
    You may have heard of Gerald D. Hines Waterwall park or taken pictures at Discovery Green downtown, but Houston is full of beautiful scenery that often goes unnoticed. This is not a comprehensive list, however here at Visit Houston we have put together just a few of our under-appreciated picture perfect places in the area. What are some of your favorite Houston views? Graffiti Park At the corner of Leeland and St. Emanuel in EaDo, you can find a stunning display of talent from some of...
  • Farmers Market
    February 27, 2016
    Houston has enjoyed spring-like weather for a while now, but one sure sign that spring is here to stay can be found downtown. City of Houston’s City Hall Farmers Market officially opened this Wednesday, February 24, 2016 to an eager group of shoppers. Now open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. throughout the season, visitors will find more than 30 vendors lining both sides for City Hall’s reflection pool. Both locals and visitors alike will find something to enjoy. Find...
  • Typhoon Texas
    February 26, 2016
    Dreading the return of Houston heat this summer? Relief is on the way. A brand new waterpark in Katy called Typhoon Texas is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend. The park covers 45 acres and 16 rides: 1.3 miles of water slides, a children's play area, a 25,000-square-foot wave pool, and of course -- a relaxing lazy river. Bernard Kaplan, a representative from the waterpark, explains one highlight of the park known as the “Snake Pit.” The Snake Pit consists of four...
  • Couric
    February 25, 2016
    In mid-February, a team from Yahoo News paid a visit to Houston to film an installment of a new series called Cities Rising: Rebuilding America . The goal: showcase cities that have overcome adversity to become leaders in various industries and a place people are flocking to as residents and visitors. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric led the coverage and took a close look at the industries that are driving the city today. According to Yahoo News: "Houston will surprise you. The...
  • David Adickes We Love Houston
    February 10, 2016
    Let’s be honest, most of us make Valentine’s Day plans at the last minute. You may have already bought a gift for that special someone, have a vague date idea in mind, or just want to avoid the holiday all together. No matter where you fall, we’ve put together the perfect last minute Houston Valentine’s Day guide to help you figure things out. Dinner There are endless Valentine’s Day possibilities when considering the perfect Houston dinner date. After all,...
  • Houston Skyline Dawn
    February 7, 2016
    The 50th Super Bowl is a milestone of astronomical value. For Space City, it means the dawn of a new countdown. There are now 365 days until Houston hosts its 3rd Super Bowl, with many large projects and events happening before kickoff. Hotel Boom In the heart of Houston, the Convention District and other parts of Downtown Houston have transformed to accommodate major events like the upcoming NCAA Final Four along with hundreds of booked conferences and meetings following a record year for
  • Aloft Downtown Houston
    February 2, 2016
    Houston has a lot to look forward to in 2016. With events like the NCAA Men’s Final Four tournament and preparations for Super Bowl LI, the city is poised to receive global attention. Downtown Houston especially has grown with projects ranging from office space, residential and retail. The increase in downtown activity has also prompted more demand for hotels. Here are five hotels coming to Downtown Houston in 2016: • Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites: Two hotels meet on one block near...
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