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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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Gift a Getaway this Holiday Season

Tis the season to share with those who need it most. This year, give the gift of a holiday getaway. These staycation deals in premier Houston hotels are the perfect way to spread the love and cheer. ♥️ Buy one stay for yourself and gift one to someone you love - or even pay it forward to a favorite teacher, healthcare worker, or guardian angel to make their spirit bright. There has never been a better time to share the wish of joy and goodwill with the special ones in our lives. Browse…

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StArt Your Week With Art

Houston’s art scene is too big to contain within our museum walls. The creative masterpieces spill out into the streets and in public spaces all across the city. From sculptures that tower over one of Houston’s popular beer gardens to the murals spread throughout East End, Visit Houston's Facebook will highlight Houston’s thriving public art scene, and introduce you to the faces behind each piece, and by the end of our tour, you’ll know the best places to take your friends for some truly…

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10 Reservations to Make During Houston Restaurant Weeks

If you’ve been waiting to try a new restaurant in town, August is a good month to do it. The start of the month marks the start of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), a five-week-long extravaganza of specially priced menus in the city’s top restaurants, all benefiting the Houston Food Bank. UPDATE, 8/31/2020: Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended through the month of September! Get that belly ready to eat at one of the participating 200 restaurants in Houston and its surrounding areas, which…

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Good Sports!

Good Morning, Los Angeles! We at Visit Houston struck up a friendly wager with Discover L.A. over the outcome of the 2017 MLB championship. The winner would take over the opponent’s social media pages for one day. And while we've got nothing but respect for the Dodgers, H-Town finally knows what it feels like to win the World Series! Don’t worry, y'all. We promise to be good sports! After all, when the season is over, at the end of the day, Houston and L.A. really have a lot in common. Come…

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Houston Grand Opera Opens Season in New Space: The Resilience Theater

Over a month after Hurricane Harvey swept across southeast Texas, many of Houston’s premier performing arts venues like Jones Hall, the Alley and Wortham Theaters are still out of commission. Just as they were entering the height of their season, members of the Houston Grand Opera found themselves forced to relocate, undone by 14 feet of floodwater throughout their beautiful facility. Fortunately, in true fashion of the theater, they decided that the show must go on and chose to forge ahead…

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