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Things to Do on 713 Day in Houston

If you live in Houston, you are for sure already in celebration mode. 713 Day is coming! If you are visiting H-Town from anywhere else and wonder what it is all about, get ready to join Houstonians on July 13 for an unofficial holiday to celebrate all things H-Town, its culture, vibe and the people who make this city great. The day is named after the city’s oldest area code, established in 1947, and it was Houston’s only area code until 1996. In recent years, residents got used to celebrating…

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Houston Is Now Closer to Connecticut Than Ever Before

Avelo Airlines has just made it possible Even if the distance in miles between Connecticut and Houston remains the same, two weekly nonstop flights by Avelo Airlines launched on June 14 between H-Town's William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Southern Connecticut's Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) make it much more convenient for leisure and business travelers from Connecticut and surrounding areas to visit and explore Houston, the "New Capital of Southern Cool." Referring to the City of Houston's…

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Juneteenth Culture Fest & Celebration of Freedom in Houston

Houston is going big this year with Juneteenth celebrations. Want to enjoy fireworks before the 4th of July? You can at Juneteenth Culture Fest & Celebration of Freedom. At this huge multi-location festival, you can celebrate the cultural and historical significance of Juneteenth through music, art, food, and Black-owned businesses for an entire weekend (June 14-16). Mark your calendars and come to enjoy with family and friends! Free Concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre June 14 & 15, 2024…

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Art Car Parade Rolls into H-Town

You don’t need a museum to see some incredible works of art during the 37th annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend, April 11-14. This event, powered by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, celebrates the "drive to create" and has become one of the most recognized and beloved events in Houston. It boasts entries from across the United States, Mexico, and Canada, making it the largest Art Car Parade in the world. With more than 250 cars, bikes, and just about anything else on wheels, this…

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10 Best Sports Bars in Houston

Houston's sports fans are captivated by professional home teams and lively college athletics. It explains the city's abundance of sports bars. Wondering where to watch the next big game or attend an energetic watch party? Here are our 10 favorite places to kick back and enjoy a cold one. Biggio's Banish all the stereotypes about sports bars! Biggio's (photo above) put a new spin on game-day dining and drinks. This sleek two-level bar and restaurant at the Marriott Marquis hotel combines the…

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Thompson Houston Hotel Opens in Space City

Houston, we have a Thompson! On February 14th, marking the Thompson Hotels brand's fourth property in Texas, the highly anticipated luxury lifestyle hotel Thompson Houston opened its doors, welcoming guests to Houston's historic Fourth Ward in the heart of H-Town (1717 Allen Parkway). It is conveniently located near world-class shopping at the Galleria, the stately River Oaks neighborhood, downtown Houston, the Museum District, professional sports venues Minute Maid Park and Shell Energy…

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Iconic Live Music Venues in Houston

Houston has a rich and diverse music history that has significantly contributed to the city's cultural tapestry. The music scene in Houston has been influenced by various genres, iconic musicians, and legendary venues. Let's delve into fascinating facts about some iconic live music venues in Houston that are still alive today for all music lovers to enjoy. Numbers Nightclub Since 1978, Numbers Nightclub, a counterculture landmark in H-Town (photo above), has been a home to Houston’s alternative…

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What's New at the Houston Rodeo This Year

Add more fun to your Rodeo experience in 2024! The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ (HLSR) is just a few days away! Many people wonder what's new in 2024 in this massive 20-day event. Good news for all fans! There are so many new things to do, taste, buy and see this year. Speaking only of restaurants and shops, there are more than 300 waiting for you. Here is your brief guide to what's new at the 2024 Houston Rodeo so you can have unforgettable experiences at this world-famous event that takes…

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Houston Signature Experiences for the Soul

HEAR. TASTE. LEARN. Houston is proud of being a tapestry of cultures due to its rich diversity and community contributions. This diversity is celebrated and recognized as a vital aspect of the city's identity, reflecting a vibrant and culturally rich environment. But how do we show visitors and locals the city's pride in its unique culture through truly immersive experiences? Houston Signatures Experiences, launched in February 2024, is the answer. This collection of five immersive experiences…

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Where to Eat on Valentine's Day in Houston

Add more flavors to your romance! With more than 10,000 restaurants in Houston representing all imaginable culinary treasures from around the world, there are so many options to add more flavors when celebrating Valentine's Day in H-Town. Even though we already have some offers in our Valentine's Day Guide, check out the newest we've received from outstanding local restaurateurs. MaKiin Located in the heart of River Oaks, MaKiin ( photo above by Sean Rainer ), the new upscale Thai concept by…

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