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Author: Kathleen Landry

lshah@visithouston.com 

  • Yo Mariana - Lone Star Flight Museum Credit: Yo Mariana
    October 15, 2018
    The city of Houston certainly earned its nickname Space City. Houston gained the moniker in 1967 when it became the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston. However, did you know that Houston has a long history in aviation with multiple museums dedicated to flight? Heading south on I-45, there are three great opportunities to explore different aircraft and their histories at venues like the 1940 Air Terminal Museum , Lone Star Flight Museum , and of course, Space...
  • October 3, 2018
    For some, it’s a lucky pair of underwear or socks. For others, it’s neglecting to shave after the latest win. Superstitions are real and they hit the Houston area hard in the Astros post season. Foolish? Maybe. Necessary? Definitely. After last season’s World Series-winning run against the Dodgers, there’s no shortage of quirky habits that almost certainly contributed to our World Champion’s post-season juju. We’ve assessed some of the Astro’s...
  • wings over houston Credit: wings over houston
    September 24, 2018
    October is full of fun for all with fun runs and spooky soirées throughout the month. Whether you’re looking to spend more time outside as the weather cools or you need an excuse to dress up in costume, Houston has you covered. October means a full month of Texas Renaissance Festival , recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday. This iconic festival brings out the fun and the funny in celebrating the Middle Ages. From mead and meat to damsels and dragon slayers, this festival is one of...
  • Renaissance Festival Credit: John Stephen Chandler
    September 10, 2018
    As the weather cools off in Houston, everyone looks for a reason to head outside and enjoy the best of what our city has to offer, which often includes food, football and festivals. Whether you’re looking for good eats, delicious drinks, wanting to put on a costume or just people watch, we’ve got you covered with plenty of fall festival options. Hear ye, hear ye, first up in our festival line up is the iconic Texas Renaissance Festival . The festival begins Sept. 29 and runs...
  • Big Bambu exhibit at MFAH Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    August 13, 2018
    Perhaps one of the most interactive and “Instagrammable” exhibits at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is Mike and Doug Starn’s Big Bambú This Thing Called Life exhibit. The exhibit opened to the public this summer, but closes on Sept. 3. For those who haven’t had a chance to explore the bamboo wonderland, make sure to catch it before it closes! Big Bambú This Thing Called Life is located in the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe galleries of the MFAH and is made of up...
  • Cezanne Credit: Cezanne
    August 3, 2018
    Houston is paving its own way with a Jazz scene that pulls from a number of different cultures, sounds and influences. Jazz enthusiasts are enjoying the city’s impressive music scene as the genre continues to grow in popularity. As such, there are great spots for anyone looking to enjoy a night of jazz music. Whether you’re looking for Latin, blues, classic or swing, our city has you covered with multiple venues for your listening pleasure. Perhaps one of the most well-known and...
  • July 16, 2018
    Searching for the best movie theater in Houston? Cinephiles are in good company in H-Town. From drive-in movies and retro cinemas to independent film outlets and dine-in theaters, Houston is a great place to catch all sorts of Big Screen flicks. Want to know where to watch the next blockbuster? Check out our top movie theaters in Houston. 1. Alamo Drafthouse Don't even think about talking during a movie at Alamo Drafthouse . The Austin-born concept is as known for its no mid-show chatting...
  • July 9, 2018
    By now, you've come to expect Wi-Fi service and a host of other standard amenities at hotels. But some hotels, including several in Houston, kick their amenity offerings up a notch or two. Here are seven not-so-standard but oh-so-cool amenities at hotels in the Houston area. 1. Magnolia Hotel Craving a bedtime snack that harkens back to your childhood? The Magnolia Hotel Houston serves complimentary milk and cookies from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 2. Four Seasons Hotel Experience the...
  • Bluebonnet Houston Credit: Chris Multop (purchased photo)
    June 25, 2018
    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...
  • 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...
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