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Author: Kathleen Landry

lshah@visithouston.com 

  • February 23, 2019
    Mardi Gras is truly an experience unlike any other, but you don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cakes take over H-Town during carnival season, but sometimes you just need to know where to look. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Throw Me Something, Mister – Parades Ready to party? Simply head to Galveston , which is only one hour south of Houston....
  • February 7, 2019
    February is the shortest month of the year, but potentially the most anxiety ridden. Why? Valentine’s Day. Fear not, whether you’re happily coupled up or single in the city, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, so there are plenty of weekend options for ample ways to celebrate. Our below list is full of activities no matter your interest, budget, or relationship status. Looking for a V-Day dining breakdown? Checkout our...
  • January 22, 2019
    There are a myriad of reasons that one might take a solo vacation. Perhaps you're visiting Houston for business or simply looking for some coveted alone time, we can promise plenty of lodging, dining and entertainment options for the solo traveler. So go ahead, kick back, relax and enjoy the multitude of ways H-Town accommodates all of our visitors, especially those who travel solo. Hotel Perks and Pampering Houston has no shortage of hotels to suit your budget or travel needs. For those
  • December 27, 2018
    The New Year is often a time for resolutions that may or may not be kept. However, put a new spin on your 2019 goals, hopes and wishes by redefining your resolutions. Decide that this year is the year you learn more, try more and do more in Houston! Whether you’re thinking of visiting, or live and work in Houston, there are plenty of experiences in our city that are not to be missed and are sure to impact how you enjoy Space City. Resolution 1: Learn More It’s easy to be content...
  • November 28, 2018
    Typically, December can be over-scheduled and if we’re honest, a bit hectic. Take time to slow down this holiday and savor the season with holiday and non-holiday activities that are perfect for all occasions, whether it’s a date night, family outing or entertaining guests, Houston has plenty to do. For a full rundown of fun ways to celebrate the holiday, click our holiday activity guide or if you’re more into checking out the light displays, visit our holiday display guide...
  • October 31, 2018
    November is here, which means the holiday onslaught is upon us. Have no fear; while you’re planning holiday trips and travel, we’ve compiled some must-do activities to entertain everyone. From new art exhibits and festivals to Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, Houston has no shortage ways to enjoy the upcoming holiday season. All Saints Day - Nov. 1 Before we dive into Thanksgiving, Nov. 1 is All Saints Day. Learn more about Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the National...
  • 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...
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