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Your Guide to August in Houston

While summer starts to wind down, we’re all looking for last-minute vacations and activities. August is a very busy month in Houston with the festivals, concerts and hotel packages to boot. Fill up your calendar and soak up the season with these fun activities. What To Do In August Courtesy of @houstonrestaurantweeks on Instagram Houston Restaurant Weeks 2021 Aug. 1 – Sept. 6 Houston has no shortage of amazing restaurants. From the most flavorful xiao long bao to a perfectly cooked steak, our…

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Small Business Spotlight: Galleria/Uptown

Beyond all of the glitz and glamour of Houston’s Galleria/Uptown area are a number of local gems that were meant to be explored by Houstonians and tourists alike. From finely tailored men’s clothing to amazing art galleries and delicious eats, you don’t have to stick to the just the huge designer labels that this shopping mecca is known for. Courtesy of @offthewallgallery on Instagram Off The Wall Art Gallery Whether you’re a serious collector or just looking to browse beautiful works, head to…

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Your Guide to July

July is the pinnacle of summer! The weather is hot, kids are already complaining that they’re bored, and vacation travel is at its peak. If anyone is looking for a getaway or staycation, Houston has plenty of activities for friend groups, couples or the entire family. From Fourth of July fireworks to a Trap Wine Fest (yes, trap music and wine), come stay and play in Houston. Courtesy of @houstoncarnival_hcf on Instagram Caribbean Fête Weekend July 1 – 4, Times Vary Get on island time without…

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Small Business Spotlight: Midtown

If you were to poll Houstonians on the city’s best area to eat and party, they will likely point you to Midtown. This area has a reputation for bars and restaurants catering to 20-somethings, but actually, Midtown is actually for everyone! With walkable parks, restaurants, stores and clubs, Midtown is a plethora of excitement for all ages. While you’re there, make sure you check out a number of the small, local businesses unique to this community. Courtesy of @farrahfarleyfm on Instagram Thiên…

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Your Guide to June in Houston

Summer is in full swing, so whether you’re looking for outdoor fun or a cool indoor activity, we’ve got a full list of must-do June attractions. Houston hotels are also offering hot summer deals for your upcoming trip, included below. We look forward to spending our summer with you in H-Town! Cool Summer Fun Courtesy of @mfahouston on Instagram Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature June 1 – 20 June is the last month to catch the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Hockney – Van Gosh: The Joy of…

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Small Business Spotlight: Chinatown

Houston’s Chinatown is vast, exciting and full of unique finds. Whether you’re visiting or live here, this area of town should not be missed. Though it’s called Chinatown, the neighborhood is a cultural mecca where Chinese shops, restaurants, and cultural centers share blocks with Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern establishments. Take a little tour of the East and be sure to visit some of the area’s small businesses like those listed in our roundup below. Courtesy of…

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Summer Bucket List

Summertime and the living is easy, especially if you’re in Houston. Between the awesome hotel packages, free activities and indoor/outdoor fun, we’ve got experiences for all ages and stages. Check off everything on your summer bucket including skateboarding, farmer’s markets, lazy rivers, spa services and more. What To Do in Houston: Courtesy of @marketsquarehou on Instagram Market Square Park Grab a blanket and your best buds for any number of fun (and free) activities at Market Square Park…

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Your Guide to May

Temperatures are rising, graduates have their caps and gowns, which can only mean that May is here. Call us biased, but summertime in Houston is special. Astros baseball is in full swing, pools and splash pads are filled with grownups and kids, and the days are long and sometimes lazy. As we gear up for summer, there are plenty of ways to pass the time in H-Town. Courtesy of @chapmanandkirby on Instagram “Talk Derby To Me” Kentucky Derby Brunch and Day Party May 1 at noon Breakout your best…

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Your Guide to April

April has arrived, spring is in full force and Houston is buzzing with activities. You’ll find Easter festivities, baseball, performing arts, and opportunities to get outside. Courtesy of @houstongalleria on Instagram Bunny Photo Experience at The Galleria Apr. 1 – 4 If there’s one piece of family nostalgia that makes for great laughs, it’s Easter bunny pictures. From a funny looking bunny to kid’s faces, Easter photos are a must-do holiday activity. For a safe and planned experience head to…

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Neighborhood Breakdown and Airbnb Recommendations

Come, stay and play! As the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is definitely worth the visit. H-Town’s storied past and continued expansion yields a huge city dotted with intimate neighborhoods perfect for artistic, gastronomic and touristic exploration. Over the last decade, we’ve seen the popularity in home shares increase tremendously. In addition to hotels, travelers are looking to AirBNB and VRBO in search of vacation accommodations. For those heading to H-Town and interested in this…

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