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Author: Kathleen Landry

lshah@visithouston.com 

  • 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...
  • 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...
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