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Author: Kathleen Landry

lshah@visithouston.com 

  • May 8, 2019
    This Memorial Day, we hope you’ll find time to honor the men and women who have given their lives while serving our country. As with most holidays, Houstonians are great at celebrating and enjoying the day off. Further, as the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is usually filled with good bar-b-que, finding the nearest body of water and enjoying the sun. In and around Houston, there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Whether you’re visiting Houston for a long...
  • April 15, 2019
    It’s been said that there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. By this point, most of you have probably filed your taxes and hopefully Uncle Sam rewarded you with a nice tax return. Some of us save our returns, but some of us tend to splurge the extra cash. If you’re looking to spend, Houston has no shortage of ways to indulge and live large, even if only for a day. Luxury Living Let's start with where to stay if you’re coming for an overnight trip. First and...
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    March 22, 2019
    Perhaps one of the most magical things about spring in Texas is the seemingly instant bloom of the Texas bluebonnets. The vibrant petals and stems are eye-catching reminders that spring has sprung, so families everywhere ready their cameras and coordinating outfits for that perfect photo. The bluebonnets are so iconic that they are the Texas state flower and if you visit Houston this spring, you shouldn’t miss this spectacular bit of nature on full display. We just ask that anyone...
  • March 15, 2019
    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. 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...
  • March 6, 2019
    Depending on whether you’re a child or parent, spring break can have totally different meanings. For those in school, spring break is a week of fun, sun and freedom. For parents, spring break means a break from the normal schedule while trying to keep children occupied for days on end. Looking for family-friendly things to do? Our suggestion is to pack up the car or hop on a flight and head to Houston, where we’ve got plenty of ways to keep your kids entertained and busy. From...
  • 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...
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