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10 Underrated Houston Views

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Visit Houston (@visit_houston) RICE UNIVERSITY’S TWILIGHT EPIPHANY SKYSPACE Take the trek to Rice University for a truly unique experience at the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. Built in 2012, this art installation is a cross between a space-inspired structure and an imitation of a natural sunrise or sunset. From the upper sitting area, visitors can view the splendor of Houston’s skyline…

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Resolutions: Do Something New

New Year’s resolutions do not always need to include health and fitness goals. If that’s your thing, go for it, but there are plenty of ways to change up your routine in 2021. We’ve decided to break down some general interests and ways you can explore those interests in Houston. From expanding your palate to becoming a tourist in your own town, along with enjoying the arts and outdoors there is a plethora of things to do in Space City. Arts View this post on Instagram…

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Your Guide to January

The holidays have come and gone, so by now the ornaments are likely in the attic and the New Year’s confetti has been swept up. The holiday decompression has commenced, and a fresh year is upon us. We have no qualms saying farewell to 2020, but what to do in 2021? We’ve got a list and while in-person events are still limited, we’re excited to once again welcome visitors back to Space City. H-Town is open and ready! Thespians and Co. View this post on Instagram…

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Post-Card Worthy Backdrops for the Holidays

Photo Credit: Carolyn Pepper Since 2020 has redefined distance, so holiday cards might be the best way to update your friends and family on life. There’s still plenty of time for that special snapshot. While you’re at it, consider featuring some of Houston’s best façades as your backdrop. We’ve got a great list of outdoor venues that are sure to perfectly showcase your family. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Visit Houston…

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Your Guide to December

There are plenty of things to do during the month of December. Are you looking for the city’s most amazing light displays, we’ve got that for you here. Are you looking for Christmas and holiday events? There are plenty of opportunities for guaranteed merriment, just click here. Maybe you’re just looking for fun ways to spend the weekend, this list is for you. In-Person Entertainment View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Rustic - Houston…

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An Outsider’s Guide to Houston’s Asiatown

One of the best things about living in Houston is experiencing the diverse cultures that make up the city’s population of 2.3 million people. Similar to other major U.S. cities, Houston has an area dominated by delicious Asian restaurants, exotic shopping and fun cultural experiences. This area, colloquially known as “Chinatown,” is by no means limited to only Chinese influence. Cultural influences in this part of Houston are from Vietnam, India, Pakistan, China, Korea, Malaysia and more. Plus…

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Off To The Races: Enjoying The Buffalo Bayou Regatta

How to Participate of Spectate in Texas’ Largest Canoe and Kayak Race On your marks. Get set. Paddle! From canoe and kayak novices and professionals to kids just looking for a fun adventure, the Buffalo Bayou Regatta is for everyone! In its 48th year, the race twists and turns for 15 miles of the Houston landscape. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and is open to paddlers ages 12 and up. Grabs some friends or family and hit the water. The entry fee is $50/person but note that does not include the…

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Houston Through the Lens of Luxury

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. From the poshest hotels and fine dining to private transport via aircraft, 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…

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How to Give Back This Holiday Season

Call it the holiday spirit, but there’s something about this season that makes us want to give back into our neighbors. Whether you’re a Houstonian or you’re visiting our city, we have plenty of way for you to be a blessing to someone else this holiday. From caring for our homeless friends or pets in need, to providing meals, toys or blankets to families, all acts of charity are welcome and there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer or donate. Toys for Tots The mission of the U. S. Marine…

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Your Guide to the Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Acclaimed movie critic Roger Ebert once said, “Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.” A movie is one of the ultimate mediums by which an artist can connect with his or her audience. Whether it’s a short film or a three-hour opus, audiences immerse themselves in the storyteller’s world as a means of entertainment and escape. After a decade of bringing innovative cinema to visitors and residents alike, the Houston Cinema Arts Festival has a stellar lineup of…

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