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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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10 Pizzas You Need

Thin crust, deep dish, Neapolitan, hand tossed, New York-style, Sicilian, the options for pizza are endless. Some days you just need to order a pizza, unwind and enjoy the symphony of fresh ingredients bubbling on delicious bread. Houston has every type of pizza you can imagine, so we’ve rounded up some of our top picks for maximum pizza pleasure. Courtesy of @starpizzahoustontx on Instagram Star Pizza 77 Harvard Street Neighborhood: The Heights Star Pizza has been cranking out pies since 1976…

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Doggy Date Day

Dogs make our lives better, literally. Did you know that playing with your dog has a number of health benefits? First, when you’re playing with your pup, you’re relieving stress and getting mental stimulation. For your pup, a fun day of activity helps maintain heart health, keeps the joints lubricated, and improves overall balance and coordination. In the spirit of celebrating our four-legged friends and all that they do for us, reward your dog with a date day that includes a trip to the dog…

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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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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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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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