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Author: Leah Shah

lshah@visithouston.com

  • October 23, 2018
    Houston is no stranger to national praise , making national must-visit lists for it’s culinary and cultural scenes. This October, Lonely Planet “Best in Travel” published its list of top destinations to visit in 2019 and Houston made the cut as the only major U.S. city to be included. Houston came in No. 5 for “10 Best Value Places to Visit in 2019,” in good company with top national and international destinations. As Houston gears up to celebrate the 50 th...
  • September 17, 2018
    We all dread it. The weekly trip to the grocery store playing bumper carts with other irritated shoppers under stale lights. Gone are the days of open air markets, face-to-face interactions with farmers and vendors, and the feeling that a trip to buy food was not a chore, but an opportunity to embrace the community we live in. Well Houston, brace yourself for a treat. With two major farmer's markets and a flock of food halls in the works, your days of food shopping are about to become a lot
  • buffalo soldiers museum Credit: buffalo soldiers museum
    July 23, 2018
    In recognition of National Buffalo Soldier Day , Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is opening their doors to the public for a free art exhibition July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live painting sessions, artist talks, and more. Presented by Black Art in America, Military Inspired Art (M.I.A.) pays homage to the bravery, heroism and artistry of veterans, active duty men and women as well as other modern and contemporary artists who may have been influenced by the military. African Americans
  • Houston Grand Opera Credit: Houston Grand Opera
    May 4, 2018
    If you think you know opera, think again. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) came onto the scene in 2010 as the world’s first mariachi opera, commission by Houston Grand Opera . Now, the show will soon return to Houston where locals and visitors alike can see for themselves why the story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexican border has captivated so many. After the opera’s recent New York City premiere at New York City Opera, The New York Times...
  • March 29, 2018
    In our fourth part of our series celebrating Women's History Month , we're showcasing women in fashion and arts. Americans have always had a love affair with the arts, and Houstonians are no different. In our city, there are many talented, visionary women- artists and designers pushing the boundaries and promising something fresh to discover. Vanessa Wodehouse is the proud owner of two specialty shops located in the Heights. Mary & Moss is a women’s boutique that carries...
  • March 22, 2018
    In part three of our series celebrating Women's History Month , we're showcasing women in music and performing arts. These women are among the critical few who give voice to our hopes and fears, and through the unifying power of their work, allow us to celebrate the best parts of our community. Kam Franklin is the lead vocalist for the gulf coast soul band, The Suffers. She has been publicly singing since age 5, and she is a 3-time recipient of the Houston Press Music Award for Best...
  • March 15, 2018
    In part two of our series celebrating Women’s History Month , we’re showcasing women in science. Houston is lovingly referred to as “space city”, and is home to the largest medical center in the world. The city is full of bright minds channeling their gifts of innovation that enrich our lives and make the lights of our city shine a little brighter. Dr. Lori Choi is an accomplished vascular surgeon who has served at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country...
  • March 8, 2018
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing the contributions of the incredible women of Houston who enrich our lives and make the lights of our city shine a little brighter. In this four-part series, we’ll highlight the accomplishments of Houstonians in various industries, from culinary to fashion, medical to aerospace. What do you get when you cross a degree in chemistry with top honors at the acclaimed California Culinary Academy in San Francisco?...
  • February 6, 2018
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! You don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Houston’s strong cajun influence shines as Mardi Gras festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cake take over the town. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Parties and Parades Though it’s just outside Houston, Mardi Gras! Galveston is the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, attracting more...
  • Houston Marathon Credit: Houston Marathon
    January 8, 2018
    You will need to get set up early if you want a prime downtown spot at the finish line, which means setting that dreaded weekend alarm. But don't fret sound sleepers. No matter where you land along the race course, Houston has plenty to delight and entertain while you wait for the main attraction. Experience Houston (and the marathon) along the race route Breakfast at The Honeymoon Open at 7:00 a.m., spectators can fuel up before the big race. Their light and healthy menu will keep you
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