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lshah@visithouston.com

  • September 17, 2018
    Sure, summer vacation is great, but fall is when Houston really shines. The cooler temperatures make it the perfect destination to get outside and enjoy experiences you won’t find anywhere else. What do we suggest for the perfect weekend? A light jacket, a comfortable pair of shoes and a ticket to ride (or walk) through the city in style. BIKING EXPERIENCES Cruise through museums on-foot and the streets by bike with the Museum Explorer Pass . Unlimited hour-long rides with pick up and...
  • May 30, 2018
    It started as a 'Battle of the Beans,' with Houston touting our shiny new Anish Kapoor sculpture and Chicago acting Illinois-ed that their Cloud Gate would no longer be the only bean on the block. However, the two cities quickly came to terms when they realized their perfect pairing as two of America's favorite foodie cities. With literally hundreds of world class restaurants, scores of articles in magazines like Food & Wine and Bon Appétit, and 40 James Beard 2018...
  • May 3, 2018
    Craving Tex-Mex? You won’t be disappointed in Houston. For more than 100 years, the cuisine has held a special place in the city’s culinary scene, making it one of the first items visitors seek out when they are in town. Want to know where to find the best puffy tacos, nachos, fajitas and margaritas? Read on for our top picks. Armando Palacios’ Upper Kirby namesake is as famous for its upscale Mexican fare as it is for its see-and-be-seen clientele. The iconic restaurant has...
  • March 8, 2018
    It’s that time of year again! We polled readers to see where the best crawfish was this season and based on their recommendations we have 12 staples to help you navigate this delicious time of year. Whether you prefer Vietnamese or Cajun style boils, H-Town has them all! (Pro Tip: If you don't know the proper way to eat crayfish, need beer pairings, or want a great recipe, click the image above or check out our Crawfish Season in Houston page .) Our Locals Love: Calhoun's...
  • Cane Rosso Pizza Credit: Cane Rosso Pizza
    February 8, 2018
    Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t love pizza? Thankfully, Houston doesn’t have a shortage when it comes to pie style. Here’s a list of the cannot miss places to fill your craving! 1. Pi Pizza Pi Pizza used to churn out creative combinations all over Houston courtesy of their food truck. Now they’re perfectly at home in their new location in the Houston Heights where the atmosphere pays homage to the original truck’s punk roots. Don’t worry - you...
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    August 17, 2017
    Houston is one of the fastest growing big cities in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean residents can’t escape city life. Houston ranks first in total park acreage among U.S. cities with more than one million residents, so rest assured you will never have to travel far within the region in search of fresh air. Here are a few ways Houstonians can enjoy the outdoors: The Houston Parks and Recreation Department operates 370 developed municipal parks and over 220 green spaces, together...
  • February 20, 2017
    Guest written by Adam Winters Did you know that Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the 4th most populous in the US? “Houston”, also the first word spoken from the moon, is of course home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center where all flight controls for manned space missions take place. Needless to say, this incredibly big city, which is almost the same size as the island of Oahu, is one of the biggest hubs in the country for all kinds of activities and interests....
  • January 20, 2017
    Houston Texas, in late October, will be filled with screaming Astros fans, and a lot of orange. As the baseball team takes on the L.A. Dodgers, there will be much to cheer for, and celebrate in Downtown Houston. Whether you're watching the game at a bar, or cheering in Minute Maid Park, here's your top 10 things to do downtown: 10. Get gear'd up Open daily and with the second shop open three hours before game time, the Astros Team Store is your destination for post season...
  • June 20, 2016
    Coming to Houston with the family for July 4th Weekend? Or just that special someone? We've put together a great suggested itinerary for your holiday experience. Of course, you should mix and match activities to suit your tastes. And for a full list of July 4th celebrations in the area, click here . *denotes a CityPASS attraction SATURDAY July 2 MORNING: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston .* Located in the heart of Houston's Museum District, the MFAH is a dynamic cultural complex...
  • December 15, 2015
    By Jenn Haight From a relaxing family-friendly evening to a raucous costume party, every type of New Year's celebration is available in Houston. Live out your spy fantasy, rock out, or watch the sky explode in fireworks - just be sure to plan ahead as most ticketed events will sell out. CityCentre has a DJ in the plaza beginning at 7 p.m., and its numerous restaurants, retailers and lounges are hosting site-specific events. When the clock strikes 12, there will be a fireworks show in the...
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