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Thanksgiving Parking in Downtown Houston

It's almost that magical time of year again! Thanksgiving season is almost here, and with that comes all of the fun activities that accompany the holiday season in Downtown Houston! The Thanksgiving Parade is a must for both locals and out of state visitors, but parking can be a bit daunting. To help make the holidays all fun and no stress, we've gathered all the downtown parking information you'll need to navigate your holiday fun with no worries. 😉 No matter where you are downtown, we have…

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Top Ten Things to Do Downtown during the World Series

We're back, baby! For the second time in three years, Houstonians are painting the town orange in honor of the 'Stros heading to the 2019 World Series. As the baseball team takes on the Washington Nationals, 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: View this post on Instagram A post shared by LAUNCH…

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Mark Your Calendar For These Space City Events Outside of Houston

July 20 th is the Houston-wide celebration of the 50 th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. While there are tons of things happening in Houston to celebrate the monumental event, surrounding cities are also getting involved. Check out some of the events happening outside of Houston in honor of man’s first walk on the moon! Conroe Community Moon Landing Celebration Saturday, July 20 Heritage Place Park 500 Collins Street, Conroe 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Free admission Join the Conroe community in…

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10 Pizzas You Need

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! View this post on Instagram A post shared by A Houston Foodstagram (@hungerhouston) on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:45pm PDT Pi Pizza 181 Heights Boulevard Neighborhood: The Heights Pi Pizza used to churn out creative combinations all over Houston courtesy of their…

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Get Outdoors this Fall with Biking and Walking Tours

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 drop off at…

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Food is the Great Equalizer #BattleOfTheBeans

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 semifinalists between them…

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7 of the Best Tex-Mex Restaurants in Houston

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 been a style staple…

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5 Ways to Get Outdoors in the Nation’s Fourth Largest City

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 encompassing…

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Houston Hidden Gems

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. This bustling center is…

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July 4th Weekend Itinerary

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 featuring gallery…

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