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Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Happy National Hamburger Day!

With the sun out this summer, it’s only right that you celebrate with your buns out! Hamburger buns that is. To celebrate this traditional American favorite, be sure to visit some of your favorite local restaurants for National Hamburger Day on May 28 with some delicious entrees that you won’t want to miss. Don’t eat beef? No problem! Make sure to also check out their vegan and veggie options. Courtesy of @burgerjointhtx on Instagram The Burger Joint Known as “The Best Burger in Houston,” this…

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Small Business Spotlight: Chinatown

Houston’s Chinatown is vast, exciting and full of unique finds. Whether you’re visiting or live here, this area of town should not be missed. Though it’s called Chinatown, the neighborhood is a cultural mecca where Chinese shops, restaurants, and cultural centers share blocks with Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern establishments. Take a little tour of the East and be sure to visit some of the area’s small businesses like those listed in our roundup below. Courtesy of…

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Small Business Spotlight: Museum District

One of Houston’s most culture-filled and pedestrian-friendly sectors, the Museum District is a haven for artists and art-lovers alike, touting 19 diverse museums alongside 4 walkable zones. From the acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum Houston to the celebrated Rothko Chapel and Asia Society Texas Center, the neighborhood's institutions truly offer something for everyone — a quality that also extends to its surrounding small businesses. Nestled between statuesque museums…

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Your Guide to April

April has arrived, spring is in full force and Houston is buzzing with activities. You’ll find Easter festivities, baseball, performing arts, and opportunities to get outside. Courtesy of @houstongalleria on Instagram Bunny Photo Experience at The Galleria Apr. 1 – 4 If there’s one piece of family nostalgia that makes for great laughs, it’s Easter bunny pictures. From a funny looking bunny to kid’s faces, Easter photos are a must-do holiday activity. For a safe and planned experience head to…

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Sensory Friendly Activities in Houston

Planning an outing for families with autism or sensory sensitivities requires careful planning. Luckily, Houston has a variety of sensory friendly activities and resources to make all visitors feel welcome in their spaces. Since April is National Autism Awareness Month, we selected five sensory friendly activities that we think you’ll love. Courtesy of @WeRockTheSpectrumHou on Instagram Play at We Rock the Spectrum Trampolines, tactile toys, and an inclusive environment make We Rock the…

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Small Business Spotlight: Montrose

Daring, diverse, eccentric — three words that encapsulate one of Houston’s most distinct and beloved neighborhoods. A haven of acceptance and inclusion, Montrose’s charm lies in its undeniable individuality. Within its radius, you’ll find it all — a hefty restaurant assortment, spirited nightlife, quaint cafes, unique mercantile, independent art galleries, plus more. These five small businesses offer a snapshot into Montrose’s ever-unique landscape. PAVEMENT Nestled on Westheimer’s vintage shop…

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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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Picnicking in Houston's Great Outdoors

Hibernation from the brutally cold winter is over and it’s time to enjoy being outside. After one of the coldest winters in recent memory, we’re in need of some fresh air picnicking. With so much great food in Houston, what better way to savor it than the great outdoors? Levy Park Courtesy of @levyparkhouston on Instagram Want a spot to spread out with your family? Look no further than Levy Park. Complete with a splash pad, climbing walls and numerous jungle gyms, families can spend a full day…

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Small Business Spotlight: Third Ward

Laced with a rich legacy of history and culture, Houston’s Third Ward has become a hub for veteran and burgeoning African American business owners. Storied neighborhood thoroughfares like Emancipation Avenue and Scott Street provide the backdrop for a plethora of restaurants, shops, and markets beloved by the community. We’ve rounded up three Third Ward locales to lunch and lounge around while you’re bobbing through the bustling neighborhood. CREAM BURGER There are two types of people in the…

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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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