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Your Guide to December

It's nearly the end of 2019, but it’s only the beginning of the most festive month of the year. Whether it’s holiday parties and sporting events or festivals and concerts, the city of Houston is buzzing with something for you to get into to. Check out these events for a fun end to the year and the decade. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Avenida Houston (@avenidahouston) on Nov 18, 2019 at 5:08pm PST Prismatica Now – Jan. 5 Avenida…

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Local Houston Gift Guide for the Homesick Houstonian

Looking for unique Houston-inspired gifts this Black Friday? You’re in luck. The Pop Up Shop at The Galleria is a one-stop shop for locally made gifts, clothing, accessories, and more. Not only will you be able to snag some great gifts for the people on your list, you’ll also get to learn more about the Houston makers, artists and business owners who made them. Here’s a quick guide to some of the businesses you’ll find at the Pop Up Shop so you can get a head start on your Black Friday shopping…

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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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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. 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 you’re coming for an overnight trip. First and foremost, check into the…

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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 festivals, concerts, performing arts, cars transformed into art pieces, and opportunities to get outside. Start planning your month with our guide of things to do in Houston in April. Latino Art Now Conference: Sight Lines and Time Frames Join artists, art professionals, educators, scholars, and others at the 6th LAN! Conference, the centerpiece of Latino Art Now’s four-month celebration of Latino art…

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Houston in Full Bloom: Where to Find Bluebonnets In and Around Houston

Perhaps one of the most magical things about spring in Texas is the seemingly instant bloom of the Texas bluebonnets. The vibrant petals and stems are eye-catching reminders that spring has sprung, so families everywhere ready their cameras and coordinating outfits for that perfect photo. The bluebonnets are so iconic that they are the Texas state flower and if you visit Houston this spring, you shouldn’t miss this spectacular bit of nature on full display. We just ask that anyone enjoying the…

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Your Guide to March 2019

Your Houston agenda is sure to be packed in March as the city hosts a slew of fun festivals and events, including the popular Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With so many options, you may wonder how you’ll find the time to experience these must-do activities. We’re here to help you choose! Check out our guide to Houston in March and start planning. LAN! Spring of Latino Art This four-month celebration of Latino art organized by the Inter-University for Latino Research consortium and the…

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Top Things To Do in Houston in September

Fall is inching closer with the arrival of September and Houston has a packed schedule of attractions, festivals, and events that you don’t want to miss. Whether you’re local or traveling to Houston in September, this guide takes you through the month’s most exciting happenings. Celebrate Labor Day Houston’s calendar is jam-packed with activities this Labor Day. From a brewmasters festival to a taco throwdown to some football, there is plenty to do over the long weekend. See our list of top…

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A Quick Guide to Comicpalooza 2018

Comicpalooza, Texas’s largest pop culture convention, arrives in Houston the weekend of May 25 to 27, bringing hours of programming for the whole family. Whether you’re into anime, comics, gaming, cosplay or you just want to people watch, this three-day event at the George R. Brown Convention Center has it all. But so much activity can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-timer, so we’re here to give you a quick guide to help you plan your visit. And don’t worry if you’re not a sci-fi…

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Picnicking in Houston's Great Outdoors

The azaleas are in full bloom all over Houston, which means hibernation 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 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 at the park…

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