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Father's Day in Houston

Dad has been looking forward to Father’s Day all year long. Instead of a tie or handkerchief, how about a great father-son or father-daughter experience instead? Houston has a playground of activities on deck for Sunday, June 16, that’ll help create memories to last a lifetime. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 3rd i Visuals 🎞 (@3rd_i_perspective) on May 15, 2019 at 11:17am PDT Museums Galore There are plenty of restaurants around…

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Chevron Houston Marathon: Best Watch Party Ever

Grab your friends and get ready to kick off 2019 with a watch party you won’t soon forget at the Chevron Houston Marathon Sunday, January 20. Now in its 47 th year, the 26.2-mile race will draw over 300,000 runners, volunteers and spectators for one of the city’s largest and most-anticipated events of the year. Spectator preparation is the name of the game if you want to have a good time, so here are some tips for planning a fantastic outing on race day. Location, location, location An estimated…

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Very Superstitious: Your Guide to Astros Post-Season Rituals

For some, it’s a lucky pair of underwear or socks. For others, it’s neglecting to shave after the latest win. Superstitions are real and they hit the Houston area hard in the Astros post season. Foolish? Maybe. Necessary? Definitely. After last season’s World Series-winning run against the Dodgers, there’s no shortage of quirky habits that almost certainly contributed to our World Champion’s post-season juju. We’ve assessed some of the Astro’s super fan rituals from last year and decided to…

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Texans Home Games for the 2018 Season

Ready, set, hike! The 2018 NFL season officially begins today and you know what that means... the Texans are back in town! This upcoming season has Houston in a buzz, given that promising young quarterback Deshaun Watson is back on the field with his team after an early exit last year, due to injury. It's safe to say that our team won't be holding anything back as they look to win the NFC South for the fifth time ever and leave a mark on the season. With eight games at NRG Stadium, you have no…

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World Cup 2018 Watch Bars: Houston

As we head into the final days of the World Cup, it’s not hard to see that Houston is home to a large number of dedicated soccer fans. While basketball, baseball and American football may often steal the spotlight, a large number of Houstonians share a passion for the world’s most popular sport. For these fans, often relegated to second-class status in most sports bars, the time has come to proudly let their fútbol flags fly! Pitch 25 This soccer-themed bar may be the new kid on the block, but…

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Chevron Houston Marathon: A Spectator Sport

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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Fitness with all the Fixings: 6 Parks to Visit on Thanksgiving Day

Between the turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, and pies, your Thanksgiving meal might leave you feeling a little stuffed. Consider some outdoor exercise that can help you melt away the trimmings. You’ve probably trekked to popular spots such as George Bush Park, Hermann Park, Discovery Green and Memorial Park, however Houston has nearly 53,000 acres of total park space to explore – that’s about the size of 40,000 football fields. But instead of just envisioning the gridiron, get moving on it…

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Good Sports!

Good Morning, Los Angeles! We at Visit Houston struck up a friendly wager with Discover L.A. over the outcome of the 2017 MLB championship. The winner would take over the opponent’s social media pages for one day. And while we've got nothing but respect for the Dodgers, H-Town finally knows what it feels like to win the World Series! Don’t worry, y'all. We promise to be good sports! After all, when the season is over, at the end of the day, Houston and L.A. really have a lot in common. Come…

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Astros Championship Parade 2017: Date, Time, and More

The Houston Astros will celebrate their historic World Series title Friday, Nov. 3, with a parade to city hall. Being the Astros' first World Series title, this party is going to be one for the books. The Astros came out victorious, after a dramatic seven-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's office, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET) at the intersection of Smith and Lamar. City workers will begin shutting down streets at 1 p.m…

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H-Town Guide to 2017 World Series Specials

For the first time since 2005, the Houston Astros are gearing up for the World Series. Read on for tasty food and drink specials unique to the World Series. Just one more thing to celebrate! Xochi Set in Downtown’s Marriott Marquis Houston, Xochi (pronounced so-chee) represents another creative endeavor from James Beard award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega. Special during the series, enjoy a Houston Strong Margarita, Astros Alphabet (Diplomatic Venezuelan Rum (for Altuve), Calvados, Mezcal Vago…

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