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  • MFAH Pixel Forest Credit: Pixel Forest: © Pipilotti Rist / Photo: The Storyhive
    July 11, 2017
    Looking for a place to snap that perfect shot while exploring Houston? With its many green spaces, museums, sculptures and street art, you don’t have to look too hard to find an interesting backdrop for your photos and selfies. Read on to discover some of the coolest spots to take pictures. Smither Park This Instagram-worthy park in south Houston is covered in fun and colorful mosaic art. The park’s Lindley Fish Amphitheater, created by Nashville artist Matt Gifford using street...
  • Huntsville State Park Credit: Huntsville State Park
    April 11, 2017
    Houston has an annual average temperature of 69 degrees, making it an excellent place to enjoy the many outdoor options just outside of town. From wooded trails to endless coast, here are great places to escape to nature around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park One word: alligators. Located southwest of Houston, just 45 miles away, you’ll find the swamp and diverse nature of Brazos Bend State Park. Here, you’ll find 37 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, some of which are
  • johnny steele dog park
    March 25, 2017
    Being torn between the desire to travel and the love for your dog can be difficult. Luckily, there’s Houston: a city that provides ample opportunities for both dogs and their owners to relax, sight-see, eat, drink, exercise, sleep, and anything else a traveler might wish for- together. Organizations like Paws on Patios and Dog-Friendly Houston have worked for years to expand the list of businesses, events, and parks that allow dogs, making for happier people and happier pooches....
  • the rink
    March 10, 2017
    Spring break has finally arrived, but knowing how to best fill those free days can sometimes be a little daunting. We’ve taken the legwork out of planning your week by creating your list of places to go. Here is spring break, Houston style. Avenida Houston and Discovery Green Downtown's entertainment hub will be busy this spring break, with free activities taking places every hour . Some of our favorites happening during spring break include a live ice carving, roller skating at The...
  • Houston Skyline More Sky
    December 23, 2016
    Houston was recently named one of the top trending travel spots for 2017 by TripAdvisor, and for good reason. 2017 will be one of Houston’s most exciting years on record. From hosting Super Bowl LI to opening new museums and outdoor parks, Houston is the place to be this coming year. Check out a few highlights from our most anticipated projects and events. Super Bowl LI For the first time in over a decade, the Bayou City will host the biggest game in sports. Super Bowl festivities have...
  • bourdain
    October 21, 2016
    Anthony Bourdain filmed a Houston-focused episode of his world travel and food show, Parts Unknown this past summer. Though the episode airs October 30 on CNN, check out this exclusive episode teaser to see if you can spot some familiar Htown favorites: See the trailers here and here . Want to work your way through his culinary tour before the episode airs? Check out our roundup of all the known restaurants and shops Bourdain visited while in town.
  • north houston bike park Credit: North Houston Bike Park
    October 12, 2016
    Houston has been awarded the 2020 UCI BMX World Championship leading up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 6-day event is expected to draw 3,000 amateur participants and 300 professional athletes from over 40 countries to the North Houston Bike Park . North Houston Bike Park, currently under construction, is part of a 30-acre extreme sports complex including a world-class BMX Race Track, concrete vert features, street course, pump tracks, tot track, bike trails and an outdoor events center that can
  • marriott marquis houston Credit: Marriott Marquis Houston
    October 5, 2016
    Opening in December of 2016, Houston’s sleek new Marriott Marquis is another jewel in the crown that is downtown. This new 1,000-room hotel will feature many unique and luxurious amenities, including a Texas-shaped lazy river, Houston’s largest ballroom, a custom wine cave, and a prime location downtown, overlooking Discovery Green park. The opening of the Marriott Marquis is one of the many ways that Houston has been preparing for the 2017 Super Bowl . The Marquis’ decor...
  • Houston Skyline Dynamo Stadium at Dusk
    August 18, 2016
    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, but leisure travel is not ready to slow down just yet. And it looks like Houston is one of the top places folks are looking to travel this coming holiday weekend. According to HotelPlanner.com , more people are traveling and booking hotels over the holiday weekend compared to last year thanks to lower gas prices, affordable lodging rates, and a strong U.S. dollar. The site ranked the cities with the highest number of reservations based on data pulled
  • Bush Intercontinental Airport Concourse
    July 7, 2016
    For the first time in 50 years commercial air travel will be offered between Cuba and the U.S. The Department of Transportation tentatively approved a United Airlines application for nonstop travel between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana's José Martí International Airport with flights beginning later this year. Houston’s expansive airport system plays a major part in making Htown “the most racially and ethnically diverse city in...
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