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  • May 18, 2018
    The day of the Royal Wedding has arrived! Since you're reading this, we'll guess that you weren't able to make the hop across the pond to celebrate with the newlyweds and their nine million closest friends. Fret not, for you can have your own royal British day in Texas' largest city. Care for a Spot of Tea, My Darling? One of Houston's finest boutique hotels offers a proper high tea fit for a queen (or, newly married princess.) Even though the Hotel Granduca is...
  • Biscuit Paint Wall Credit: Sharon Yeou
    April 13, 2018
    With so many ways to enjoy Houston, it can be difficult to figure out how to make the most of your time in the city. Today, we're sharing how Sharon from Los Angeles spent her time seeing some of Houston's best. Who is Sharon? She's a total foodie, loves travel, has a penchant for taking Instragam-worthy photos. Also, she was the winner of our L.A to H-Town sweepstakes (sidenote: her response to our congratulatory e-mail was "ARE YOU SERIOUS???"). FIRST THINGS FIRST We...
  • Huntsville State Park Credit: Huntsville State Park
    March 28, 2018
    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
  • March 8, 2018
    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. Organizations like 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. Man’s best friend deserves a...
  • Houston Zoo wild nature area Credit: Houston Zoo
    March 7, 2018
    Spring Break is around the corner. If you’re wondering how to spend those days of no school with your kiddos, we have some ideas for you. There is plenty to do around town to keep your family occupied. Read on and plan to have loads of fun. Spring Break At … Many of Houston’s top attractions are hosting a slew of fun activities during Spring Break. Head to Avenida Houston for Spring Break Week at Discovery Green (March 12-16) and enjoy free mad science shows, salsa dancing,...
  • WiCoWork Credit: WiCoWork
    January 25, 2018
    Whether you're here for work or pleasure, it seems the work emails never stop. Coworking spaces offer affordable and flexible office spaces for our beloved 'bleisure' traveler. All we ask is that you take a break from work to enjoy Houston while in town! A few years back these spaces were rare around Houston, but now the city is seeing a boom with many coworking spaces – both franchises and homegrown – opening up and more on the way. Now those looking to get out of...
  • December 27, 2017
    Houston has so much to see and do that sometimes we locals forget to be tourists in our own town. But it’s never too late to get around to doing Houston’s most iconic activities. We’ve compiled a list of Houston must-dos, one for each month of the year. Look at it as your 2018 Houston bucket list. Are you ready? You’ll be surprised at what you discover as you explore Bayou City. 1. Eat Breakfast at the Breakfast Klub Don’t let the long lines keep you away from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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