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11 Reasons to Visit Houston For Spring Break

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 Rink, an…

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Sneak Peek of Houston's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Episode

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…

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Behind the Scenes: Marriott Marquis Houston

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 has been styled to…

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Report: Houston a Top Trip for Labor Day

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…

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Anthony Bourdain Visits Houston

Anthony Bourdain was in town last week filming a Houston-focused episode of his world travel and food show, Parts Unknown. The acclaimed host/chef made his way around town with his film crew to profile what makes Houston the culinary capital of the south. You’ll have to wait until the episode premieres for a full list, but here are some the stops he made in Htown according to his social media trail: His first day in Houston was spent in the historic Montrose neighborhood with Plant It Forward…

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Local Chefs Bring Houston Flavors to New Bush Terminal

Five local chefs have teamed up with United Airlines and Bush Intercontinental Airport to offer travelers a taste of Houston all while enjoying free entertainment on one of 8,000 public-use iPads. The iPads and USB chargers will be situated in gate seats as well as seating at five new local chef-led restaurants. The upgrades are part of a $120 million renovation to Terminals C, E, and B South. Each Houston-inspired restaurant is set to open early next year. See the full list below: Chef Roland…

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Record 17.5 million traveled to Houston in 2015

The number of visitors to Houston reached 17.5 million in 2015, up from 14.8 million the year before, according to data released this week by Houston First. The growth is due in part to low gas prices, increased air traffic, and Houston’s accolades as one of the top travel destinations in the country. 55.1 million Air travel to Houston in 2015 - up 3.7% from 2014 9.5% Increase in international air traffic to Houston, making it the second-fastest growing destination in the US 6 million Online…

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Final Four by the Numbers

The 2016 Houston Final Four festivities downtown and at NRG Park left an indelible mark on the city and its place as a leading U.S. travel destination. From record-breaking event attendance to millions of dollars spent locally, Houston's Final Four was a slam dunk. Let’s do the numbers: 149,845 The two-session Final Four attendance was the second-highest attendance in Men’s Final Four history. 74,340 The championship game attendance was also the second-highest in championship game history…

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Houston Featured in New Cities Rising Series

In mid-February, a team from Yahoo News paid a visit to Houston to film an installment of a new series called Cities Rising: Rebuilding America . The goal: showcase cities that have overcome adversity to become leaders in various industries and a place people are flocking to as residents and visitors. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric led the coverage and took a close look at the industries that are driving the city today. According to Yahoo News: "Houston will surprise you. The sprawling…

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Gateway to Hobby Gets $24M Super Bowl Facelift

Broadway Street, the road leading travelers from I-45 to Hobby Airport, will undergo a $24 million beautification renovation. The two-mile-long corridor will feature over 600 live oak trees, landscaping with 30 different types of local plants and flowers, enhanced crosswalks, and new street light infrastructure. The $17 million road renovation portion of the project is being funded by the city of Houston and TXDOT. An additional $7.5 million raised by Scenic Houston will be used to beautify the…

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