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8 Places To Take Selfies & Photos In Houston

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 Smither 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…

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8 Reasons Your Dog Wants To Visit Houston

We all need a little vacay from the daily perils of life now and then – work, school, bills – but that doesn’t mean we want to take a break from man’s best friend. On the contrary, statistics show that hanging out with your furry companions actually helps you relax even more. Thankfully, Houston is a city that has a growing number of hot spots that show lots of love to those four-legged friends. The Dog-Friendly Houston organization actively advocates for businesses to become more accommodating…

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Spring Break: Family Friendly Things To Do In Houston

Depending on whether you’re a child or parent, spring break can have totally different meanings. For those in school, spring break is a week of fun, sun and freedom. For parents, spring break means a break from the normal schedule while trying to keep children occupied for days on end. Looking for family-friendly things to do? Our suggestion is to pack up the car or hop on a flight and head to Houston, where we’ve got plenty of ways to keep your kids entertained and busy. From beaches to science…

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A Royally British Day in Houston

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 Italian-themed, cues were taken…

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Houston in 24 Hours: Sharon from L.A.

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 obviously have a huge BBQ…

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Camping Around Houston

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…

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Coworking in Houston: The 'Bleisure Traveler'

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 their home offices or…

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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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12 Things We’re Excited About in 2017

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 already…

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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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