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Things To Do

Fresh Arts
These organizations are carving new paths in Houston art
From ballet to opera, Houston certainly has more than its share of majorperforming and visual arts companies. But the city is also bustling with innovative, niche groups...

Creative Endeavors
Channel your inner artist at one of Houston's adult-friendly, DIY creative studios
Set in a little art studio, on the edge of Montrose and Midtown, Pinot'sPalette welcomes guests for weekly, adult art classes. The regular events combine local artist-led...

Architecture Tour
A Tour - Constructed
November 2011
Historic buildings are a great way to explore the past of any city, and Houston is no exception. From the art deco glory of City Hall to the groundbreaking modernism of the...

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Houston Suggested Itineraries 

Girlfriend Getaway
The Ultimate Girls Weekend in Houston
Ready to revel in a weekend with your favorite ladies? Houston delivers with fabulous shopping, standout spas, to-die-for dining and nightlife that keeps the party going well...

The Guy's Weekend
The Ultimate Guys Weekend in Houston
Need a little help planning a weekend in Houston with the guys? We've put together an itinerary for a great time. Mix it up, swap things out, and don't forget to have...

Family Vacation - 3 Days
Your guide to three days of fun
Coming to Houston with the brood? There's one thing for certain: no one will be bored! H-Town is jam-packed with exciting things to see and do year-round. Here's your three-day guide....

Romantic Weekend
The Ultimate Romantic Weekend in Houston
On a quest for some quality time with your significant other? Houston offers romance, aplenty. Candle-lit dinners, cozy cafes and spicy spas—the lucky in love are well...

Culture Vultures Find a Wealth of Options in H-Town
Gallery by gallery guides, must-see art spaces, Houston diversity and more...

Wine and Dine Your Way Through H-Town
Houston boasts numerous diverse neighborhoods, many of which are anchored by ethnic restaurants and groceries.  Explore key destinations that have...

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Houston Coupons & Discounts

Houston for Free
It's easy to enjoy budget-friendly sights that make cents
Spend your day exploring Houston’s hotspots, while saving big with a well-edited list of the city’s most-loved free things to do. Fortunately, for locals and visitors alike, several of Houston's...

CityPass Adventures
One writer's guide to Houston CityPASS
As a native Houstonian, it’s sometimes easy to take for granted the one-of-a-kind sights that this city offers. Sure, I can tell a visitor about the shows in the Theater District or...

Houston Hotels

Haute Hotels Hit the City
The perfect spots to relax in style
Houston's spoiled when it comes to stylish hotels - from modern properties with a hopping social scene to one that's all green. Read on for the scoop on the latest to join the city, as well as those fresh from renovation.

If These Walls Could Talk
Four H-Town hotels with a past
Houston has no shortage of top-notch accommodations, though only a few share a past rich enough to deem them a tourist destination in themselves. These four classic H-Town hotels are worth a visit, whether you're staying the night or just in search of local oddities.

Cool Hotel Pools
You'll fall in love with these urban oases
There are a lot of criteria that go into picking the perfect hotel. Is it close to what you want to see and do? Does it have a good restaurant or bar? Is it in your budget range? But one of the most important criteria: Just how cool is the pool?

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Houston Restaurants

Cheap Eats
Meals that won't break the bank
No matter what you're craving, there are plenty of affordable options tochoose from in Houston. Check out these wallet-friendly stand outs in aneighborhood near you...

Award Winning Restaurants
It's hard not to brag when our restaurants are consistently being recognized
View the most current list of Houston area restaurants and their accolades...

15 Iconic Houston Meals
When it comes to great food, these plates can't be beat 
We've spotlighted 15 local eateries that offer an iconic taste of Houston, each an essential flavor in our big urban stew....

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Houston Shopping

Houston Goes to Market
H-Town gets bumper crop of specialty food stores
When it comes to farm-fresh food in the heart of a major metropolitan city, Houston is joining the likes of San Francisco and Portland. As more specialty markets emerge...

Houston's Top Shops
Chic Boutiques, Funky Antiques and Thrift Stores Finds
Searching for something in particular? Chances are if you can dream it, it's available in Houston-from fresh-off-the-runway designer duds to one-of-a-kind, locally-produced...

Bargain Shopping on Harwin Drive
There are bargains galore and vendors willing to wheel and deal on prices
A treasure trove of designer look-a-likes and no-frills shopping, Harwinis the place to find an ever-changing inventory of bags, shades, perfumes, electronics and more-for less....

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Houston Nightlife 

Signature Sips
Discover the art of the drink
Anyone can pour a vodka soda. But if you're looking for a finely made cocktail that requires a bit of skill, you've come to the right place. Your mission: Go explore these potent potions from some of Houston's topspots....

Happenin' Hoods
An inside look at the city's prime places to play
From laid-back lounges and quaint hideaways to hipster hangouts and see-and-be-seen clubs, H-Town has it all. Read on for our go-to guide to Houston's hottest 'hoods...

Houston After Hours
Can't sleep?  Why should you?
There's plenty happening in Houston between midnight and morning. You just have to know where to look. Read on for our favorite late-night leads...

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