Experience all that Houston has to offer on your trip to our great City filled with art, restaurants, shopping, and Texas-style culture.
Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston. Later on, grab a bite in one of dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue. There's always something to do in this Southern hospitality meets urban chic city. Come explore YOUR Houston!
Thanks to the Houston Museum District, the city has become an internationally-recognized arts center. The charming district, served by the convenient METRORail system, includes outstanding institutions surrounded by glorious oaks.
Discovery Green is a beautiful, vibrant 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston that opened to the public in April 2008. The park was envisioned by several committed Houston philanthropists, who saw the space as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create an urban park that would redefine the landscape of downtown. As befits its name, Discovery Green is an environmental showcase in the heart of downtown Houston.
The Heights Theater
The iconic Heights Theater on 19th Street first opened in 1929, the historically designated real estate remained safely in the hands of locals until October 2015. Under the ownership of entrepreneur Edwin Cabaniss, the building on a buzzing strip of the Heights hosts an star-studded line up of concerts weekly. Check their full line up by clicking the link below and book a night of live music you won't soon forget.
With 10,000 restaurants representing cuisine from more than 70 countries and American regions, Houston's restaurant scene is as ethnically diverse as its more than 6-million residents. With so many options, it's not surprising that visitors leave the city with plenty of good things to say about dining in Houston. In fact, Houston was named the "newest capital of great food" by Food & Wine and the country's most exciting food city by Tasting Table magazine.
19th Street in the Heights
Developed in 1890, Oscar Martin Carter chose the Houston Heights to create his vision for a planned community where successful entrepreneurs and working people alike could live and work. Carter included a commercial strip and arranged for stores to open there to serve new residents. Today 19th Street is a thriving Houston jewel offering a curation of locally owned storefronts that is the coolest shopping district in the City!
There's never a dull moment when it comes to Houston's nightlife scene. Whether you're looking for high-energy dance clubs or Texas honky tonks, action-packed sports pubs or low-key wine bars, there's something for every taste. And there are numerous nightlife districts to explore and the Heights is no exception with two Live Music venues hosting a plethora of bands from all genres.
Run, Bike, Roar
Houston ranks first among the nation's 10 most populous cities in total acreage of parkland. Grab a bike, because a pair of wheels is one of the best ways to experience H-Town these days. Prefer two legs over two wheels? Houston offers countless options for runners who are looking for a new experience. OR take a walk on the wild side at the Houston Zoo, Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Hermann Park or head north to Humble and Cypress Trails stables for a true Texas experience.
Space Center Houston, the visitors center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, is the only place on earth where visitors can get a full intergalactic experience. Comprised of a variety of permanent exhibits, theatres and other attractions, Space Center Houston is fun for the whole family. Some of the permanent exhibits include a multimedia "blast off" experience, a hands-on Living in Space exhibit, a behind-the-scenes NASA tram tour and an astronaut gallery containing space suits, crew photos and portraits. Space Center Houston includes a number of interactive activities for children (and adults) such as jumping on the moon, piloting a space shuttle and flying in space.