ATTRACTIONS House of Blues
ZOOS & AQUARIUMS Downtown Aquarium
Opened in 2008, this massive concert venue is the anchor for the GreenStreet outdoor shopping and entertainment complex. The Bronze Peacock Room pays tribute to Houston’s first blues club, where Big Momma Thornton and Lightnin’ Hopkins bared their souls through song. 1204 Caroline St. (Downtown) 888.402.5837
This magnificent 6-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to more than 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. The Aquarium is the product of the redevelopment of two downtown Houston landmarks: Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building.
Houston Grand Opera – Wortham Center
510 Preston Street (Downtown) 713.228.6737 houstongrandopera.org
Houston Symphony – Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts In 2014, the Houston Symphony began its 101st concert season with new music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. As the organization anticipates and exciting future, it continues to inspire and enrich the lives of Houston’s diverse citizenry through outstanding symphonic music performed by a world-class orchestra. 615 Louisiana St. (Downtown) 713.224.7575 houstonsymphony.org
Miller Outdoor Theatre This popular outdoor theater offers the most diverse season of free, professional entertainment of any Houston performance venue. Classical, jazz, ethnic music, modern dance, ballet, Shakespeare, musical theater, classic films, and much more are included in this year’s outstanding lineup. Relax in the covered seating or enjoy a pre-performance picnic on the hillside. 6000 Hermann Park Drive (Museum District) 832.487.7102 milleroutdoortheatre.com
H O U S TO N H OT E L M A G A Z I N E
Plan to spend a day with the 6,000 furry, feathered, and finned fauna (and more) at this Houston institution. Nearly 1,000 professional staff members and volunteers provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education for residents. More than 2 million guests per year experience the incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, attend special entertainment and enjoy both private and public events. 6200 Hermann Park Drive (Museum District) 713.533.6500 houstonzoo.org
SPORTS BBVA Compass Stadium This eye-catching stadium is easily accessible to patrons from the entire Houston metropolitan area. The building is readily recognizable, thanks to its distinctive façade that features Dynamo & Dash orange and geometrically-shaped, tessellated aluminum mesh encompassing the structure. 2200 Texas Avenue (EaDo) 713.547.3000 bbvacompassstadium.com
Minute Maid Park
NRG Stadium is the only rodeo and NFL indoor/ outdoor stadium that can be configured to utilize a 125,000-square-foot space for general sessions, catered functions, exhibits, concerts, and much more. In addition, NRG Stadium offers four immense concourse levels for special events. The design of the stadium roof provides a flexible rigging configuration for major audio and visual presentations.
RYDE indoor cycling studio has a reputation for being inclusive of all skill levels, using high-end equipment, delivering physical results and having a friendly staff. What makes RYDE different than other spin studios? It is not just a place to workout but a lifestyle. 2500 West Gray St. (River Oaks) 832.581.2878 802 Rusk St. #136 (Downtown) 832.703.1876 letsryde.com
One NRG Park (Medical Center) 832.667.1400 nrgpark.com/nrg-stadium
Sam Houston Race Park Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier horseracing and entertainment facility, located 15 minutes from downtown Houston. It offers a variety of attractions, including 16 luxury suites overlooking the track, Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and Jockey Club. 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West (NW Houston) 281.807.8700 shrp.com
Toyota Center This award-winning center, which opened in 2003 and features a playing surface set 32 feet below street level, is considered one of the premier sports and live-entertainment venues in the nation. Toyota Center is home to the Houston Rockets, an NBA team, and plays host to the nation’s top concerts and touring shows. 1510 Polk St. (Downtown) 713.758.7200 houstontoyotacenter.com
GOLF & FITNESS Champions Golf Club
This jewel in the crown of the majestic downtown skyline has become a welcome home for the Houston Astros and has ushered in a new era of Major League sports in the city. The downtown ballpark continues a proud tradition of visionary innovation in stadium construction that began
501 Crawford St. (Downtown) 713.259.8000
410 Bagby St. (Downtown) 713.223.3474
Since 1955, Houston Grand Opera has brought world-class opera to stages across the globe. As one of the most acclaimed American opera companies, HGO is the only one to hold all three honors of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy awards. Glorious music and stunning voices abound in this Houston artistic gem.
with the ball club’s former home, the Astrodome.
Founded in 1957, this superior course consistently has reestablished its place in golf history, hosting such prestigious events as the Ryder Cup Matches in 1967, United States Open in 1969, and Champions International, a PGA tour event. 13722 Champions Drive (Champions) 281.444.6262 championsgolfclub.com
SWEAT 1000 is a full body, high intensity, interval training (HIIT) work out. Each class is designed for individuals of all experience levels. Whether you have not worked out in weeks or are a professional athlete, you will be challenged and leave feeling accomplished. 725 W 18th St. (The Heights) 832.516.7072 sweat1000.com
TopGolf Sports competition meets your favorite local hangout at this premier golf entertainment complex where friends and families compete in addictive, point-scoring golf games. The 215yard outfield is studded with ground-mounted, dartboard-like targets that determine points based on the distance microchipped balls travel. 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd. (Energy Corridor) 281.406.3176 topgolf.com/houston
Wildcat Golf Club The preferred golf club of Houston’s professional sports teams, Wildcat boasts two spectacular golf courses designed by Roy Case. Located just south of the city, both courses feature elevations up to 100 feet, providing spectacular views of the downtown skyline, Galleria, and the Reliant Stadium. 12000 Almeda Road (Central Southwest) 713.413.3400 wildcatgolfclub.com
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