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SCENE IN HOUSTON In its youthfulness, diversity and explosive growth, Houston looks like the American city of the future – GQ

BIG, BRASH AND BOLD, Houston

means business. It’s the home of the world’s energy industry, the nation’s second busiest port and the world’s largest medical complex – the Texas Medical Center. The city is always growing, changing and evolving – and now it’s more than just business. Today’s Houston is the most diverse city in the country, attracting the best and brightest from around the world with its friendly, open nature and can-do spirit. Just ask Conde Nast Traveler, who says, "There are cities that claim to be melting pots, but they can't compare to Houston." The city’s mix of peoples and traditions has created a serious destination

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for the arts and a blockbuster food scene. As Goop put it in their 2018 Houston guide, “As for the food, we’ll put it this way: Houston managed to bring home 12 James Beard nominations. And that was just last year.” This guide will give you the inside scoop on where the locals go. You’ve arrived at a great time of year. Fall and winter’s mild temperatures are perfect for al fresco dining, exploring the city’s walkable neighborhoods, biking the local bayous and trails – even watching movies outdoors at Uptown’s Rooftop Cinema Club or downtown’s Discovery Green Park. If you don’t see too many people outside while you’re downtown, there’s a reason for that: they’re underground. A six-mile-long tunnel system, replete with restaurants and retail, links 95 full city blocks 20 feet below the streets.

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District Houston that houses the studios of hundreds of working artists, making it one of the largest creative communities in the nation. Anchoring the Museum District is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s sprawling campus (make sure to take a selfie with Houston’s own “Bean” – Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Column”), as well as the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston and The Menil Collection, an international jewel that recently expanded with the opening of its Drawing Institute, the fifth building in its serene, park-like campus.

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A robust public park system, including walking/running and biking paths along the city’s multiple bayous, connects most visitor destinations. Hermann Park and Memorial Park are the city’s biggest outdoor green spaces, offering golf year round, as well as other outdoor activities. Hermann Park is also home to the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theater and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Adventure awaits. As Red Tricycle said in November 2018, “Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. As a result, a family vacation to this famous Texas town is an extraordinary cultural experience.” Get out and start your Houston adventure now – and go where the locals go.

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"Houston" Shell Oil Co. is first word relocates spoken corporate from the headquarters lunar to Houston. surface. More than 200 major firms move headquarters, subsidiaries and divisions here in the ensuing years.

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Houston voters first reject proposed zoning ordinance. It's rejected again in 1962 and 1993.

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Alley Texas Medical Theatre established. Center founded.

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First Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held.

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Houston's first park opens. The site, now Sam Houston Park, contains several of Houston's earliest buildings.

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Congress designates Houston as a port.

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Brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen found Houston.

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A cool, underground attraction just outside of Downtown is the historic, sublime Buffalo Bayou Cistern. Originally the City of Houston’s first drinking water reservoir, this cathedrallike space with 25-foot ceilings is now filled with the sounds of visitors, visual arts and performances.

Census finds Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area has no racial or ethnic majority.

Modern light rail line (7.5 miles) first begins operations between Downtown and points south.

Light rail expands to 22 miles.

City host Super Bowl LI and Houston Astros win their first World Series title.

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CITY FILE Houston, Texas is weirder than you think and boasts a surprisingly diverse and eclectic art scene. – Raw Travel TV

FALL AND WINTER are great times to explore Houston’s homespun oddities, funky festivals, public art and one-of-a-kind attractions. Live like a local and head off the beaten path for an authentic look at Houston. The Art Car Museum It’s unlike anything you can imagine. The Art Car Museum is the only place you’ll find the antennae-and-wing-cloaked Roachster or a Honda motorcycle that’s been transformed into a shiny red rolling stiletto heel. Beer Can House In 1968, John Milkovisch began covering his house in “aluminum siding” made from 50,000 flattened beer cans. John and his wife, Mary, have since passed away, but the 8

landmark remains open as an exhibition for future generations. Operated by The Orange Show, the Beer Can House remains an odd bungalow oasis in a sea of new townhomes that spring up daily in this neighborhood close to Memorial Park. The Big Bubble If you find yourself on the Preston Street Bridge downtown, you’ll see a button that, when pressed, produces magical results – a huge bubble bursting through the surface of the otherwise calm bayou below. Locals call it the Big Bubble – and it’s unmarked, so keep your eyes peeled. This is really good for kids and can keep them entertained for a while. Buffalo Bayou Kayak Tours Paddle through the heart of the city on a two-person kayak adventure. Spot blue herons, loggerhead turtles, and an occasional alligator sunning along bayou banks during the urban excursion.

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bike ride or walk – over to check out colorful works of art along Harrisburg, Canal and Navigation. Selfie opportunities abound. The Heritage Society Explore a historic village in the shadow of downtown Houston’s skyline. The city’s only outdoor, interactive historic museum and park is located on 10 acres of rolling green parkland in the heart of the city. Founded in 1954, the area boasts structures dating from 1823 to 1905, plus a museum building with fascinating historical exhibits. James Turrell Skyspace When the sun goes down, the art comes to life at artist James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, located on the Rice University campus. A gift to the university in 2012, the interactive structure’s unique, thoughtful use of light and space alters the viewer’s perception of the sky.

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Cockrell Butterfly Center Part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Cockrell Butterfly Center is, as its name implies, a glass-enclosed live butterfly habitat and three-story rainforest conservatory built around a 50-foot waterfall. Stop to admire these delicate, beautiful creatures from around the world as they alight on lush vegetation and lucky visitors. Gerald D. Hines Water Wall Take a respite from Galleria shopping at the adjacent, majestic, 64-foot water wall (selfie, anyone?) designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee. Every three hours and two minutes, 78,500 gallons of recycled water pour down the structure’s black obsidian walls. Nice day? Have a picnic in the surrounding three-acre park. East End Street Art More than 25 colorful, eye-popping murals can be found in every nook and cranny of the East End. To discover world renowned artists and local talent telling the East End story and its rich history, do not miss taking a drive – or

Miller Outdoor Theatre On mild evenings, it’s hard to top a professional (and free) show at Miller Outdoor Theatre, located in Hermann Park. Celebrating its 96th year, the amphitheater with both covered and hillside seating is the perfect place to catch classical music, ballet and theater performances from your blanket – with your picnic basket, of course. National Museum of Funeral History Celebrating its 27th year in 2019, the museum proudly holds the title of the nation’s largest display of historic funeral service memorabilia and artifacts. Peek inside a 1920s hearse made from six types of wood. See a brightly colored “fantasy coffin” and an array of funeral paraphernalia. The Orange Show A national folk-art landmark in the East End, The Orange Show took about 25 years for mailman and owner Jeff McKissack to create this orange-themed maze-like monument. Made using concrete, brick, steel and anything else he could find, the 3,000sf folk-art space includes a stage, gift shop, museum, balconies and several upper decks. Don’t miss the adjacent Smither Park, a funky, fun-filled green space with an amphitheater, meditation garden and pavilion. Lots of Instagrammable moments here. Project Row Houses Set in Houston’s historic Third Ward, the nonprofit art and community experiment

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is celebrating 25 years of empowering neighbors and artists. With 39 structures set on five city blocks, Project Row Houses offers a place for local artists to learn and work – and in some cases, live. Saint Arnold Brewing Company Visit Texas’s oldest craft brewery in its historic Fifth Ward space near Downtown. Guests can explore the facility, sample brews and host private events. Stay awhile and enjoy the recently opened beer garden and restaurant, an expansive covered outdoor site overlooking the Downtown skyline. Mural-covered indoor “chapels” with tables and seating feature paintings by local artists. Don’t miss the covered garage that hosts their art cars. San Jacinto Battleground Historical Complex The battleground marks the spot where Texas won its independence from Mexico. The park houses the towering obelisk San Jacinto Monument (the tallest masonry column in the world), plus a museum. Take the elevator ride to the top of the monument for a panoramic view of Houston and the Bay Area. Waugh Drive Bat Colony Did you know there is a gigantic natural bat habitat in the heart of the city? Just under the Waugh Drive bridge between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, millions of bats make their home. At sunset, they take off from under bridge in one huge group and fly south. For the best view, stake your place on the observation deck located on the corner of Waugh Drive and Allen Parkway. West Alabama Ice House Business professionals and bikers alike love the charm of this 80-year-old Houston tradition. The West Alabama Ice House is well known for its laid-back style, Shiner Bockand-onion-soaked hot dogs and cheap beer. Don’t miss a barbacoa taco from Tacos Tierra Caliente. Bring your canine companion.

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Get Neighborly In Houston, neighborhood pride is strong. The city is home to diverse and distinct areas that offer their own unique charms and are definitely worth exploring. Here are four to get you started: HOUSTON HEIGHTS. Named one of the nation's friendliest neighborhoods by National Geographic, this area just northwest of Downtown includes Victorian mansions, Craftsman bungalows and new townhomes alike. The Heights has its own “main street” – 19th Street – with stores, restaurants, coffee shops and the Heights Theater for musical performances. The best way to see it all is on foot or bike. Make sure to explore Heights Boulevard with its ever-changing public art installations.

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MONTROSE. The long-time home of Houston’s LGBTQ and artist communities, Montrose features grand century-old mansions, new high-rise apartments, duplexes and modest brick bungalows, as well as some of the city’s finest restaurants and cultural attractions. Adjacent to the Museum District, Montrose is home to The Menil Collection and the University of St. Thomas. Find your center while meditating at The Rothko Chapel or play a life-sized game of chess at the The Black Labrador.

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ASIATOWN on the city’s Southwest side should be one of your prime food destinations. On Bellaire Boulevard, start your day at 85º Café, featuring Asian-inspired pastries, breads and coffee. For lunch or dinner, the choices are endless. Local chefs and regular civilians swear by the spicy crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles. Himalaya Restaurant, known for its Indian and Pakistani cuisine, just might serve the best fried chicken in Houston (it was featured on “Parts Unknown” on CNN.)

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EAST DOWNTOWN (EaDo) has rapidly transformed itself into a fun place to eat, drink, hang out and live. Cheer on Major League Soccer at BBVA Compass Stadium, take in a concert at Warehouse Live, enjoy some craft brews at 8th Wonder Brewery and make sure to check out the street art lining buildings around every turn. In development: East Village, a large-scale industrial redevelopment project that will offer restaurants, bars, a distillery and creative office space.

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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

The former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg designed by John Staub now houses the Museum of Fine Arts’ early American decorative arts and painting collection. Outside, on the property’s 14 lush acres, is the largest organic historic public garden in the state. Don’t miss The Shop at Bayou Bend, inside the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center.

Children's Museum of Houston

The most-attended children’s museum of its size in the nation serves more than one million people annually. Bring the kids to enjoy all 90,000 square feet of jam-packed, hands-on exhibits and educational fun.

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Downtown Aquarium

Part restaurant, part exhibit, the aquarium features tanks filled with stingrays, sharks and other exotic marine life. Themed habitats include the Louisiana Swamp exhibit filled with dwarf gators, crawfish and snapping turtles, as well as the Shipwreck and Sunken Temple exhibits.

Fresh Tap Tours

With more than 40 breweries crafting unique blends across the city, it can be tough to know where to start. Fresh Tap Tours takes care of the planning, offering beer aficionados a one-stop bus ride to and from three breweries, with tours, tastings, snacks and a designated driver included in the four- to five-hour trek.

The Health Museum

Part of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate, The Health Museum provides the ultimate journey inside the body. Explore giant sculptures of human organs, ribs and even teeth. Don’t miss the DeBakey Cell Lab for family-friendly genetic experiments.

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Houston Zoo

This favorite Galveston Island attraction stretches approximately 1,130 feet over the Gulf of Mexico — more than three football fields in length — and provides the waterside community with familyoriented attractions, including games, 16 rides, retail shops and dining options.

Walk on the wild side with 6,000 animal residents. The 55-acre zoo fosters an appreciation for the ecosystems of the natural world. Nearby, Hermann Park Pavilion invites visitors to tour the park on a miniature train or cruise on the duck pond in a pedal boat.

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Dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust and remembering the six million Jews and other innocent victims, this unique facility houses a permanent exhibition called “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers.” The roles of collaborators, by-standers, rescuers and liberators are portrayed through artifacts, film reels, photographs and text panels. The museum has recently reopened after a $33.8 million expansion.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

This multilevel destination highlights the Earth’s wonders in world-class touring exhibitions. The museum also makes room for the Wortham IMAX Theatre screen, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium, and Paleontology Hall.

Houston Polo Club

Tucked away in Houston’s sprawling Memorial Park in the heart of the city, the Houston Polo Club isn’t just for polo players and horses. Guests can enjoy the final matches of fall and spring tournaments on Sunday afternoons. Individual tickets on the covered Red Oak Lawn are available for $30, or $15 for children ages 12 and under. If you’d like a more private affair, boxes are an option.

Want to skydive but not excited about jumping from a perfectly good airplane? Visit either of the two area skydiving facilities, which gives guests a chance to feel the rush without the risk.

exhibitions of art from major civilizations and antiquity to the present. A $450 million expansion project is underway and is expected to be completed by 2020.

Sam Houston Race Park

Celebrate the spirit and elegance of Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses with live and simulcast racing. Watch from a grandstand, a pavilion, or one of several suites with trackside views. The park also hosts concerts at the Showgrounds live music venue.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

Head south of Houston to the 35-acre Kemah Boardwalk and dine overlooking Galveston Bay. Enjoy live music, shopping, games and train rides, as well as the popular Boardwalk Bullet roller coaster

Just a short drive from Houston, Schlitterbahn is open all year long. The actionpacked park features 31 aquatic adventures for summer and 12 indoor attractions during the heated indoor season.

Lone Star Flight Museum

Space Center Houston

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More than 400 things to see and do await at Space Center Houston, Houston’s first Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitors Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. Discover real flown spacecraft and Robonauts; even touch a moon rock.

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Located at Houston’s Ellington Field Airport, the $38 million facility includes two large hangars, housing more than 40 historically-significant aircraft, including the B-17 Flying Fortress, a North American B-25 and P-47 Thunderbolt. Within Galveston Island’s three glistening glass pyramids lie the IMAX 3-D Theater, Special FX-4D Theater and RideFilm Theater. Wildlife is on display in the Rainforest, Aquarium and Discovery pyramids. Outdoor fun includes a paddleboat ride on the bay and a man-made beach.

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ON ANY GIVEN WEEKEND during Fall and Winter in Houston, there’s probably a festival of some sort taking place. You’ve got the East End Fall Street Fair on September 27, the Korean Festival on October 5, the Italian Festival starting October 10, the Bayou City Art Festival (this is a big one) on October 12 and 13, and on and on. Here are two you won’t want to miss. The Original Greek Festival, a massive undertaking in Montrose, rolls back into town from October 3 – 6. Held on the grounds of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the blocks surrounding it, this grand event features homemade Greek

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food, Greek wines, dance programs and live music, plus shopping (jewelry, t-shirts, imported items, etc.) The second one is a beloved Houston tradition: Lights in the Heights glitters and glows on Saturday, December 14. You’ll stroll along a pedestrian-friendly route through this charming neighborhood and enjoy a variety of sights ranging from nostalgic twinkling white lights to eclectic, colorfully lighted scenes. Listen to the seasonal sounds of Christmas carols, jazz bands and more, playing on the front porches, driveways and yards of Woodland Heights residents.

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ARTS & CULTURE IT’S NO TEXAS BOAST: Houston is serious about the arts. The city features one of the nation’s largest museum districts and serves as one of the few American cities with resident professional companies in ballet, opera, symphony and theater. The 17-block downtown theater district is home to Houston Grand Opera, Alley Theatre, Houston Symphony and Houston Ballet, all of whom consistently present Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award-winning performances. Other area arts organizations include Society For The Performing Arts, Da Camera, The Catastrophic Theatre Company and Theatre Under The Stars, the nation’s largest nonprofit producer of musical theater. Minutes away in Midtown, check out the calendar lineup at MATCH. The state-of-the-art visual and performing arts venue opened in 2015, playing host to more than 50 area arts groups including Main Street Theater and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Nearby is the famed Ensemble Theater, presenting African American artistic expression since 1976.

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Southwest of Downtown, in the pedestrianfriendly Museum District, more than 6.6 million annual visitors explore the 19 cultural institutions that make up the tree-lined neighborhood. The district’s anchor and the nation’s sixthlargest art museum – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – continues to undergo a tremendous campus expansion, with new exhibition, conservation and education spaces, and a master plan that knits together a century’s worth of signature architectural structures. The nearby Contemporary Arts Museum Houston celebrates post-modern artwork inside its distinctive stainless-steel space, while the educational exhibits at Houston Museum of Natural Science unfold within a four-level complex. Do not miss the museum’s Wortham IMAX Theater or the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Other Museum District Highlights: The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, with rotating exhibits of local and national fiber, textile, furniture, glass, ceramics and metal artists, plus

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The Asia Society Texas Center educates Houstonians about Asia through art, outreach and engagement programs to forge close ties between the city and the peoples and institutions of Asia. Housed in a gorgeous building designed by Yoshio Tanaguchi, the facility also includes a branch of Pondicheri Café – a concept created by James Beard Award nominee Anita Jaisinghani. The Health Museum inspires passion and curiosity in health, the medical sciences, and the human body through education programming with permanent and traveling exhibits. Rice University and The University of Houston also offer plentiful arts and culture. Rice’s Moody Center For The Arts focuses on presenting work by world-recognized artists that fosters conversations across disciplines. At UH’s Blaffer Gallery, viewers find a rotating mix of work by U.S. and international artists. The programming at UH’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Center for the Arts is dedicated to groundbreaking, transformational collaborations across the performing, visual, and literary arts. A true Museum District gem and one of the most important private museums in the world, the Menil Collection has added another impressive facility to its green and leafy central campus: The Menil Drawing Institute. It’s the fifth art building to join the Menil neighborhood.

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For something uniquely Houston, stop by one of the city’s alternative art spaces like DiverseWorks, Art Car Museum or Project Row Houses. The latter unfolds in a series of Third Ward shotgun shacks and focuses on arts education, historic preservation and community development and engagement. Nearby is The Station Museum of Contemporary Art, an exhibition forum for local, national and international artists, with an emphasis on fine arts that reflects the cultural diversity of Houston’s communities.

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The Season’s Top Exhibitions ART AND CULTURE LOVERS, rejoice! Fall brings some spectacular exhibits to Houston’s impressive collection of museums. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, several don’t-miss shows are on the schedule. Jasper Johns: 100 Variations on a Theme opens September 29. The exhibit centers on a series of 100 prints created by the artist in 2015 over the course of 10 days in his Connecticut studio. Each print is created with ink, using collected materials that include string, stenciled numbers, the artist’s handprint and leaves from plants and trees. On October 20, Impressionism and PostImpressionism Unseen: French Paintings form a Private Collection opens at the MFAH, featuring important paintings by artists of the French avant-garde, including Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and more. The museum is the sole venue for this rare treat, so put this show on your list. www.mfah.org Over at the Menil Collection, you’ll find Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale. Mapa Wiya includes more than 100 contemporary Aboriginal paintings, shields, hollow log coffins (larrakitj or lorrkkon), and engraved mother of pearl (lonka lonka or riji) held by the Fondation Opale in Lens, Switzerland, one of the most significant collections of Aboriginal art. www.menil.org

What’s cooking at the Health Museum (A Smithsonian Affiliate)? Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture explores our complex food system from farm to fork. With sections devoted to growing, transporting, eating, cooking and celebrating food, Our Global Kitchen illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced, moved, and enjoyed throughout the world. Fun fact: Until 500 years ago, no one outside of the Americas had tasted chili peppers, chocolate or tomatoes. www.thehealthmuseum.org

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The Children’s Museum of Houston is your seasonal holiday headquarters for family fun. From October 12 -31, experience the slimefilled “Halloween Dose of Gross,” featuring spine-tingling experiments and spirit-lifting activities. Also, “Lights, Snow & Ugly Sweaters” runs from November 3 – January 5. This exciting holiday experience invites you to chase the museum’s enormous new lights and dodge opponents in the ultimate plush snow fight. You can even fling “snowballs” using a snow ball launcher. www.cmhouston.org The Holocaust Museum Houston reopened this summer after a massive renovation and construction project. Beginning November 15, the museum is presenting Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. This new bilingual exhibition explores the world of the legendary activist, community organizer, lobbyist, contract negotiator, teacher, mother and feminist leader. Huerta’s life and work have had farreaching impacts on labor, women’s and minority rights, with effects that still reverberate today. www.hmh.org The Houston Museum of Natural Science kicks off the holiday season November 8 with Trains over Texas. Create fun family memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built “O” scale model. The multiple trains crisscrossing the state will visit important and unique places in the state’s geology and physiography. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies and wetlands of the Texas coast and state and national monuments such as Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls and Big Bend National Park. Also, starting November 22 at the HMNS, enjoy White Christmas in the Cockrell Butterfly center – with hundreds of white butterflies and festive holiday trees. www.hmns.org

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WHERE TO STAY YOU’VE ARRIVED at the right time! Houston has experienced a recent hotel boom and our new lodgings are sure to impress even the most seasoned traveler. Over by the Galleria luxury shopping district just west of downtown, you’ll find the spectacular, AAA Five Diamond Post Oak Hotel at Uptown, an elaborate showplace where the accommodations, services and amenities are first class. Think Mastro’s Steakhouse, a pool with fountains and fireplaces, an adjacent Rolls Royce showroom and direct helicopter pad access. Farther out west on the way to the Energy Corridor is the Hotel ZaZa Memorial City, the newest anchor in the vast Memorial City mixeduse development brimming with shopping and dining options. The hotel features original artwork, lavish décor, outrageously themed suite, fine dining and a thriving “Beach Club” pool scene. If you’re staying Downtown, you’ll want to check out – and check into – two new jewels,

Lancaster Hotel

C. Baldwin and the Cambria Hotel. Formerly the Doubletree Downtown, C. Baldwin is named for a Houston pioneer, Charlotte Baldwin Allen, who used her inheritance to finance the City of Houston. The centrally located hotel has a signature restaurant, a luxury nail salon, and a downtown outpost of much-loved gift and fashion emporium Sloan/Hall. Housed in a renovated Art Deco skyscraper near Minute Maid Park, the Cambria Hotel features classic Texas charm. This is a great choice for travelers who want to be near the George R. Brown Convention Center. For those who love history and great art from prominent regional artists including James Surls, Terrell James and Mark Flood, nothing beats The Lancaster, recently renovated from top to bottom – and just steps from Jones Hall, The Alley Theatre and the Wortham Theater Center. Its new restaurant, Cultivated F+B, is the perfect pre-show or post-show dinner spot. Be sure to order a martini to accompany their famous crab cakes.

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THINK ABOUT HOUSTON RESTAURANTS and what comes to mind? Tex-Mex, barbecue and steaks for sure. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find exciting cuisines of all nationalities all over town – Korean barbeque, Vietnamese crawfish, pho, ramen, interior Mexican, Greek, and even English pub food.

all over town. A few recommendations: the “sizzling fajitas” slathered in butter and garlic at El Real in Montrose; the table-top parilla mixed grill at El Tiempo featuring beef and chicken fajitas, as well as shrimp and quail (add bacon); and local chain Lupe Tortilla, with its limemarinated and tenderized skirt steak recipe.

Ambitious new restaurants are taking their place alongside time-honored local favorites. The award-winning Killen’s Barbecue has opened its first location inside the Loop, on Heights Boulevard. In Rice Village, you’ll find Mendocino Farms, with locally sourced/seasonal cuisine. Close by in Southampton is the trendy Tropicales, with Latin-influenced food, cocktails and coffee. Try to grab one of the outdoor tables.

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A second location of Postino, the wine and small-bites establishment, has opened in Montrose. Also new in Montrose: Tex-Mex joint Cadente, from the team that owns the nearby Pit Room (look for the line out the door). Enjoy the luxurious and refined surroundings, and exquisitely crafted contemporary Spanish cuisine, at BCN Taste + Tradition, housed in a Montrose mansion. Or explore its gorgeous brand-new sister restaurant, MAD, at River Oaks District, with Instagrammable Spanish/Texas cuisine and delicious cocktails. It’s currently the most talked-about eatery and bar in town.

Tex Mex Capital

Back to the aforementioned Tex-Mex: local legend holds that fajitas were invented at the famed Original Ninfa’s on Navigation and they’re just as delicious today. Now a Tex-Mex staple, you can get great chicken or beef fajitas

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Phoenicia Specialty Foods

Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai… yes! Chinatown in Southwest Houston along Bellaire features Crawfish and Noodles – ground zero for H-town’s famous Viet Cajun crawfish. While you’re in the neighborhood, try Confucius Seafood Restaurant, serving traditional Cantonese food since 2002. Try the Peking duck with steamed buns, and be sure to ask about the two-whole-lobster special. Get your ramen fix at Izakaya or Jinya Ramen Bar in Midtown, Ramen Tatsu-ya in Montrose or Soma Sushi on Washington Ave. And speaking of sushi, local favorite Uptown Sushi recently reopened in Uptown Park, with an interesting Japanesefusion menu, plus bountiful sake and nigiri.

Hit the Heights

The Heights’ once-sleepy restaurant scene is on fire. Near Shepherd and 19th, you’ll find Superica (Tex-Mex) and La Lucha (fried chicken and seafood), as well as Ka Sushi with its Asianfusion cuisine. On Washington Ave., you’ll find the hopping steakhouse B&B Butchers & Restaurant, and its casual cousin B.B Lemon across the street. For seafood, set your course for 1751 Sea and Bar, a newish place on Heights Boulevard with a full raw bar (and full cocktail bar – with more than 100 different gins).

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Another recent development is the growing number of food halls – with diverse global cuisines and cocktails that reflect the city’s population. Most can be found downtown. The underground Conservatory, the city’s first food hall, showcases delicacies from a rotating list of local purveyors – and offers a beer garden with 60 different drafts. Finn Hall at The Jones on Main Street has two bars, plus coffee, and food from Vietnam, Korea, the Mediterranean and the USA. Bravery Chef Hall at Aris Market Square centers around five restaurants, with concepts from Krisp Bird & Batter, Black Hill Ranch and Andes Café, among others. Lyric Market boasts 24 global food tenants and a speakeasy inside the Lyric Centre Parking Garage, plus outside street-level seating. Finally, there’s the brand-new Understory, featuring concepts from East Hampton Sandwich Company, Boomtown Coffee and Mama Ninfa’s Tacos y Tortas, plus a cocktail lounge. Outside of downtown, there’s Railway Heights Market on Washington Avenue, with local produce, meats and seafood, a container farm and beer garden. It also hosts a farmers market every Saturday and Sunday. And opening in October in Rice Village, Politan Row will be a mid-century gem with a mix of local food and beverage talent. For more on local dining, log onto VisitHouston.com/Restaurants www.VisitHouston.com

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Go East

There’s a lot cooking in East Downtown (EaDo). Local BYOB favorite Huynh is a modest Vietnamese restaurant with outstanding fried chicken. Nancy’s Hustle is an intimate bistro and bar, and a foodie and hipster favorite (enjoy the reel-to-reel music soundtrack). For weekend brunch, head to Around the Corner, with bloodorange mimosas, deep-dish quiche and homemade biscuits. They also have a Thursday Steak Night.

Meat Us Here

Houston’s barbecue scene is exploding, with Truth Barbecue (save room for homemade cake) on Washington Ave. joining local favorites Goode Co., The Pit Room in Montrose, and Pinkerton’s Barbecue in the Heights (order the brisket) and Ray’s BBQ Shack in the Third Ward. Want to go completely old school? Then pay a visit to the Barbecue Inn, which has been operating for nearly 70 years on Crosstimbers.

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HOUSTON LOVES ITS ATHLETES, and rightly so. At any given time, you can find them on and off the court and field, giving back to the community and making a difference. Come for a game and spectacular experience, with music and dance programs, acrobatic cheerleading, salutes to veterans and community groups, fan contests – plus the actual game itself.

Houston Astros

The 2017 World Series champs play at Minute Maid Park downtown, where a retractable roof affords open-air seating on beautiful Houston evenings and air conditioning on hot summer days. Hungry? Fan food faves include Jackson Street Barbecue and Shake Shack. Season: April through October.

Houston Dynamo and Dash

Don’t miss seeing the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash play in the open-air BBVA Compass Stadium – conveniently located on the METRORAIL Purple and Green lines.

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SPORTS

Spectators enjoy unobstructed views from both lower and upper seating bowls, modern sound and video components, as well as fully integrated broadcast facilities. The food offerings were completely upgraded last year. Season: March through October.

Houston Rockets

Watch Red Nation go wild for the Rockets’ lay ups and dunks in downtown’s 18,300-seat Toyota Center. During breaks, don’t miss the

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Sports

T-shirt cannons, shot competitions, the Space City Seniors or the Rockets Power Dancers’ halftime performance. Season: October through April.

Houston Texans

Cheer on the NFL’s Houston Texans – the 2018-2019 AFC South Champions – at NRG Stadium, where it’s Bulls on Parade. The indoor/outdoor venue features a new surface and a retractable roof. Go early and join the tailgating fun. Gates open four hours prior to kickoff. Don’t forget to pack your red-andblue foam koozie and Texans tee. Season: August through January.

Houston SaberCats

Rugby is one of the fastest-growing sports in America, with popularity that stretches from coast to coast – with clubs for men, women and children. The SaberCats are Houston’s professional Major League Rugby team, and their beautiful, brand-new AVEVA Stadium is part of Houston Sports Park south of downtown Houston. Season: January through June.

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SHOPPING PEOPLE COME FROM AROUND THE WORLD to explore Houston’s diverse shopping scene – from luxury boutiques and famous department stores to homegrown favorites. You’ll find expansive malls, outdoor shopping plazas and neighborhood districts brimming with treasures.

The Galleria

With more than 400 stores and restaurants, The Galleria is ground zero for serious shopping. Within its storied confines you’ll find anchor stores Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Macy’s, plus big designer names like Chanel, Saint Laurent, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Armani, Ralph Lauren and more. When you need a break from the retail therapy, dine

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Highland Village

at Nobu Houston, The Cheesecake Factory, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, Fig & Olive, Shake Shack or Yauatcha – home of famous soup dumplings.

River Oaks District

You’ll find this luxury outdoor shopping center just inside The Loop. It’s home to Cartier, Dior, Harry Winston, Diptyque and Brunello Cucinelli, among others. Take in a movie at the swanky iPic Theater, stop for a cocktail at the trendy Bisou, or savor the glamourous crowd and Spanish cuisine at MAD, the city’s hottest new restaurant.

Highland Village

One of Houston’s earliest outdoor shopping centers, Highland Village is always under transformation. Plan an afternoon to walk

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Historic Heights

Antiques, art and vintage shopping for men and women are centered on 19th Street. You’ll want to visit local favorites Manready Mercantile and Vinal Edge (for records). Be sure to check out the new Heights Waterworks – with vegan restaurant Verdine and Hopdoddy Burger Bar. The newish Heights Mercantile mixed-use development on Yale and 6th features the trendy Favor The Kind boutique, Chubbies, Warby Parker, Lululemon and a branch of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Stick around for a glass or two of wine on the Postino patio.

Rice Village

Blocks away from Rice University, this is Houston’s original walkable shopping and dining district. Must-shop stores include J. Landa Jewelry, Piermarini for Euro fashion, Emerson Sloan for chic party supplies, women’s boutique Abejas, and rapper Travis Scott’s AstroWorld store. You’ll also find national retailers like Urban Outfitters, The Gap, Sephora and M*A*C.

Upper Kirby

Explore the retail crossroads of Kirby Drive and Westheimer Road. In The Shops at Arrive, you’ll find local luxury women’s shop Tootsies, Suit Supply and Jonathan Adler. Cross the street and visit gift and fashion emporium Sloan/Hall and Stag Provisions for Men. Make time to stop in at Kuhl-Linscomb, a complex of retail spaces that offers the best in jewelry, candles, outdoor furniture, linens, lighting, tabletop and more.

River Oaks Shopping Center

The historic, Art Deco River Oaks Shopping Center has been delighting shoppers for decades. Shop Sur la Table, Kartell, Steinway, Jos. A. Bank, Barnes and Noble, Atrium, Casa de Novia and take in a movie at the historic River Oaks Theatre.

City Centre

West Houston’s premiere mixed-use development features H&M, Madewell, West Elm, Kendra Scott and Free People. Celebrate over steaks and martinis at Eddie V’s and Capital Grille, or grab a coffee and dessert at Fellini and Sweet Paris.

Shopping

around and visit Anthropologie, WilliamsSonoma, Restoration Hardware, the Apple Store and Kiehl’s. Refresh and recharge with a margarita at Escalante’s or some sake at RA Sushi.

Uptown Park

This European-style shopping village on the West Loop features women’s designer showplace Elizabeth Anthony, Bill Walker Clothier for men, Crave Cupcakes, Embajadores Fine Cigars, Lewis Jewelers and Longoria Collection for the best in home goods.

Houston Premium Outlets

This designer discount mall in suburban Cypress, off Highway 290, offers more than 145 stores, including Tory Burch, Theory and Escada.

Katy Mills Mall

Twenty-five miles west of downtown, Katy Mills brings together retail and entertainment under one roof. Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Off Fifth share space with Banana Republic, Sun & Ski Sports, Nike Factory Store, Oakley, Cole Haan and dozens of outlet stores.

Sugar Land

Find a mix of retail, restaurant and hotel accommodations at Sugar Land Town Square. Local and national retailers include Altar’d State, Sur La Table, La Rêve Bridal Couture, Pinot’s Palette, Z Gallerie, and Charming Charlie.

The Woodlands

Just north of Houston, The Woodlands Town Center is home to The Woodlands Waterway, the al fresco-minded Market Street (Tiffany, Robert Graham) and The Woodlands Mall – a two-level retail complex with more than 160 stores. Expect endless dining options, as well as big retail names like Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Vineyard Vines, Godiva, The Apple Store and James Avery.

For more Houston shopping tips, log onto VisitHouston.com/Shopping

Memorial City Mall

Here are 265 acres of shopping, dining and fun in the heart of West Houston’s familyfriendly Memorial neighborhood. Memorial City Mall features Texas’s highest-performing Macy’s, as well as Zara, The Apple Store, Michael Kors, Coach and Houston’s only American Girl Store.

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NIGHTLIFE HOUSTON COMES ALIVE AT NIGHT with centrally set concert venues, laid back lounges and linger-worthy bars, so no matter what scene you’re seeking, you’re sure to find it here.

Downtown and Midtown

Houston’s central business district is booming with bars, clubs and lounges. Market Square is Ground Zero for fun. Drink in the history at La Carafe, the city’s oldest (and maybe haunted) bar. Nearby you’ll find the old-school Warren’s Inn, where cheap and strong drinks draw both hipsters and hardcore juicers. Get your tropical tiki fix (order the Painkiller) at Kanaloa, and enjoy their Korean-fusion snacks. In Midtown, claim a hammock at Axelrad, or be the star of the show at Spotlight Karaoke or Glitter Karaoke, both on Milam Street.

Montrose

Traditionally home to “alternative” nightlife and the city’s LGBTQ club scene, Montrose is where you’ll find longtime LGBTQ watering hole JR’s Bar and Grill, plus Rudyard’s live music venue, classic dive bar Lola’s, and Present Company, reportedly the city’s most Instagrammable new cocktail venue. A second location of wine bar Postino just opened across the street from JR’s. For craft cocktails, head to Anvil Bar and Refuge. Feel like hanging out on a patio with a

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neighborhood cast of characters? Then Poison Girl is for you.

River Oaks and West University

In between these two affluent neighborhoods, you’ll find On the Kirb, a sports bar and gastropub with healthy food. Social types and pretty people pop their corks at A’Bouzy, the buzzy champagne bar with reasonable wine prices. Over in West University, sing the blues at The Big Easy or enjoy a whopper of a Long Island Iced Tea at the legendary Marquis 2.

The Heights

One of Houston’s most historic neighborhoods has quickly evolved into a top nightlife destination. Better Luck Tomorrow’s great drinks are matched by the bar’s outstanding food. Brush up on your bingo skills at SPJST Lodge 88, or enjoy 18-ounce Shiner and Lone Star beers at Alice’s Tall Texan Drive Inn, a true holein-the-wall. The Ready Room is a cool speakeasy bar on White Oak. There’s no sign, but it’s right next door to Ritual.

Uptown/Galleria

This corporate neighborhood knows how to party. Start off with a cocktail at the hopping social hotspot, Bisou, at River Oaks District. Or cross the street and head upstairs at Le Colonial

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for the nightly people watching party. Latenight dining and drinks are always on the menu at 51fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails at Saks Fifth Avenue at The Galleria. Or go fullon dive at The West End, a dog-friendly beer joint with a fun happy hour.

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Washington Ave. / Arts District Houston

Just outside downtown, this corridor is geared toward young professionals and neighborhood residents alike. Country fans will like Daisy Dukes for two-stepping and long-neck drinking. Concrete Cowboy offers dancing off a different sort, playing EDM and some hip hop. Handlebar is a low-key and cozy hideaway on Washington with a patio and a “secret bar” – just ask. The Darkhorse Tavern offers drinks, darts and free snacks with a low-key neighborhood crowd.

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Hear It LIVE Here

Houston was touted by Travel + Leisure for its terrific live music scene. Wondering where to find the best shows in town? Read on.

Armadillo Palace In 2016, the Texas-loving

bar kicked things up, adding a 4,000-squarefoot dance hall venue to its original footage. Catch around 80 live shows a year at Armadillo featuring local artists and classic crooners.

House of Blues Firmly planted in the middle of Downtown, the HOB brings a healthy dose of emerging artists and seasoned acts to H-Town. You’ll find major acts like Robert Earl Keen and Queensryche, as well as indie rock groups. Heights Theater This renovated historic venue smack dab in the heart of The Heights on 19th Street features national and regional touring acts. Recent shows have included Meshell Ndegeocello, Joe Ely, Shinyribs and Lee Ann Womack.

Continental Club Smack dab in the middle of Midtown on Main Street, this Austin import has a distinctive Houston attitude. The venue offers its classic neon and red velvet stage to regular bands and cover artists alike.

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck A hotspot for

singer-songwriters (mostly of the country and folk persuasion), the Duck is just as much Irish pub as it is music hall. Dig into fare

from across the pond and see shows by such Texas artists as Patrice Pike and Bob Schneider.

White Oak Music Hall Just minutes from downtown, WOMH opened in 2016, offering up rising-star acts and national names on an expansive outdoor stage. Sweeping city views add to the site’s appeal. Warehouse Live EaDo’s Warehouse Live is a live music and event venue featuring local and touring indie bands, tribute acts, festivals and all ages shows. Rockefeller’s Housed in a former bank on Washington Ave., Rockefeller’s is a live music and event space where you can catch The Reverend Horton Heat and other Texas acts.. Last Concert Café This incognito Tex-Mex café downtown is also a rocking live music venue with vast outdoor concert space. Stop in for the Wednesday Night Drum Circle. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant This

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SUGAR LAND Beyond Houston, discover the unexpected. While only 20 minutes from downtown Houston, Sugar Land feels a world away. A high concentration of attractions are located within a short drive or walk from each other inside its city limits, including a world class baseball park, natural history museum and the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, which is one of the nation’s top entertainment venues hosting A-list performers. For the discerning shopper, Sugar Land features over 30 shopping areas with businesses ranging from established retailers to local boutiques. At First Colony Mall, you can find more than 1-million square feet of shopping and dining, with established retailers like Macy’s, Dillard’s and upscale brands like Coach, Fossil and Michael Kors. Nearby, there is the Market at Town Center that features outlet-style shopping such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Home Goods and more for deal-finders.

Within walking distance, take a stroll through Sugar Land Town Square, where there are various dining, shopping, events and nightlife options. No matter what mood you’re in, surely you’ll find something captivating and sweet to end your visit. Beyond the city’s shopping scene, Sugar Land also boasts world-class performing arts, educational exhibits and plenty of year-round, action-packed entertainment. Experience a face-to-face encounter with larger-thanlife Devil Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Enjoy an outerspace adventure in the Hall of Space Science. Children can also become archaeologists at the museum’s Dig Pit as they search for dinosaurs under the watchful gaze of a prehistoric Archelon, the largest sea turtle ever discovered. Young adventure seekers will love the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. Located at the historical Imperial Sugar refinery site, children under 12 www.VisitHouston.com

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can experience five hands-on, minds-on exhibits, including Kidtropolis, How Does It Work?, Yalálag, Paper Engineering and Tot*Spot. For A-list performances, head to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for national headliners like Santana, Christina Aguilera and Willie Nelson to out-of-this-world performances from artists like magician David Blaine. Catch some sun rays and a baseball game at Constellation Field, home to the Sugar Land Skeeters—Sugar Land’s minor-league baseball team and the 2018 Atlantic League Champions. This multipurpose facility hosts a wide-range of sporting and live-entertainment events, including baseball games and cheerleading. For more activities, events and fun things to do in Sugar Land, log on to VisitSugarLandTX.com.

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ALVIN Tucked between Houston and the sand beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast is Alvin – a charming city with humble beginnings dating back to 1845. There, visitors will find historical sites, antique shopping, and family-friendly adventures. Step back in time and learn about Alvin’s history at the Alvin Historical Museum, which features many exhibits and memorabilia ranging from the prehistoric area to the formation of Texas and Alvin. Afterwards, visitors can stop by the Alvin Historical Train Depot and walk through one of the original stops for passengers awaiting the Santa Fe Rail Line. Seeking an adventure? Bayou Wildlife Zoo is home to over 500 different animals from 19 different countries. Guests can get up close to the

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Froberg’s Farm

animals and go on a safari-like adventure across 80 acres, feeding everything from ostriches and deer to bison and camels. For a real treat, stop by Froberg’s Farm for pick-your-own-strawberries-the picking season typically starts in mid-January and ends late May. In the fall, the farm offers a corn maze for the kids. Save time to peruse the Froberg’s Country Store, which offers homegrown fruits and vegetables, along with pies, jams, peanut brittle and other treats. For more information about Alvin’s accommodations, shopping and dining, visit www.visitalvin.com. H

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PEARLAND Pearland stands in its own right as a memorable destination located just south of Houston. Connect with nature, shop until you drop, enjoy live entertainment or indulge your inner foodie at one of Pearland’s nationally-ranked restaurants. Pearland’s very own Chef Ronnie Killen offers top-notch dining with four signature restaurants: Killen’s Steakhouse, Killen’s BBQ, Killen’s Burgers and Killen’s TMX. For authentic German food, live music and an Oktoberfest, pay a visit to King’s Biergarten or stop by Emma’s Mex Grill, authentic Mexican cuisine and celebration of agave spirits. Taste true Texas craft beer at Pearland’s two microbreweries, Bakfish Brewing Company and Vallensons’ Brewing Company. Later, take advantage of some of the city’s retail opportunities. Find treasures at more than 20 antique, boutique, consignment and resale shops offering oneof-a-kind finds and a weekend flea market. Download a visitor savings pass at VisitPearland.com/visitorsavingspass to score some unique finds at local shops. Don’t miss

the 1.1-million-square-foot Pearland Town Center bringing together 140+ shops, restaurants and businesses in an open-air center. Connect with nature in Pearland, which is located in the heart of a major migratory path making it an ideal year-round birding destination. Miles of trails offer a chance to connect to nature by birding, hiking, biking or exploring 175+ acres of parkland. Easy access to nearby amenities means Pearland is just minutes away from top attractions and sports venues in the Houston area along with the famed Johnson Space Center. For a small-town getaway from the big city or the ideal starting point for your next Gulf Coast adventure, PREPEAR TO LOVE IT - Pearland.

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Pearland is nestled on the Upper Texas Coast – Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail with several habitats that are critical for birds flying in for migration. As these birds fly in from across the Gulf of Mexico, they typically prefer habitats that are just inland.

Some species can be spotted seasonally during the migration times, but birding is available year round for many species calling Pearland home.

Birding in Pearland – prepare to love it!

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CONROE Conroe is the perfect city with the small town appeal. With so much to offer, Conroe is a destination favorite. Deep in the heart of the Piney Woods, Lake Conroe has 22,000 acres of fun and 156 miles of beautiful shoreline. Lake Conroe is every bass fisherman’s dream. Try your hand at hydro-rocketing or Jet Surfing. Rent a boat and enjoy a relaxing day on the lake. Conroe is full of rich Texas history. Montgomery County, is the birthplace of the Texas Flag. One can’t miss the fourteen battle

and rally flags proudly flying at The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park when driving into Conroe from Houston. Don’t forget to visit the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County to learn about our local history. W. Goodrich Jones State Forest is the perfect hiking trail where you’re sure to find a rare redcockaded woodpecker. Sam Houston National Forest is the place to camp, bike or enjoy a horseback ride. Enjoy a night of amazing food and entertainment. Conroe has

some of the best BBQ in Texas. It is home to three breweries, one winery and a brand new distillery. Live music is available just about any night of the week. Come see why the Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor designated Conroe as a "Texas Music Friendly City!" Your adventure awaits you in Conroe, Texas.

For more information on Conroe, visit VisitConroe.com.

Conroe is ready. Are you?

Live Music venues are plentiful in Downtown Conroe. Designated as a Texas Music Friendly Community, both established and newer entertainers are featured. Come enjoy the entertainment, cuisine, wineries, breweries and a cultural district, too!

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DEER PARK Conveniently located near Houston and Galveston, Deer Park brings visitors a destination full of history, outdoor fun and delicious, local cuisine. As Texas history lovers will appreciate, Deer park is home to Patrick's Cabin, a historical representation of the site where the initial treaty papers were drafted following the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, which secured Texas independence from Mexico. For that reason, the city proudly holds the distinction of being the Birthplace of Texas. Deer Park is also only minutes from the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Outdoor fun and culture also make Deer Park a memorable place to explore. Year-round, visitors will find community events like Dive-In movies

Battleground Golf Course

at the Dow Park Pool, free open-air concerts and family-friendly holiday events. Other area draws include the 18-hole, 72-par Battleground Golf Course and dinner theater productions by the Art Park Players. Stick around for dinner, too, as the area is home to several locally-owned restaurants that offer stand-out cuisine in everything from Mediterranean to Italian. For more information about Deer Park's accommodations, shopping and dining, check out Visit.DeerParkTX.org.

The City of Deer Park -

Your home base for exploring the Houston/Bay Area region! Just 19 miles east of Houston, Deer Park is full of surprises and fun! From family activities, shopping and great food to our beautiful Battleground Golf Course – not to mention close proximity to the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Kemah and Galveston – our city is the perfect spot for your next vacation!

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BRAZOSPORT More than just a single city, the Brazosport area encompasses the cities of Clute, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Quintana and Surfside Beach. Located 50 miles south of Downtown Houston, visitors will find a region known for its natural beauty and rich history. If you would rather be on the beach then Surfside Beach is your destination. Miles of golden sand teamed with interesting seashells and marine life make this a perfect retreat for recreational sports, sun worshipers and nature lovers alike. The Surfside Jetties, extending one mile into the Texas Gulf, offers anglers trophy redfish, speckled trout or just about any game fish. Beach house rentals, motels, offshore fishing charters, restaurants and souvenir shops are ideal for beach goers. If you’re looking for an up-close view of marine life, make time to visit Sea Center Texas. Admission is free and visitors can check out turtles, birds and wildlife on the boardwalk, get hands on in the aquarium and attend a fish hatchery tour. Wander through the Center for the Arts and Science and discover a Museum of Natural Science, a Planetarium, an Art Gallery, and two performance theaters. The museum contains one of the largest seashell collections in the South along with fossils, including dinosaurs and mammoth bones. Other exhibits feature Texas coastal wildlife and a unique jade and ivory collection. For additional information about dining, events and accommodations, including beach houses for rent, log onto VisitBrazosport.com. H

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BAYTOWN

Fred Hartman Bridge

Ever dream of kayaking in the reflection of the San Jacinto monument or running across one of the largest stay-cable bridges in the world? Excursions to Baytown offer many exciting options from geocaching to a night at the theater! Take a romantic trip to Yepez Vineyard or enjoy performances at the Lee College Performing Arts Center and Baytown Little Theater. Wildlife and birding enthusiasts will appreciate the Baytown Nature Center and Eddie Gray Wetlands Center, both situated among the waterways that once witnessed the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. For family fun, spend the day by the water, where Baytown’s Pirate’s Bay Waterpark thrills children of all ages. Houston Raceway Park is also a popular destination hosting year-round events such as the NHRA Spring Nationals. Explore all of Baytown’s charming tourist spots through the official GeoTour (gt7a), a unique scavenger hunt that takes participants on a complete Baytown tour. Looking for the perfect selfie spot? Check out the Baytown ArtVenture which guides visitors through murals, sculptures, and architectural pieces all while earning fun prizes. Settled just 30 minutes east of Houston and 45 minutes north of Galveston, Baytown is conveniently located in the Gulf Coast region. For more information about Baytown, including dining, accommodations, and events, download our free “Visit Baytown” mobile app in the Google Play and Apple Stores or log on to VisitBaytown.com. H


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park. Other noteworthy Huntsville stops include visits to the Hearts Veterans Museum, The Wynne Home Arts Center and the Texas Prison Museum. Still, a visit to Huntsville wouldn’t be the same without taking time to appreciate the great outdoors. Carve out time to spend the day (or night) at Huntsville State Park. Located six miles southwest of the city, the park is open year-round, allowing visitors camping, kayaking and swimming, as well as hiking and biking opportunities.

Tucked between Houston and Dallas, Huntsville makes an ideal escape for nature, culture and history buffs, nestled among the tall pines of the Sam Houston National Forest. Founded in 1835, Huntsville remains a popular destination for visitors looking to celebrate the past. Start the trip with a visit to the Sam Houston Statue—the most photographed statue in the state. Incidentally, it’s also a great place to pick up maps, tour information and brochures, since it’s home to the city’s visitor center. From there, venture to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, which honors the legacy of General Sam Houston. Located on 15 acres of Houston’s original homestead, guests can tour several buildings and enjoy a picnic lunch in the

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PORT ARTHUR Cajun flavor, dramatic history and natural beauty come together in Port Arthur. Set on the shores of Sabine Lake—a 90,000-acre salt water estuary on the Texas-Louisana border—Port Arthur is known for its outdoor offerings, cuisine and culture. Visitors can spend the day fishing on the lake, birding at Sabine Woods or exploring Sea Rim State Park—five miles of natural beach where the Gulf of Mexico meets the marsh. Take a walk on the Gambusia Nature trail boardwalk, which winds through grasses, gators and birding hotspots. Janis Joplin fans will want to pay a visit to The Museum of the Gulf Coast, where a replica of the singer’s psychedelic Porsche and original paintings are on display. Beyond

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Janis, the museum also features exhibits of local personalities and historic archives. Finally, visitors can celebrate the city’s diverse faith and culture along the Faith Trail, from the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Queen of Vietnamese Catholic Church & Queen of Peace Shrine and Gardens. Finish the exploration with a cup of green tea, as monks guide you through bamboo and lotus gardens at Buu Mon Buddhist Temple & Lotus Gardens. For more information about Port Arthur, including dining, accommodations and events, log on to VisitPortArthurTX.com. H

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TOMBALL Founded in 1907 along the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railroad line, Tomball remains a destination for visitors looking for large fun in a small town setting—from award winning festivals and unique shopping to tasty mom-and-pop eateries and model railroading fun. Annual events such as the Tomball German Heritage Festival and the Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival are staged through the year, while Texas talent like Larry Gatlin, Roger Creager, and Two Tons of Steel take the stage at local listening rooms. In Tomball, which is set 28 miles northwest of Downtown Houston, shoppers will find treasurefilled spaces, perfect for unearthing collectibles and antiques, special boutique finds, art and more.

From live concerts to award winning festivals, Tomball is Texan for fun!

And, then there’s the food. It’s no wonder Texas Monthly, the Travel Channel, The Daytripper and other national media regularly tout Tomball for its stand-out cuisine. Guests will find more than 40 museums, historic homes and cemeteries, 30 golf courses, a dozen craft breweries, distilleries and wineries, along with hiking and biking trails, parklands and other funfilled activities within a short drive. For more information about Tomball, including details on accommodations, activities and events, visit TomballTX.gov. H

All sorts of fun-filled activities are just minutes away… Visit more than 40 historic homes, cemeteries and museums

Once a bustling railroad community driven by agriculture and oil, today Tomball, TX is a destination for folks looking for large fun in a small town. From awardwinning festivals, live music, unique shopping, mom-and-pop eateries and lots of lodging for any budget, Tomball is Texan for Fun!® /Tomball Texan for Fun /Tomball

Tee off at any of 30 golf courses and driving ranges Tour many area craft breweries, wineries and distilleries Shop and treasure hunt for antiques and unique collectibles Make haste to the famous Texas Renaissance Festival Enjoy some of Texas’ best singer-songwriters and visual creations from area artists Pick your own fresh fruit and wild berries right from the farm Shop fresh veggies and more at the Tomball Farmers Market

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THE WOODLANDS If you’re looking for a perfect shopping getaway with plenty of extra things to see and do, pack your chic weekender bag and head to The Woodlands. Just 30 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands offers a picturesque escape filled with all the best shopping destinations, and none of the big city hassle. You’ll also find beautifully modern hotel accommodations, a lively arts and entertainment scene, award-winning restaurants, scenic outdoor spaces and much more. Whether you have an afternoon or a weekend to spend, you’ll find endless ways to fill the time, and pleasant surprises around every corner. Leave the big city crowds behind and find a new favorite experience this fall in The Woodlands. Experience outdoor retail at its finest at Market Street. This casually elegant shopping mainstay is grander than ever following a total renovation. It’s the perfect place to see and be seen as you peruse favorite retail destinations like Tory Burch, Suitsupply and Warby Parker, to name a few. When

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you’ve spent to your heart’s content, treat yourself to a cocktail or something sweet at one of the district’s wine bars or bakeries. If you’re after something specific for yourself or a special someone, The Woodlands Mall is the place to go. Browse in perfectly air-conditioned comfort at top retailers like Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Altar’d State and even home-décor favorite Pottery Barn. If you’re into local, eclectic shopping, be sure to explore the various village centers around town for trendy, handpicked gifts or unique finds for yourself. Whatever you’re shopping for, you’ll find that a weekend in The Woodlands is time (and money) well spent. For more information about The Woodlands, including details on accommodations, activities and events, visit VisitTheWoodlands.com H

This is better than screen time. WE HEAR THAT A LOT. Exploring and discovering new spaces has never been so easy. When you take your family to The Woodlands, an experience worth putting down the phone for is never far away.

Find a new favorite spot at visitthewoodlands.com/ventureout www.VisitHouston.com

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THE BAY AREA Soak up the sun and Gulf breezes in Bay Area Houston – where “BAYCATIONS ARE BETTER!” Midway between Houston and Galveston, the region attracts visitors for fresh seafood, water recreation, stunning nature preserves and one-of-akind attractions. Located only 15 miles from Hobby Airport, this charming bayside region consists of four cities along the coast line of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay – Kemah, League City, Nassau Bay and Seabrook. Set sail into your Baycation on Clear Lake, a 2,000 acre lake connected to Galveston Bay. Clear Lake is the nation’s third-largest pleasure-boat basin, and is a popular destination for fishing and water sports.

Adventure into your Baycation by visiting the Kemah Boardwalk! Guests can enjoy waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming shops, festivals and seaside entertainment throughout the year. Looking for nature? The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail provides nature enthusiasts with an ecotourism haven. Explore Space during your Baycation with a visit to Space Center Houston. Space Center Houston is equal parts theme park & space travel museum. Plan your Baycation today! For more information, visit us online at VisitBayAreaHouston.com or call (281) 474-9700

ADVENTURE INTO YOUR TEXAS BAYCATION. Birding & Boardwalks Food & Family Fun Nightlife & Nature Spas & Salons Seafood & Spirits Shopping & Space Exploration

Baycations are Better Visit BayAreaHouston.com

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BEAUMONT Located along Interstate 10, just over an hour east of Houston and only minutes from Louisiana, Beaumont strikes a perfect balance of Texas charm and Cajun influence. Visitors will find no shortage of family-friendly excursions in Beaumont, where folks can pose for photos at the world’s largest working fire hydrant, cradle a baby gator at Gator Country and experience the wonders of nature by boat on a fascinating Neches River Adventure tour. History buffs can explore sites honoring American history, including the Texas Energy Museum and Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown— the site of the first major oil discovery. Don’t miss the chance to hear the captivating stories held within the walls of the historic Chambers House, Mcfaddin-Ward House and the John Jay French

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Museum, which range from pioneer rustic to oilboom opulent. Given the area’s dense forests, sandy beaches and wetlands, it comes as no surprise that Beaumont abounds with outdoor activities, too. Enjoy the Beaumont Botanical Gardens and city parks, or spend the day hiking and paddling through the Big Thicket National Preserve. The region is a popular hotspot for birding as well with the new Cattail Marsh Wetlands Scenic Boardwalk. For more information on things to do, dining and local accommodations, check out VisitBeaumontTX.com.

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Geaux Explore History. Nature & Good times Visit Beaumont for crave-worthy culinary diversions, outdoor adventure and history on a grand scale. Call 1-800-392-4401 for a free Visitors Guide and start planning your fun fall getaway now!

Birdwatchers Welcome

Fall migration on the Upper Texas Coast is incredible. Stay in Beaumont and explore 28 Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails within a 40 mile radius.

Enjoy Nature

Stroll the boardwalk at Cattail Marsh, go for a hike in the Big Thicket or hold an alligator at Gator Country Adventure Park.

On the Water

Neches River Adventure boat tours, Swamp Tours and canoe trips--there’s several ways to enjoy the sunshine.

VisitBeaumontTX.com

#EATBMT Restaurant Week

Pack your stretchy pants, Restaurant Week is Nov 10-17, 2019. Beaumont & Southeast Texas will be serving up lots of delicious places to delight your taste buds.


GALVESTON ISLAND The fall season brings what many consider to be the best weather of the year on Galveston Island, and with great weather comes outdoor events and festivals. From the Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival in September to the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally in October, there's something to do almost every fall weekend. And as winter ushers in the holiday season, Galveston is transformed into the Winter Wonder Island of Texas featuring more than 50 days of events and activities. Located on the Gulf of Mexico less than an hour's drive south of Houston, Galveston is buzzing with new energy. Whether you're walking

along the seawall where laughter fills the air near the Pleasure Pier or you're journeying through the island's emerging foodie scene one delicious bite at a time, it's evident that Galveston has been reborn in so many ways. New attractions are popping up across the island each season, from outer-spaced themed Infinity Racers waterslide at Schlitterbahn Galveston Water Park, to the public art project, Turtles About Town to several miles of newly replenished beaches. Yet, the island has managed to maintain its historic roots, boasting one of the largest collections of well-preserved Victorian architecture in the

country, fascinating museums and a nationally recognized historic downtown district where majestic iron-front buildings house unique shops, art galleries, attractions and restaurants. Here, you'll experience history, small town charm, sparkling Gulf views, entertaining attractions and the many reasons you'll want to return to Galveston again and again.

Plan your Galveston getaway today! For more information, visit Galveston.com or call (888) GAL-ISLE (425-4753)

GALVESTON ISLAND PASS SAVE UP TO 40% OFF AT TRACTIONS!

The Galveston Island Pass is your key to adventure and savings while exploring the numerous attractions that make Galveston so special. Buy at www.galvestonislandpass.com.

• 61st Street Fishing Pier • Artist Boat Kayak Tours • Galveston Children’s Museum • Galveston Naval Museum • Galveston Railroad Museum • Galveston Water Adventures Dolphin Tour

• Historic Ghost Tour • Moody Gardens Rainforest

Pyramid • Moody Gardens SpongeBob SubPants Adventure • Moody Mansion

• Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

• Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast • Red Light District Tour • The Bryan Museum • The Grand 1894 Opera House Tour

Attraction may change seasonally. For information call 409.765.3580.

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ELEGANCE | OPULENCE | ALESSANDRA

Accentuating the Setting

This 21 story hotel in downtown Houston is amid a shopping and entertainment development whose tenants include House of Blues and III Forks Steakhouse. Conveniently located just steps away from prominent downtown destinations such as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center, and Discovery Green. She has a sleek and contemporary exterior coupled with sophisticated and luxurious finishes that emphasize Hotel Alessandra’s beautiful simplicity interwoven with a sense of timelessness and sophistication. Located in the GreenStreet development of downtown Houston, our newest hotel transforms this urban area into a vibrant and well–rounded environment. Designer Lauren Rottet, Founder of Rottet Studio says, “Alessandra transplants old world luxury to blend seamlessly with southern charm, sophistication, and a business savvy mindset.”

Indulging the Senses

Delivering the Experience

• 223 elegantly appointed rooms and suites • Valued hotel guest loyalty program • Custom Valencia Bed with luxurious linens • Spa and swimming pool • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet • Fitness Center access in all guest rooms and public areas • Maserati car service, complimentary within • 50 inch LED Televisions the downtown area, on demand.

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METRORail

GETTING AROUND HOW DO INSIDERS GET AROUND HOUSTON? Easy to navigate highways, robust public transportation, and car- and bike-share programs simplify your trip. The city also features many walkable neighborhoods so you can explore at your own pace.

METRORAIL/Buses

Local bus and light-rail fares are just $1.25 each way throughout the city. With more than 100 routes and 1,250 buses, there’s sure to be one going your way. The three METRORAIL lines link to popular destinations like Downtown, Rice University, University of Houston, Texas Medical Center and the Theater District.

Shuttles

Rental Cars

Jitney

The rental car facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) centralizes the operations of 11 national rental car companies, providing a modern and efficient system for air travelers

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to secure a rental car. At Hobby Airport (HOU), passengers find eight major rental car agencies represented at booths in the baggage claim area. Travelers will also find Zipcars available throughout central Houston. Reserve on the rentals on Zipcar’s app and check out a ride for as little as an hour or as long as a week. SuperShuttle provides ground transportation services at IAH and HOU. The service takes reservations and transports travelers between Houston’s major business and entertainment districts and the airport. Several airport-area hotels also offer courtesy van pickup. Need to get around Houston for a special event or a night on the town? Catch The Wave – a taxi, limo and public bus hybrid that provides patrons with a fixed-rate, fixed-route circulator.

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Getting Around

BCycle Bike Sharing

Taxi Cabs

Nabbing one of the 2,400 cabs in Houston’s fleet got easier with an increased number of downtown taxi stands and cab hailing zones. Of course, if you have a smartphone, catching a ride is easy with Yellow Cab’s Hail-A-Cab app, Lone Star Cab Co.’s Curb app or the Arro app, the latter of which works with taxi companies and other vehicles for hire.

Ride Sharing

Houston was the first city in Texas to approve ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Learn more and download the smartphone apps at Uber.com and Lyft.com.

BCycle Bike Sharing

Hop on a bike and see the city! Houston BCycle operates bike rental stations around the city to foster recreation, mobility and personal wellness. B-Stations can be found throughout Houston – Downtown, Midtown, Third Ward, East End, Near Northside, Heights, University of Houston, Rice University and more. Download their app for all the information

Walk

Walk Score ranks the most walkable neighborhoods in the United States and here are some of their top picks for Houston. Spend the day exploring each neighborhood’s unique mix of independent restaurants, coffee shops, wine and cocktail bars, book stores, antique shops, fitness facilities and personalized services.

MIDTOWN PARK

2811 TRAVIS STREET

Midtown Houston Cultural Arts District is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

• Midtown • Montrose • Downtown •

Rice/Museum District

Greater Heights

For more information, log onto

VisitHouston.com/Transportation. www.VisitHouston.com

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY GETAWAY

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

BRINGING THE BROOD TO HOUSTON? Get ready, because H-Town and the surrounding coastal area is jam-packed with exciting things to see and do, year-round. Read on for three, activity-filled days navigating top area attractions and offerings.

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MORNING: Get an early start! The Houston Zoo, one of “The Best Zoos for Kids” in the nation, according to Parents magazine, opens at 9AM. Check out the bear habitat and “Explore the Wild” kids play area. Be sure to bring your membership card for your hometown zoo along as the Houston Zoo partners with more than 100 zoos across the country to offer discounts to its members. Stay for lunch at the Cypress Circle Café, a green-certified “conscientious café” with delicious fare.

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AFTERNOON: Stroll on over to the world-class

Children’s Museum of Houston. Rain or shine, it’s crazy fun for all kids, featuring 90,000 square feet of interactive and bilingual exhibitions. Kids can run their own city and compile their own TV news reports at Kidtropolis, make their own gadgets in the Invention Convention exhibit, and check out the forces of hydropower at FlowWorks. If time allows, the fascinating Health Museum is just steps away, with the DeBakey Cell Lab for science experiments.

EVENING: It’s a short walk back to Hermann Park. This 45-acre urban oasis is the perfect place to spend an early evening with kids, whether it’s riding the train along Hermann Park Railroad or pedal boating on McGovern Lake (both are open until 6 pm). If no naps are in order, stick around for free music, dance, and kid-friendly performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Have a picnic under the stars, while the whole family is entertained by a family-friendly performance, free for guests seated on the lawn.

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MORNING: Off to outer space. Experience

more than 400 things to see and do at Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center.

AFTERNOON: There’s something so peaceful

about the beach in fall and winter – and the water stays relatively warm through October. Landlubbers will enjoy the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, with more than a dozen thrill rides soaring over the Gulf of Mexico, plus a 5D Theater Ride and a variety of family-friendly restaurants.

EVENING: Your trip to Galveston isn’t complete without visiting the Historic Strand District. The Strand is a National Historic Landmark that features antique shops, art galleries, restaurants, souvenir stores and more, all housed in centuryold architecture from Galveston’s heydays in the 1800s and 1900s. From December 6-8, Dickens on the Strand returns for its 46th year. The event features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and host of other familyfriendly entertainers.

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MORNING: The Houston Museum of Natural

Science, one of the most visited museums in the U.S., features the Wortham IMAX Theatre, Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, permanent exhibit halls and traveling exhibitions. The museum opens at 9AM is one of the best discovery places for kids and adults, alike.

AFTERNOON: Time to explore the great outdoors! Let your kiddos’ curiosity take hold at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, where they’ll learn about plants and wildlife native to the area through self-guided or guided tours and plenty of interactive exhibits and activities amongst more than five miles of trails. Be sure to check out the Discovery Room in the Nature Center, where even more interactive education is available to you. EVENING: Witness 250,000 bats emerge at dusk from under the Waugh Drive Bridge, located just a few miles away, over Buffalo Bayou between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive. Watch them from a special deck beside the bridge or take one of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Pontoon Boat Tours.

Discover unparalleled luxury on the Texas Gulf Coast Dine at award-winning restaurants | Relax at Spa San Luis Shop designer brands at our luxury boutiques | Unwind in our climate-controlled pool Indulge in holiday Brunches

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OUTDOORS WITH MORE THAN 300 MILES OF TRAILS, 165 public and private golf courses and 50,632 acres of parkland, Houston offers endless opportunities to soak up the great outdoors.

EXPLORE Channel your inner ecotourist inside the Loop at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – open daily with free admission. The 155-acre preserve features shaded hiking trails, wildlife and classes for all ages. For more area scenery, kayak or canoe through the meandering channels of Armand Bayou Nature Center or go birding along the Upper Texas Coast Wildlife Trail. RUN Crank up the cardio with health-conscious Houstonians at Memorial Park. The 1,500acre urban expanse offers more than just golf, swimming, tennis, hiking and cycling—it also contains 20 miles of trails. Jonesing for more?

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Mason Park Bridge along Brays Bayou Greenway

Buffalo Bayou Park, Cullen Park, Terry Hershey Park and the Rice University jogging trail are also among locals’ faves. Challenge yourself and run the hills at Spotts Park just outside downtown.

LOUNGE Skip the workout and kick back

instead at Discovery Green, McGovern Centennial Gardens or Emancipation Park, the crown jewel of Third Ward near UH. Don’t miss the Upper Kirby District’s 5.9 acre Levy Park with dog park and community gardens, a performance pavilion, event lawn and a sprawling playground.

For more information on parks and outdoors, log on to VisitHouston.com/Outdoors.

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DIRECTORY INDEX BY MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

(713) 224-6400, www.clubquarters.com

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown (832) 366-1600, courtyardhoustondowntown.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

Embassy Suites Houston - Downtown

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

(713) 239-0758, houstondowntown.embassysuites.com

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Four Seasons Hotel - Houston (713) 650-1300, fourseasons.com/houston

CIVIC & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Outdoors & Directory

Club Quarters

Hampton Inn Downtown (713) 239-0758, houstondowntown.hamptoninn.com

DINING & RESTAURANTS

Hilton Americas-Houston

NIGHTLIFE

(713) 577-6050, americashouston.hilton.com

SHOPPING

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Downtown (713) 652-9400, hiexpress.com/houdowntwn/con

TRANSPORTATION

Holiday Inn Houston Downtown (713) 658-8888, holidayinn.com/houstondtwn

DIAMOND MEMBER PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Homewood Suites Downtown (713) 239-0758, houstondowntown.homewoodsuites.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel Alessandra

BED & BREAKFAST

(713) 242-8555, hotelalessandra-houston.com

Hotel ICON

Blisswood Bed & Breakfast

(832) 667-4453, hotelicon.com

(713) 301-3235, blisswood.net

Hyatt Place Houston- Downtown

Houston Towers Inn

(832) 930-8500

(713) 900-7007, houstontowers.com

Hyatt Regency Houston

La Maison in Midtown

(713) 654-1234, hyattregencyhouston.com

(713) 529-3600, lamaisonmidtown.com

JW Marriott Houston Downtown

Messina Hof Winery and Resort

(713) 237-1111, jwmarriotthotelhouston.com

(979) 778-9463, messinahof.com

La Maison in Midtown

Wanderstay Houston

(713) 529-3600, lamaisonmidtown.com

(713) 543-8878, wanderstayhotels.com

Le Meridien Hotel

HOTEL AREA 1 - DOWNTOWN

(713) 222-7777, lemeridienhoustondowntown.com THE WESTIN HOUSTON DOWNTOWN

1520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002 713-228-1520 www.westinhoustondowntown.com

A refreshing stay awaits you at The Westin Houston Downtown. Located in the heart of the city, just across the street from Minute Maid Park, we offer spacious, pet-friendly rooms and suites and two delicious on-site restaurants. Looking to explore? Our downtown location is minutes away from Houston’s best attractions!

AC Hotel by Marriott Houston

Marriott Marquis Houston (346) 888-2920, marriott.com/hotels/travel/houmq-marriott-marquis-houston/

Residence Inn Houston Downtown/Convention Center (832) 366-1000, marriott.com/hourd

Sam Houston Hotel, The (713) 239-0758, thesamhoustonhotel.com

SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown Convention Center

(832) 516-6635, bit.ly/2IWKdQq

(713) 655-0002, www.marriott.com/houzd

Aloft Houston Downtown

The Lancaster Houston Hotel

(713) 225-0200, alofthoustondowntown.com

(713) 228-9500, thelancaster.com

Best Western Inn & Suites - Downtown

The Magnolia Houston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

(713) 571-7733, bwdowntown.com

(713) 221-0011, magnoliahotels.com

C. Baldwin Hotel

The Westin Houston Downtown

(713) 759-0202, curiocollection3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/c-baldwin-curio-collection-by-hilton-HOUCUQQ/index.html?SEO_id=GMB-QQ-HOUCUQQ

(713) 228-1520, westinhoustondowntown.com

Cambria Hotel Houston Downtown

The Whitehall - Houston

(713) 222-2100, bit.ly/2JcxszZ

(713) 495-7815, thewhitehallhouston.com www.VisitHouston.com

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2019–20 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY HOTEL AREA 2 - MUSEUM DISTRICT, MEDICAL CENTER

Courtyard by Marriott - Houston/Medical Center (713) 668-4500, courtyard.com/houmd

Comfort Suites-Galleria (713) 787-0004, myhoustonhotels.com

Courtyard by Marriott Houston - West University

Hampton Inn & Suites Houston - Medical Center/ NRG Park (713) 797-0040, hamptoninnhoustonmedicalcenter.com

(713) 661-5669, marriott.com/houbs

Courtyard by Marriott Houston Galleria (713) 622-3611, marriott.com/hougc

Hilton Houston Plaza (713) 313-4000, houstonplaza.hilton.com

Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks (713) 523-8448, crowneplaza.com/houriveroaks

Hotel Ylem (713) 665-4439, hotelylem.com

Doubletree by Hilton Houston Greenway Plaza

Hotel ZaZa - Houston

(713) 629-1200, doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-houston-greenway-plaza-HOUGWDT/index.html

(713) 526-1991, hotelzaza.com/#houston

Houston Marriott Medical Center (713) 599-2266, marriott.com/hotels/travel/houmc-houston-marriott-medical-center/

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center (713) 422-2779, intercontinentalhouston-mc.com

Residence Inn Houston-Medical Center

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Houston by The Galleria (713) 961-9000, houstonsuites.doubletree.com

Drury Inn & Suites Houston Galleria (713) 963-0700, druryinn.com

Embassy Suites Houston Near The Galleria (713) 626-5444, houstongalleria.embassysuites.com

(713) 660-7993, marriott.com/hotels/travel/hourw-residence-inn-houstonmedical-center-nrg-park/

Four Points By Sheraton Houston Greenway Plaza

SpringHill Suites By Marriott - Medical Center/NRG Park

Hampton Inn Houston by The Galleria

(713) 796-1000, marriott.com/hourp

(713) 871-9911, hampton-inn.com/hi/houston-galleria

Staybridge Suites Houston Medical Center (346) 319-6461, goo.gl/ZZXcgG

(713) 360-3651, westinhoustonmedicalcenter.com

Wyndham Houston Medical Center Hotel & Suites (713) 528-7744, wyndhamhoustonmedcenter.com

HOTEL AREA 3 - NRG PARK

Hilton Garden Inn - Houston Galleria (713) 239-0758, houstongalleriaarea.hgi.com

Hilton Houston Galleria Area (713) 977-7911, houstonsouthwest.hilton.com

Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria

Crowne Plaza Houston Near NRG Park (713) 748-3221, houcp.com

(713) 968-1342, houstonpostoak.hilton.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton near the Galleria (713) 439-1305, houstongalleria.homewoodsuites.com

Summit Inn (713) 748-0424, summitinn.com

HOTEL AREA 4 - UPTOWN, GALLERIA, GREENWAY THE ST. REGIS HOUSTON

1919 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, TX 77027 713-840-7600 www.stregishoustonhotel.com The St. Regis Houston is committed to delivering an unrivaled dimension of bespoke service-from arrival to departure and beyond. Nestled in the residential setting of River Oaks, the hotel is minutes from Downtown business district and the world class shopping and entertainment of the Galleria.

THE POST OAK AT UPTOWN HOUSTON

1600 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 844-386-1600 www.ThePostOak.com

The Post Oak Hotel is the city's only AAA Five-Diamond destination. This 38 story tower offers 250 lavish hotel rooms, 20 residences, 35,000 square feet of meeting space, six signature restaurants, designer retail, sparkling pool and cabanas, two-story Rolls-Royce showroom and a Forbes Five-Star Spa.

ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY Best Western Inn Suites AN EXPERIENCE SO UNIQUELYGalleria REFINED THERE CAN ONLY & BE ONE. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston is the city’s only AAA Five-Diamond destination boasting elegant accommodations masterfully blended with extensive conference space, prominent office space, designer fashion, signature dining and sophisticated amenities all in one tower. Upon arrival, the intuitive personalized service sets the tone for a unique experience, one of unrivaled quality and pleasure. Combined with the unmatched culinary excellence of Mastro’s Steakhouse, the twostory Rolls-Royce showroom, unparalleled wellness and ancient healing practices at the Forbes Five-Star Spa and direct helicopter pad access, The Post Oak Hotel is sure to embrace every desire of savvy business and leisure travelers alike.

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Hampton Inn Houston I-10 Central (713) 869-9211, houstoni10centralsuites.hamptoninn.com

Westin Houston Medical Center

(713) 783-8388, bwgalleria.com

(713) 942-2111, fourpointshoustongreenwayplaza.com

Hotel Derek (713) 961-3000, hotelderek.com

Hotel Granduca Houston (713) 418-1000, granducahouston.com

Hotel Indigo Houston at the Galleria (713) 621-8988, uptownhoustonhotel.com

Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria (713) 599-2266, marriott.com/hotels/travel/houwl-houston-marriott-westloop-by-the-galleria

Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, The 713-685-6774, houstonian.com

Hyatt House - Houston Galleria (713) 629-9711, hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/texas/hyatt-house-houston-galleria/ houxg

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria (832) 803-1234, hyattregencyhoustongalleria.com

JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria (713) 599-2266, jwmarriotthouston.com OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE - 2019–20 Fall | Winter

1600 WEST LOOP SOUTH I HOUSTON, TEXAS 77027 I 844.386.1OAK (1625) I THEPOSTOAK.COM


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GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Galleria

Holiday Inn Westway Park

(713) 355-3440, lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?propId=963

(713) 996-8200, goo.gl/urwhLN

Omni Houston Hotel

Home2 Suites by Hilton Houston/Katy

(713) 871-8181, omnihotels.com/hotels/houston

(281) 398-3500, goo.gl/HiitjS

Residence Inn Houston by the Galleria

Home2Suites by Hilton Energy Corridor

(713) 840-9757, residenceinn.com/hougl

(832) 358-1000, home2suiteshouston.com

Residence Inn Houston-West University

Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Memorial City

(713) 661-4660, marriott.com/houbf

(713) 325-0101, homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/homewoodsuites-by-hilton-houston-memorial-city-HOUITHW/index.html

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

Hotel Sorella, a Valencia Group Hotel

(281) 908-6683, sonesta.com/RoyalHouston

(713) 973-1600, hotelsorella.com

Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria

Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

(713) 586-5125, sheratonsuiteshouston.com

(713) 465-9292, hotelzaza.com/memorial-city

The Post Oak at Uptown Houston

Houston Marriott Energy Corridor

(844) 386-1600, thepostoak.com

(281) 829-5525, houstonmarriottenergycorridor.com

The St. Regis Houston

Houston Marriott Westchase

(713) 840-7600, stregishoustonhotel.com

(713) 978-7400, marriott.com/houwm

The Westin Galleria Houston

Hyatt House - West Energy Corridor

(713) 960-8100, westin.com/galleria

(281) 646-9990, hyatthousehoustonwest.com

The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria

La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston West Park 10

(713) 960-8100, westin.com/oaks

(281) 646-9200, laquintahoustonwestpark10.com/?cid=local_956

Towneplace Suites Houston Galleria

Omni Houston Hotel at Westside

(713) 266-2210, marriott.com/HOUTE

HOTEL AREA 6 - W. HOUSTON, ENERGY CORRIDOR, KATY

Courtyard by Marriott Houston I-10 West/Park Row (281) 492-7979, goo.gl/GZTJp5

Courtyard by Marriott I-10 West/Energy Corridor (281) 496-9090, marriott.com/houwk

(281) 888-5896, marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/houcw-courtyard-houston-heights-i-10

Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria

Residence Inn Houston I-10 West (281) 829-2600, marriott.com/hotels/travel/houen-residence-inn-houstoni-10-west/

Sheraton Houston West Hotel

The Westin Houston, Memorial City (713) 495-7815, westinhoustonmemorialcity.com

The Wyndham Houston West - Energy Corridor

(713) 680-2222, crowneplaza.com/hougalleria

(281) 558-5580, wyndhamhoustonwest.com

Drury Inn - Houston West (281) 558-7007, druryhotels.com/locations/houston-tx/drury-inn-and-suiteshouston-west-energy-corridor

Embassy Suites Houston - Energy Corridor

Towneplace Suites Houston Westchase (713) 266-2210, marriott.com/hotels/travel/houte-towneplace-suites-houston-westchase

HOTEL AREA 7 - NORTHWEST

(281) 531-7300, embassysuiteshouston.com

Best Western Plus Northwest Inn & Suites

Embassy Suites Houston West-Katy

(713) 290-1400, bestwestern.com/plusnorthwestinnandsuites

(281) 398-0900, goo.gl/pBcmFb

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Energy Corridor (713) 492-6300, fourpointshoustonenergycorridor.com

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Houston I-10 West/Park Row Hilton Garden Inn Houston Energy Corridor

(281) 558-8338, omniwestside.com

(281) 501-4200, starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index. html?propertyID=3107

Courtyard by Marriott in the Houston Heights

(281) 578-6700, goo.gl/WkJZzE

Courtyard by Marriott - Brookhollow (713) 688-7711, marriott.com/houcy

Courtyard by Marriott Houston NW/Cypress (281) 758-8995, marriott.com/houyp

Courtyard Marriott Westchase

(281) 531-0220, houstonenergycorridor.hgi.com

(713) 784-3003, marriott.com/hotels/travel/houwc-courtyard-houston-westchase/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Hilton Houston - Westchase

Element Houston Vintage Park

(713) 974-1000, westchase.hilton.com

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(281) 379-7300, elementhoustonvintagepark.com

www.VisitHouston.com

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2019–20 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY Fairfield Inn & Suites Houston Brookhollow

Marriott Houston North

(832) 831-4486, marriott.com/hotels/travel/houfb-fairfield-inn-and-suiteshouston-brookhollow/

(281) 875-400O, marriott.com/hougp

Grand Tuscany Hotel

(281) 442-5100, sheratonnorthhouston.com

(713) 462-9977, grandtuscany.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Cypress Station (281) 866-0404, hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hampton-inn-andsuites-houston-cypress-station-HOUCYHX/index.html

Hilton Garden Inn Houston - Northwest America Plaza (713) 896-6700, northwesthilton.com

Sheraton North Houston SpringHill Suites Marriott Intercontinental Airport (281) 442-2275, marriott.com/hotels/travel/iahsh-springhill-suites-houston-intercontinental-airport

HOTEL AREA 9 - N. HOUSTON

Courtyard by Marriott Houston North Shenandoah (936) 273-6600, marriott.com/iahcs

Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest (832) 912-1000, hiltonhouston.com

Hilton Garden Inn Houston Cypress Station (281) 929-0111, houstoncypressstation.hgi.com

Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village (281) 350-4000, marriott.com/houns

The Westin at The Woodlands (281) 419-4300, westin.com/woodlands

Motel 6 - Downtown North Houston (346) 772-0194, motel-6-downtown-north-houston-tx.business.site

Sheraton Houston Brookhollow (713) 688-0100, sheraton.com/houstonbrookhollow

Texas Ranch Life

The Woodlands Resort (888) 692-5268, woodlandsresort.com

HOTEL AREA 10 - HOBBY AIRPORT, SOUTHEAST

Courtyard By Marriott Houston Hobby (713) 910-1700, marriott.com/houhb

(979) 865-3649, texasranchlife.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport

HOTEL AREA 8 - IAH, GREENSPOINTT

(713) 289-3654, houstonhobbyairport.hilton.com

Comfort Suites - Humble/IAH (832) 701-7089, choicehotels.com/texas/humble/comfort-suites-hotels/txh47

Doubletree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport (281) 848-4000, houstonintercontinentalairport.doubletree.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites Houston Intercontinental (281) 227-3434, marriott.com/houic

Drury Inn & Suites Houston Hobby (713) 941-4300, druryhotels.com

Hilton University of Houston (832) 531-6300, universityofhouston.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Houston Hobby Airport (713) 946-8900, holidayinn.com/houstonhobby

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Intercontinental Airport (832) 430-3000, fourpointshoustoniah.com

Hilton Garden Inn - Houston Bush/IAH (281) 449-4148, hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-garden-inn-houston-bush-intercontinental-airport-HOUICGI/index.html#

Houston Marriott South At Hobby Airport (713) 943-7979, marriott.com/houhh

HOTEL AREA 11 - EAST HOUSTON, BAYTOWN, CHANNELVIEW

Hampton Inn by Hilton Houston East -HOUSW (713) 997-8181, houstoni10east.hamptoninn.com

Hilton Houston North (281) 875-2222, hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-houston-north-HOUGPHF/ index.html

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport

La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Channelview (281) 452-4402, 6489.lq.com

HOTEL AREA 12 - BAY AREA, GALVESTON, SOUTH OF HOUSTON

(832) 380-8082, hiexpress.com/greenspointhou

Houston Airport Marriott At George Bush Intercontinental (281) 443-2310, marriott.com/IAHAP

Houston Marriott North (281) 875-4000, marriott.com/hougp

Hyatt Place Houston/Bush Airport (281) 820-6060, houstonairport.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport (281) 249-1234, northhouston.hyatt.com

Relax and unwind at Boardwalk Inn, the only hotel on the Kemah Boardwalk. The Boardwalk Inn offers a seaside getaway nestled in the middle of all the fun! Deluxe guest rooms feature a private balcony overlooking Kemah Boardwalk, complimentary WiFi and parking. Come stay... and play!

HOLIDAY INN RESORT GALVESTONON THE BEACH

5002 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551 409-740-5300 www.galvestonholidayinn.com

Find your beach front oasis at Holiday Inn Resort Galveston- On the Beach. Located along Galveston Seawall Boulevard and just steps from beautiful beaches and a magnificent pool, our resort is your family destination. Kids eat and stay free and are invited to play in our kids arcade.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Bush Intercontinental Airport South (281) 219-2000, 178.Lq.com

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BOARDWALK INN

8 Kemah Waterfront St. Kemah, TX 77565 281-334-9880 www.kemahboardwalkinn.com

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PLATINUM MEMBER

HILTON GALVESTON ISLAND RESORT

5400 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551 409-744-5000 www.galvestonhilton.com

Our AAA Four-Diamond resort is vibrant with energy and nestled along famed Seawall Boulevard. Hilton Galveston Island Resort boasts tastefully-appointed premium beachfront rooms, delicious dining experiences and easy access for those who want to explore the city, enjoy a day at the Historic Pleasure Pier or play on the island's beautiful beaches.

THE SAN LUIS RESORT, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTER

5222 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551 409-744-1500 www.sanluisresort.com Discover unparalleled luxury at The San Luis Resort, a 32-acre beachfront hotel and spa. The AAA Four-Diamond recipient offers lavish accommodations, breathtaking Gulf views and personalized service. Dine in our award-winning restaurants, unwind with a cocktail in our climate-controlled pool, indulge in holiday brunches or relax at our spa and salon.

SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER

2500 South Shore Blvd. League City, TX 77573 800-442-5005

Celebrating three decades of style, hospitality and memories on Clear Lake’s waterfront. You’ll enjoy 230 upgraded guest rooms and suites, Lighthouse Bar & Bistro, The Oasis expanded resort pool and event spaces. Located 20 minutes from Hobby Airport. Golf, fitness center/ spa, Kemah and NASA are nearby.

Courtyard by Marriott Houston NASA Clear Lake (281) 333-0220, marriott.com/houcs

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Center Stage Gallery (281) 299-4814, center-stage-events.com

Community Artists' Collective (713) 523-1616, thecollective.org

Houston Maritime Museum (713) 666-1910, houstonmaritimemuseum.org

Jack Rabbit Gallery (832) 991-8113, jackrabbitgallery.com

Jumper Maybach Fine Art (832) 523-4249, jumpermaybach.com

Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts (281) 649-3997, hbu.edu/About-HBU/The-Campus/Facilities/Morris-Cultural-Arts-Center/Museums/Museum-of-American-Architecture-and-Decorative-Art.aspx

Quilts Inc. (713) 781-6864, quilts.com

ENTERTAINMENT/SOCIAL SERVICES

Best Entertainers (713) 773-2378, bestentertainers.com

Bubble Parties Texas (713) 992-7352, bubbleparties.com/bubble-parties-texas

Building Momentum

Hilton Galveston Island Resort (409) 744-5000, galvestonhilton.com

(832) 317-8359

Hilton NASA Clear Lake

Christina Wells - Purple Diva Productions, LLC (713) 628-9805, christinawells.com

(281) 333-9300, houstonnasaclearlake.hilton.com

Cosmo Cool Concepts, Inc., a DMC Network

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston On the Beach (409) 740-5300, galvestonholidayinn.com

(281) 444-2600, cosmocoolconcepts.com

Hotel Galvez - A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Dance Houston (713) 526-1049, dancehouston.org

(409) 765-7721, hotelgalvez.com

Divisi Strings LLC

Kemah Boardwalk Inn (281) 334-9880, kemahboardwalkinn.com

(713) 229-8663, divisistrings.com

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Houston Grand Opera

(409) 741-8484, moodygardenshotel.com

(713) 546-0200, houstongrandopera.org

South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center

Houston Show Choir

(281) 334-1000, sshr.com

The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

(713) 487-5240, houstonshowchoir.org

Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs

(409) 744-1500, sanluisresort.com

(713) 224-2225, joystixgames.com

The Villas at The San Luis Resort

Karen Mayer Cunningham

(409) 744-1500, villasatsanluisresort.com

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT ART GALLERIES

Arch Gallery (281) 667-9324, thearchhouston.com

Art of the World Gallery (713) 526-1201, artoftheworldgallery.com/

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens (713) 639-7750, mfah.org/bayoubend

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(713) 269-9751, funnykaren.com

Main Event Entertainment - Stafford (281) 313-7200, mainevent.com

Party Parrots (CAP-Houston) (713) 783-BIRD (2473), partyparrots.com

Perfect Gentleman (832) 317-8359, tpglifestyle.com

PRP Entertainment (281) 486-7788, prpentertainment.com

www.VisitHouston.com

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2019–20 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY PRP Entertainment

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY

(281) 486-7788, prpentertainment.com

415 Barren Springs Dr. Houston, TX 77090 281-876-3063 www.nmfh.org

Richard Brown Music

Explore the countries largest collection of funeral service artifacts and learn more about man’s oldest profession. Discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, view authentic items from U.S. Presidents’ and Popes’ funerals, explore the rich heritage of the industry and more.

(713) 864-4786, richardbrownmusic.com

Robert Berry Entertainment (888) 830-7849, Robert-Berry.com

Social Bevy

HOUSTON MUSEUM DISTRICT

(281) 914-6790, socialbevy.com

713-715-1939 www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org

Southwest Casino Productions

Houston’s Museum District is a collection of 19 institutions, each with its own personality; from iconic architecture, to collections ranging from DNA to design and heritage. The 1 ½ mile proximity to one another places Houston as the largest walkable cultural district in the country.

(713) 972-1113, swcasinoproductions.com/default.php

Sullivan Group (832) 200-1010, sullivan-group.com

Texas Western Events (TWE) (713) 828-5995, westernproductions.com

The Clé Group

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens (713) 639-7750, mfah.org/bayoubend

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

(713) 955-2302, clehouston.com

(713) 942-8920, buffalosoldiermuseum.com

Toyota Center

Children's Museum of Houston

(713) 758-7215, toyotacentertix.com

(713) 522-1138, cmhouston.org

Ward & Ames Special Events, Inc. (713) 266-9696, wardandames.com

Czech Center Museum Houston (713) 528-2060, czechcenter.org

MUSEUMS

Dunham Bible Museum TEXAS CITY MUSEUM

(281) 649-3287, hbu.edu/biblemuseum

409 6th Street North, Texas City, TX 77592 Phone: 409-229-1660, Fax:409-229-1636 http://www.texascitytx.gov/page/rec.museum

Fort Bend Museum

The Texas City Museum encourages the explorer in everyone to experience the past, encounter the present and discover the future. It is a place where both emotions and intellect are challenged. Please join us in our discovery of the past and journey toward a brighter future.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

(281) 342-1256, fortbendmuseum.org

(979) 691-4000, bushlibrary.tamu.edu

Holocaust Museum Houston BAYOU BEND COLLECTION AND GARDENS

6003 Memorial Drive 713.639.7750 mfah.org/bayoubend

Located in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens showcases masterpieces of American furniture and art. This 14-acre estate features a mansion surrounded by elegant Southern gardens. The former home of philanthropist Ima Hogg, Bayou Bend is part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON

5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004 713-942-8000 www.hmh.org

Now more than doubled in size and fully bilingual in English and Spanish, HMH's new three-story structure houses a welcome center, four permanent galleries, two changing exhibition galleries, classrooms, research library, Legacy Café and 200-seat theater. Always free admission for children and students.

GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (713) 529-4848, crafthouston.org

Houston CityPASS (888) 330-5008, citypass.com/houston

Houston Maritime Museum (713) 666-1910, houstonmaritimemuseum.org

Houston Museum District (713) 715-1939, houstonmuseumdistrict.org

Houston Museum of Natural Science (713) 639-4629, hmns.org

Lone Star Flight Museum (346) 708-2517, lonestarflight.org

1000 George Bush Dr. West College Station, TX 77845 979-691-4000 www.bush41.org/visit

Lucky Land Houston

Learn about the life and work of Houston’s First Family at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, just a short drive away in College Station. The museum is very interactive and family friendly. Be part of his history and have you picture made in our replica Oval Office.

Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts

American Cowboy Museum (713) 478-9677, americancowboymuseum.org

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(713) 942-8000, hmh.org

(281) 447-3400, luckylandhouston.com

(281) 649-3997, hbu.edu/About-HBU/The-Campus/Facilities/Morris-Cultural-Arts-Center/Museums/Museum-of-American-Architecture-and-Decorative-Art.aspx

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (713) 639-7300, mfah.org

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Museum of Southern History

Houston Chamber Choir

(281) 649-3997, hbu.edu/mosh

(713) 224-5566, houstonchamberchoir.org

National Museum of Funeral History

Houston Grand Opera

(281) 876-3063, nmfh.org

(713) 546-0200, houstongrandopera.org

Project Row Houses

Houston Symphony

(713) 526-7662, projectrowhouses.org

(713) 238-1435, houstonsymphony.org

Rienzi

Main Street Theater

(713) 639-7800, mfah.org/rienzi

(713) 524-3622, mainstreettheater.com

San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

Miller Outdoor Theatre

(281) 479-2421, sanjacinto-museum.org

(832) 487-7102, milleroutdoortheatre.com

Space Center Houston

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

(281) 244-2100, spacecenter.org

(713) 665-2700, rocohouston.org

Texas City Museum

Society for the Performing Arts

(409) 229-1660, texas-city-tx.org/page/rec.museum

(713) 632-8100, spahouston.org

Texas Southern University

Stages Repertory Theatre

(713) 313-7011, tsu.edu

(713) 527-0220 ,stagestheatre.com

The Health Museum

Station Theater - Improv & Sketch Comedy

(713) 942-7054, thehealthmuseum.org

(832) 786-0413, stationtheater.com

The Heritage Society

The Grand 1894 Opera House

(713) 655-1912, heritagesociety.org

(409) 763-7173, thegrand.com

The Menil Collection

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

(713) 525-9400, menil.org

(713) 315-2400, thehobbycenter.org

The Printing Museum

Theater District Houston

(713) 522-4652, printingmuseum.org

(713) 658-8938, theaterdistricthouston.org

The Rothko Chapel

Theatre Under the Stars

(713) 524-9839, rothkochapel.org

(713) 558-8887, tuts.com

PERFORMING ARTS

Wortham Theater Center THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE

2020 Post Office Street Galveston, Texas 77550 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894 www.thegrand.com

Celebrating its 125 th Birthday in 2020, The Grand 1894 Opera House, is the “Official Opera House of the State of Texas,” and presents a yearround performing arts schedule featuring stars of stage and screen, music, comedy, dance, a children’s series, an annual Children’s Festival and an annual juried Fine Art Festival.

(832) 487-7000, worthamcenter.org

ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES ATTRACTIONS CITYPASS

www.citypass.com Save 47% on Houston’s Top Attractions with CityPASS. Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science and your choice of Houston Zoo or Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass or Children's Museum of Houston. Skip most ticket lines. Valid 9 days.

Alley Theatre (713) 220-5700, alleytheatre.org

Brazilian Arts Foundation (713) 862-3300,brazilianarts.org

KEMAH BOARDWALK

215 Kipp Ave. Kemah, TX 77565 281-535-8100 www.kemahboardwalk.com

Chamber Music Houston (713) 348-5400, houstonfriendsofmusic.org

Stay & Play! Escape to the waterfront beauty of Kemah Boardwalk and experience a wide variety of restaurants, shopping and amusements. Indulge in an overnight stay at our waterfront hotel The Boardwalk Inn or a dinner cruise on our yacht the Boardwalk FantaSea. Make Kemah Boardwalk your favorite weekend destination.

Da Camera of Houston (713) 524-7601, dacamera.com

Dance Salad Festival (713) 621-1461, dancesalad.org

The Ensemble Theatre (713) 520-0055, ensemblehouston.com

Houston Ballet (713) 523-6300, houstonballet.org

Alley Theatre (713) 220-5700, alleytheatre.org

BATL (281) 949-7776, batlgrounds.com/axe-throwing-houston

Bowl & Barrel (832) 690-4480, bowlandbarrel.com www.VisitHouston.com

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2019–20 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY PLEASURE PIER

2501 Seawall Blvd,Galveston, TX 77550 409-766-4950 www.pleasurepier.com Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. From the extreme steel roller coaster- The Iron Shark- to our family fun Texas Tea Cups, kids of all ages will relish in the excitement.

RICE ATHLETICS

6100 Main St, MS548 Houston, TX 77005 riceowls.com/Family Nestled in the heart of Houston, Texas within one of the most beautiful campus’ in the country — Welcome to Rice Athletics, home of your Rice Owls! When you attend games and events, you truly make a difference in the arena of competition. Visit RiceOwls.com/Family and see what it means to be part of the Rice Family today!

Dave & Buster's Friendswood (281) 709-0600, daveandbusters.com

(281) 942-4359, iflyworld.com/houston-woodlands

iPic Theater (832) 709-2146, ipictheaters.com/#/home

Kemah Boardwalk (281) 535-8100, kemahboardwalk.com

Lucky Land Houston (281) 447-3400, luckylandhouston.com

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center (409) 741-8484, moodygardenshotel.com

Moody Mansion

Dave & Buster's Marq*e

(409) 762-7668, moodymansion.org

(713) 423-7706, daveandbusters.com

MSR Houston

Downtown Aquarium (713) 223-3474, downtownaquarium.com

(281) 369-0677, msrhouston.com

Pinstripes Inc.

The Ensemble Theatre

(281) 616-1571, pinstripes.com/houston-texas

(713) 520-0055, ensemblehouston.com

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (979) 691-4000, bushlibrary.tamu.edu

Port Houston (713) 670-2630, portofhouston.com

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

George Ranch Historical Park

(713) 665-2700, rocohouston.org

(281) 343-0218, georgeranch.org

Greater Houston Soaring Association (866) 478-2323, houstonsoaring.org

Room Escape Time (832) 390-0511, roomescapetime.com

Sam Houston Race Park

Houston Astros

(281) 807-8700, shrp.com

(713) 259-8000, astros.com

San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

Houston Axe Throwing

(281) 479-2421, sanjacinto-museum.org

(832) 930-2937, houstonaxe.com

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

Houston Ballet

(409) 572-2016, schlitterbahn.com

(713) 523-6300, houstonballet.org

Space Center Houston

Houston CityPASS

(281) 244-2100, spacecenter.org

(888) 330-5008, citypass.com/houston

Speedsportz Racing Park @ Grand Texas

Houston Dynamo

(832) 910-8860, speedsportzracingpark.com

(713) 276-7500, houstondynamo.com

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (832) 667-1000, hlsr.com

Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds (979) 234-7718, splashway.com

Texas Renaissance Festival

Houston Museum District (713) 715-1939, houstonmuseumdistrict.org

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iFLY Houston - Woodlands

(832) 879-2818, magicalwinterlights.com/houston

(713) 952-2233, daveandbusters.com

(832) 667-2110, houstontexans.com

(281) 942-4359, houston.iflyworld.com

Magical Winter Lights Houston

Dave & Buster's

Houston Texans

iFLY Houston

(713) 343-3300, bowlluckystrike.com

(713) 752-0314, buffalobayou.org

(713) 758-7235, rockets.com

(713) 533-6500, houstonzoo.org

Lucky Strike

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Houston Rockets

Houston Zoo

(800) 458-3435, texrenfest.com

The Escape Game Houston (713) 999-1496, theescapegamehouston.com

The Galleria (713) 621-1907, simon.com/mall/the-galleria OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE - 2019–20 Fall | Winter


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SILVER MEMBER

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Houston City Tours

(713) 315-2400, thehobbycenter.org

(832) 388-8434, houstoncitytours.us

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

Houston CityPASS

(713) 926-6368, orangeshow.org

(888) 330-5008, citypass.com/houston

Topgolf Houston-Katy

Joyride Houston

(832) 610-2031, topgolf.com/us/houston-west

(346) 323-7155, joyrideus.com/houston

Topgolf Houston-Spring

L&L Travel LLC

(281) 602-3360, topgolf.com/houstonnorth

(413) 313-9242,echolidays.net

Topgolf Houston-Webster

Moody Mansion

(832) 632-4749, topgolf.com/us/webster

(409) 762-7668, moodymansion.org

Wings Over Houston Airshow

Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours

(281) 579-1942, wingsoverhouston.com

(844) 678-8687, nightlyspirits.com/houston-tours/houston

GOLF COURSES

Port Houston

Black Hawk Country Club

(713) 670-2630, portofhouston.com

(281) 494-4244, bhawkcc.com

Professional Tour Guide Association Houston

BlackHorse Golf Club

(713) 906-1025, ptgah.com

(281) 304-1747, blackhorsegolfclub.com

Segway Tours of Houston

Golf Club of Houston

(713) 630-0552, segwaytoursofhouston.com

(281) 459-7820, golfclubofhouston.com

South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center (281) 334-1000, sshr.com

Texana Tours

Wildcat Golf Club

(281) 772-9526, texanatours.com

(713) 413-3400, wildcatgolfclub.com

Welcome Walks USA

PARKS AND OUTDOORS

welcomewalksusa.com

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

(713) 752-0314, buffalobayou.org

CULTURAL/CIVIC/NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Discovery Green

A.D. Players Theater

(713) 400-7336, discoverygreen.com

(713) 526-2721, adplayers.org

George Ranch Historical Park

Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce

(281) 343-0218, georgeranch.org

(713) 880-8168, bilateralchamber.org

San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

AFC Transportation

(832) 389-7338, charbus.com

713-830-4117, stmartinsepiscopal.org/visitors.php#tours

(281) 540-1818, tour18golf.com

TOURS / TOUR OPERATORS

ST Charters & Buses St. Martin's Episcopal Church Tour

Tour 18

(281) 479-2421, sanjacinto-museum.org

Chinese Community Center (713) 271-6100, ccchouston.org

Downtown Rotary Club of Houston

(713) 988-5466, afchouston.com

(713) 621-7200, downtownrotaryhouston.org

Asian Heritage Tours, Houston

Houston Area Urban League

(713) 271-6100, ccchouston.org/tour

(713) 393-8700, haul.org

Discover Houston Tours

Houston Arts Alliance

(713) 222-9255, discoverhoustontours.com

(713) 527-9330, houstonartsalliance.com

Explore and Discover Tours

Houston International Trade Development Council, Inc.

(713) 542-5100, exploreanddiscovertours.com

(832) 448-0537, houstontrade.org

First Class Tours, Inc.

Houston Minority Supplier Development Council

(281) 590-8800, firstclasstours.net

(713) 271-7805, affiliate.nmsdc.org/hmsdc

Greatland Tours

Houston Tennis Association

(713) 777-9988, greatlandtours.com

(281) 580-8313, houstontennis.org

Historic Tours of Texas

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

(936) 581-3334, historictoursoftexas.com

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DIAMOND MEMBER

(713) 325-5370, matchouston.org www.VisitHouston.com

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2019–20 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY Preservation Houston

SusieCakes

(713) 510-3990, preservationhouston.org

(713) 521-2253, susiecakes.com

The Center for Hearing and Speech

That Funnel Cake Place

(713) 523-3633, centerhearingandspeech.org

(281) 854-8186, thatfunnelcakeplace.com

The Houston Food Bank

Three Brothers Bakery

(832) 369-9235, houstonfoodbank.org/conferencecenter

(713) 666-2253, 3brothersbakery.com

Washington on the Brazos State Park Association

BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES

(979) 830-1824, wheretexasbecametexas.org

8th Wonder Brewery

World Youth Foundation, Inc.

(713) 229-0868, 8thwonderbrew.com

(713) 523-8484, worldyouthfoundation.org

Eureka Heights Brew Co.

CVBS/CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE/MUNICIPALITIES

(832) 953-4677, eurekaheights.com

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership

Karbach Brewing Co.

(832) 536-3255, bayareahouston.com

(713) 680-2739, karbachbrewing.com

Central Houston Downtown Redevelopment Authority (713) 650-1470, centralhouston.org

Saint Arnold Brewing Company (713) 686-9494, saintarnold.com

CAFES AND COFFEE HOUSES

City of Houston

Backstreet Cafe

(713) 247-2200, houstontx.gov

(713) 521-2239, backstreetcafe.net

Clute Visitors Bureau

Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

(979) 265-2508, goclute.com

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Mexico (832) 295-4945

Greater East End Management District (713) 928-9916, greatereastend.com

Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce (713) 861-6735, heightschamber.com

Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (713) 660-8299, ghbcc.com

(713) 960-4400, dessertgallery.com

Last Concert Cafe (713) 226-8563, lastconcert.com

Phoenicia Deli & Coffee House (281) 558-0416, phoenicia-deli.com

Phoenicia Specialty Foods - Downtown (832) 360-2222, phoeniciafoods.com

CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Well Done Cooking Classes

Greater Houston Partnership

(832) 782-3518, welldonecc.com

(713) 844-3600, houston.org

RESTAURANT AREA 1 - DOWNTOWN

Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

LAWLESS SPIRITS & KITCHEN

(713) 782-3777, ghwcc.org

909 Texas Avenue, Suite 2A, Houston, TX 77002 281-823-8600 www.lawlessspirits.com

Greenspoint District

Located in the historic Rice Hotel, Lawless is Houston’s most en vogue establishment. The interior exudes glamour in every detail. Upon entry, guests will proceed up a grand staircase that sits beneath a glorious chandelier. The outside terrace is a beautiful backdrop from which to watch the sunset over Downtown Houston. Join us for happy hour daily at 4 p.m.

(281) 874-2131, greenspoint.org

Harris County (713) 755-4000, harriscountytx.gov

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (713) 644-7070, houstonhispanicchamber.com

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

Downtown: 1001 McKinney Street 713-659-3700 Galleria: 5000 Westheimer 713-629-1946 www.mortons.com

Midtown Management District (713) 526-7577, houstonmidtown.com

Morton’s serves only the finest quality foods, featuring USDA Prime aged beef, fresh seafood, decadent desserts and an award winning wine list. Both the Downtown and Galleria locations have been updated with modern, stylish interiors, wide open dining rooms and a fantastic bar make them a lively yet intimate place for an evening out.

Sealy Convention and Visitors Bureau (979) 885-3222, visitsealy.com

Theater District Houston (713) 658-8938, downtownhouston.org

DINING AND RESTAURANTS BAKERIES, DESSERTS AND SWEETS

Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe (713) 960-4400, dessertgallery.com

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1600 Bar + Grille (713) 577-6115, hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-americas-houston-HOUCVHH/dining/index.html

Artisans Restaurant (713) 529-9111, artisansrestaurant.com

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China Garden

PAPPAS CATERING

(713) 652-0745, chinagardenhouston.com

713-952-9782 www.pappascatering.com

We specialize in custom event design and buffet service with cuisine from Pappasito’s, Pappadeaux and Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. Whether it’s a cocktail reception, wedding, lunch, dinner or corporate event, everything tastes better with Pappas!

Damian's Cucina Italiana

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DIAMOND MEMBER

(713) 522-0439, damians.com

District 7 EaDo (713) 225-4950, district7eado.com/index.php/en

Downtown Aquarium (713) 223-3474, downtownaquarium.com

PAPPAS BAR-B-Q

www.pappasbbq.com

With a lively atmosphere and true Southern hospitality, Pappas Bar-B-Q has been a Houston favorite for slow-smoked pit barbecue since 1967. For breakfast, lunch or a family night out, Pappas Bar-B-Q delivers delicious Texas-sized portions at an unbeatable value. 18 Houstonarea locations.

Edgar’s Hermano Restaurant (713) 739-8800, edgarshermano.com

Finn Hall (512) 498-1203, finnhallhtx.com

Frank's Pizza (713) 225-5656, frankspizza.com SAMBUCA

909 Texas Ave. Houston, TX 77002 713-224-5299 www.sambucarestaurant.com Sambuca, Houston’s only rockin’ restaurant, features a savory new American menu and a variety of nightly live music Entertaining is our specialty! Let us host your corporate event, luncheon, or business or networking happy hour. Sambuca is the ultimate host for Houston parties and events with a side of live music.

VIC & ANTHONY’S STEAKHOUSE

1510 Texas Ave. Houston, TX 77002 713-228-1111

Located in the heart of Downtown Houston, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse delivers quality food & impeccable service in an elegant yet cozy atmosphere of hand crafted mahogany woodwork, leather furnishings and luxurious amenities. With nightly entertainment, the Lounge is ideal for exquisite wines and classic cocktails.

Grotto Downtown (713) 658-0752, grottorestaurants.com

Guadalajara Del Centro (713) 650-0101, guad.com

Hard Rock Cafe Houston (713) 227-1392, hardrock.com/houston

House of Blues (888) 40.BLUES, hob.com/houston

Hugo's (713) 524-7744, hugosrestaurant.net

Ibiza Food and Wine Bar (713) 524-0004, ibizafoodandwinebar.com

III Forks B&B Butchers (713) 862-1814, bbbutchers.com

Batanga (713) 224-9500, batangahouston.com

BCK: Kitchen & Culinary Adventures (832) 831-7155, eatatbck.com/houston-heights

BIGGIO'S (832) 258-4625, biggioshouston.com

Birraporetti's (713) 224-9494, birrarestaurant.com

Bovine and Barley (832) 742-5683, bovineandbarley.com

Brennan's of Houston (713) 522-9711, brennanshouston.com

Burger Theory (713) 658-8888, goo.gl/aBNN1Z

Cantina La Calle (832) 735-8226, lacalletacos.com

Chapman & Kirby

(713) 658-9457, iiiforks.com

Irma's Restaurant (713) 222-0767, irmasoriginal.com

Irma's Southwest Grill (713) 247-9651, irmassouthwest.com

Kulture (713) 528-8561, avenidahouston.com/listings/kulture/29084/

La Calle Tacos & Tortas (832) 735-8226, lacalletacos.com

La Lucha (713) 955-4765, laluchatx.com

Last Concert Cafe 713-226-8563, lastconcert.com

Lawless Spirits & Kitchen (281) 823-8600, lawlessspirits.com

Line & Lariat (832) 667-4470, hotelicon.com/dining-2

Local Foods - Downtown (713) 227-0531, houstonlocalfoods.com

(713) 636-9615, chapmanandkirby.com

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2019–20 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY Lucienne

South Bank Seafood Bar

(713) 242-8555, hotelalessandra-houston.com/lucienne.htm

Lucky's Lodge (713) 360-6040, luckys-lodge.business.site

Lucky's Pub

(713) 487-0029, southbankseafood.com

Strato 550 (832) 280-8977, strato550.com

Table 7 Bistro - Downtown

(713) 522-2010, luckyspub.com

(713) 227-4800, table7bistro.com

Main Kitchen (713) 400-1293, mainkitchenhouston.com

McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - Downtown (713) 658-8100, mccormickandschmicks.com

Morton's, The Steakhouse - Downtown (713) 659-3700, mortons.com

The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge (713) 874-0722, thebreakfastklub.com

The Breakfast Klub (713) 528-8561, thebreakfastklub.com

The District/Cellar 7 (713) 229-8611, thedistricthtx.com

Nino's/Vincent and Grappino's

The Grove

(713) 522-5120, ninos-vincents.com

(713) 337-7321, thegrovehouston.com

Original Ninfa's on Navigation

The Lake House

(713) 228-1175, ninfas.com

(713) 337-7320, thelakehousehouston.com

Oxbow 7

The Lounge - The Magnoila Houston

(713) 487-6137, oxbow7.com

(713) 221-0011, magnoliahotels.com/houston/dining

Pappadeaux Seafood - Avenida (713) 654-5077, pappadeaux.com/locations

Pappas Bar-B-Q (713) 659-1245, pappasbbq.com/location/?id=75

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown (713) 658-1995, pappas.com

The Rustic (832) 321-7799, therustic.com

TheFish Restaurant & Sushi Bar (713) 526-5294, fishhouston.net/site

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse (713) 228-1111, vicandanthonys.com

Pappas Delivery

Weights + Measures

(713) 952-8200, pappasdelivery.com

(713) 654-1790, weights-measures.com

Pappasito's Cantina - Downtown (713) 353-4400, pappasitos.com/location/132

Xochi (713) 400-3330, xochihouston.com

RESTAURANT AREA 2 - MUSEUM DISTRICT, MEDICAL CENTER

Peli Deli (281) 297-9500, pelipeli.com

PAPPASITO'S CANTINA

www.pappasitos.com

Phoenicia Specialty Foods - Downtown

Famous for “Legendary Tex-Mex,” with the look of a border-town cantina and the feel of a fiesta, Pappasito’s serves up sizzling fajitas, handcrafted margaritas and some of the best chips and homemade salsa north of the Rio Grande. 16 Houston-area locations

(832) 360-2222, phoeniciafoods.com

Pitch 25 Beer Park (713) 814-8157, pitch25.com

Poitin (713) 470-6686, poitinhouston.com PAPPADEAUX SEAFOOD KITCHEN

Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Houston

www.pappadeaux.com

(713) 276-4700, fourseasons.com/houston/dining.html

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen has been serving up the finest and freshest seafood around for more than 30 years. We offer all things “fresh and festive” with our energetic atmosphere and authentic flavors. Come enjoy the best Louisiana-style seafood available at one of our 14 Houston-area locations

Saltgrass Steakhouse - Avenida Houston (713) 277-7375, saltgrass.com

Saint Arnold Brewing Company (713) 686-9494, saintarnold.com

Sambuca

(713) 522-3535, coppaosteriahouston.com

Shula's Steak House

Eugen's Gulf Coast Kitchen

(713) 375-4777, donshula.com

Signature Kafe (713) 528-8561, thebreakfastklub.com

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Coppa Osteria

(713) 224-5299, sambucarestaurant.com

(713) 807-8883, dantonsseafood.com

Goode Company Hamburgers & Taqueria (713) 520-9153, goodecompany.com/restaurant-taq.asp OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE - 2019–20 Fall | Winter


PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

GROTTO

Westheimer: 713-622-3663 Downtown: 713-658-0752 The Woodlands: 281-419-4252 Galveston: 409-740-8605 grottorestaurants.com Inspired by an Old Country trattoria ambiance and classic Italian cooking, Grotto delivers a savory menu brimming with timeless recipes made in house. Creations include many “Old World” signature dishes such as Neapolitan thin crust pizzas, Veal Kickerillo, Pollo Francese, Pappardelle con Verdura and Snapper Siciliano. Enjoy Grotto’s famous Peach Bellini or extensive collection of Italian and domestic wines inside or on the patio.

Goode Company Seafood - Westpark (713) 523-7154, goodecompany.com/restaurant-seafood1.asp

SILVER MEMBER McCORMICK & SCHMICK'S SEAFOOD & STEAKS

Uptown: 1151-01 Uptown Park Blvd. 713-840-7900 Town & Country: 791 Town & Country Blvd. 713-465-3685 Downtown: 1201 Fannin St. 713-658-8100 www.mccormickandschmicks.com

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M&S features an innovative Oysterology program of raw and hot oysters with pearl and granita toppings, and signature oysters from proprietary oyster beds practicing restorative oyster farming. Guests also enjoy fresh sustainable fish, beyond organic vegetables from the award-winning Chef’s Garden and unique handcrafted cocktails made tableside!

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE

www.pappasbros.com

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse has two locations in Houston—the original location in the Galleria area and the newest one Downtown. We provide our guests with a dining experience like no other by putting immeasurable care into everything we do. We buy the highest quality ingredients, use a timeless recipe, and cook it flawlessly each and every time. Discover for yourself why Pappas Bros. is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country.

Goode Company Texas Bar-B-Q - Kirby Dr. (713) 522-2530, goodecompany.com/restaurant-bbq1.asp

Heights Bier Garten (713) 862-4940, heightsbiergarten.com

Monarch Bistro (713) 527-1800, hotelzaza.com/houston/monarch

PAPPAS BURGER

www.pappasburger.com

Pappasito's Cantina

More than your typical burger joint, it’s a one-ofa-kind burger haven serving Texas-sized Prime beef burgers as well as a variety of sandwiches, hot dogs, crisp salads and delicious handspun milkshakes. A classic 1950s diner meets energetic sports bar. Two Houston locations.

(713) 668-5756, pappasitos.com/location/?id=67

Prego (713) 529-2420, prego-houston.com

Punk's Simple Southern Food (713) 524-7865, punkssimplesouthernfood.com THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM

Reggae Hut

5061 Westheimer (The Galleria) Houston, Texas 77056 832-487-8862 www.theoceaniare.com

(713) 520-7171, reggaehutcafe.com

Safina Restaurant (713) 422-2779, ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/reservation

THIRD COAST

Sleek and sophisticated, The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. Find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.

(713) 749-0400, thirdcoasthouston.com

Whataburger Restaurants, LP

WILLIE G’S SEAFOOD

(713) 661-4094, whataburger.com

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston 1640 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 713-840-7190 www.williegs.com

RESTAURANT AREA 3 - NRG PARK

Willie G’s has dedicated itself to serving coastal cuisine made with hand sourced, local and seasonal ingredients for more than 15 years. Its new location at The Post Oak Hotel offers a new take on fresh seafood that creates a culinary experience like no other. Its sophisticated decor and top notch service add to its appeal, making it the ideal setting for date night, business functions and special occasions.

French Corner Catering and Restaurant (713) 661-5324, thefrenchcorner.com

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (713) 665-3155, pappadeaux.com

The Address

YIA YIA MARY'S PAPPAS MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN

(832) 933-0201, theaddresshouston.com

www.yiayiamarys.com

THIRD COAST

Yia Yia Mary’s is named for the Pappas family’s grandmother (“yia yia” is Greek for “grandmother”) and reflects the family history through the recipes that have been passed down. Our chefs scoured the recipe books to create the perfect menu of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Two Houston locations.

(713) 749-0400, thirdcoasthouston.com

RESTAURANT AREA 4 - UPTOWN, GALLERIA, GREENWAY

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano (713) 532-2201, amalfihouston.com

Antone's Famous Po Boys - Heights

PAPPAS DELTA BLUES SMOKEHOUSE

(713) 686-4338, antonesmarket.com

19901 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598 281-332-0024 www.pappasdeltablues.com

Antone's Famous Po's Boys - Galleria

Pappas Delta Blues aims to elevate your barbecue experience by serving not only top-of-the-line barbecue, dry-aged Prime steaks and Southern-style favorites, but also by boasting a unique craft cocktail program and extensive list of American whiskeys that channel the Mississippi Delta and its unique brand of Southern comfort.

(713) 623-4464, antonesmarket.com

Arbor Grill (713) 685-6713, houstonian.com/Dining/arborgrill.aspx

Blacksmith (832) 360-7470, blacksmithhouston.com www.VisitHouston.com

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2019–20 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY BRENNER’S STEAKHOUSE

10911 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079 713-465-2901 One Birdsall St. Houston, TX 77007 713-868-4444 www.brennerssteakhouse.com A Houston legend for more than seven decades, Brenner’s Steakhouse offers a dining experience like no other. From Prime steaks, fresh seafood and decadent desserts to an eclectic wine list and stunning backdrops, Brenner’s continues its traditions of generous hospitality to guests.

PHOENICIA SPECIALTY FOODS AND MKT BAR

1001 Austin St. Houston, TX 77010 832-360-2222 www.YUMSTOP.com, www.MKTBAR.com

International food market of your dreams. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Music or Drinks. Family-owned gourmet market offers more than 15,000 products, from more than 50 countries. Enjoy chic in-house MKT BAR gastro-pub with live music, WiFi and TV’s. Next to Discovery Green Park and the Convention Center.

H Bar (844) 386-1600, thepostoakhotel.com/restaurants/h-bar/

Il Giardino (713) 418-1104, granducahouston.com/houston-hotel-restaurants/il-giardino/

Kiran's (713) 960-8472, kiranshouston.com

Landry's, Inc. (Corporate Office) (713) 386-7163, landrysrestaurants.com

Little Pappasito's Cantina (713) 520-5066, pappasitos.com/location/?id=66

Maggiano's Little Italy - Houston

Bloom & Bee (844) 386-1625, thepostoakhotel.com/restaurants/bloom-&-Bee

(713) 961-2700, maggianos.com

Martini Blu Cafe

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations (281) 501-1187, bosscatkitchen-houston.com

(281) 624-7654, martinibluhouston.com

Mastro's Steakhouse Houston

Bouchee Patisserie (844) 386-1625, thepostoakhotel.com/restaurants/bouchee-patisserie

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou (713) 868-4444, brennersonthebayou.com

Cafe Annie

(713) 993-2500, mastrosrestaurants.com

McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - Uptown Park (713) 840-7900, mccormickandschmicks.com

Morton's, The Steakhouse - Galleria

(713) 840-1111, rdgbarannie.com

(713) 629-1946, mortons.com

Café on the Green (713) 871-8181, omnihotels.com/hotels/houston/dining/cafe-on-the-green

Caracol

Noé Grill (713) 871-8177, omnihotels.com/hotels/houston/dining/noe-grill

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

(713) 622-9996, caracol.net

(832) 487-8862, theoceanaire.com

Carrabba's Restaurant

One Fifth Houston

(713) 522-3131, carrabbas.com

(713) 955-1024, onefifthhouston.com

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse (713) 244-9500, ChamaGaucha.com

Palm Restaurant (713) 977-2544, thepalm.com

Craft F&B (844) 386-1625, thepostoakhotel.com/restaurants/craft-f&b

Dave & Buster's

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse (713) 780-7352, pappasbros.com/location/?id=91

Pappas Burger

(713) 952-2233, daveandbusters.com

(713) 975-6082, pappasburger.com/location/?id=93

Del Frisco's - Double Eagle Steak House (713) 355-2600, delfriscos.com

Pappas Seafood House (713) 522-4595, pappasseafood.com/location/?id=103

Fig & Olive (832) 632-6632, figandolive.com/location/fig-and-olive-houston-the-galleria

Fogo de Chao

Peli Peli - Galleria (281) 257-9500, pelipeli.com

Ristorante Cavour

(713) 978-6500, fogodechao.com

(713) 418-1104, granducahouston.com/houston-hotel-restaurants/ristorante-cavour

Georgia James (832) 241-5088, georgiajamessteak.com

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Goode Company Seafood - Katy Freeway (713) 464-7933, goodecompany.com/restaurant-seafood2.asp

Grotto Ristorante Westheimer (713) 622-3663, grottohouston.com

Guadalajara Mexican Grille & Bar - Greenway (713) 942-0772, guad.com

(713) 789-2333, ruthschris.com

SeventySix11 Bistro and Lounge (713) 680-2222, goo.gl/tXMusc

The Manor House (713) 685-6840, houstonian.com/ManorHouse.aspx

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PLATINUM MEMBER

Tribute at the Houstonian

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Saltgrass Steakhouse

(713) 685-6713, houstonian.com/dining/tribute

(713) 461-6111, saltgrass.com

UB Preserv

Taste of Texas Restaurant

(346) 406-5923, ubpreserv.com

(713) 932-6901, tasteoftexas.com

The General Public

Willie G's Seafood (713) 840-7190, williegs.com

(832) 690-4450, thegenpublic.com

Yauatcha The Galleria

Tipping Point Restaurant & Terrace

(713) 357-7588, yauatcha.com

(713) 465-9292, hotelzaza.com/memorial-city/dining

RESTAURANT AREA 7 - NORTHWEST

Yia-Yia Mary's Pappas Greek Kitchen

Peli Peli - Northwest

(713) 840-8665, yiayiamarys.com

RESTAURANT AREA 5 - SOUTHWEST, SUGARLAND, FORT BEND

Avenida Brazil - SW Houston

(281) 257-9500, pelipeli.com

Virgie's Bar-B-Que (713) 466-6525, virgiesbbq.com

(281) 277-9292, tradicaosteakhouse.com

RESTAURANT AREA 8 - IAH, GREENSPOINT

Main Event Entertainment - Stafford

The Breakfast Klub - IAH

(281) 313-7200, mainevent.com

RESTAURANT AREA 6 - W. HOUSTON, ENERGY CORRIDOR, KATY

Bowl & Barrel

(281) 233-7652, thebreakfastklub.com

RESTAURANT AREA 9 - N. HOUSTON

Eight Row Flint

(832) 690-4480, bowlandbarrel.com

(713) 880-8463, eightrowflint.com

Brenner's Steakhouse

Ginger & Fork

(713) 465-2901, brennerssteakhouse.com

(713) 861-8883, gingerandforkrestaurant.com

Cadillac Bar

Grotto The Woodlands

(713) 862-2020, cadillacbar.com

(281) 419-4252, grottorestaurants.com

Dave & Buster's Marq*e

Guadalajara Hacienda - The Woodlands

(713) 423-7706, daveandbusters.com

(281) 362-0774, guad.com

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood - CityCentre

Landry's Seafood House - The Woodlands

(832) 200-2380, eddiev.com

Goode Company Texas Bar-B-Q - Katy Freeway (713) 464-1901, goodecompany.com/restaurant-bbq2.asp

(281) 362-9696, landrysseafood.com

Wolfgang Puck Catering (281) 413-7203, wolfgangpuck.com/catering/

Guadalajara Hacienda - Memorial

RESTAURANT AREA 10 - HOBBY AIRPORT, SOUTHEAST

(713) 461-5300, guad.com

Frenchy's Chicken

International Smoke

(713) 748-2233, frenchyschicken.com

(713) 714-0126, internationalsmoke.com

Houston's This Is It Soul Food

Legend's Bar and Grill

(713) 521-2920, houstonthisisit.com

(713) 996-8200, goo.gl/vUCsgz

RESTAURANT AREA 12 - BAY AREA, GALVESTON, SOUTH OF HOUSTON

Little Woodrow's - Katy

Café in the Park

(832) 913-6999, littlewoodrows.com/watering-holes/houston/katy

Lucky's Pub - West

(409) 683-4440, moodygardenshotel.com/dining/cafe-in-the-park

Dave & Buster's Friendswood

(281) 206-7369, luckyspub.com/locations/west

(281) 709-0600, daveandbusters.com

McCormick McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - Town and Country

(409) 740-8605, grottorestaurants.com

(713) 465-3685, mccormickandschmicks.com

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille (832) 358-9000, perryssteakhouse.com

Phoenicia Deli & Coffee House (281) 558-0416, phoenicia-deli.com

Rainforest Café - Katy (281) 644-6200, rainforestcafe.com

Rio Ranch Restaurant & Bar

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

Grotto - Galveston Landry's Seafood House - Galveston (409) 744-1010, landrysseafood.com

Lighthouse Bar & Bistro (281) 334-1000, sshr.com/dining/lighthouse-bar-bistro

Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse (281) 332-0024, pappasdeltablues.com

Paradise Reef Restaurant (281) 334-1000, sshr.com/dining/paradise-reef-restaurant

(713) 952-5000, rioranch.com www.VisitHouston.com

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2019–20 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY Shearn's Seafood & Prime Steaks (409) 683-4554, moodygardenshotel.com/shearns

RESTAURANT AREA 13 - RIVER OAKS

Messina Hof Winery and Resort (979) 778-9463, messinahof.com

Saint Arnold Brewing Company LA GRIGLIA

2002 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019 713-526-4700 www.lagrigliarestaurant.com La Griglia offers guests a delicious array of authentic Italian dining, complete with colorful Italian murals and artful cuisine. Relax and savor the aromas of Sicily, Roma and Tuscany as you select from the array of specialties including fresh fish, creative pastas, chicken, beef, fresh vegetables and more.

(713) 686-9494, saintarnold.com

Shearn's Lounge (409) 683-4554, moodygardenshotel.com/dining/shearns-lounge

Sonata Bar (936) 448-3020, latorrettalakeresort.com/dining.aspx#gref

The Cellar (844) 386-1600, thepostoakhotel.com/restaurants/the-cellar

Backstreet Cafe (713) 521-2239, backstreetcafe.net

The District/Cellar 7 (713) 229-8611, thedistricthtx.com

Bisou (713) 955-3855, bisourestaurant.com

The Lounge - The Magnoila Houston (713) 221-0011, magnoliahotels.com/houston/dining

Brasserie 19 (713) 524-1919, brasserie19.com

NIGHTLIFE

Doris Metropolitan (713) 485-0466, dorismetropolitan.com/en/houston

Eddie V's Prime Seafood - West Ave (713) 874-1800, eddiev.com

13 Celsius (713) 529-8466, 13celsius.com

806 Lounge (713) 360-3700, jwmarriotthotelhouston.com/806-lounge

Giacomo's Cibo e Vino (713) 522-1934, giacomosciboevino.com

Bar Malatesta

La Griglia

(713) 418-1104, granducahouston.com/houston-hotel-restaurants/bar-malatesta-2

(713) 526-4700, lagrigliarestaurant.com

State of Grace (832) 942-5080, stateofgracetx.com

Steak 48 (713) 322-7448, steak48.com

The Tuck Room (832) 709-2146, thetuckroom.com

SPIRITS & BEVERAGES

8th Wonder Brewery (713) 229-0868, 8thwonderbrew.com

Bar Malatesta (713) 418-1104, granducahouston.com/houston-hotel-restaurants/bar-malatesta-2/

Bardot (713) 242-8555, hotelalessandra-houston.com/bar-bardot.htm

Branwar Wine Distributing Company (347) 471-0046, branwarwines.com

Holman Draft Hall (713) 862-4748, holmandrafthall.com

Karbach Brewing Co. (713) 680-2739, karbachbrewing.com

L&L Bar (713) 224-4266, hotelicon.com/dining/bar/

Legend's Bar and Grill (713) 996-8200, goo.gl/vUCsgz

Lighthouse Bar & Bistro (281) 334-1000, sshr.com/dining/lighthouse-bar-bistro

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Bardot

Legend's Bar and Grill

(713) 242-8555, hotelalessandra-houston.com/bar-bardot.htm

(713) 996-8200, goo.gl/vUCsgz

Bovine and Barley (832) 742-5683, bovineandbarley.com

Cantina La Calle (832) 735-8226, lacalletacos.com

Chapman & Kirby (713) 636-9615, chapmanandkirby.com

CityCentre (713) 629-5200, citycentrehouston.com

ClĂŠ Houston (713) 955-2302, clehouston.com

Club 2020 713-227-9667, club2020houston.com

Dave & Buster's (713) 952-2233, daveandbusters.com

Dave & Buster's Friendswood (281) 709-0600, daveandbusters.com

Dave & Buster's Marq*e (713) 423-7706, daveandbusters.com

Davidoff Of Geneva (346) 308-8355, us.davidoffgeneva.com

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood - CityCentre

Little Woodrow's - Midtown 713-522-1041, littlewoodrows.com

Little Woodrow's - Belliare (713) 661-5282, littlewoodrows.com/watering-holes/houston/bellaire

Little Woodrow's - EaDo 713-222-2224, littlewoodrows.com/watering-holes/houston/eado

Little Woodrow's - Heights (713) 861-2653, littlewoodrows.com/watering-holes/houston/the-heights

Little Woodrow's - Katy (832) 913-6999, littlewoodrows.com/watering-holes/houston/katy/

Little Woodrow's - Rice Village (713) 521-2337, littlewoodrows.com/watering-holes/houston/rice-village/

Little Woodrow's - Shepherd (832) 804-9941, littlewoodrows.com/watering-holes/houston/shepherd

Lucky Strike (713) 343-3300, bowlluckystrike.com

Lucky's Lodge (713) 360-6040, luckys-lodge.business.site

Lucky's Pub (713) 522-2010, luckyspub.com

Lucky's Pub - West

(832) 200-2380, eddiev.com

(281) 206-7369, luckyspub.com/locations/west

Eddie V's Prime Seafood - West Ave

Martini Blu Cafe

(713) 874-1800, eddiev.com

(281) 624-7654, martinibluhouston.com

Escapade 2001

Mongoose Versus Cobra

(281) 372-1100, escapadehouston.com

Goode's Armadillo Palace

(713) 650-6872, mongooseversuscobra.com

OKRA Charity Saloon

(713) 526-9700, goodecompany.com/palace.asp

(713) 237-8828, friedokra.org

Heights Bier Garten

Part & Parcel

(713) 862-4940, heightsbiergarten.com

(713) 495-7807, partandparceltx.com

Hoggbirds Rooftop Lounge

Pete's Dueling Piano Bar

hoggbirds.com

Holman Draft Hall

713-337-PETE (7383), petesduelingpianobar.com

Pitch 25 Beer Park

(713) 862-4748, holmandrafthall.com

(713) 814-8157, pitch25.com

House of Blues

Pub Fiction

888.40.BLUES, hob.com/houston

(713) 400-8400, pubfiction.com

Howl at the Moon

Reserve 101

(713) 658-9700, howlatthemoon.com/houston

HTX Fan Tavern

(713) 655-7101, reserve101.com

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

(346) 308-5648, htxfantavern.com

(713) 686-9494, saintarnold.com

Improv Houston

SeventySix11 Bistro and Lounge

(713) 333-8800, improvhouston.com

(713) 680-2222, goo.gl/tXMusc

iPic Theater

Shay McElroy's Irish Pub

(832) 709-2146, ipictheaters.com/#/home

(713) 223-2444, mcelroyspub.com/shaymcelroys

Last Concert Cafe

SideBar

(713) 226-8563, lastconcert.com

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(832) 839-5435, starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/dining/index. html?propertyID=4140 www.VisitHouston.com

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2019 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY Banana Republic

Spire Night Club (713) 588-5279, thespireclub.com

(713) 523-4730

Stampede Houston

Beautique

(281) 219-2006, stampedehouston.com

(713) 526-1126

The Address

Chico's

(832) 933-0201, theaddresshouston.com

(713) 527-8220

The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge

CityCentre

(713) 874-0722, thebreakfastklub.com

(713) 629-5200, citycentrehouston.com

The Bar

Claire's Boutique

(713) 685-6713, houstonian.com/Dining/the-bar.aspx

(713) 521-1076

The Bar @ The InterContinental Hotel Houston Medical Center

Clique Salon

(800) 496-7621, ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/reservation

(713) 807-8300, cliquesalon.com

The Black Swan

Davidoff Of Geneva

(713) 871-8181, omnihotels.com/hotels/houston/dining/black-swan

(346) 308-8355, us.davidoffgeneva.com

The Cellar

Electronic Parts Outlet [EPO]

(844) 386-1600, thepostoakhotel.com/restaurants/the-cellar/

(713) 784-0140, epohouston.com

Elizabeth Purpich Collection

The Hay Merchant (713) 528-9805, haymerchant.com

(281) 881-6068, elizabethpurpich.com

The Isles Eatery & Rhum Bar

Em & Lee

(713) 739-9039, isleseateryandbar.com

(713) 942-9655

The Rustic

Everything But Water

(832) 321-7799, therustic.com

(713) 526-1385

The Tuck Room

Express

(832) 709-2146, thetuckroom.com

(713) 520-0669

Tipping Point Restaurant & Terrace

Gap

(713) 465-9292, hotelzaza.com/memorial-city/dining

(713) 942-7061

Wooster’s Garden

Grace Anna's Boutique

(713) 520-0015, woostersgarden.com

(713) 808-9599

SHOPPING

Gymboree (713) 533-0020

Helzberg Diamonds Outlet www.helzberg.com Join us for a two day holiday market with contemporary craft, makers, fine foods, lots of activities, DYI gift stations, live entertainment and more. Visit MidtownHouston.com for more information.

RIVER OAKS DISTRICT

4444 Westheimer Road, Houston Texas 77027 713-904-1310 www.RiverOaksDistrict.com River Oaks District is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination like no other in Texas. Situated inside the 610 Loop, River Oaks District features an elegant streetscape with more than 50 of the most sought-after luxury storefronts and brands, first class dining and entertainment. For more information, please visit www.riveroaksdistrict.com.

Almaza Jewelers (713) 521-0071

Ann Taylor (713) 521-0981

Athleta (713) 942-2190

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Hemline (713) 520-1184, shophemline.com

Highland Village (713) 850-3100, shophighlandvillage.com

Houston Premium Outlets (281) 304-5820, premiumoutlets.com/outlet/houston

Joseph Keith Jewelry (832) 767-1795

Kendra Scott Jewelry (713) 965-4056

Le Creuset (713) 521-4466

Lily Rain (713) 467-LILY, lilyrain.com

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Loft

Sunny Flea Market

Central Helicopter Service

(713) 523-1218

(281) 447-3400, sunnyfleamarket.com

(713) 644-5900, chs1.com

MAC Cosmetics

Talbots

CMAC, LLC

(713) 942-9110

Macy's - Baybrook (281) 226-5300, visitmacysusa.com

Macy's - Galleria (832) 667-4200, visitmacysusa.com

Macy's - Memorial City (832) 667-4355, visitmacysusa.com

Macy's - The Woodlands (281) 898-4273, visitmacysusa.com

Macy's - Willowbrook (281) 949-2953, visitmacysusa.com

Market Street - The Woodlands (281) 419-4774, marketstreet-thewoodlands.com

Montrose Market (832) 840-3079

Myth Salon

(713) 521-7714

(469) 521-2750, cmac.net

Tanger Outlets

Cosmo Cool Concepts, Inc., a DMC Network

(281) 534-4200, tangeroutlets.com/houston

TaxFree Shopping, Ltd. (866) 599-9574, TaxFreeTexas.com

Texas Gun Club (832) 539-7000, texasgunclub.com

The Galleria (713) 621-1907, simon.com/mall/the-galleria

The Pretty Kitty

Victoria's Secret (713) 526-1054

West Ave., a Gables Development White House Black Market (713) 526-6380

Origins

Yankee Candle Co.

(713) 942-8870

(713) 522-4477, yankeecandle.com

Phoenicia Specialty Foods - Downtown phoeniciafoods.com

Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear (713) 333-7900, pintoranch.com

Republic Boot Co (832) 767-6586, RepublicBootCompany.com

Rice Village (713) 302-8918, ricevillagedistrict.com

River Oaks District (713) 904-1314, riveroaksdistrict.com

TRANSPORTATION

360 Destination Group (713) 234-6091, 360dg.com

AAmbassador Limousine & Transportation Inc (713) 572-5466, aambassador.com

Advantage Rent a Car (407) 271-3290, advantage.com

AET Transportation (281) 436-0205, aetdirectexpress.com

AFC Transportation (713) 988-5466, afchouston.com

Alamo Rent A Car (281) 209-4946, alamo.com

Sephora (713) 942-0113

Soma (713) 807-8796

The Shops at Houston Center (713) 759-1442, shopsathc.com

The Styling Bar (713) 960-1010

Sunglasses Hut (713) 522-0661

DeMontrond Automotive Group, Inc. (281) 872-7200 ext 3831, demontrond.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (713) 300-9191, enterprise.com

(713) 647-6500, excelsiorlimo.com

New York & Co.

(713) 524-3489

(713) 688-7800, ctihouston.com

Tootsies

(713) 533-9966, westaveriveroaks.com

Papyrus

CTI Transportation, LLC

Excelsior Transportation & Limousine Services

(281) 919-7514, mythspa.com

(713) 526-1054

(281) 444-2600, cosmocoolconcepts.com

(713) 522-7877

713-629-9990, tootsies.com

AvisBudget Group, Inc.

ExecuCar (281) 230-7275, execucar.com

FantaSea Yacht Charters (281) 538-9600, boardwalkfantasea.com

First Class Tours, Inc. (281) 590-8800, firstclasstours.net

First Transit (281) 233-1011, firstgroup.com

GETZ Transport Solutions LLC (713) 410-4030, getztransportsolutions.com

GOGO Charters Houston (281) 407-2654, gogocharters.com/houston-charter-bus

Houston Airport System (281) 233-1723, fly2houston.com

Houston Charter Bus Company (346) 200-7677, texascharterbuscompany.com/ houston-charter-bus

Houston Slingshot Rental (832) 443-4375, houstonslingshotrental.com

Joyride Houston (346) 323-7155, joyrideus.com/houston

Longhorn Charter Bus Houston

(713) 641-9310, avisbudget.com

(713) 344-0553, longhorncharterbus.com/ houston-charter-bus

B H Goodman Bus Service Inc.

Lyft Gulf Coast

(713) 880-9700, goodmanbus.com

lyft.com

Blue Star Shuttle

MegaBus.com

(210) 833-4094, bluestarpartybuses.com

(877) 462-6342, megabus.com

Callaway Transportation

Metropolitan Transit Authority

(410) 795-8300, callawaytransportation.com

Carnival Cruise Lines (800) 327-7276, carnival.com

www.VisitHouston.com

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(713) 739-4980, ridemetro.org

National Car Rental (281) 209-4946, nationalcar.com

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2019 FALL/WINTER DIRECTORY National Charter Bus Houston

Southwest Airlines

Longhorn Charter Bus Houston

(713) 234-6591, nationalbuscharter.com/ houston-charter-bus

(214) 792-7691, southwest.com

(713) 344-0553, longhorncharterbus.com/ houston-charter-bus

NuRide, Inc.

(872) 825-8994, united.com

(713) 965-7116, nuride.com

United Airlines AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

(877) 462-6342, megabus.com

Odyssey Limousine Services

Blue Star Shuttle

Metropolitan Transit Authority

(281) 893-4377, odysseylimousines.com

(210) 833-4094, primetimemarketing.com

(713) 739-4980, ridemetro.org

Premier Parking

First Transit

National Charter Bus Houston

(281) 233-1011, firstgroup.com

(713) 227-7943, premierparking.com

AUTOMOBILE / MOTORCYCLE / RV RENTALS

PV Rentals, Inc./Leasing

Advantage Rent a Car

(713) 295-7164, pvrentals.com

(407) 271-3290, advantage.com

RideCentric

Alamo Rent A Car

(713) 766-1900, ridecentric.com

(281) 209-4946, alamo.com

Royal Carriages Limousine, Inc. (713) 787-5466, royalcarriages.com

AvisBudget Group, Inc. (713) 641-9310, avisbudget.com

Ryde Houston

DeMontrond Automotive Group, Inc.

(281) 610-2258, rydecompany.com

(281) 872-7200 ext 3831, demontrond.com

Sam's Limousine & Transportation, Inc. (713) 780-7077, samslimousine.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (713) 300-9191, enterprise.com

National Car Rental

SEAT Planners Incorporated (936) 242-1656, seatplanners.com

(281) 209-4946, nationalcar.com

Southwest Airlines

PV Rentals, Inc./Leasing (713) 295-7164, pvrentals.com

(214) 792-7691, southwest.com

BOAT / BOAT CHARTERS / CRUISE LINE SERVICES

ST Charters & Buses

Carnival Cruise Lines

(832) 389-7338, charbus.com

(800) 327-7276, carnival.com

SuperShuttle

FantaSea Yacht Charters

(281) 230-7275, supershuttle.com

(281) 538-9600, boardwalkfantasea.com

Towne Car

Kemah Jet Ski Rentals

(713) 236-8877, townecarhouston.com

Transportation Management Services (301) 260-2070, tms.com

(281) 935-9578, kemahjetskirentals.com

Port Houston Boat Tour (713) 670-2416, porthouston.com

United Airlines

BUS/RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

(872) 825-8994, united.com

AFC Transportation

Western Motorcoach, Inc.

(713) 988-5466, afchouston.com

(832) 328-1318, westernmotorcoach.net

B H Goodman Bus Service Inc.

Wynne Transportation

(713) 880-9700, goodmanbus.com

(972) 915-7300, gowynne.com

Callaway Transportation

Yellow Cab Houston

(410) 795-8300, callawaytransportation.com

(713) 236-1111, yellowcabhouston.com

AIRLINES / AIRLINE CHARTERS & AIR SERVICES

EVA Airlines

CMAC, LLC (469) 521-2750, cmac.net

(281) 209-0022, evaair.com/en-us/contact-us-andhelp/contact-us/?city=Houston#

First Class Tours, Inc.

Central Helicopter Service

GOGO Charters Houston

(713) 644-5900, chs1.com

Houston Airport System (281) 233-1723, fly2houston.com

(281) 590-8800, firstclasstours.net

(713) 234-6591, nationalbuscharter.com/ houston-charter-bus

Production Transport, Inc. (310) 641-0900, prodtrans.com

Ryde Houston (281) 610-2258, rydecompany.com

SEAT Planners Incorporated (936) 242-1656, seatplanners.com

ST Charters & Buses (832) 389-7338, charbus.com

Transportation Management Services (301) 260-2070, tms.com

Western Motorcoach, Inc. (832) 328-1318, westernmotorcoach.net

Wynne Transportation (972) 915-7300, gowynne.com

LIMOUSINE / SEDAN / MINI BUS / VAN

AAmbassador Limousine & Transportation Inc (713) 572-5466, aambassador.com

AET Transportation (281) 436-0205, aetdirectexpress.com

AFC Transportation (713) 988-5466, afchouston.com

C & H Transportation (832) 278-8191, charters.limo

CMAC, LLC (469) 521-2750, cmac.net

CTI Transportation, LLC (713) 688-7800, ctihouston.com

Excelsior Transportation & Limousine Services (713) 647-6500, excelsiorlimo.com

ExecuCar (281) 230-7275, execucar.com

GETZ Transport Solutions LLC (713) 410-4030, getztransportsolutions.com

(281) 407-2654, gogocharters.com/houston-charter-bus

Odyssey Limousine Services

Houston Charter Bus Company

RideCentric

(346) 200-7677, texascharterbuscompany.com/ houston-charter-bus

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MegaBus.com

(281) 893-4377, odysseylimousines.com

(713) 766-1900, ridecentric.com

OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE - 2019–20 Fall | Winter


PLATINUM MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

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Royal Carriages Limousine, Inc. (713) 787-5466, royalcarriages.com

Sam's Limousine & Transportation, Inc. (713) 780-7077, samslimousine.com

SuperShuttle (281) 230-7275, supershuttle.com

Towne Car (713) 236-8877, townecarhouston.com

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Central Helicopter Service (713) 644-5900, chs1.com

GETZ Transport Solutions LLC (713) 410-4030, getztransportsolutions.com

Houston Slingshot Rental (832) 443-4375, houstonslingshotrental.com

NuRide, Inc. (713) 965-7116, nuride.com

Premier Parking (713) 227-7943, premierparking.com

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