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Visit HOUSTON and Beyond

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22 ARTS & CULTURE 24 DINING 30 NIGHTLIFE 32 FAMILY-FRIENDLY GETAWAY 35 VISIT HOUSTON AND BEYOND Downtown Houston

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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 the 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 for the arts, culture and

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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 twelve 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. It’s easy to stay cool in the spring and summer in Houston; the city is one of the most airconditioned in the world (you might even want to bring a light sweater to a restaurant). Downtown, an air-conditioned six-mile-long tunnel system, replete with restaurants and retail, links 95 full city blocks 20 feet below the streets. A new, cool, underground attraction just outside of Downtown is the historic, sublime Buffalo Bayou Cistern. Originally the City of Houston’s first underground drinking water reservoir, this cathedral-like space with 25foot ceilings is now filled with the sounds of visitors, visual arts and performances.

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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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Texas Alley Medical Theatre Center established. 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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Another recent development is the growing number of food halls – with diverse global cuisines and cocktails that reflect the city’s population. As Food & Wine stated in November 2018, "There’s one now, four more on the way, and they’re all downtown." The underground Conservatory showcases delicacies from a rotating list of local purveyors – from pizza to poke to decadent desserts. Finn Hall at The Jones on Main has

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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two bars, plus coffee and food from Vietnam, Korea, the Mediterranean and the USA. Not underground, but coming soon is Bravery Chef Hall at Aris Market Square and Lyric Market with 24 global food tenants and a speakeasy inside the Lyric Centre Parking Garage. The arts and culture scene is equally vibrant. According to the December 2018’s OUT magazine, "Houston, which is poised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing - has the largest creative community in the entire state." Explore Sawyer Yards, 55 acres of warehouses in Arts 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 just expanded with the opening of its Drawing Institute, the fifth building in its serene, park-like campus. A robust public park system, including walking/running and biking paths along the city’s multiple bayous, connects most visitor destinations. Hermann and Memorial parks 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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CITY FILE Houston, Texas is weirder than you think and boasts a surprisingly diverse and eclectic art scene. – Raw Travel TV

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 landmark remains open as an exhibition for future generations. Operated by the Orange Show, the Beer Can House remains an odd 8

SPRING AND SUMMER are a great

time 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.

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. Buffalo Bayou Kayak Tours Paddle through the heart of the city on a

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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 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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two-person kayak adventure. Spot blue herons, loggerhead turtles, and an occasional alligator sunning along bayou banks during the urban excursion. 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.

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 funereal 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.

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Project Row Houses Set in Houston’s historic Third Ward, the nonprofit, art and community experiment is celebrating 25 years of empowering neighbors and artists. With 39 structures set on five city blocks. Project Row Houses offer 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 outdoor site overlooking the Downtown skyline. Mural-covered indoor “chapels” with tables and seating feature paintings by local artists. Another local spin: Make sure to check out the art cars in the adjacent Art Car Garage. 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 and the Battleship Texas. 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 was 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 (fragrant) 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 and Allen Parkway. 10

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Nearly 50 years ago, when the world set eyes upon the stars, determined to accomplish what many thought was impossible, it was Houston who stood at the forefront as mankind took its first steps onto the moon. In 2019, the city observes the 50th anniversary of this monumental achievement and the role that the city played in the success of that mission. With myriad events and celebrations planned, there will never be a better time for lovers of discovery and exploration to visit Houston, experiencing the marvel of the Apollo missions and wonder at the jaw dropping advancements that NASA is developing today. Check out the calendar of inspiring events at VisitHouston.com/SpaceCity.

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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ATTRACTIONS ENJOY AN ENDLESS ARRAY OF PLACES TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO WHILE VISITING HOUSTON

Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg 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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Battleship Texas

The last of the battleships to participate in World Wars I and II, USS Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. in 1948. Go aboard the landmark and get a hands-on look at crew life during war. Guests can climb high on the bridge, control the turrets on the main deck and go below, into the ship’s underground city.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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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

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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 familyfriendly genetic experiments.

Historic Pleasure Pier

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.

Holocaust Museum Houston

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 is currently open in a temporary location during a $33.8 million expansion project with the new museum expected to open in May 2019.

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.

Houston Zoo

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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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.

Kemah Boardwalk

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

Lone Star Flight Museum

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.

and Discovery pyramids. Outdoor fun includes a paddleboat ride on the bay and a man-made beach.

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston

One of the premier art museums in the United States, the MFAH anchors the Museum District with 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

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.

Space Center Houston

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and there’s no better place to celebrate than Space Center Houston. More than 400 things to see and do await at the city’s first Smithsonian Affiliate and Official Visitors Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. Discover real flown spacecraft and Robonauts; even touch a moon rock.

Moody Gardens

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Art Car Parade

FESTIVAL SEASON

Who doesn’t love a parade? And it doesn’t get more weird, wacky and wonderful than the annual Art Car Parade. The 32nd annual crowd pleaser rolls into town on Saturday, April 13, for a fun-filled, folk art weekend that celebrates the drive to create. The parade attracts more than 250 vehicles and artists from 23 states, Canada and Mexico – and 250,000+ cheering spectators. You’ll see everything from unicycles to fire-breathing dragons to low riders to mobile bands along the route. Stake out

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your viewing spot along Allen Parkway before 2PM, when the action kicks off downtown. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 22, for the 2019 Houston LGBT Pride Celebration downtown in the blocks around City Hall. As Thrillist said in 2018, “It’s Houston that has the biggest Pride event in the Southwest United States.” More than 700,000 visitors can expect a fun-filled weekend that celebrates equality and love, with an all-day festival that concludes with a flashy, brassy nighttime pride parade through the city’s skyscraper canyons.

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SPORTS

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 experience a spectacular, with music and dance programs, acrobatic cheerleading, salutes to veterans and community groups, fan contests – plus the actual game itself.

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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. For a chance to snag a home-run ball, sit

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in the Crawford Boxes – the 2,500-seat section jutting onto the left-field corner. Keep your eyes peeled for supermodel Kate Upton (Mrs. Justin Verlander) cheering her husband on. Hungry? Fan food faves include Jackson Street Barbecue and Shake Shack. Season: April through October.

Houston Dash

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JOIN THE FANS CHEERING HOUSTON’S HOME TEAMS

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. 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

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Season: March through October.

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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 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 20182019 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-and-blue 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 Ruby team, and their beautiful, brand-new AVEVA Stadium is part of Houston Sports Park south of downtown Houston. Houston Dynamo

Season: January through June.

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SHOPPING HOUSTON – THE INTERNATIONAL SHOPPING DESTINATION 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 retail treasures.

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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 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

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History and innovation go hand in hand in this historic district of Craftsmen bungalows, Victorian mansion and funky, repurposed buildings. Independent retailers selling antiques, art, vintage clothes and home goods – including Manready Mercantile, Casa Ramirez, Vinal Edge and Big Blue Whale – are centered on 19th Street, while 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.

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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 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 and Jonathan Adler. Cross the street and visit gift and fashion emporium Sloan/Hall, Stag Provisions for Men and Billy Reid. 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

just inside The Loop. It’s home to Cartier, Tom Ford, Dior, Harry Winston, Diptyque and Brunello Cucinelli, among others. Take in a movie at the swanky iPic Theater, stop for a cocktail upstairs at LeColonial, or enjoy a mammoth Tomahawk steak at Steak 48 while you’re there.

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 an art movie at the historic River Oaks Theatre.

Highland Village

One of Houston’s earliest outdoor shopping centers, Highland Village is always under transformation. Plan an afternoon to walk around and visit Anthropologie, WilliamsSonoma, Banana Republic, the Apple Store, Kiehl’s and Sprinkles Cupcakes (they have a vending machine for after-hours cravings).

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Memorial City Mall

Here are 265 acres of shopping, dining and fun in the heart of West Houston’s family-friendly 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.

City Centre

West Houston’s premiere mixed-use development features shops such as 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.

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, Kate Spade New York, 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 Ann Taylor Loft, Charming Charlie’s, La Reve Bridal Couture, Pinot’s Palette, Sur la Table, Z Gallerie and Stogies World Class Cigars.

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.

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ARTS & CULTURE ON THE STAGES AND IN THE MUSEUMS, BRAVO FOR HOUSTON’S 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

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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. 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

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Now Open: The Menil Drawing Institute 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. The building was first on the “drawing board” in 2008, when the institute was established. Recognizing that the museum’s artist-centered approach and growing collection of drawings offered a singular opportunity, the board of trustees chose to incorporate a building dedicated to modern and contemporary drawings into the Menil’s institutional master plan. Los Angeles-based architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee (Johnston Marklee) were selected to create a distinctive freestanding structure dedicated to the study, conservation, exhibition, acquisition and storage of these artworks. The institute’s building features a trio of spacious courtyards and a design that modulates daylight in a way that both illuminates and protects delicate works on paper. Other campus highlights while you’re there: Bistro Menil, the Main Building with its collection of African antiquities, surrealist works and arts of the Pacific Islands, the Cy Twombly Gallery and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel.

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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 working studios that are open to the public for interaction with resident artists. 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. 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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DINING AMERICA’S MOST DIVERSE CITY IS REFLECTED IN ITS DINING OPTIONS 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, even English pub food.

Dine Fine

This city boasts some of the finest restaurants and high-caliber chefs and sommeliers in the country. Special occasions are celebrated with refined Italian fare at Tony’s in Greenway Plaza or exciting Gulf Coast-meets-Ukranian fusion creations at Riel in Montrose. The iconic, elegant and revitalized Brennan’s offers a modern take on classic Creole flavors. Celebrated Mexican chef and James Beard Award winner Hugo Ortega operates the warm and cozy Hugo’s in Montrose and the adventurous Oaxaca-themed Xochi downtown. Galleria mainstay Café Annie, with Robert Del Grande at the helm, continues to define luxe Southwestern cuisine. Finally, enjoy the luxurious and refined surroundings, and exquisitely crafted contemporary Spanish cuisine, at BCN Taste + Tradition, housed in a

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Montrose mansion. There’s also an extensive gin cocktail menu.

Tex Mex Capital

Back to the aforementioned Tex-Mex: why not take advantage of all the chile con queso options the city has to offer? Here’s a brief roundup. Start at Arnaldo Richards’ Pico’s on Kirby and add some carne to the mix. Gorgeous cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes, onion and cilantro make this a winner. The famed Original Ninfa’s on Navigation serves a chile con queso anchored by Velveeta, plus chopped green bell pepper and pico de gallo. Go old school at Fiesta en Guadalajara on the North Side with queso flameado-melted Monterey Jack mixed with chicken, beef fajita or chorizo, served with four freshly made flour tortillas. Finally, happy hour favorite El Tiempo offers a Velveeta-andpico-de-gallo-based delicious concoction served with hearty flour chips.

Tour of Asia

Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai… yes! Chinatown in Southwest Houston along Bellaire features Mala Sichuan, Fung’s Kitchen dim sum and The Super H Mart, for Korean and Chinese specialties. The eclectic Spring Branch neighborhood is home to Korea Garden barbecue, Korean Noodle House and Soju Bar. Farther down Long Point is hole-in-the-wall Vieng Thai, which is BYOB and offers karaoke nights. Upscale Asian dining options at the Galleria include Yauatcha and Houston’s outpost of Nobu.

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Cajun Vs. Vietnamese You’re in luck. It’s crawfish season. You’re probably familiar with the traditional spicy Cajun boil with potatoes and corn, but Houston is also home to Viet-Cajun crawfish – which is based on a chunky sauce of butter, garlic, onions, peppers, fresh orange wedges and sometimes lemongrass. Viet-Cajun crawfish has become part of the city’s culinary fabric – and in fact, Trong Nguyen of Houston’s Crawfish & Noodles, was recently awarded a Best Chef semifinalist nod by the James Beard Awards. What else would you expect in the most diverse city in America? Even the late Anthony Bourdain stopped by in June 2018 to sample this uniquely Houston dish for “Parts Unknown.” Here’s a guide to where you can experience the city’s traditional Cajun specialty as well as the Viet-Cajun take on mudbugs. Ragin Cajun This hometown favorite from

the Mandola family was the first Cajun seafood restaurant in Houston. In season, they sell thousands of pounds of spicy crawfish at their two locations.

BB’s Café With multiple locations, you’re

never too far from BB’s spicy Cajun-style boil. Check out their po-boys while you’re there, too.

Boil House Just drive through at this nononsense Heights spot and leave with a carload of hot Cajun crawfish drenched in spicy butter.

The Cajun Stop EaDo’s premiere crawfish

emporium offers the Krazie Bucket, brimming with generously seasoned garlic and spice crawfish, corn, potatoes, sausage and snow crab.

Crawfish and Noodles As far as Vietnamese crawfish goes, Crawfish & Noodles has reined supreme since its opening. While the menu is chock full of alternative non-crawfish items

including noodles, hot pot dishes and flavorful fried seafood, the garlic butter crawfish flavor remains the most popular.

Saigon House Located in midtown, Saigon

House’s crawfish are spiced according to three levels, ranging from “sissy unicorn” to “angry dragon.” After choosing a desired level of heat, drench a couple pounds of crawfish with the H-Town Bang seasoning (garlic and Cajun spices), or the explosive Thai Surprise, a mix of chiles, basil and lemongrass.

Crawfish Café Inside Hong Kong City Mall

IV, Crawfish Cafe uses real butter as well as sugar, which makes the crawfish sweeter. The flavors—Original Cajun, Kickin’ Cajun, Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper, Thai Basil and The Mix, a blend of garlic butter and lemon pepper— appeal to a range of palates.

For more on local dining, log onto VisitHouston.com/Restaurants

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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), Boomtown Coffee and Cane Rosso. The 11th St. dining options include Calle Onze, Helen in the Heights, Field & Tides and Eight Row Flint.

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Go East

There’s a lot cooking in East Downtown (EaDo). Start with Nancy’s Hustle, an intimate bistro and bar, and a foodie and hipster favorite (enjoy the reel-to-reel music soundtrack). A few blocks away, the ambitious trio of Indianola (American fare), Vinny’s (pizza joint) and Miss Carousel (cocktail lounge) are also now open. For grass-fed burgers with interesting toppings, try Rodeo Goat. Or keep it healthy at SeaSide Poke, which sources locally and focuses on sustainably caught fish.

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Houston’s barbecue scene is exploding, with the just-opened Brenham import Truth Barbecue on Washington joining local favorites Goode Co., Jackson St. Barbecue downtown, Montrose’s Pit Room and Killen’s in nearby Pearland. 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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NIGHTLIFE THE FUN DOESN’T END WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN Houston comes alive at night with centrally set concert venues, laid back lounges and lingerworthy 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. Newcomers include One Armed Scissor and The Cottonmouth Club, joining chic hideaway Tongue Cut Sparrow and Houston Watch Co. The 80s-themed dance club ETRO just recently moved from Montrose to 114 Main St. In Midtown, you don’t want to miss laidback Axelrad, Wooster’s Garden, Beer Market, Mongoose Versus Cobra or the just-opened Jack and Ginger’s Irish Pub.

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Traditionally home to “alternative” nightlife and the city’s LGBTQ club scene, Montrose is where

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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.

River Oaks and West University

Local 77019 professionals let their hair down at Marfreless, as well as the dark and cozy bar at LaGriglia across the street, in the River Oaks Shopping Center. You never know who you’ll run into at The Remington Bar at the St. Regis Houston. The neighborhood counts on The Red Lion for tried-and-true cocktails and pub fare. 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.

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One of Houston’s most historic neighborhoods has quickly evolved into a top nightlife destination. 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 hole-in-the-wall. For classic cocktails and tunes, hit up Johnny’s Gold Brick. And for tropical drinks and Polynesian vibes, stop in at Lei Low Rum & Tiki Bar.

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Uptown/Galleria

This corporate neighborhood knows how to party. Start off with a cocktail at the brand-new social hotspot, Bisou at River Oaks District. Feel like dancing? Enjoy the Latin beats at The Belvedere at Uptown Park – where you’ll also find the low-key Tasting Room wine lounge. Late-night dining and drinks are always on the menu at 51fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails at Saks Fifth Avenue at The Galleria.

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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-square-foot 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

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.

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.

Last Concert Café This incognito Tex-Mex café

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck A hotspot for

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singer-songwriters (mostly of the country and folk persuasion), the Duck is just as much Irish

downtown is also a rocking live music venue with vast outdoor concert space. Stop in for the Wednesday Night Drum Circle.

Montrose folk and acoustic mainstay has been featuring original singer-songwriters from Texas, the US and the world since 1969.

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Just outside downtown, this corridor is geared toward young professionals and neighborhood residents alike. Newcomers Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden, plus the sports bar R Bar, are juicing up once-sleepy Houston Ave. Around the corner, Julep offers innovative craft cocktails in a cool space. Handlebar is a low-key and cozy hideaway on Washington with a patio and a “secret bar” – just ask. Pearl Bar offers both steak nights and lesbian nights, plus music acts, comedians, DJs and drag shows.


FAMILY-FRIENDLY GETAWAY

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, activityfilled 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 new bear habitat and “Explore the Wild” kids play area. Be sure to bring your membership card for your hometown

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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

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AFTERNOON: Beach trip! Historic Galveston

offers 32 miles of beaches, including the familyfriendly Stewart Beach at 201 Seawall Blvd. This beach offers lounge chair and umbrella rentals, clean rest rooms and lifeguards. Public showers let you rinse off the sand before you jump in your car.

Family-Friendly Getaway

of NASA Johnson Space Center. This year is especially exciting since it’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing – so there will be lots of lunar learning to experience.

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. Hop aboard the 1800s replica Colonel Paddlewheel Boat for a cruise through history. After grabbing a bite to eat, don’t miss the chance to treat the family to dessert from LA King's Confectionary where you’ll be hard-pressed to choose from the multitude of homemade options ranging from salt water taffy and fudge to milk shakes, malts and ice cream galore.

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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

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 (and airconditioned) 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.

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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

Alvin Train Depot

Tucked between Houston and the sandy beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast is Alvin—a charming cowtown with humble beginnings dating back to 1845. There, visitors will find historic sites, lingerworthy shopping and family-friendly adventures. Step back in time and visit the Alvin Historical Museum to learn about Alvin’s history through its exhibits with features 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. Minutes away, guests can get up close and personal with more than 500 different animals from 19 different countries at the Bayou Wildlife Zoo. There, visitors go on a safari-like adventure

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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 in late May. In the fall, the farm offers a corn maze for the kids. Save time to peruse 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 AlvinTexas.org. H

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PEARLAND South of Houston, Pearland stands in its own right as a memorable destination. Indulge your inner foodie at one of Pearland’s nationally-ranked restaurants, enjoy live entertainment at local venues, connect with nature or shop until you drop. Enjoy top-notch dining in Pearland with Chef Ronnie Killen’s four 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. The 1.1-million-square-foot Pearland Town Center brings together more than 140 shops, restaurants and businesses in an open-air center. Find treasures at more than 20 antique, consignment and resale shops offering one-of-a-kind finds and a weekend flea market.

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Located in the heart of a major migratory path, Pearland is a fantastic place to go birding yearround. Miles of trails offer a chance to connect to nature by birding, hiking, biking or exploring 175+ acres of park land. Along with all the action in town, Pearland is just minutes away from Space City’s world-class sports venues and some of the top attractions in the Houston area, such as 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, prepare to love Pearland.

For a free map and more information on Pearland’s hotels, dining and events, log on to VisitPearland.com. H

Discover a relaxing Gulf Coast destination, home to the only Hindu temple of its kind outside of India, taste homegrown culinary fare, shop local finds and connect with nature in Pearland. Explore local character with colorful murals and 4’ tall painted pears while soaking in exciting events. Miles of trails within 175+ acres of park land in Pearland offer hiking, biking, and birdwatching opportunities. Minutes south of Houston, Pearland is both a destination all its own and the ultimate starting point for your getaway 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 Dryft Cycleboating. Rent a boat and enjoy a relaxing day on the lake. Conroe is full of rich Texas history. Montgomery County, of which Conroe holds the county seat, 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 down the road. 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. Conroe is home to three

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breweries, one winery and our brand new distillery. Live Musical entertainment 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.

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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 Monument and the Battleship Texas. Outdoor fun and culture also make Deer Park a memorable place to explore. Year-round, visitors will find community events like "Dive-In" movies

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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 VisitDeerPark.org/Tourism.

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Your home base for exploring southeast Texas! 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 Battleship TEXAS, 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


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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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. For more information about Huntsville’s accommodations, sites and dining, visit HuntsvilleTexas.com. H

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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

Roseate Spoonbill, Sabine Woods

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

(281) 351-5484 TOMBALL, TX 77375

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THE WOODLANDS Just 30 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands offers a picturesque escape filled with outdoor activities, beautiful forest trails, luxury accommodations, arts and entertainment. Whether you have an afternoon or a weekend to spend, you’ll find endless ways to fill the time, and adventures around every corner. Leave the big city clutter behind and find a new favorite experience this spring in The Woodlands. Start your visit with a splash when you venture out onto the water. Spring is the perfect time to rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or pedal boat from either Riva Row Boathouse or Lakes Edge Boathouse. Enjoy the breeze and fun exercise, and explore The Woodlands from a different perspective. You don’t have to travel far to get that true spring break experience. The Woodlands Resort is a paradise for families, couples and solo travelers

The Woodlands Resort

alike, with a resort-style swimming pool and lazy river, tennis courts and two onsite golf courses. For a more metropolitan experience, book a room at the Hyatt Centric at Market Street, and enjoy modern amenities just a short walking distance from popular shops, wine bars and eateries. Discover a peaceful path through the tall pines when you explore over 150 miles of hike and bike trails, or spend some time exploring the 1,700-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve. Revel in the quiet, take in the nature and feel worlds away from home. Ready to turn up the volume? The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 2019 season kicks off in mid-April, with some of the biggest names in music performing through November. This unique outdoor amphitheater is consistently ranked one of the best of its kind, offering a live music experience that’s sure to be a highlight of your visit.

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

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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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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

Cattail Marsh

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.

Just East of

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Gator Country Adventure Park hold an alligator one for a bragworthy photo, or go all in and

Cattail Marsh Wetlands Stroll the boardwalk then take in the views from the all-new

J. Wilson’s Restaurant and many other local foodie favorites are featured on

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DINING

McFaddin-Ward House this fabulous historic home is impeccable and showcases all original family furnishings.

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Head east on I-10 for a fun departure from the ordinary. Tour three fabulous historic homes, explore monumental moments in Texas oil history and enjoy natural attractions that will rejuvenate your soul. Get the full scoop of Beaumont’s most in-demand attractions and start planning your trip, contact the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-392-4401 or VisitBeaumontTX.com to request a free visitors packet.

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Stewart Beach

GALVESTON Enjoying the cool breezes and crashing waves of the Galveston Island shore is one of those summer pastimes that make you forget you’re even in Texas. But these days, the beach is just the beginning of what this charming little island has to offer. 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 the recently opened Bryan Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of southwestern artifacts, to the world’s tallest water coaster at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, to the newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens, 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. Visit Galveston.com to plan the perfect getaway. Plan your Galveston getaway today! For more information, visit Galveston.com or call (888) GAL-ISLE (425-4753)

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• Galveston Water Adventures Dolphin Tour • Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid • Moody Gardens SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

• Moody Mansion • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

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

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ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY

AN EXPERIENCE SO UNIQUELY REFINED THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston is the city’s only AAA Five-Diamond destination boasting elegant accomodations 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 two-story Rolls-Royce showroom 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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Where to Stay

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, 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 dealership 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, the Hotel Alessandra and Le Meridien. Alessandra blends simplicity and elegance in accommodations with fine dining and executiveclass meeting and conference spaces. (There

Marriott Marquis

is a rooftop pool with spectacular downtown views). Le Meridien is a chic midcentury office building conversion conveniently located near the George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium. On-site dining choices abound – from the Illy Coffee Bar to Zutro Restaurant & Bar to the Z on23 rooftop bar. For those who love history mixed with a lot of luxury and great art from prominent regional artists including James Surls, Terrell James and Mark Flood, nothing beats The Lancaster, newly 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 postshow dinner spot. Be sure to order a martini to accompany their famous crab cakes. Since we’re heading into summer, you’ll want to check out the Texas-shaped lazy river pool at the Marriott Marquis downtown. It’s the largest rooftop pool in Texas, and is adjacent to an outdoor bar, full-service spa and fitness center. The Marriott Marquis overlooks Discovery Green and is across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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GETTING AROUND NAVIGATE LIKE A NATIVE 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

Shuttles

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.

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Rental Cars

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 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.

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Getting Around

METRORail

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-Sations 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

BCycle

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 • Montrose • Downtown

Jitney

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.

Taxi Cabs

Nabbing one of the 2,400 cabs in Houston’s fleet recently 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.

Rice/Museum District

Greater Heights

For more information, log onto

VisitHouston.com/Transportation.

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.

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OUTDOORS SEEKING SOME FRESH AIR? H-TOWN HAS OUTDOOR OPTIONS APLENTY 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 Aboretum & 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, spot alligators sunning at Brazos Bend

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Buffalo Bayou - Park Fountain

State Park 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? 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

713-239-0758, houstondowntown.embassysuites.com

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

ACCOMMODATIONS

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

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Hilton Americas-Houston

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

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

CIVIC & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Outdoors & Directory

Embassy Suites Houston - Downtown

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

DINING & RESTAURANTS

Holiday Inn Houston Downtown

NIGHTLIFE

(713) 658-8888, holidayinn.com/houstondtwn

SHOPPING

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

TRANSPORTATION

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

DIAMOND MEMBER PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Hotel ICON 832-667-4453, hotelicon.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hyatt Regency Houston

BED & BREAKFAST

(713) 654-1234, hyattregencyhouston.com

JW Marriott Houston Downtown

Blisswood Bed & Breakfast

(713) 237-1111, jwmarriotthotelhouston.com

(713) 301-3235, blisswood.net

La Maison in Midtown

Houston Towers Inn

(713) 529-3600, lamaisonmidtown.com

(713) 900-7007, houstontowers.com

Le Meridien Hotel

Messina Hof Winery and Resort

(713) 222-7777, lemeridienhoustondowntown.com

(979) 778-9463, messinahof.com

Marriott Marquis Houston

Wanderstay Houston

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

(713) 543-8878, wanderstayhotels.com

Residence Inn Houston Downtown/Convention Center

HOTEL AREA 1 - DOWNTOWN

(832) 366-1000, marriott.com/hourd 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!

Aloft Houston Downtown (713) 225-0200, .alofthoustondowntown.com

Best Western Inn & Suites - Downtown (713) 571-7733, bwdowntown.com

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

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Downtown (713) 759-0202, houstondowntown.doubletree.com

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

SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown Convention Center (713) 655-0002, www.marriott.com/houzd

The Lancaster Houston Hotel (713) 228-9500, thelancaster.com

The Magnolia Houston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel (713) 221-0011, magnoliahotels.com

The Westin Houston Downtown (713) 315-8312, westinhoustondowntown.com

The Whitehall - Houston (713) 495-7815, thewhitehallhouston.com

HOTEL AREA 2 - MUSEUM DISTRICT, MEDICAL CENTER

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

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

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2019 SPRING/SUMMER DIRECTORY Hilton Houston Plaza

Doubletree by Hilton Houston Greenway Plaza

(713) 313-4000, houstonplaza.hilton.com

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

Hotel Ylem

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Houston by The Galleria

(713) 665-4439, hotelylem.com

(713) 961-9000, houstonsuites.doubletree.com

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

Houston Marriott Medical Center

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

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

Four Points By Sheraton Houston Greenway Plaza

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center

Hampton Inn Houston by The Galleria

(713) 422-2779, intercontinentalhouston-mc.com

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

Residence Inn Houston-Medical Center

Hampton Inn Houston I-10 Central

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

(713) 869-9211, houstoni10centralsuites.hamptoninn.com

SpringHill Suites By Marriott - Medical Center/NRG Park

(713) 239-0758, houstongalleriaarea.hgi.com

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

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

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

HOTEL AREA 3 - NRG PARK

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

Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria (713) 968-1342, houstonpostoak.hilton.com

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

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

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

Summit Inn

Hotel Granduca Houston

(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

ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY

(713) 942-2111, fourpointshoustongreenwayplaza.com

Debuting early 2018, The Post Oak is a first of it’s kind in Houston with the most luxurious offerings and amenities. This 38 story tower offers 250 lavish hotel rooms; a 16,000 square foot ballroom; state of the art spa and salon; two story Rolls-Royce showroom; signature restaurants Mastro’s Steakhouse and Willie G’s Seafood, designer retail and more.

Best Western Galleria Inn & Suites AN EXPERIENCE SO UNIQUELY REFINED THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston is the city’s only AAA Five-Diamond destination boasting elegant accomodations 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 two-story Rolls-Royce showroom and direct helicopter pad access, The Post Oak Hotel is sure to embrace every desire of savvy business and leisure travelers alike.

(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

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Galleria

(713) 783-8388, bwgalleria.com

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

Comfort Suites-Galleria

La Quinta Inn Greenway Plaza (713) 623-4750, lq.com/en/findandbook/hotel-details.houston-greenway-plaza.html

(713) 787-0004, myhoustonhotels.com 1600 WEST LOOP SOUTH I HOUSTON, TEXAS 77027 I 844.386.1600 I THEPOSTOAK.COM

Courtyard by Marriott Houston - West University (713) 661-5669, marriott.com/houbs

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

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

Residence Inn Houston by the Galleria (713) 840-9757, residenceinn.com/hougl

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

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Residence Inn Houston-West University

Houston Marriott Westchase

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

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

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

Hyatt House - West Energy Corridor

281-908-6683, sonesta.com/RoyalHouston

(281) 646-9990, hyatthousehoustonwest.com

Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria

La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston West Park 10

713-586-5125, sheratonsuiteshouston.com

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

Sonesta ES Suites Houston

Omni Houston Hotel at Westside

(713) 355-8888, sonesta.com

(281) 558-8338, omniwestside.com

The Post Oak at Uptown Houston

Residence Inn Houston I-10 West

(844) 386-1600, thepostoak.com

(281) 829-2600, marriott.com/hotels/travel/houen-residence-inn-houstoni-10-west/

The St. Regis Houston (713) 840-7600, stregishoustonhotel.com

Sheraton Houston West Hotel

The Westin Galleria Houston

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

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

The Westin Houston, Memorial City

The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria

713-495-7815, westinhoustonmemorialcity.com

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

The Wyndham Houston West - Energy Corridor

Towneplace Suites Houston Galleria

(281) 558-5580, wyndhamhoustonwest.com

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

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

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

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

HOTEL AREA 7 - NORTHWEST

Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria

Best Western Plus Northwest Inn & Suites

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

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

Embassy Suites Houston - Energy Corridor

Comfort Suites Northwest Houston at Beltway 8

(281) 531-7300, embassysuiteshouston.com

(346) 206-3300, choicehotels.com/txh08

Embassy Suites Houston West-Katy

Courtyard by Marriott - Brookhollow

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

(713) 688-7711, marriott.com/houcy

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

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

Hilton Garden Inn Houston Energy Corridor

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

(281) 379-7300, elementhoustonvintagepark.com

Holiday Inn Westway Park (713) 996-8200, goo.gl/urwhLN

Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Cypress Station

Home2 Suites by Hilton Houston/Katy

(281) 866-0404, hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hampton-inn-andsuites-houston-cypress-station-HOUCYHX/index.html

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

Hilton Garden Inn Houston - Northwest America Plaza

Home2Suites by Hilton Energy Corridor

(713) 896-6700, northwesthilton.com

(832) 358-1000, home2suiteshouston.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Memorial City (713) 325-0101, homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/homewoodsuites-by-hilton-houston-memorial-city-HOUITHW/index.html

Hotel Sorella, a Valencia Group Hotel (713) 973-1600, hotelsorella.com

Hotel ZaZa Memorial City (713) 465-9292, hotelzaza.com/memorial-city

Houston Marriott Energy Corridor

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

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

Homewood Suites By Hilton- Houston/Willowbrook Mall (281) 955-5200, homewood-suites.com

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

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

(281) 829-5525, houstonmarriottenergycorridor.com

www.VisitHouston.com

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DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport

(979) 865-3649, texasranchlife.com

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

HOTEL AREA 8 - IAH, GREENSPOINTT

Hilton University of Houston

Doubletree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport

(832) 531-6300, universityofhouston.hilton.com

(281) 848-4000, houstonintercontinentalairport.doubletree.com

Holiday Inn Houston Hobby Airport

Fairfield Inn & Suites Houston Intercontinental

(713) 946-8900, holidayinn.com/houstonhobby

(281) 227-3434, marriott.com/houic

Houston Marriott South At Hobby Airport

Four Points by Sheraton Houston Intercontinental Airport

(713) 943-7979, marriott.com/houhh

(832) 430-3000, fourpointshoustoniah.com/

Hilton Garden Inn - Houston Bush/IAH

HOTEL AREA 11 - EAST HOUSTON, BAYTOWN, CHANNELVIEW

Hampton Inn by Hilton Houston East -HOUSW

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

(713) 997-8181, houstoni10east.hamptoninn.com

Hilton Houston North

(281) 452-4402, 6489.lq.com

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

La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Channelview HOTEL AREA 12 - BAY AREA, GALVESTON, SOUTH OF HOUSTON BOARDWALK INN

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport

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

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

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!

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

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

HOLIDAY INN RESORT GALVESTONON THE BEACH

Hyatt Place Houston/Bush Airport

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

(281) 820-6060, houstonairport.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

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.

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

La Quinta Inn and Suites Bush Intercontinental Airport South

HILTON GALVESTON ISLAND RESORT

(281) 219-2000, 178.Lq.com

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

Sheraton North Houston

Our AAA Four Diamond award-winning 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.

(281) 442-5100, sheratonnorthhouston.com

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

HOTEL AREA 9 - N. HOUSTON

THE SAN LUIS RESORT, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTER

5222 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551 409-744-1500 www.sanluisresort.com

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

The 32 acre San Luis Resort offers over 700 guest rooms, relaxing beachfront accommodations and unparalleled hospitality, dining and entertainment amenities. The San Luis Resort consists of The San Luis Hotel, Spa & Conference Center, Hilton Galveston Island Resort and Holiday Inn Resort-On the Beach.

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

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa (936) 448-4400, latorrettalakeresort.com

SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER 2500 South Shore Blvd. League City, TX 77573 800-442-5005

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

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.

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

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

OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE - 2019 Spring | Summer


PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Best Entertainers

Hilton Galveston Island Resort

(713) 773-2378, bestentertainers.com

1 (409) 744-5000, galvestonhilton.com

Cosmo Cool Concepts, Inc., a DMC Network

Hilton NASA Clear Lake

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(281) 444-2600, cosmocoolconcepts.com

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

Divisi Strings LLC

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

(713) 229-8663, divisistrings.com

Hotel Galvez - A Wyndham Grand Hotel

Houston Grand Opera

(409) 765-7721, hotelgalvez.com

(713) 546-0200, houstongrandopera.org

Houston Show Choir

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

(713) 487-5240, houstonshowchoir.org

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs

(409) 741-8484, moodygardenshotel.com

(713) 224-2225, joystixgames.com

South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center

Main Event Entertainment - Stafford

(281) 334-1000, sshr.com

(281) 313-7200, mainevent.com

The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

Party Parrots (CAP-Houston)

(409) 744-1500, sanluisresort.com

(713) 783-BIRD (2473), partyparrots.com

The Villas at The San Luis Resort

Perfect Gentleman

(409) 744-1500, villasatsanluisresort.com

(832) 317-8359, tpglifestyle.com

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Post Oak Poker Club (833) 767-8625, postoakpokerclub.com

ART GALLERIES

PRP Entertainment

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

(281) 486-7788, prpentertainment.com

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Richard Brown Music

(713) 639-7750, mfah.org/bayoubend

(713) 864-4786, richardbrownmusic.com

Center Stage Gallery

Southwest Casino Productions

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

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

Community Artists' Collective

Stellar Productions (713) 623-2721, stellar-productions.net

(713) 523-1616, thecollective.org

Sullivan Group

Houston Center for Photography (713) 529-4755, hcponline.org

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

Houston Maritime Museum

Texas Rodeo Productions

(713) 666-1910, houstonmaritimemuseum.org

(713) 623-2721, RodeoProductions.com

Jumper Maybach Fine Art

The ClĂŠ Group (713) 955-2302, clehouston.com

(832) 523-4249, jumpermaybach.com

The Escape Hunt Experience - Houston

La Colombe d'Or Gallery (713) 524-7999, lacolombedor.com/art-gallery

(346) 240-9111, houston.escapehunt.com

Moody Center for The Arts

Toyota Center (713) 758-7215, toyotacentertix.com

(713) 348-2787, moody.rice.edu

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

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

MUSEUMS TEXAS CITY MUSEUM

Quilts Inc.

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

(713) 781-6864, quilts.com

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.

ENTERTAINMENT/SOCIAL SERVICES

BBVA Compass Stadium (713) 547-3010, bbvacompassstadium.com

www.VisitHouston.com

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2019 SPRING/SUMMER DIRECTORY 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

9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054 713-942-8000 www.hmh.org Experience authentic film footage, artifacts, photographs and documents showing life in pre-war Europe, the Nazi move toward the “Final Solution” and life after the Holocaust. Includes traveling exhibits and a myriad of programs, films and lectures.

GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Children's Museum of Houston (713) 522-1138, cmhouston.org

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

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

Fort Bend Museum (281) 342-1256, fortbendmuseum.org

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

Holocaust Museum Houston (713) 942-8000, hmh.org

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

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

(713) 529-4848, crafthouston.org

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.

(713) 529-4755, hcponline.org

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON

713-522-1138 www.cmhouston.org

Packed with 14 galleries bursting with action packed fun, the Children’s Museum of Houston is a Playground for Your Mind ™. Be Kidtropolis! Mayor, join Cyberchase CyberSquad, take FlowWorks’ wet adventure, climb the 3 story Power Tower and more! Can your mind come out to play?™

HOUSTON MUSEUM DISTRICT

713-715-1939 www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org

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.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY

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

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.

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

Houston Fire Museum (713) 524-2526, houstonfiremuseum.org

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

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

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

Museum of Southern History HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

4848 Main St. Houston, TX 77002 713-529-4848 www.crafthouston.org Experience the art of the handmade at Houston Center for Contemporary of Craft. Enjoy innovative exhibitions, visit with artists at work and shop for one of a kind gifts and home decor in the Asher Gallery.

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

National Museum of Funeral History (281) 876-3063, nmfh.org

Project Row Houses (713) 526-7662, projectrowhouses.org

Rienzi

American Cowboy Museum

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

(713) 478-9677, americancowboymuseum.org

San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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

(713) 639-7750, mfah.org/bayoubend

Space Center Houston

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

(281) 244-2100, spacecenter.org

(713) 942-8920, buffalosoldiermuseum.com

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Texas City Museum

Main Street Theater

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

(713) 524-3622, mainstreettheater.com

Texas Southern University

Miller Outdoor Theatre

(713) 313-7011, tsu.edu

(832) 487-7102, milleroutdoortheatre.com

The Bryan Museum

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

(409) 632-7685, thebryanmuseum.org

(713) 665-2700, rocohouston.org

The Health Museum

Society for the Performing Arts

(713) 942-7054, thehealthmuseum.org

(713) 632-8100, spahouston.org

The Heritage Society

Stages Repertory Theatre

(713) 655-1912, heritagesociety.org

(713) 527-0220 ,stagestheatre.com

The Menil Collection

Station Theater - Improv & Sketch Comedy

(713) 525-9400, menil.org

(832) 786-0413, stationtheater.com

The Printing Museum

The Grand 1894 Opera House

(713) 522-4652 printingmuseum.org

(409) 763-7173, thegrand.com

The Rothko Chapel

(713) 315-2400, thehobbycenter.org

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

(713) 524-9839, rothkochapel.org

Theatre Under the Stars

PERFORMING ARTS

(713) 558-8887, tuts.com THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE

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

The Grand 1894 Opera House, is the “Official Opera House of the State of Texas,” and presents a year-round performing arts schedule featuring stars of stage and screen, music, comedy, dance, a children’s series, an annual Children’s Festival and annual Art Festival.

Wortham Theater Center (832) 487-7000, worthamcenter.org

ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES ATTRACTIONS CITYPASS

www.citypass.com Save 48% 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.

DANCE SALAD FESTIVAL

Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater April 18, 19 & 20, 7:30PM. Tickets $25-$59 @ dancesalad.org Dance Salad Festival’s 24th Anniversary in Houston promises another gathering of worldclass performers from Italy, Germany, Finland, Denmark, USA and more! Famous in their countries, classical and contemporary dancers share the stage to form a mix of compelling choreography.

KEMAH BOARDWALK

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

Alley Theatre

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.

(713) 220-5700, alleytheatre.org

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

Chamber Music Houston

PLEASURE PIER

(713) 348-5400, houstonfriendsofmusic.org

2501 Seawall Blvd,Galveston, TX 77550 409-766-4950 www.pleasurepier.com

Dance Salad Festival

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.

(713) 621-1461, dancesalad.org

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

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

Houston Chamber Choir (713) 224-5566, houstonchamberchoir.org

Houston Grand Opera (713) 546-0200, houstongrandopera.org

Houston Symphony (713) 238-1435, houstonsymphony.org

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

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

Buffalo Bayou Partnership (713) 752-0314, buffalobayou.org

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

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2019 SPRING/SUMMER DIRECTORY Dave & Buster's Friendswood (281) 709-0600, daveandbusters.com

Moody Mansion (409) 762-7668, moodymansion.org

Dave & Buster's Marq*e

MSR Houston

(713) 423-7706, daveandbusters.com

(281) 369-0677, msrhouston.com

Downtown Aquarium

Port Houston

(713) 223-3474, downtownaquarium.com

(713) 670-2630, portofhouston.com

The Ensemble Theatre

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

(713) 520-0055, ensemblehouston.com

(713) 665-2700, rocohouston.org

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Room Escape Time

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

(832) 390-0511, roomescapetime.com

George Ranch Historical Park

Sam Houston Race Park

(281) 343-0218, georgeranch.org

(281) 807-8700, shrp.com

Greater Houston Soaring Association

San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

(866) 478-2323, houstonsoaring.org

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

Houston Astros

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

(713) 259-8000, astros.com

(409) 572-2016, schlitterbahn.com

Houston Axe Throwing

Space Center Houston

(832) 930-2937, houstonaxe.com

(281) 244-2100, spacecenter.org

Houston Ballet

Speedsportz Racing Park @ Grand Texas

(713) 523-6300, houstonballet.org

(832) 910-8860, speedsportzracingpark.com

Houston CityPASS

Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds

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

(979) 234-7718, splashway.com

Houston Dynamo

Texas Gun Club

(713) 276-7500, houstondynamo.com

(832) 539-7000, texasgunclub.com

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Texas Medical Center

(832) 667-1000, hlsr.com

(713) 791-6454, texasmedicalcenter.org

Houston Museum District

Texas Renaissance Festival

(713) 715-1939, houstonmuseumdistrict.org

(800) 458-3435, texrenfest.com

Houston Texans

The Escape Game Houston

(832) 667-2110, houstontexans.com

(713) 999-1496, theescapegamehouston.com

Houston Zoo

The Escape Hunt Experience - Houston

(713) 533-6500, houstonzoo.org

(346) 240-9111, houston.escapehunt.com

iFLY Houston

The Galleria

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

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

iFLY Houston - Woodlands

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

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

(713) 315-2400, thehobbycenter.org

iPic Theater

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

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

(713) 926-6368, orangeshow.org

Kemah Boardwalk

Topgolf Houston-Katy

(281) 535-8100, kemahboardwalk.com

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

Lucky Land Houston

Topgolf Houston-Spring

(281) 447-3400, luckylandhouston.com

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

Lucky Strike

Topgolf Houston-Webster

(713) 343-3300, bowlluckystrike.com

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

Magical Winter Lights Houston

Wings Over Houston Airshow

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

(281) 579-1942, wingsoverhouston.com

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

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Houston CityPASS

GOLF COURSES

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

Black Hawk Country Club

L&L Travel LLC

(281) 494-4244, bhawkcc.com

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(413) 313-9242,echolidays.net

BlackHorse Golf Club

Moody Mansion

(281) 304-1747, blackhorsegolfclub.com

(409) 762-7668, moodymansion.org

Golf Club of Houston

Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours

(281) 459-7820, golfclubofhouston.com

South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center

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

Port Houston

(281) 334-1000, sshr.com

(713) 670-2630, portofhouston.com

The Golf Club at La Torretta

Professional Tour Guide Association Houston

(936) 448-3027, latorrettalakeresort.com/golf

(713) 906-1025, ptgah.com

Wildcat Golf Club

St. Martin's Episcopal Church Tour

(713) 413-3400, wildcatgolfclub.com

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

PARKS AND OUTDOORS CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON

Texana Tours

George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX 77010 713-957-3453 www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com

(281) 772-9526, texanatours.com

Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend Jan. 19, 2020 offers excitement for every runner, right in the heart of the Bayou City! Experience true Texas-hospitality as the fourth-largest city in the nation cheers you on through 26.2 miles of the Chevron Houston Marathon, 13.1 Aramco Houston Half Marathon, or 3.1 miles of the We Are Houston 5K. #runhou

welcomewalksusa.com

(713) 752-0314, buffalobayou.org

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

George Ranch Historical Park (281) 343-0218, georgeranch.org

Downtown Rotary Club of Houston

San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

(713) 988-5466, afchouston.com

Anheuser Busch (713) 678-3063, budweisertours.com

Asian Heritage Tours, Houston (713) 271-6100, ccchouston.org/tour

Discover Houston Tours (713) 222-9255, discoverhoustontours.com

Explore and Discover Tours (713) 542-5100, exploreanddiscovertours.com

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

Food Tours of Houston (281) 513-1833, foodtoursofhouston.net

Greatland Tours (713) 777-9988, greatlandtours.com

Historic Tours of Texas (936) 581-3334, historictoursoftexas.com

A.D. Players Theater

(713) 880-8168, bilateralchamber.org

(713) 400-7336, discoverygreen.com

AFC Transportation

CULTURAL/CIVIC/NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce

Discovery Green

TOURS / TOUR OPERATORS

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

(713) 526-2721, adplayers.org

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

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

Welcome Walks USA

(713) 621-7200, downtownrotaryhouston.org

Houston Area Urban League (713) 393-8700, haul.org

Houston Arts Alliance (713) 527-9330, houstonartsalliance.com

Houston Cinema Arts Society (713) 429-0420, cinemartsociety.org

Houston International Trade Development Council, Inc. (832) 448-0537, houstontrade.org

Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (713) 271-7805, affiliate.nmsdc.org/hmsdc

Houston Tennis Association (281) 580-8313, houstontennis.org

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (713) 325-5370, matchouston.org

Preservation Houston (713) 510-3990, preservationhouston.org

Rice Design Alliance (RDA) (713) 348-4876, rda.rice.edu

The Center for Hearing and Speech (713) 523-3633, centerhearingandspeech.org www.VisitHouston.com

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2019 SPRING/SUMMER DIRECTORY The Houston Food Bank

That Funnel Cake Place

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

(281) 854-8186, thatfunnelcakeplace.com

Theater District Houston

8th Wonder Brewery

(713) 658-8938, downtownhouston.org

(713) 229-0868, 8thwonderbrew.com

Washington on the Brazos State Park Association

BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES

(979) 830-1824, wheretexasbecametexas.org

Anheuser Busch

World Youth Foundation, Inc.

(713) 678-3063, budweisertours.com

(713) 523-8484, worldyouthfoundation.org

Eureka Heights Brew Co.

CVBS/CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE/MUNICIPALITIES

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (832) 536-3255, bayareahouston.com

(832) 953-4677, eurekaheights.com

Karbach Brewing Co. (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 Heights Area Chamber of Commerce (713) 861-6735, heightschamber.com

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

Greater Houston Partnership (713) 844-3600, houston.org

(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 Women’s Chamber of Commerce

email: reservations@welldonecc.com phone & text: 832-782-3518 Executive Chef and Owner: Michelle Morris

(713) 782-3777, ghwcc.org

Well Done Cooking Classes is a recreational cooking school in Houston, Texas that provides a socializing environment and hands-on instruction while creating shared experiences. Get hands-on attention making (and tasting) delicious recipes. We have over 80 classes and a certificate program for fundamentals and technique skills. Come Cook With Us!

Greenspoint District (281) 874-2131, greenspoint.org

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

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

Midtown Management District

Well Done Cooking Classes (832) 782-3518, welldonecc.com

RESTAURANT AREA 1 - DOWNTOWN

(713) 526-7577, houstonmidtown.com

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

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

Upper Kirby Management District (713) 524-8000, upperkirbydistrict.org

DINING AND RESTAURANTS

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.

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

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

BAKERIES, DESSERTS AND SWEETS

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

SusieCakes (713) 521-2253, susiecakes.com

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LAWLESS SPIRITS & KITCHEN

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

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PLATINUM MEMBER

PAPPAS CATERING

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Cantina La Calle

713-952-9782 www.pappascatering.com

(832) 735-8226, lacalletacos.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!

Chapman & Kirby

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(713) 636-9615, chapmanandkirby.com

China Garden (713) 652-0745, chinagardenhouston.com

Damian's Cucina Italiana

PAPPAS BAR-B-Q

(713) 522-0439, damians.com

www.pappasbbq.com

With a lively atmosphere and true Western 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. 17 Houstonarea locations.

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

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

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

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

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

Grotto Downtown (713) 658-0752, goo.gl/dpUVBE

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.

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

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

(713) 524-7744, hugosrestaurant.net

Artisans Restaurant

(713) 524-0004, ibizafoodandwinebar.com

(713) 529-9111, artisansrestaurant.com

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

Ibiza Food and Wine Bar III Forks (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

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

www.VisitHouston.com

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Sambuca

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

(713) 224-5299, sambucarestaurant.com

Local Foods - Downtown

Shula's Steak House

(713) 227-0531, houstonlocalfoods.com

(713) 375-4777, donshula.com

Lucienne

Signature Kafe

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

(713) 528-8561, thebreakfastklub.com

Lucky's Lodge

South Bank Seafood Bar

(713) 360-6040, luckys-lodge.business.site

(713) 487-0029, southbankseafood.com

Lucky's Pub

Table 7 Bistro - Downtown

(713) 522-2010, luckyspub.com

(713) 227-4800, table7bistro.com

Lucky's Pub - West

The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge

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

(713) 874-0722, thebreakfastklub.com

Main Kitchen

The Breakfast Klub

(713) 400-1293, mainkitchenhouston.com

(713) 528-8561, thebreakfastklub.com

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

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

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

The Grove (713) 337-7321, thegrovehouston.com

Nino's/Vincent and Grappino's

The Lake House

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

(713) 337-7320, thelakehousehouston.com

Original Ninfa's on Navigation

The Lounge - The Magnoila Houston

(713) 228-1175, ninfas.com

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

Oxbow 7

The Rustic

(713) 487-6137, oxbow7.com

(832) 321-7799, therustic.com

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

Pappas Bar-B-Q

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

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

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

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

(713) 228-1111, vicandanthonys.com

Weights + Measures (713) 654-1790, weights-measures.com

Pappas Delivery

Xochi

(713) 952-8200, pappasdelivery.com

(713) 400-3330, xochihouston.com

Pappasito's Cantina - Downtown

RESTAURANT AREA 2 - MUSEUM DISTRICT, MEDICAL CENTER

(713) 353-4400 pappasitos.com/location/132

PAPPASITO'S CANTINA

www.pappasitos.com

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, hand-crafted margaritas and some of the best chips and homemade salsa north of the Rio Grande. 16 Houston-area locations.

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

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

Poitin (713) 470-6686, poitinhouston.com

Coppa Osteria

Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Houston (713) 276-4700, fourseasons.com/houston/dining.html

Eugen's Gulf Coast Kitchen (713) 807-8883, dantonsseafood.com

Restaurant Cinq (713) 469-4750, lacolombedor.com/restaurant-cinq

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

(713) 522-3535, coppaosteriahouston.com

Goode Company Hamburgers & Taqueria (713) 520-9153, goodecompany.com/restaurant-taq.asp

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

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

Goode Company Texas Bar-B-Q - Kirby Dr.

SILVER MEMBER MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S SEAFOOD & STEAKS

(713) 522-2530, goodecompany.com/restaurant-bbq1.asp

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

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

Monarch Bistro

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

The ideal restaurant for lunch, dinner or happy hour! McCormick & Schmick’s is known for its classic “private club” atmosphere, fresh seafood and perfectly aged steaks. Menus are created and printed each day, so be sure to visit the website to see what will be served.

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

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

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE

Pax Americana

www.pappasbros.com

(713) 239-0228, paxamericanahtx.com

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse has two locations in Houston – 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.

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

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

Reggae Hut

PAPPAS BURGER

(713) 520-7171, reggaehutcafe.com

www.pappasburger.com

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

THIRD COAST (713) 749-0400, thirdcoasthouston.com

More than your typical burger joint, it's a one-of-a-kind burger haven serving Texas-sized prime beef burgers with fresh, flavorful toppings along with a variety of sandwiches, hot dogs, crisp salads and delicious sweets like hand spun milkshakes. A classic 1950’s diner meets energetic sports bar. Two Houston locations.

Whataburger Restaurants, LP (713) 661-4094, whataburger.com

THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM

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

RESTAURANT AREA 3 - NRG PARK PAPPADEAUX SEAFOOD KITCHEN

www.pappadeaux.com

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 and join the best Louisiana–style seafood available at one of our 14 Houston–area locations.

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

WILLIE G’S SEAFOOD

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

French Corner Catering and Restaurant

Willie G’s has dedicated itself to serving coastal cuisine made with hand source, 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.

(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’s 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 GROTTO

4715 Westheimer Houston Texas 77027713-622-363 Downtown: 713-658-0752 The Woodlands: 281-419-4252 Galveston: 409-740-8605 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.

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

PAPPAS DELTA BLUES SMOKEHOUSE

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

Pappas Delta Blues aims to elevate your BBQ experience by serving not only top–of–the–line BBQ, 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) 532-2201, amalfihouston.com www.VisitHouston.com

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2019 SPRING/SUMMER DIRECTORY Antone's Famous Po Boys - Heights (713) 686-4338, antonesmarket.com

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

Antone's Famous Po's Boys - Galleria (713) 623-4464, antonesmarket.com

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

Arbor Grill

Little Pappasito's Cantina

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

(713) 520-5066, pappasitos.com/location/?id=66

Bloom & Bee

Maggiano's Little Italy - Houston

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

(713) 961-2700, maggianos.com

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations

Martini Blu Cafe

(281) 501-1187, bosscatkitchen-houston.com

(281) 624-7654, martinibluhouston.com

Bouchee Patisserie

Mastro's Steakhouse Houston

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

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

(281) 736-1488, mastrosrestaurants.com

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

Cafe Annie

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

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

Caracol

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

(713) 622-9996, caracol.net

(832) 487-8862, theoceanaire.com

Carrabba's Restaurant

Olivette at the Houstonian

(713) 522-3131, carrabbas.com

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

(713) 685-6713, houstonian.com/Olivette.aspx

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

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

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

Dave & Buster's

Pappas Burger

(713) 952-2233, daveandbusters.com

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

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

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/

Rainforest Café - Galleria 713-840-1088, rainforestcafe.com

Fogo de Chao

Ristorante Cavour

(713) 978-6500, fogodechao.com

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

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

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

Grotto Ristorante Westheimer

Roka Akor (713) 622-1777, rokaakor.com

Ruth's Chris Steak House (713) 789-2333, ruthschris.com

(713) 622-3663, grottohouston.com

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

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

The Manor House

H Bar

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

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

Il Giardino

UB Preserv (346) 406-5923, ubpreserv.com

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

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

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Yauatcha The Galleria

Phoenicia Deli & Coffee House

(713) 357-7588, yauatcha.com

(281) 558-0416, phoenicia-deli.com

Yia-Yia Mary's Pappas Greek Kitchen

Rainforest Café - Katy

(713) 840-8665, yiayiamarys.com

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(281) 644-6200, rainforestcafe.com

RESTAURANT AREA 5 - SOUTHWEST, SUGARLAND, FORT BEND

Avenida Brazil - SW Houston

Rio Ranch Restaurant & Bar (713) 952-5000, rioranch.com

(281) 277-9292, tradicaosteakhouse.com

Saltgrass Steakhouse

Main Event Entertainment - Stafford

(713) 461-6111, saltgrass.com

(281) 313-7200, mainevent.com

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

Taste of Texas Restaurant (713) 932-6901, tasteoftexas.com

The General Public (832) 690-4450, thegenpublic.com

Tipping Point Restaurant & Terrace (713) 465-9292, hotelzaza.com/memorial-city/dining

RESTAURANT AREA 7 - NORTHWEST

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

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.

RESTAURANT AREA 8 - IAH, GREENSPOINT

The Breakfast Klub - IAH (281) 233-7652, thebreakfastklub.com

RESTAURANT AREA 9 - N. HOUSTON

Coco Cove Grill (936) 448-3020, latorrettalakeresort.com/dining.aspx#gref

Eight Row Flint (713) 880-8463, eightrowflint.com

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

Grotto The Woodlands (281) 419-4252, goo.gl/VWod4l

Brenner's Steakhouse (713) 465-2901, brennerssteakhouse.com

Guadalajara Hacienda - The Woodlands (281) 362-0774, guad.com

Cadillac Bar (713) 862-2020, cadillacbar.com

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

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

Landry's Seafood House - The Woodlands (281) 362-9696, landrysseafoodhouse.com

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood - CityCentre (832) 200-2380, eddiev.com

Restaurant 157

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

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

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

Guadalajara Hacienda - Memorial (713) 461-5300, guad.com

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

International Smoke (713) 714-0126, internationalsmoke.com

RESTAURANT AREA 10 - HOBBY AIRPORT, SOUTHEAST

Frenchy's Chicken

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

(713) 748-2233, frenchyschicken.com

Little Woodrow's - Katy

Houston's This Is It Soul Food

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

(713) 521-2920, houstonthisisit.com

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

Café in the Park

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

(713) 465-3685, mccormickandschmicks.com

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

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Dave & Buster's Friendswood

(832) 358-9000, perryssteakhouse.com

(281) 709-0600, daveandbusters.com

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2019 SPRING/SUMMER DIRECTORY Grotto - Galveston

Holman Draft Hall

(409) 740-8605, goo.gl/1vlP8H

(713) 862-4748, holmandrafthall.com

Landry's Seafood House - Galveston

Karbach Brewing Co.

(409) 744-1010, landrysseafoodhouse.com

(713) 680-2739, karbachbrewing.com

Lighthouse Bar & Bistro

L&L Bar

(281) 334-1000, sshr.com/dining/lighthouse-bar-bistro

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

Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse

Legend's Bar and Grill

(281) 332-0024, pappasdeltablues.com

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

Paradise Reef Restaurant

Lighthouse Bar & Bistro

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

(281) 334-1000, sshr.com/dining/lighthouse-bar-bistro

Shearn's Seafood & Prime Steaks

Messina Hof Winery and Resort

(409) 683-4554, moodygardenshotel.com/shearns

(979) 778-9463, messinahof.com

RESTAURANT AREA 13 - RIVER OAKS

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

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

The Lounge - The Magnoila Houston

Eddie V's Prime Seafood - West Ave.

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

(713) 874-1800, eddiev.com HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

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

La Griglia Restaurant (713) 526-4700, lagrigliahouston.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

Tom Loeser

Anheuser Busch (713) 678-3063, budweisertours.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

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4848 Main St., Houston, TX, 77002 • 713.529.4848 Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM; Sunday, 12 - 5 PM crafthouston.org

FREE ADMISSION

OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE - 2019 Spring | Summer


PLATINUM MEMBER

NIGHTLIFE

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

(713) 529-8466, 13celsius.com

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

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

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

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

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

Bovine and Barley 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

SILVER MEMBER

iPic Theater

13 Celsius

(832) 742-5683, bovineandbarley.com

GOLD MEMBER

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

(713) 423-7706, daveandbusters.com

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

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood - CityCentre

Martini Blu Cafe

(832) 200-2380, eddiev.com

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

Escapade 2001 (281) 372-1100, escapadehouston.com

Goode's Armadillo Palace (713) 526-9700, goodecompany.com/palace.asp

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

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

House of Blues 888.40.BLUES, hob.com/houston

Howl at the Moon (713) 658-9700, howlatthemoon.com/houston/

HTX Fan Tavern (346) 308-5648, htxfantavern.com

Improv Houston (713) 333-8800, improvhouston.com

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(281) 624-7654, martinibluhouston.com

Mongoose Versus Cobra (713) 650-6872, mongooseversuscobra.com

OKRA Charity Saloon (713) 237-8828, friedokra.org

Part & Parcel (713) 495-7807, partandparceltx.com

Pete's Dueling Piano Bar 713-337-PETE (7383), petesduelingpianobar.com

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

Pub Fiction (713) 400-8400, pubfiction.com

Reserve 101 (713) 655-7101, reserve101.com

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

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

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2019 SPRING/SUMMER DIRECTORY Shay McElroy's Irish Pub

Banana Republic

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

(713) 523-4730

SideBar

Beautique

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

(713) 526-1126

Spire Night Club

(713) 527-8220

(713) 588-5279, thespireclub.com

CityCentre

Stampede Houston

(713) 629-5200, citycentrehouston.com

(281) 219-2006, stampedehouston.com

Claire's Boutique

The Address

(713) 521-1076

(832) 933-0201, theaddresshouston.com

The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge

Electronic Parts Outlet [EPO]

The Bar

(713) 784-0140, epohouston.com

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

The Bar @ The InterContinental Hotel Houston Medical Center (800) 496-7621, ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/reservation

The Black Swan The Cellar The Hay Merchant

Express

(713) 654-4959

(713) 739-9039, isleseateryandbar.com

Gap

The Rustic

(713) 942-7061

(832) 321-7799, therustic.com

Grace Anna's Boutique

The Tuck Room

(713) 808-9599

(832) 709-2146, thetuckroom.com

Tipping Point Restaurant & Terrace (713) 465-9292, hotelzaza.com/memorial-city/dining

Wooster’s Garden

Gymboree (713) 533-0020

Hemline (713) 520-1184, shophemline.com

(713) 520-0015, woostersgarden.com

Highland Village

SHOPPING

(713) 850-3100, shophighlandvillage.com RIVER OAKS DISTRICT

4444 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77027 713-904-1310 www.RiverOaksDistrict.com A curated collection of distinctive boutiques and restaurants. Shop Dior, Cartier, Hermes, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Van Cleef & Arpels, Brunello Cucinelli, ETRO, Roberto Cavalli, Moncler, Chopard, Vilebrequin and many more. Have a unique and unrivaled movie going experience at iPicTheaters, indulge at one the restaurants or elevate your workout at Equinox.

(713) 942-2190

Everything But Water

Funatic's Sports, Souvenirs, and Toys

The Isles Eatery & Rhum Bar

Athleta

Em & Lee

(713) 520-0669

(713) 528-9805, haymerchant.com

(713) 521-0981

(281) 881-6068, elizabethpurpich.com

(713) 526-1385

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

Ann Taylor

Elizabeth Purpich Collection

(713) 942-9655

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

(713) 521-0071

Clique Salon (713) 807-8300, cliquesalon.com

(713) 874-0722, thebreakfastklub.com

Almaza Jewelers

Chico's

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

Joseph Keith Jewelry (832) 767-1795

Katy Mills (281) 644-5015, katymills.com

Kendra Scott Jewelry (713) 965-4056

Le Creuset (713) 521-4466

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

LMD Boutique (713) 589-3133

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

Loft

Talbots

Central Helicopter Service

(713) 523-1218

(713) 521-7714

(713) 644-5900, chs1.com

MAC Cosmetics

Tanger Outlets

Chariot Transit, Inc.

(713) 942-9110

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

(415) 933-7449, chariot.com

TaxFree Shopping, Ltd.

CMAC, LLC

(866) 599-9574, TaxFreeTexas.com

(469) 521-2750, cmac.net

Texas Gun Club

Cosmo Cool Concepts, Inc., a DMC Network

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

(832) 539-7000, texasgunclub.com

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

The Pretty Kitty (713) 522-7877

Tootsies

(281) 949-2953, visitmacysusa.com

713-629-9990, tootsies.com

Market Street - The Woodlands

Victoria's Secret

(281) 419-4774, marketstreet-thewoodlands.com

(713) 526-1054

Montrose Market

West Ave., a Gables Development

(832) 840-3079

(713) 533-9966, westaveriveroaks.com

Myth Salon

White House Black Market

(281) 919-7514, mythspa.com

(713) 526-6380

New York & Co.

Yankee Candle Co.

(713) 526-1054

(713) 522-4477, yankeecandle.com

Origins (713) 942-8870

Papyrus (713) 524-3489

Phoenicia Specialty Foods - Downtown phoeniciafoods.com

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

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

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

Sephora (713) 942-0113

Soma (713) 807-8796

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

The Styling Bar

TRANSPORTATION

360 Destination Group

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

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

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

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

AAmbassador Limousine & Transportation Inc

(281) 233-1723, fly2houston.com

Aerovias De Mexico, S.A.de C.V. (281) 372-3480, aeromexico.com

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

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

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

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

B H Goodman Bus Service Inc. (713) 880-9700, goodmanbus.com

Blue Star Shuttle & Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

(713) 960-1010

(210) 833-4094, bluestarpartybuses.com

Sunglasses Hut

Callaway Transportation

(713) 522-0661

(410) 795-8300, callawaytransportation.com

Sunny Flea Market

Carnival Cruise Lines

(281) 447-3400, sunnyfleamarket.com

(281) 444-2600, cosmocoolconcepts.com

(713) 234-6091, 360dg.com

(713) 572-5466, aambassador.com

(800) 327-7276, carnival.com

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

Houston Airport System MegaBus.com (877) 462-6342, megabus.com

Metropolitan Transit Authority (713) 739-4980, ridemetro.org

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

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

Odyssey Limousine Services (281) 893-4377, odysseylimousines.com

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

RideCentric (713) 766-1900, ridecentric.com

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

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

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

www.VisitHouston.com

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2019 SPRING/SUMMER DIRECTORY SEAT Planners Incorporated

FantaSea Yacht Charters

(936) 242-1656, seatplanners.com

(281) 538-9600, boardwalkfantasea.com

Southwest Airlines

Port Houston Boat Tour

(214) 792-7691, southwest.com

(713) 670-2416, porthouston.com

BUS/RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

SuperShuttle

AFC Transportation

(281) 230-7275, supershuttle.com

(713) 988-5466, afchouston.com

Towne Car

B H Goodman Bus Service Inc.

(713) 236-8877, townecarhouston.com

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

(713) 880-9700, goodmanbus.com

Blue Star Shuttle & Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (210) 833-4094, bluestarpartybuses.com

United Airlines

Callaway Transportation

(872) 825-8994, united.com

(410) 795-8300, callawaytransportation.com

Western Motorcoach, Inc.

CMAC, LLC

(832) 328-1318 westernmotorcoach.net

(469) 521-2750, cmac.net

Yellow Cab Houston

First Class Tours, Inc.

(713) 236-1111 yellowcabhouston.com

(281) 590-8800, firstclasstours.net

AIRLINES / AIRLINE CHARTERS & AIR SERVICES

Aerovias De Mexico, S.A.de C.V.

MegaBus.com (877) 462-6342, megabus.com

Metropolitan Transit Authority

(281) 372-3480, aeromexico.com

(713) 739-4980, ridemetro.org

Central Helicopter Service

Production Transport, Inc.

(713) 644-5900, chs1.com

(310) 641-0900, prodtrans.com

Houston Airport System

Ryde Houston

(281) 233-1723, fly2houston.com

(281) 610-2258, rydecompany.com

Southwest Airlines

SEAT Planners Incorporated

(214) 792-7691, southwest.com

(936) 242-1656, seatplanners.com

United Airlines

Transportation Management Services

(872) 825-8994, united.com

(301) 260-2070, tms.com

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

Western Motorcoach, Inc.

First Transit

(832) 328-1318, westernmotorcoach.net

(281) 233-1011, firstgroup.com

AUTOMOBILE / MOTORCYCLE / RV RENTALS

Alamo Rent A Car

LIMOUSINE / SEDAN / MINI BUS / VAN

AAmbassador Limousine & Transportation Inc

(281) 209-4946, alamo.com

(713) 572-5466, aambassador.com

AvisBudget Group, Inc.

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

(713) 641-9310, avisbudget.com

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

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

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

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

BOAT / BOAT CHARTERS / CRUISE LINE SERVICES

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

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PLATINUM MEMBER

GOLD MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

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

Chariot Transit, Inc.

Directory

DIAMOND MEMBER

(415) 933-7449, chariot.com

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

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

ExecuCar (281) 230-7275, execucar.com

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

Odyssey Limousine Services (281) 893-4377, odysseylimousines.com

RideCentric (713) 766-1900, ridecentric.com

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

SPECIALTY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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

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

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

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

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

TAXI COMPANIES

Yellow Cab Houston (713) 236-1111, yellowcabhouston.com

This program is made possible in part through the Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the city of College Station through the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.

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CURATED

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COVETED

U N D E N I A B LY R I V E R O A K S D I S T R I C T.

Dolce & Gabbana

SHOPPING AKRIS BRUNELLO CUCINELLI CHOPARD DIOR DOLCE & GABBANA HARRY WINSTON HERMÈS

RIVER OAKS DISTRICTKITON

TOM FORD VINCE AND MORE

DINING BISOU HOPDODDY LE COLONIAL STEAK 48 TOULOUSE THE TUCK ROOM (in iPic Theater)

4444 WESTH EIM ER R OAD | 71 3.90 4.13 10 River Oaks District is a registered trademark of River Oaks District, LP. © 2018

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