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Houston, Texas

Things To Do In Houston

In the lush natural areas surrounding downtown Houston, golfers enjoy fairways on the prairie and rolling hills. Home to a number of world-class resorts and challenging courses, you'll find all the elements of a great golf vacation in the Lone Star State.

City of Houston
Houston, TX 77045

House of Blues Houston opened in October of 2008 and is the anchor for the Houston Pavilions outdoor shopping and entertainment complex. The Bronze Peacock Room pays tribute to Houston's first blues club where Big Momma Thornton and Lightnin' Hopkins played. The giant hand-painted mural in the restaurant portrays these legends, along with hometown heroes Albert Collins Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

1204 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 888-402-5837

The Alley was founded over sixty years ago as Houston's theatre company. It exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre, with an emphasis on new American works - to provide the inspirational and the provocative - to make their audiences think, feel, dream and be entertained.

615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-228-9341

Meridian is Downtown Houston's largest independent concert, party and special events venue in the city. The Red Room is the normal entry into Meridian, and provides a more intimate showcase for up and coming acts. The main room of Meridian, known as the "Blue Room", is rapidly becoming a recognized performance landmark for national and regional talent, while the VIP Room displays a spectacular view of Houston's dramatic skyline, hidden behind the Blue Room stage for an exclusive party atmosphere.

1503 Chartres Street
Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 713-225-1717

Wortham Theater Center represents Houston's can-do spirit at its very best. Built at the height of the 1980s oil bust, Wortham Center was funded entirely by the private sector. Today, Wortham Center is home to Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. Since its opening in 1987, Wortham has entertained audiences totaling more than 5 million people.

500 Texas Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-237-1439

To really enjoy Texas and all it has to offer, you must visit at least one barbeque joint. Beaver's is a casual restaurant in the icehouse tradition - a great place to hang out and enjoy friends, fun drinks and great food. Their menu celebrates the smoky subtleties of live-fire slow cooking as well as pays respect to the diverse culinary traditions of Texas.

2310 Decatur Street
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-864-2328

The Houston Astros had an exciting World Series appearance in 2005 against the Chicago White Sox. Making the postseason eight times, the Astros keep the baseball spirit alive in Houston. Playing in Minute Maid Park, fans can enjoy beautiful Houston weather in this retractable-roofed stadium, or they can be shielded from the famously humid days in the fully air-conditioned space.

Phone: 713-259-8000

The fastest game on hardwood is expertly played by the Houston Rockets, one of the city's favorite franchises. The team has been host to a number of All-Star players like Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Yao Ming in their nearly 50-year history.

The Houston Texans are one of the NFL's newest franchises. Though they have yet to take home a championship in their short history, the Texans continue to keep fans cheering from the stands for their every shot at football glory.

For those wanting to make the most out of their Houston shopping experience - pick up a Shop and Play package for Conroe Outlets. Included are discounts to over 50 stores at the Outlets, as well as an array of other gifts!

Food & Drink In Houston

If you want seafood, the buzz in town is Eddie V's Prime Seafood. The Gulf Coast menu features fresh seafood selections including oysters, gulf snapper, fresh tuna, lobster, plus prime steaks and chops. Savor classic seafood starters like oysters on the half shell, fried cold water baby lobster tail, and famous All Lump Crab Cakes. Visit the fabulous V Lounge where you can enjoy live music and happy hour seven nights a week.

12848 Queensbury Lane
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 832-200-2380

Peli Peli is an upscale casual restaurant at the Vintage Park Shopping Center that features a 30-foot tall, one-of-a-kind Acacia Tree and illuminated sky, live jazz, a Sunday brunch, full bar and lounge, an intimate private dining room and an outdoor patio facing the Piazza. Peli Peli's menu features its signature steak, chicken and seafood cuisine created by Chef Paul Friedman.

110 Vintage Park Boulevard
Houston, TX 77070
Phone: 281-257-9500

RDG + Bar Annie is a fine dining restaurant serving innovative regional cuisine. Under the guidance of owner Robert Del Grande, RDG + Bar Annie has become well known all over America and has won virtually every culinary award. With sleek mahogany walls, checkered limestone floors, leather banquettes and high ceilings, it is a handsome space that serves the most consistently astonishing food in Houston.

1800 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-840-1111

Awarded four stars by The Houston Chronicle in March 2009, Rainbow Lodge is considered one of Houston's "finest restaurants". Focused on Gulf seafood and local game, The Lodge features lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Chef Randy Rucker and Owner Donnette Hansen's attention to detail is reflected in everything from the comfortable log cabin setting and landscaped grounds to the seasonally changing menus. Insiders know to always try Rucker's tasting menus at night and go for the business lunch.

2011 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-861-8666

VOICE provides diners with a rich tapestry of intense flavors and remarkable textures which are created daily by renowned chef Michael Kramer. Kramer's culinary palette has evolved in to a menu that takes New American cuisine to its foundations. Incorporating cues from local cultural influences and relying on the bounty of the regions' land and waters, diners can expect dishes that are both vibrant and unique in their taste and preparation. His use of spices and flavors from around the world creates an "explosively flavorful food". Chef Kramer's team of master chefs orchestrates each and every culinary detail of all dining events held in our private event space.

220 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-224-4266

Benjy's modern American dining experience is the combination of a focused chef-driven menu and warm Texas hospitality. Using fresh local produce, their chefs apply world flavors and techniques that allow the ingredients to express themselves without borders. Since 1995, benjy's has striven to build a restaurant that is uniquely Houston.

2424 Dunstan
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-522-7602

Birraporetti's is a "great Italian restaurant, and a heck of an Irish bar!" Located in the heart of the Houston Theater District, and just three blocks down from the Metrorail and Main Street. If you are going to a theater show, the restaurant is walking distance of the Alley Theater, Wortham Theater, Hobby Center and Jones Hall.

500 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-224-9494

17 is dedicated to offering guests bold, unpretentious food while focusing on the freshness, seasonality and origin of the ingredients. Since opening, the restaurant has received outstanding local, regional and national recognition.

1117 Prairie Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832-200-8800

With Kids In Houston

Discovery Green, a 12-acre park in downtown Houston, opened on April 13, 2008 and has since been a favorite attraction for all ages. Visitors to the park can enjoy many natural, recreational, art, dining and eco-friendly features including the one-acre lake, children's playground, interactive water features, spacious green lawns and an amphitheatre stage.

1500 Mckinney Street
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-400-7336

Home of Olympic Champion Tara Lipinski, this 2-level facility hosts skating guests from all over the world. Young and old enjoy skating in this elite rink, which has been an icon in the Houston area for over 30 years.

5015 Westheimer, Suite 1260
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-621-1500

The Children's Museum of Houston is the highest-attended youth museum in the country for its size. Housed in a whimsical building designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Venturi, the Children's Museum of Houston offers a multitude of exhibits bursting with action-packed fun that engage kids in the ultimate learning experience.

1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 713-522-1138

Never-ending family fun is what this Houston fun-center is all about! Kids and adults can both enjoy a day at Mountasia with batting cages, bumper boats, a game room, miniature golf, go karts and a snack bar!

17190 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77064
Phone: 281-894-9791

Houston's largest guest ranch provides much to do throughout the entire year! Enjoy pony rides, milk a cow, visit a dairy barn, see the baby animal farm, take a train ride or a hay ride, visit the Indian village and a go for a dip in the swimming pool! Not enough? Try your hand at miniature golf, bucking barrel, softball, horseshoes, volleyball, fishing, playgrounds and more!

23501 Macedonia Road
Hockley, TX 77447
Phone: 936-931-1111

Nightlife In Houston

Designed to be a laid-back and comfortable restaurant, Max's blends a casual, industrial feel with a top-notch food and wine program. On any given night, you can find a 20-something sitting at the bar next to a 60-something, each drinking the same Aussie Shiraz with the "Texas Haute Dog" and listening to killer tunes from the juke box. Open until the wee hours of the morning on many nights, Max's shines with its late night menu and reverse happy hour. Sunday brunch features fried chicken and pancakes, not to mention some serious mimosas.

4720 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 718-880-8737

Goode's Armadillo Palace hosts live Texas music several days a week. It serves a full menu of Texas comfort food and is available for parties of just about every size. Levi is no less demanding than his father is, and no place captures the spirit of Texas music the way the Armadillo Palace does.

5015 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-526-9700

House of Blues Houston opened in October of 2008 and is the anchor for the Houston Pavilions outdoor shopping and entertainment complex. The Bronze Peacock Room pays tribute to Houston's first blues club where Big Momma Thornton and Lightnin' Hopkins played. The giant hand-painted mural in the restaurant portrays these legends, along with hometown heroes Albert Collins Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

1204 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 888-402-5837

Just beyond the gleaming office buildings of Downtown Houston lies Warehouse Live, a 1920s era warehouse repurposed as a one-of-a-kind concert and event venue. With its prime location, just three blocks from Minute Maid Park and directly behind the George R. Brown Convention Center, Warehouse Live has quickly become one of Houston's signature music venues.

813 Street Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 713-225-5483

Shopping In Houston

European elegance meets Texas style at Uptown Park. With shops, boutiques and cafes, Uptown Park is the center of all things indulgent. The fountains, detailed architecture and beautiful landscaping prove there's no other place in Houston that brings such a warm and inviting atmosphere - with an emphasis on charm.

8 Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 713-850-1400

With a selection of the finest antiques in Houston, the Antique Pavilion is an upscale, multi-dealer shop. There are thousands of objects of all sizes and shapes, and dealers offer antiques and collectibles for the discriminating collector.

2311 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-520-9755

Comprised of nine fine art galleries, Gallery Row is the largest and longest running enclave of commercial art spaces in Houston. Since 1985, the Upper Kirby district has been home to some of the city's most prominent galleries. Gallery Row is centrally located just minutes from Houston's Museum District and the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

Kirby Drive and Colquitt Street
Houston, TX 77098

With its stunning architecture, exceptional store mix and distinctive style of entertainment, The Galleria has established itself as the #1 shopping and tourist destination in Houston with over 24 million annual visitors. Set beneath spectacular glass atriums, The Galleria features more than 375 fine stores and restaurants, an impressive ice rink and two Westin hotels. This world-class shopping complex showcases the best names in retailing including Neiman Marcus, Cartier, Gucci, two Macy's stores, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren Collection, Louis Vuitton and Houston's only Nordstrom.

5085 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-966-3500

Rice Village, also known as The Village, is one of Houston's oldest and best-loved shopping destinations, opening in the 1930s. Just two blocks from the Rice University campus, the area is known for its wide variety of restaurants, nightlife venues, and shopping.

Morningside Drive and Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005