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Casa Flor - Wine & dine, entertainment, day-trips & more

Maddie

Casa Flor - Wine & dine, entertainment, day-trips & more

Brunch, patios & out on the town
Restaurants and bars to take you from day to night.
A River Oaks favorite. This bistro draws a casual yet well-heeled crowd. Ask to sit outside on the patio; it's beautiful (and shaded).
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Backstreet Cafe
1103 Shepherd Drive
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A River Oaks favorite. This bistro draws a casual yet well-heeled crowd. Ask to sit outside on the patio; it's beautiful (and shaded).
If you like people watching as much as I do, this is a MUST! It's a River Oaks hot spot with excellent steak frites. It does get noisy, so sit outside or go at an off-time if you're into talking instead of staring.
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Brasserie 19
1962 West Gray Street
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If you like people watching as much as I do, this is a MUST! It's a River Oaks hot spot with excellent steak frites. It does get noisy, so sit outside or go at an off-time if you're into talking instead of staring.
Known for its brunch, amazing drinks and cocktails, and otherwise great atmosphere.
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Down House
1801 Yale Street
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Known for its brunch, amazing drinks and cocktails, and otherwise great atmosphere.
A new addition to the funky warehouses of the arts district, this large-scale restaurant has an industrial feel indoors and a herb-garden-ringed patio in the back with unique brunch options.
Poitín Bar & Kitchen
2313 Edwards St
A new addition to the funky warehouses of the arts district, this large-scale restaurant has an industrial feel indoors and a herb-garden-ringed patio in the back with unique brunch options.
Brave the heat and walk (10 minutes) to Buffalo Bayou, cross the footbridges over Memorial Pkwy then the bayou, turn right and you’re there. This chandelier-bedecked restaurant overlooking Buffalo Bayou is the great for So-Cal-inspired breakfast and lunch.
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The Kitchen at The Dunlavy
3422 Allen Parkway
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Brave the heat and walk (10 minutes) to Buffalo Bayou, cross the footbridges over Memorial Pkwy then the bayou, turn right and you’re there. This chandelier-bedecked restaurant overlooking Buffalo Bayou is the great for So-Cal-inspired breakfast and lunch.
Whiskey, beer, tacos, oh my! The patio is a neighborhood favorite, and the frozen cocktails make it bearable in the heat.
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Eight Row Flint
1039 Yale St
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Whiskey, beer, tacos, oh my! The patio is a neighborhood favorite, and the frozen cocktails make it bearable in the heat.
One of my absolute faves – day or night. For drinkers looking beyond the usual vodka and whiskey drinks, Boheme is a solid choice.
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Boheme
307 Fairview St
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One of my absolute faves – day or night. For drinkers looking beyond the usual vodka and whiskey drinks, Boheme is a solid choice.
Beautifully decorated with multiple bars and areas to sit, including an expansive patio. Great cocktails and craft beers with not-so-bad TexMex bar food.
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La Grange
2517 Ralph Street
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Beautifully decorated with multiple bars and areas to sit, including an expansive patio. Great cocktails and craft beers with not-so-bad TexMex bar food.
Industrial-chic gathering space with 100 taps of draft beer and draft wine (you read that right!) plus eclectic pub food. Men and women approved :)
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Holman Draft Hall
820 Holman St
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Industrial-chic gathering space with 100 taps of draft beer and draft wine (you read that right!) plus eclectic pub food. Men and women approved :)
A super quick Uber ride for surprisingly good pub fare and cocktails from Houston restauranteur Justin Yu (Georgia James, Squable, Theodore Rex).
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Better Luck Tomorrow
544 Yale St
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A super quick Uber ride for surprisingly good pub fare and cocktails from Houston restauranteur Justin Yu (Georgia James, Squable, Theodore Rex).
A sprawling indoor/outdoor bar with oh-so-many tvs and 365+ beers. There’s seriously no bad view. From a non-sports person, even I like this bar.
Beer Market Co. - Midtown
3304 Milam St
A sprawling indoor/outdoor bar with oh-so-many tvs and 365+ beers. There’s seriously no bad view. From a non-sports person, even I like this bar.
Indoor/outdoor tavern with many tvs, rotating food trucks, and swing sets for adults (FUN!).
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McIntyre's
1235 W 19th St
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Indoor/outdoor tavern with many tvs, rotating food trucks, and swing sets for adults (FUN!).
Candlelit bar for sipping wine and ghost-hunting inside the oldest commercial building in Houston. Be sure to bring cash; no credit cards here.
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La Carafe
813 Congress Avenue
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Candlelit bar for sipping wine and ghost-hunting inside the oldest commercial building in Houston. Be sure to bring cash; no credit cards here.
Go just down the road for down-home cocktails & a laid-back vibe from Alba Huerta, long known as one of Houston’s finest bartenders.
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Julep
1919 Washington Avenue
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Go just down the road for down-home cocktails & a laid-back vibe from Alba Huerta, long known as one of Houston’s finest bartenders.
Cocktails in a lively indoor/outdoor situation. It does get crowded on the weekend but you can usually find a table. There’s plenty of picture-perfect spots including flower-walls everywhere.
Present Company
1318 Westheimer Rd
Cocktails in a lively indoor/outdoor situation. It does get crowded on the weekend but you can usually find a table. There’s plenty of picture-perfect spots including flower-walls everywhere.
IF (and that’s a big if) I go to Main Street, this is one of the bearable spots with good cocktails. I’m also not 23 and hate crowds, so if that’s you – you’ll love all of Main St (The Nightingale Room, Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar, Dean’s).
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Mongoose versus Cobra
1011 McGowen Street
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IF (and that’s a big if) I go to Main Street, this is one of the bearable spots with good cocktails. I’m also not 23 and hate crowds, so if that’s you – you’ll love all of Main St (The Nightingale Room, Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar, Dean’s).
A glitzy, 1920’s-themed bad with craft cocktails & food. They have $.50 oysters for happy hour every day 4-7pm and an absinthe drip. Plus, weekend burlesque shows. Tip: Try to get a table on the ground floor.
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Prohibition Theatre
1008 Prairie
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A glitzy, 1920’s-themed bad with craft cocktails & food. They have $.50 oysters for happy hour every day 4-7pm and an absinthe drip. Plus, weekend burlesque shows. Tip: Try to get a table on the ground floor.
How about a treat for mom and dad? A visit to Houston’s oldest craft brewery is guaranteed to offer an interesting and enjoyable time when they drop into Saint Arnold Brewing Company. The brewery does everything from brewing and filtering the beer to kegging and bottling it – then it’s up to the visitors to drink it. The company brew several different beers, some seasonal and some available all year round, and can be found in grocery stores, liquor stores, bars and restaurants throughout Texas, Louisiana and Florida. You will be looked after by professional and courteous staff as you enjoy a tour then lunch and refreshments (one of the breweries tasty beers of course.) afterwards.
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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Avenue
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How about a treat for mom and dad? A visit to Houston’s oldest craft brewery is guaranteed to offer an interesting and enjoyable time when they drop into Saint Arnold Brewing Company. The brewery does everything from brewing and filtering the beer to kegging and bottling it – then it’s up to the visitors to drink it. The company brew several different beers, some seasonal and some available all year round, and can be found in grocery stores, liquor stores, bars and restaurants throughout Texas, Louisiana and Florida. You will be looked after by professional and courteous staff as you enjoy a tour then lunch and refreshments (one of the breweries tasty beers of course.) afterwards.
Wine & dine
Fine dining experiences.
Rumored to be Beyonce's fave, the finest steaks and seafood. Make sure to get the bacon! It's right down the street too.
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B&B Butchers & Restaurant
1814 Washington Avenue
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Rumored to be Beyonce's fave, the finest steaks and seafood. Make sure to get the bacon! It's right down the street too.
Perfect for date night, happy hour (at their oyster bar), and everything in between.
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State of Grace
3258 Westheimer Rd
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Perfect for date night, happy hour (at their oyster bar), and everything in between.
Grab a drink at their outdoor bar before heading inside to dine in what looks like an elegant tree-house along Buffalo Bayou. It's a quieter spot - we used to take my grandfather here.
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Brenner's on the Bayou
1 Birdsall Street
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Grab a drink at their outdoor bar before heading inside to dine in what looks like an elegant tree-house along Buffalo Bayou. It's a quieter spot - we used to take my grandfather here.
Always a hot spot for amazing sushi and an even better happy hour. Get there before 6:30 to enjoy happy hour prices.
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Uchi
904 Westheimer Rd
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Always a hot spot for amazing sushi and an even better happy hour. Get there before 6:30 to enjoy happy hour prices.
Chris Shepherd’s latest rendition of this location (he changes every few years) features steak, a raw far and an extensive wine list that keeps this wino happy.
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Georgia James
1100 Westheimer Rd
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Chris Shepherd’s latest rendition of this location (he changes every few years) features steak, a raw far and an extensive wine list that keeps this wino happy.
With their Terms of Endearment room and fabulous patio, this Creole classic serves items like turtle soup, oysters, and more. Another quiet spot that is a family-favorite.
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Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith Street
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With their Terms of Endearment room and fabulous patio, this Creole classic serves items like turtle soup, oysters, and more. Another quiet spot that is a family-favorite.
Cultural staples
The best collections Houston has to offer.
My favorite museum in Houston! It opened in 1987 to preserve and exhibit the collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Considered one of the most important privately assembled connections on the twentieth century, The Menil Collection is home to 17,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and rare books. The museum also regularly offers special exhibitions and programs. And, admission is always free.
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Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
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My favorite museum in Houston! It opened in 1987 to preserve and exhibit the collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Considered one of the most important privately assembled connections on the twentieth century, The Menil Collection is home to 17,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and rare books. The museum also regularly offers special exhibitions and programs. And, admission is always free.
Another site founded by the Menils. If it’s a nice day, picnic in the park or near a serene water feature in front of the chapel. Unfortunately the chapel is undergoing renovations until the end of the year. It’s a place where meditation meets modern art – you will have to come back and see!
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Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon Street
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Another site founded by the Menils. If it’s a nice day, picnic in the park or near a serene water feature in front of the chapel. Unfortunately the chapel is undergoing renovations until the end of the year. It’s a place where meditation meets modern art – you will have to come back and see!
A Museum-district staple. In true Texas-style, it’s one of the largest museums in the US. The permanent collection spans over 6,000 years of history with 64,000 works of art. The Life of Vincent Van Gogh exhibit is open until the end of June – it’s fabulous! Check their website for fun events, like Mixed Media, which kicks off the opening of new exhibits with an evening cocktail celebration and early access to the exhibition.
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The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
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A Museum-district staple. In true Texas-style, it’s one of the largest museums in the US. The permanent collection spans over 6,000 years of history with 64,000 works of art. The Life of Vincent Van Gogh exhibit is open until the end of June – it’s fabulous! Check their website for fun events, like Mixed Media, which kicks off the opening of new exhibits with an evening cocktail celebration and early access to the exhibition.
This museum has it all – a dinosaur hall, planetarium, IMAX theater, and butterfly exhibit. I’ve always enjoyed the gemstone collection. Parking can be a nightmare since the zoo is close-by. I’d Uber there instead.
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
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This museum has it all – a dinosaur hall, planetarium, IMAX theater, and butterfly exhibit. I’ve always enjoyed the gemstone collection. Parking can be a nightmare since the zoo is close-by. I’d Uber there instead.
The museum has some absorbing hands on interactive exhibits in subjects such as science and technology, history and culture, and more. In particular, The Market, an area where the kids will have fun – and learn at the same time – how to apply for jobs, get paychecks and use their ATM card.
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Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street
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The museum has some absorbing hands on interactive exhibits in subjects such as science and technology, history and culture, and more. In particular, The Market, an area where the kids will have fun – and learn at the same time – how to apply for jobs, get paychecks and use their ATM card.
For the outdoor lover
Hot spots close to the house.
The decommissioned underground reservoir was built in 1926 to hold drinking water. Now, it’s a cool place to see with tours Thursdays – Sundays. Check the website for times and tickets ($5), and make sure to check if they are featuring any art installations.
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Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
105 Sabine St
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The decommissioned underground reservoir was built in 1926 to hold drinking water. Now, it’s a cool place to see with tours Thursdays – Sundays. Check the website for times and tickets ($5), and make sure to check if they are featuring any art installations.
Head south on Jackson Hill (5 blocks). The walkway over Memorial to get to the trails starts at Cleveland Park. There’s also Citi bikes right there that you can rent. Take a left towards downtown to see the dog park, head to the Cistern (more below), or play volleyball at Eleanor Tinsley Park with the Houston skyline looming over. Runners and walkers may prefer the Kinder Paths where bikes aren’t allowed (I stick to these!).
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Buffalo Bayou
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Head south on Jackson Hill (5 blocks). The walkway over Memorial to get to the trails starts at Cleveland Park. There’s also Citi bikes right there that you can rent. Take a left towards downtown to see the dog park, head to the Cistern (more below), or play volleyball at Eleanor Tinsley Park with the Houston skyline looming over. Runners and walkers may prefer the Kinder Paths where bikes aren’t allowed (I stick to these!).
Get to the Bayou trail a little before sunset and cross to the south side of the trail. The next bridge up is where 250,000 Mexican free-tail bats live, emerging at sunset in a breath-taking display.
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Waugh Drive Bat Colony
Waugh Drive
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Get to the Bayou trail a little before sunset and cross to the south side of the trail. The next bridge up is where 250,000 Mexican free-tail bats live, emerging at sunset in a breath-taking display.
Dubbed “the largest urban park in Texas,” Memorial Park includes Texas’ top-ranked municipal 18-hole golf course, facilities for tennis, softball, swimming, track, croquet, volleyball, in-line skating, cycling, and a popular three-mile running course – whew!
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Memorial Park
6501 Memorial Drive
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Dubbed “the largest urban park in Texas,” Memorial Park includes Texas’ top-ranked municipal 18-hole golf course, facilities for tennis, softball, swimming, track, croquet, volleyball, in-line skating, cycling, and a popular three-mile running course – whew!
Close to the museums and zoos, Hermann Park is great for out-of-towners. With the McGovern Centennial Gardens and Japanese Garden, you’ll have plenty of things to see. If you’re visiting with children, there’s a railroad (a staple of my childhood) that goes around the park as well as pedal boats for the lake.
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Hermann Park
6001 Fannin Street
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Close to the museums and zoos, Hermann Park is great for out-of-towners. With the McGovern Centennial Gardens and Japanese Garden, you’ll have plenty of things to see. If you’re visiting with children, there’s a railroad (a staple of my childhood) that goes around the park as well as pedal boats for the lake.
Rumored to be one of the best municipal golf courses in Texas. In 1995, the newly renovated 600-acre course opened with a lighted driving range, putting and chipping greens, and a beautiful new clubhouse facility.
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Memorial Park Golf Course and Driving Range
1001 E Memorial Loop
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Rumored to be one of the best municipal golf courses in Texas. In 1995, the newly renovated 600-acre course opened with a lighted driving range, putting and chipping greens, and a beautiful new clubhouse facility.
Sightseeing
Arts, shopping, and entertainment.
In the heart of the Heights neighborhood is funky 19th Street, an independent, local-minded strip of shops, punctuated by the vintage Heights Theater (which reopened n 2019 – check out their schedule, too!). Spend a day here, and you can snap up unique treasures, on-trend clothing, hard-to-find vinyl records, and Texas-made gifts for the man who has everything.
West 19th Street
In the heart of the Heights neighborhood is funky 19th Street, an independent, local-minded strip of shops, punctuated by the vintage Heights Theater (which reopened n 2019 – check out their schedule, too!). Spend a day here, and you can snap up unique treasures, on-trend clothing, hard-to-find vinyl records, and Texas-made gifts for the man who has everything.
The heart of the Arts District is Sawyer Yards, a creative campus spanning over 55 acres of industrial warehouses. There’s private art studios, pop up shops, flea markets, art strolls, improv and sketch class workshops. On the second Saturday of each month, artists open their studios so you can spend the afternoon wandering through to find the perfect gifts to bring back home.
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Silos at Sawyer Yards
1502 Sawyer St
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The heart of the Arts District is Sawyer Yards, a creative campus spanning over 55 acres of industrial warehouses. There’s private art studios, pop up shops, flea markets, art strolls, improv and sketch class workshops. On the second Saturday of each month, artists open their studios so you can spend the afternoon wandering through to find the perfect gifts to bring back home.
One of Houston’s most beloved cultural treasures, offering an eight-month season of professional, artistically-excellent and culturally diverse entertainment completely FREE of charge. Covered seating requires tickets; however, I (and many others) opt for the a picnic blanket and bottle of vino on the hill. Get there early; it gets crowded!
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Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
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One of Houston’s most beloved cultural treasures, offering an eight-month season of professional, artistically-excellent and culturally diverse entertainment completely FREE of charge. Covered seating requires tickets; however, I (and many others) opt for the a picnic blanket and bottle of vino on the hill. Get there early; it gets crowded!
The 2019 – 2020 Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center seasons included nine productions, highlighted by a mixture of blockbuster award-winners, acclaimed revivals, four market premieres, and beloved all-time favorites. Plan to arrive early (Uber is also good here) to grab drinks before the show.
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The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby Street
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The 2019 – 2020 Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center seasons included nine productions, highlighted by a mixture of blockbuster award-winners, acclaimed revivals, four market premieres, and beloved all-time favorites. Plan to arrive early (Uber is also good here) to grab drinks before the show.
As the eighth-largest shopping mall in the US, more than 26 million visitors each year seek the dynamic and fine shopping environment uniquely offered at The Galleria. You could spend an entire day walking around. Since I’m not a fan of crowds/wandering people, I only visit to quickly run in and out of certain stores.
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Galleria Mall
5085 Westheimer Rd
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As the eighth-largest shopping mall in the US, more than 26 million visitors each year seek the dynamic and fine shopping environment uniquely offered at The Galleria. You could spend an entire day walking around. Since I’m not a fan of crowds/wandering people, I only visit to quickly run in and out of certain stores.
If you aren’t into malls like me, this is your go-to. The Village is an outdoor shopping center spanning multiple blocks. From trendy boutiques unique to Houston to iconic brands sold worldwide, The Village is a one-stop shop for all things fashion, food, beauty, and home.
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Rice Village
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If you aren’t into malls like me, this is your go-to. The Village is an outdoor shopping center spanning multiple blocks. From trendy boutiques unique to Houston to iconic brands sold worldwide, The Village is a one-stop shop for all things fashion, food, beauty, and home.
Nicknamed the "Garage Mahal", its emphasis is on art cars, fine arts, and artists that are rarely seen in other cultural institutions.
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Art Car Museum
140 Heights Boulevard
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Nicknamed the "Garage Mahal", its emphasis is on art cars, fine arts, and artists that are rarely seen in other cultural institutions.
Over 50000 Beer Cans were used to create The Beer Can House, one of the most iconic landmarks in Houston.
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Beer Can House
222 Malone Street
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Over 50000 Beer Cans were used to create The Beer Can House, one of the most iconic landmarks in Houston.
Minute Maid Park is home to Houston’s Major League Baseball team the Astros and is now famous for seeing a major league team playing on natural grass outdoors.
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Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street
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Minute Maid Park is home to Houston’s Major League Baseball team the Astros and is now famous for seeing a major league team playing on natural grass outdoors.
Relax & rejuvenate
Spas and salons I couldn't live without.
The only Forbes Four-Star spa in Houston, The Trellis is nestled in the iconic Houstonian Hotel. It’s a haven with massages and facials, complete with Jacuzzi and steam rooms, an indoor float pool, Relaxation Lounge between services, and even an outdoor patio and balcony to wine and dine with the rest of your group. Pro Tip: Add La Alternativa, a 50-minute, non-invasive facial designed to minimize expression lines and renew skin overall to your spa services.
Houstonian Trellis Spa
111 N Post Oak Ln
The only Forbes Four-Star spa in Houston, The Trellis is nestled in the iconic Houstonian Hotel. It’s a haven with massages and facials, complete with Jacuzzi and steam rooms, an indoor float pool, Relaxation Lounge between services, and even an outdoor patio and balcony to wine and dine with the rest of your group. Pro Tip: Add La Alternativa, a 50-minute, non-invasive facial designed to minimize expression lines and renew skin overall to your spa services.
I’ve moved from Austin to Houston with them, and for over a decade have never been disappointed. They were voted Houston’s best day spa for massage, facials, and mani-pedi’s.
milk + honey spa | River Oaks
2800 Kirby Dr
I’ve moved from Austin to Houston with them, and for over a decade have never been disappointed. They were voted Houston’s best day spa for massage, facials, and mani-pedi’s.
I would not trust my hair to anyone else. Janelle does everything from balayage and natural highlights to hair extensions and make-up applications. Several staff are also men’s cut masters. If it’s time for a trim or you need professional make-up for an event, you’ll be in good hands.
Janelle Alexis Salon
5750 Woodway Dr
I would not trust my hair to anyone else. Janelle does everything from balayage and natural highlights to hair extensions and make-up applications. Several staff are also men’s cut masters. If it’s time for a trim or you need professional make-up for an event, you’ll be in good hands.
I call this the nail factory – with two aisles and many, many chairs. They get busy so call ahead to make an appointment. Even better, ask for Haley. She does “the dip” (dipping nails into shellac which lasts WEEKS) for me and is one of the best!
Q Nails & Spa River Oaks
1544 W Gray St
I call this the nail factory – with two aisles and many, many chairs. They get busy so call ahead to make an appointment. Even better, ask for Haley. She does “the dip” (dipping nails into shellac which lasts WEEKS) for me and is one of the best!
Houston’s first eyelash extensions and eyebrow threading boutique. If your brows need some help, book an appointment with Arti for threading to get the into shape!
Chic Lash Boutique
544 A Waugh Dr
Houston’s first eyelash extensions and eyebrow threading boutique. If your brows need some help, book an appointment with Arti for threading to get the into shape!
Easy day trips
Step outside of Houston, all less than an hour away!
Just 95-miles from downtown Houston, this quaint little town – home to 90 people – hosts an Antiques Roadshow twice a year. But, there’s still things to do if you don’t hit those two weekends. Head over to the famous Junk Gypsy, find local fare at the Farmer’s Market, then grab a bite to eat in one of the cozy restaurants.
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Round Top
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Just 95-miles from downtown Houston, this quaint little town – home to 90 people – hosts an Antiques Roadshow twice a year. But, there’s still things to do if you don’t hit those two weekends. Head over to the famous Junk Gypsy, find local fare at the Farmer’s Market, then grab a bite to eat in one of the cozy restaurants.
An hour drive down I45 and you’ll reach the Gulf Coast. Check the city’s many cameras before you head out for a beach day. There are beaches right when you get in, but I prefer going down to the West end of the island where beaches are wider, cleaner, and more secluded. It will take you a bit longer – an hour and a half total – but well worth it. For entertainment in town, check out the Pleasure Pier, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, or the historic downtown.
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Galveston
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An hour drive down I45 and you’ll reach the Gulf Coast. Check the city’s many cameras before you head out for a beach day. There are beaches right when you get in, but I prefer going down to the West end of the island where beaches are wider, cleaner, and more secluded. It will take you a bit longer – an hour and a half total – but well worth it. For entertainment in town, check out the Pleasure Pier, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, or the historic downtown.
About 30 minutes away, this is the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate. There’s everything from a huge collection of spacesuits to giant shuttle replicas or the originals. I LOVED Mission Mars when I was younger – you’ll experience what it takes to travel to Mars in a simulation space craft. Super fun for kids!
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Space Center Houston
1601 East Nasa Parkway
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About 30 minutes away, this is the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate. There’s everything from a huge collection of spacesuits to giant shuttle replicas or the originals. I LOVED Mission Mars when I was younger – you’ll experience what it takes to travel to Mars in a simulation space craft. Super fun for kids!
Seriously a “wild” experience, just 45 miles from downtown Houston is a nature escape. Keep an eye out for the resident alligators that call this place home. George Observatory can also be found here, too. You can even rent a cabin to stay the night (away from the alligators).
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Brazos Bend State Park
21901 FM 762 Road
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Seriously a “wild” experience, just 45 miles from downtown Houston is a nature escape. Keep an eye out for the resident alligators that call this place home. George Observatory can also be found here, too. You can even rent a cabin to stay the night (away from the alligators).