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Guidebook for Houston

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Guidebook for Houston

Food Scene
This locally owned shop specializes in homemade donuts, pastries and kolaches. The staff is super friendly and it's practically across the street from our guesthouse.
Bakery Donuts
1203 W 11th St
This locally owned shop specializes in homemade donuts, pastries and kolaches. The staff is super friendly and it's practically across the street from our guesthouse.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lola is a great local spot to relax over a plate of comfort food. We recommend breakfast and dinner. If you want a chicken friend steak the size of your head this is the place. We also recommend the Day After Thanksgiving sandwich, it's amazing.
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Lola
1102 Yale Street
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Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lola is a great local spot to relax over a plate of comfort food. We recommend breakfast and dinner. If you want a chicken friend steak the size of your head this is the place. We also recommend the Day After Thanksgiving sandwich, it's amazing.
Sometimes you just want chips and salsa. Arandas may not be the fanciest place, but it's reliable Mexican food and it's open late! The 5 taquito plate is a great option for a late-night meal.
Taquerias Arandas
920 N Shepherd Dr
Sometimes you just want chips and salsa. Arandas may not be the fanciest place, but it's reliable Mexican food and it's open late! The 5 taquito plate is a great option for a late-night meal.
Looking for a late night meal? House of Pies is a 24 hour restaurant that is well known for hosting hungry Houstonians after late nights. With a menu of diner food ranging from breakfast to desserts, you won't leave with an empty stomach.
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House of Pies
3112 Kirby Drive
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Looking for a late night meal? House of Pies is a 24 hour restaurant that is well known for hosting hungry Houstonians after late nights. With a menu of diner food ranging from breakfast to desserts, you won't leave with an empty stomach.
If you want great pizza and friendly staff, this is the place for it. Delicious pizzas, great sandwiches, soups and salads.
Luna Pizzeria
107 Yale St
If you want great pizza and friendly staff, this is the place for it. Delicious pizzas, great sandwiches, soups and salads.
If you are on a diet, avoid this one...but don't be on a diet because it's too good to avoid. The Chocolate bar has cakes and ice creams of all flavors. It really is sooooo good.
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The Chocolate Bar
1835 West Alabama Street
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If you are on a diet, avoid this one...but don't be on a diet because it's too good to avoid. The Chocolate bar has cakes and ice creams of all flavors. It really is sooooo good.
Also known as the "little red house", Khun Kay Thai features some of the best Thai food around. We suggest the pan-fried dumplings, the garlic wok stir fry and the mint chicken (number 4 spicy).
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Khun Kay Thai Cafe
1209 Montrose Boulevard
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Also known as the "little red house", Khun Kay Thai features some of the best Thai food around. We suggest the pan-fried dumplings, the garlic wok stir fry and the mint chicken (number 4 spicy).
This is the largest of Houston's weekly markets and offers a variety of local products--fruits, vegetables, coffee, meats, honey, eggs and more. There are weekly events ranging from live music and culinary demonstrations in which local products at the market are used.
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Urban Harvest Farmers Market
2752 Richmond Avenue
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This is the largest of Houston's weekly markets and offers a variety of local products--fruits, vegetables, coffee, meats, honey, eggs and more. There are weekly events ranging from live music and culinary demonstrations in which local products at the market are used.
Nothing is more iconic for breakfast than the Breakfast Klub. The chicken and waffles create lines around the building so get there early.
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The Breakfast Klub
3711 Travis Street
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Nothing is more iconic for breakfast than the Breakfast Klub. The chicken and waffles create lines around the building so get there early.
Relaxed atmosphere, great service and delicious food.
Dish Society
1050 Yale St
Relaxed atmosphere, great service and delicious food.
If you're looking for delicious sweets, this is the place. Try the snickerdoodle cookie, it's our favorite!
Tiff's Treats
1051 Heights Blvd
If you're looking for delicious sweets, this is the place. Try the snickerdoodle cookie, it's our favorite!
Arts & Culture
When the weather is warm, Miller Outdoor is a great place to take up a show. Performances at Miller are free to the public and you can feel like a real Houstonian by packing a meal and bringing a blanket and watching a show from the grassy hill.
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Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
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When the weather is warm, Miller Outdoor is a great place to take up a show. Performances at Miller are free to the public and you can feel like a real Houstonian by packing a meal and bringing a blanket and watching a show from the grassy hill.
This underground structure once provided the city of Houston with its drinking water, but it was abandoned. Now it serves as a multimedia art space and one of Houston's hidden treasures.
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Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
105 Sabine St
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This underground structure once provided the city of Houston with its drinking water, but it was abandoned. Now it serves as a multimedia art space and one of Houston's hidden treasures.
Dinosaurs, laser lights, butterflies and more. If you want to spend a lazy afternoon taking in one of the city's best museums, aim for Thursdays after 2pm, when admission is free.
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
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Dinosaurs, laser lights, butterflies and more. If you want to spend a lazy afternoon taking in one of the city's best museums, aim for Thursdays after 2pm, when admission is free.
Nothing wrong with taking in a little culture and this is definitely the place to do it. Go on Thursdays between 10am and 9pm and you'll find free admission that will allow you to wander around and soak up all the artwork.
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The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
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Nothing wrong with taking in a little culture and this is definitely the place to do it. Go on Thursdays between 10am and 9pm and you'll find free admission that will allow you to wander around and soak up all the artwork.
Set in Houston's Third Ward, Project Row Houses is a nonprofit art initiative aimed at creating a positive place for local artists to work. A series of row houses host various art displays from local artists.
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Project Row Houses
2521 Holman Street
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Set in Houston's Third Ward, Project Row Houses is a nonprofit art initiative aimed at creating a positive place for local artists to work. A series of row houses host various art displays from local artists.
With over 80 unique studios and an expansive corridor gallery, you can really get a taste for Houston's art scene at Silver Street. It's one campus of five in the area.
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Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards St
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With over 80 unique studios and an expansive corridor gallery, you can really get a taste for Houston's art scene at Silver Street. It's one campus of five in the area.
Rec Room Arts is a professional non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is the only performance company and venue in Houston dedicated to presenting and developing performance of every discipline. You can see spoken word, theater performances, music, etc. It's one of Houston's hidden performance treasures.
Rec Room
100 Jackson St
Rec Room Arts is a professional non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is the only performance company and venue in Houston dedicated to presenting and developing performance of every discipline. You can see spoken word, theater performances, music, etc. It's one of Houston's hidden performance treasures.
Drinks & Nightlife
Numbers is iconic Houston. If you are looking to enjoy a night of dancing and good music, Numbers is the place for it.
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Numbers Night Club
300 Westheimer Road
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Numbers is iconic Houston. If you are looking to enjoy a night of dancing and good music, Numbers is the place for it.
This centrally located music venue hosts over 500 live music events per year, everything from rock, country, hip-hop, R&B, and more.
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White Oak Music Hall
2915 N Main St
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This centrally located music venue hosts over 500 live music events per year, everything from rock, country, hip-hop, R&B, and more.
Spend the night dancing with friends at this iconic 2 story dance club.
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Rich's Houston
2401 San Jacinto St
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Spend the night dancing with friends at this iconic 2 story dance club.
Parks & Nature
Houston has made a big investment in hike and bike trails around the city. The Heights hike and bike trail cuts through the Heights and is a path to shopping, restaurants and more. Whether you're looking for a good exercise or just want to wander on a bicycle, this is a great trail to try out.
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Heights Hike and Bike Trail
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Houston has made a big investment in hike and bike trails around the city. The Heights hike and bike trail cuts through the Heights and is a path to shopping, restaurants and more. Whether you're looking for a good exercise or just want to wander on a bicycle, this is a great trail to try out.
Tinsley Park offers a great view of downtown Houston and is situated along Buffalo Bayou. You can pack a lunch or dinner and enjoy the view while relaxing.
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Eleanor Tinsley Park
18-3600 Allen Parkway
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Tinsley Park offers a great view of downtown Houston and is situated along Buffalo Bayou. You can pack a lunch or dinner and enjoy the view while relaxing.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Houston, Discovery Green is a 12 acre park providing lots of entertainment options for visitors. Movies in the park, music performances, art installations, ice skating and more depending on the time of year. Restaurants on site and all around make it a great spot to take in Houston life.
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Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
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Nestled in the heart of downtown Houston, Discovery Green is a 12 acre park providing lots of entertainment options for visitors. Movies in the park, music performances, art installations, ice skating and more depending on the time of year. Restaurants on site and all around make it a great spot to take in Houston life.
A smaller downtown park that features summer movie nights. Bring a blanket, grab a gyro from Niko Niko's and settle in for a movie.
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Market Square Park
301 Milam Street
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A smaller downtown park that features summer movie nights. Bring a blanket, grab a gyro from Niko Niko's and settle in for a movie.
A great way to see Houston. Grab a bike and ride along the bayou, exploring everywhere from downtown to the East End. If you don't have a bicycle, the city's BCycles are available for rent.
Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trail
A great way to see Houston. Grab a bike and ride along the bayou, exploring everywhere from downtown to the East End. If you don't have a bicycle, the city's BCycles are available for rent.
Sightseeing
This art installation is open all day but the 40-minute light shows are available only during sunrise and sunset; no music is used for the sunrise and sunset light shows. They are free and take place six days a week; however, reservations must be made.
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James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace
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This art installation is open all day but the 40-minute light shows are available only during sunrise and sunset; no music is used for the sunrise and sunset light shows. They are free and take place six days a week; however, reservations must be made.
A truly hidden spot. Olivewood Cemetery is the historic resting place of many freed slaves who lived in Houston upon learning of the Emancipation Proclamation. The cemetery contains beautiful monuments and markers.
Olivewood Cemetery
1300 Court St
A truly hidden spot. Olivewood Cemetery is the historic resting place of many freed slaves who lived in Houston upon learning of the Emancipation Proclamation. The cemetery contains beautiful monuments and markers.
It's not the building, but what's on the side of the building. The Biscuit Paint Wall is a DIY rainbow paint installation in Montrose which make a terrific backdrop for selfies and group photos. Want a photo to remember your trip to Houston with? This is the place.
Biscuit
1614 Westheimer Road
It's not the building, but what's on the side of the building. The Biscuit Paint Wall is a DIY rainbow paint installation in Montrose which make a terrific backdrop for selfies and group photos. Want a photo to remember your trip to Houston with? This is the place.
The "Houston Is Inspired" mural is one of the most notable murals in the city. We are Houston and everything about us is inspired, from our city to our cuisine to our nightlife. This mural just puts it all in one place and makes a great backdrop for a photo.
907 Preston St
907 Preston St
The "Houston Is Inspired" mural is one of the most notable murals in the city. We are Houston and everything about us is inspired, from our city to our cuisine to our nightlife. This mural just puts it all in one place and makes a great backdrop for a photo.
Go to West 6th street and Heights Blvd and you'll find a great point of interest. The City of Houston employs local artists to create mini-murals all over the city. This mural is dedicated for former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
West 6th Street
Go to West 6th street and Heights Blvd and you'll find a great point of interest. The City of Houston employs local artists to create mini-murals all over the city. This mural is dedicated for former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
Take a look at Houston's art deco city hall. During the holidays you'll see a huge Christmas tree just across from the reflecting pool. On Wednesdays (from Sept to Dec) from 11am to 1pm you can find the City Hall Farmer's market 30 vendors (located along both sides of City Hall’s reflection pool), including local fresh produce grown by local farmers, cheeses, breads, roasted coffees, and a variety of prepared meals, as well as food trucks.
Houston City Hall
Take a look at Houston's art deco city hall. During the holidays you'll see a huge Christmas tree just across from the reflecting pool. On Wednesdays (from Sept to Dec) from 11am to 1pm you can find the City Hall Farmer's market 30 vendors (located along both sides of City Hall’s reflection pool), including local fresh produce grown by local farmers, cheeses, breads, roasted coffees, and a variety of prepared meals, as well as food trucks.
Shopping
The Historic Houston Heights is known for shopping along 19th street. Most of the antique shops and clothing stores start around Ashland and run all the way down to Heights Blvd. You can spend an afternoon exploring.
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Harold's Restaurant Bar and Terrace
350 West 19th Street
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The Historic Houston Heights is known for shopping along 19th street. Most of the antique shops and clothing stores start around Ashland and run all the way down to Heights Blvd. You can spend an afternoon exploring.
Entertainment & Activities
This historic theater shows independent films, mainstream films and revivals. Some nights you might find a showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and other nights you might find random films like "Die Hard" on the marquee. Regardless there is always something interesting in this small, intimate Houston staple.
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Landmark's River Oaks Theatre
2009 West Gray Street
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This historic theater shows independent films, mainstream films and revivals. Some nights you might find a showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and other nights you might find random films like "Die Hard" on the marquee. Regardless there is always something interesting in this small, intimate Houston staple.