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Things to do in Houston

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“There’s always something going on at Discovery Green. It’s definitely a family area, but still fun. You can get great pics in that area and you’ll be right downtown. Walk around one of the largest metropolitan downtown areas in the nation. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Located in downtown Houston, the arena is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Go enjoy a game! 36 minute drive.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Sound quality is great. It's also easy to navigate through crowds to the merchandise, restrooms, bars, and food area. Usually shows are well staffed and lines for concessions move quickly. I know that cash is always appreciated and helps speed things along!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Convention Center
“From gun shows, to live music catch a fun activity at the convention center year around. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Hotel
“Amazing Public Artworks and Green Spaces near George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas Walkable Neighborhood Public Transportation: MetroRail and Rental Bikes”
  • 41 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Probably my favorite Vietnamese place in Houston. And it is just a block away!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Upscale American restaurant serving high end steaks and seafood. Located in downtown Houston.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“This is a great bowling alley. Lots of fun for families and groups of friends. It is clean and they have great music while you play. You can also get food and drinks.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Walk over to the Truck Yard and ride the Ferris Wheel, have a local beer, and eat and Philly Cheese. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Impressive massive underground construction, connecting 95 blocks 20 feet below Houston's downtown streets.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Dishes inspired by Oaxaca headline this chic Downtown destination that also serves cocktails & wine.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“You must try the "Oaxaca Chaca" burger it Texas magic in your mouth! Awesome Brisket Chili too!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Wonderful fresh, organic food including, an amazing steak night and great music.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Walk over to Chapman & Kirby to eat, have a drink, listen to some music, or dance”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Cool low key place to get a drink. Video Games and karaoke. good priced drinks. usually there is food truck/vendor out in front on weekend nights. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This fusion food is delicious and it overlooks Discovery Green park. If you like dessert, try the fried key lime pies with graham cracker ice cream.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“Sound quality is great. It's also easy to navigate through crowds to the merchandise, restrooms, bars, and food area. Usually shows are well staffed and lines for concessions move quickly. I know that cash is always appreciated and helps speed things along!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Probably my favorite Vietnamese place in Houston. And it is just a block away!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Upscale American restaurant serving high end steaks and seafood. Located in downtown Houston.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“This is a great bowling alley. Lots of fun for families and groups of friends. It is clean and they have great music while you play. You can also get food and drinks.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Walk over to the Truck Yard and ride the Ferris Wheel, have a local beer, and eat and Philly Cheese. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dishes inspired by Oaxaca headline this chic Downtown destination that also serves cocktails & wine.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“You must try the "Oaxaca Chaca" burger it Texas magic in your mouth! Awesome Brisket Chili too!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Wonderful fresh, organic food including, an amazing steak night and great music.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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