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Best things to do in Houston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“12-acre urban park with TONS of activities for family fun, such as live music, Zumba, movie nights, etc. Check out their website for events!”
218 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Houston Rockets (National Basketball Association) as well as venue for numerous concerts.”
87 locals recommend
Convention Center
“From gun shows, to live music catch a fun activity at the convention center year around. ”
43 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!”
44 locals recommend
Hotel
“Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, Aquarium, Museums, George R. Brown Convention Center, Escape Rooms.”
40 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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“Located in downtown Houston and loved for impeccable cuisine and service for fine steakhouse dining. An indulgent experience perfect for celebrating a birthday or special holiday. Go a little early before dinner and have cocktails in the lounge. Valet parking available. ”
19 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“**WALKING DISTANCE** Great Bar!! Perfect spot to watch a game, socialize, or catch some live music. They make a great cheese steak and have a rotation of 2 - 3 food trucks in the yard every night! Family and dog friendly! **WALKING DISTANCE**”
17 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
Point of Interest
“Impressive massive underground construction, connecting 95 blocks 20 feet below Houston's downtown streets.”
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
Bar
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“Chapman & Kirby was created to host Houston's diverse nightlife and upscale private events, with a food and craft cocktail menu created to celebrate the cultural depth and heritage of Houston. Fancy Restaurant by day club by night. This is is great for you have a upscale dinner date and then going dancing afterwards. ”
8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is where the Houston Rockets play and most famous music artists have their concerts here.”
16 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place always has something going on. 80's nights DJ's, Live music, Board Game nights, you name it! I love grabbing a glass of wine here and listening to their musical entertainment any given night. ”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hands down amazing gourmet food! Favorite Fabulous service and great outdoor seating. ”
11 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“**WALKING DISTANCE** Really great variety of burgers! Great spot to hit before or after an Astros game, or just a Saturday afternoon on their covered patio! **WALKING DISTANCE**”
10 locals recommend