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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.
Shopping Centre
“The Galleria Mall showcases all of your favorite brands. From A-Z you’ll find it all. Shop the latest trends in clothing and accessories, get updated the hottest tech on the market, discover new brand. With over 21,100 reviews, the Galleria Mall is the entertainment and shopping center piece of the Houston area, embodying the vibrant soul of Houston.”
  • 378 locals recommend
Park
“Nice park downtown. Sometimes they host special activities like movie nights or ice skating in the wintertime.”
  • 224 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Menil Collection—so named because the works once belonged to philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil—is perhaps the most famous museum in Houston. ”
  • 198 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
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“Minute Maid Park, previously known as The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field, is a ballpark in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States, that opened in 2000 as the home stadium for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The ballpark is Houston's first retractable-roofed stadium, and features a natural grass playing field. The ballpark was built as a replacement of the Astrodome, the first domed sports stadium ever built, which opened in 1965. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Beautiful sight, great dinner spot, fun and enjoyable for the whole family!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“For Basketball lovers. This center also hosts many other types of events during the year, such as concerts and conferences.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Park
“You can explore the water in a kayak or on a pontoon boat, walk the Kinder Footpaths, take kids to the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area, and ride bikes on the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Great park with running trail, mountain bike trails, tennis courts, sand volleyball, and many more outdoor activities. ”
  • 120 locals recommend
Medical Center
“If you want to for a run, bike, play some tennis or practice your swing at the driving range. Pro TIP: you can rent the city bicycles for a very cheap amount (30 min). ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great chicken and waffles. Local favorite, historic place. There will be a line, but it’s worth the wait! (Ignore these pics because they’re horrible)”
  • 126 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This brewery has it all! Great food trucks, great atmosphere, views of downtown...it's a must visit! ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bar
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“A unique indoor/outdoor hangout. There's a local pizza place on one side and a bar with boardgames on the other.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“City Centre has wonderful food and shopping! Such as Brio, Eddie V's, Ra Sushi, and Hopdoddy. There is a Bowl and Barrel as well as Escape the Room if you are looking for something fun to do! 5 minutes away”
  • 63 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Best place in Houston for Craft Drinks! They have cheese plates and small bites.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Fun brewery large covered beer garden and counter service food. Check out cathedral dining room”
  • 78 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The Original Ninfa's on Navigation is a popular Mexican restaurant located at 2704 Navigation Boulevard in Houston, Texas. The restaurant serves both Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine. The Original Ninfa's was started by Ninfa Rodríguez Laurenzo, a Mexican-American woman, in a tortilla factory. Ninfa Laurenzo became a full-time restaurateur and the tortilla factory closed. Mama Ninfa is widely credited with popularizing the fajita among Houstonians.”
  • 92 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Aquarium
“Beautiful sight, great dinner spot, fun and enjoyable for the whole family!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great chicken and waffles. Local favorite, historic place. There will be a line, but it’s worth the wait! (Ignore these pics because they’re horrible)”
  • 126 locals recommend
Bar
“A unique indoor/outdoor hangout. There's a local pizza place on one side and a bar with boardgames on the other.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Brewery
“Fun brewery large covered beer garden and counter service food. Check out cathedral dining room”
  • 78 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“The Original Ninfa's on Navigation is a popular Mexican restaurant located at 2704 Navigation Boulevard in Houston, Texas. The restaurant serves both Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine. The Original Ninfa's was started by Ninfa Rodríguez Laurenzo, a Mexican-American woman, in a tortilla factory. Ninfa Laurenzo became a full-time restaurateur and the tortilla factory closed. Mama Ninfa is widely credited with popularizing the fajita among Houstonians.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“You cannot beat this restaurant. Their brussel sprouts are a must, and everything on the menu is exquisite. 5pm happy hour has lines waiting for the door to open.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Restaurant
“quoted from Southern Living Magazine: Intervention **IS** required. LOL That's because I'd most certainly be addicted to the chocolate oatmeal chili cookies sold at "Bake Lab," the innovative, irresistible bakery tucked into Pondicheri, Anita Jaisinghani's sleek, urban Indian restaurant that recently earned a James Beard nomination for "Best New Restaurant." ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Top notch entertainment in an intimate setting. Stand up close or book a seat 💺 ”
  • 46 locals recommend

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