Houston City Travel Guide

Houston City Travel Guide

Houston with a fusion of culture, lifestyles and commerce, life around here is anything but typical.

Look up and discover soaring skyscrapers designed by icons like Philip Johnson and I.M. Pei. Turn a corner and bump into Houston’s historic past or uncover a piece of contemporary public art. Major league sports, world-class theater, innovative chefs, funky hotspots, movies in the park, sidewalk cafes, outdoor festivals, pontoon boat tours and more.

Welcome to downtown Houston!

Nightlife – Hit the brew pub after work, grab a drink before dinner or shake your tailfeathers afterwards. Downtown has numerous clubs and bars to suit every taste. On-street meter parking is also FREE after 6 pm, Monday – Saturday and all day Sunday. Be sure to always double check though and read the parking signs!!

Let’s eat! Oxheart, this tiny Warehouse District restaurant may just represent the future of Houston dining. Chef Justin Yu’s food is that personal, that precise, and that daring in its refusal to let major hunks of protein dominate its painterly plates. Three tasting menus are offered each evening. These very modern meals, assembled with meticulous technique, would attract notice in any of Europe’s or America’s food capitals. It is intensely seasonal and local, devoted to what is best and most forward-looking from Gulf Coast producers, whether they be farmers or by catch fishermen.

Shula’s Steakhouse As a part of their 35 million dollar makeover, this April the Hyatt Regency is opening a Shula’s fine dining steakhouse. Founded by Coach Don Shula, Shula’s steaks are held to standards higher than that of USDA Prime – and they’re big enough to satisfy an NFL linebacker.

The Grove tranquilly situated in Discovery Green, The Grove focuses on American Rustic cuisine. Operated by the Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group, the menu was designed by The Grove’s Executive Chef Ryan Pera and famed chef Robert Del Grande. Try the ceviche or the duck balls with mustard sauce. How about a skirt steak with The Grove’s own take on chili cheese fries?

In addition to the excellent wine list, the restaurant’s inventive cocktails are not to be missed. Ginger Margarita anyone?

Going to a conference? Get more information on the local convention centers: George R Brown Convention Center and NRG Park.

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