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Happenings that only a native Houstonite would recommend. We hope you enjoy these treasures as much as the locals!


Wake Nation Houston

Everybody is wakeboarding these days. Have an adventure of a lifetime at Wake Nation Houston. This 12 –acre lake is home to an overhead cable system perfect for both beginners and experienced riders. All are welcome but, boarding is strictly for those 7 & up.


Tejas Chocolate Craftory

Chocolate and barbecue? Absolutely. At Tejas Chocolate Craftory you will experience the perfect combination of chocolaty truffles and slow smoked all natural Prime Grade briskets.

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Station Theater

If comedy is your thing, be sure to check out the Station Theater one night. Stand-up, improv and sketch comedy are always on the menu. Open Thursday through Saturday. Be sure to check out their site for details.

Weekends in Westchase

Check out our itinerary, made just for you. Follow our choices for fun and getting to know Houston for a real Houston, Texas experience.


6 p.m. | Dinner at Republic - A Texas Grill

Located inside Marriott Houston Westchase, this Southwestern restaurant/lounge is ready to please.  Also, open late nights for cocktails.

Serving southwestern fare with a dash of Texas, this hotel's on site restaurant is a great way to get your feet wet in southern cuisine.

  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual

Phone: +1-713-978-7400

8:00 p.m. | Miller Outdoor Theater

Don't miss this free and unique event. Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theater offers 8-months of exciting entertainment, with such a diverse line-up be sure to check out their website for a listing of upcoming events happening during your stay.


Ride METRORail

Get a lift to many of Houston’s attractions on the MetroRail. Avoid traffic and get to what’s more important… having fun, faster.

9 a.m. | Visit the Houston Zoo

Be sure to visit one of the nation’s premier zoos when in Houston. With so many exhibits and animals to see, your day will be one to remember. You can also buy tickets in advance on their website.

12 p.m. | Have Lunch at Lucille’s

Lucille’s is a foodie favorite. Serving Contemporary, American & Vegetarian cuisine, everyone in your party is bound to find some delicious eats.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual

Phone: +1 713-568-2505

2 p.m. | Visit Houston Museum of Natural Science

Spend the afternoon exploring what the Houston Museum of Natural Science has to offer. As one of the most popular museums in the US, they house so many exciting attractions like the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham GIANT Screen Theater and Cockrell Butterfly Center. There are also a wealth of permanent exhibits to enjoy!

6 p.m. | The Pit Room

This well-known restaurant is just around the corner from the Museum and is sure to be delicious. This casual establishment was named one of Texas’s top 50 BBQ restaurants by Texas Monthly and has something for everyone.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual

Phone +1 281- 888- 1929

8 p.m. | Twilight Hours Boat Tour

Don’t miss the Twilight Hours Boat Tour!. Cruise along the waters of the Buffalo Bayou for a bit of relaxation. It’s a great way to wrap up the day.


9 a.m. | Egg and I

Have a hearty and delicious breakfast at the Egg and I to gear up for another exciting day. This casual breakfast eatery offers a wide variety of delicious home-style choices.

  • Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch
  • Dress code: Casual

Phone +1 713- 668-7600

10:30 a.m. | Visit Space Center Houston

Explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun and engaging way. It uses space exploration to inspire wonder and interest in science and math.

2 p.m. | Kemah Boardwalk

The Kemah Boardwalk has something for everyone! Located just 7 miles from the Space Center, the Kemah Boardwalk has amusements, shopping, restaurants, festivals and seaside shows every day. It’s the perfect way to wrap up your weekend!

Family Fun

Travelling with your kiddos? Houston is a family friendly city, just waiting to give you and yours a taste of Texas. Check out our list of fun family restaurants and attractions.

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Barnaby’s Café

This Texas staple is the perfect place to grab a delicious meal with the family. Kids will be entertained by the bright artwork and pet-friendly atmosphere. The menu has something for everyone.

  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual

+1 713-522-0106

Hors D'Oeuvres

Frey’s Backyard Café

Head to this upscale casual family restaurant for a great dining experience. In addition to delectable American cuisine they offer a backyard space for the kids to get up and stretch their legs.

  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual

+1 281-255-8282

Park Ride

Kemah Boardwalk

Make memories with a visit to the Kemah Boardwalk. This family attraction is host to waterfront restaurants, shops, festivals, rides and daily seaside show. Located just 20 miles outside of Houston, be sure to add this adventure to your Houston must-do list.

Toys Museum

Woodlands Children’s Museum

Spark your children’s imagination and love for learning with a stop at the Woodlands Children’s Museum. With more than 15 interactive kids’ activities designed for the enjoyment of young children (7 and under), it is bound to be a day your family won’t soon forget.


Love is in the air all over Houston, so be sure to visit some of its sweetest spots.

Horse Carriage

Vintage Horse and Carriage Rides

As one of the top-ranking horse drawn carriage ride companies in Texas, it is the premier destination for a fantastic romantic Texas experience. With a variety of packages from wedding to engagement you are bound to have a perfect romantic night out on the town.

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Rainbow Lodge

For a romantic dinner, you won’t soon forget, head to the Rainbow Lodge. Combine their diverse menu of culinary delights and ambiance.  This is the perfect date spot.

  • Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch
  • Dress code: Smart Casual

+1 281-255-8282

Stars at Night

Twilight Epiphany Skyscape

If you’re looking for a dynamite backdrop for a romantic rendezvous, head to the Twilight Epiphany Skyscape. Located on the Rice University Campus, it’s easy to get to and enjoy.

Steak Plate

Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou

With a unique and top-notch location, Brenner’s is a fantastic choice for a night out. Each table has a beautiful view and the menu is award winning. Be sure to make a reservation in advance if you want to get a table.

  • Open for brunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Business Casual

+1 713-868-4444

Food Finds

Known as one of America’s most popular cities for chowing down, here is a list of some not-to-be-missed casual dining spots in Houston.

Four Donuts

Christy’s Donuts

This mom and pop, independently owned restaurant is a well- known local hot spot. Their specialties are donuts, croissants, and kolache. Don't forget they serve breakfast too.

+1 713-524-4005


The Hobbit Café

The Hobbit Café offers a wide variety of food and drinks as well as a unique location. With an exciting menu offering lunch and dinner entrees as well as being one of Houston’s hottest brunch spots, if you’re a foodie… you've got to go!

+1 713-526-5460

Dimsum Baskets

HK Dim Sum

For authentic and awesome Dim Sum, head to HK Dim Sum. It’s a foodie hotspot.

+1 713-777-7029

Three Hamburgers

The Shack Burger Resort

If you’re looking for a delectable burger, The Shack Burger Resort is your place. This casual eatery is a perfect spot for a casual bite to eat.

+1 281-256-1575

Business Travel

Houston means big business, as they are home to the headquarters of many large companies. If you are headed to the Magnolia City for work, we have provided you with a list of restaurants, dry cleaners, pharmacy’s, urgent care locations and things to do with your travel companions.

Restaurants for Business Dinners and Lunches

When taking your clients, associates or team out to a meal while traveling, you want to ensure you give them a real taste of the town and memories for them to share once they are home.


B & B Butchers and Restaurant

Known as Houston’s premier steakhouse, B&B’s is not-to-be-missed when dining in Texas. With something for everyone on their menu, everyone will walk away satisfied.

  • Open for lunch, dinner and brunch
  • Dress code: Smart Casual

+1 713 862-1814

Fine Dining

Hearsay Gastro Lounge

Their website says Hearsay is “half old-world revival, half culinary crusaders, creating a dining experience that is simply chic antique,” with a description like that, how can you say no?

  • Open for lunch, dinner and brunch
  • Dress code: Smart Casual

+1 713- 225- 8079

Three Ladies Tasting Wine

Ibiza Food and Wine Bar

In its 15th year, this popular restaurant is still going strong. With its exciting atmosphere and menu, this restaurant does not disappoint.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Business Casual

+1 713- 524-0004


La Fisheria

This award-winning restaurant is a Houston favorite. This restaurant has a variety authentic Mexican options to choose from and cocktails too!

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Smart Casual

+1 713- 802-1712

Team Building Activities

There is nothing like travelling to bring a group closer together. With that being said, Houston is host to a variety of unique and exciting ways to get to know the city and each other.

Labyrinth Walls

Crazy Cat Escape Room

Escape rooms are all the rage right now and a very popular team building activity. It’s a great way to learn to get to know one another while working together to get results and have some fun!

Scavenger Hunt

Houston Scavenger Hunt

Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? Work with the team at Houston Scavenger Hunt to build a not-to-be-forgotten Houston experience, specially made for your group.

Baseball and Glove

Astro’s Baseball

If it’s baseball season during your visit, there is no better way to enjoy time with your team than my rooting for the home team together.


Joke Joint

They say laughter is the best medicine, so bring the team together over some laughs at Joke Joint. The night will be memorable and hysterical.

Helpful Hints

When travelling for business, things always happen. A stained suit, an upset stomach or you simply want a cold beverage. The list below highlights some of the best places around to take care of the simple needs we always take for granted when we’re at home.