Things to do in Houston


Just got back from a visiting Houston, TX! So here’s a Houston Vacation Travel Guide full of things to do in Houston for everyone!
I highly recommend getting the Houston City Pass because it literally saves you almost 50% on the top attractions in Houston- Top things to do in Houston including the Downtown Aquarium, Kemah Boardwalk, Houston Zoo, Nasa Houston Space Center, Museum of Fine Arts or Houston Children’s Museum. Definitely something for everyone to do in Houston!

Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States. As of July 1, 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Houston population at 2,144,491. The city covers more than 600 square miles (1,600 km²). Houston is the county seat of Harris County and part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S., with a population of more than 5.5 million.

Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837 and named after General Sam Houston, commander at the Battle of San Jacinto. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in Houston’s population. In the 20th century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, and NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, aeronautics, and technology industries: only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. Houston is also home to Rice University, one of the Unit

Houston Fine Dining Recommendations

The multi-colored city of Houston is home to a wide range of hotels and restaurants to suit the different taste-buds. They have the best dining services which make dining an enjoyable and memorable experience for their customers. Be it for family get-togethers, parties or occasions, weekend outing, business meetings and conferences, night outs or simple chit-chat – downtown Houston hotels meet every requirement perfectly.

Hyatt Regency, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX, US 77002, Tel — 713-654-1234.
Recently renovated Hyatt Regency is an abode of peace, comfort and luxury. Located near major tourist spots and important business junctures, Hyatt is one of the best Houston luxury hotels. Dining is wonderful just as its spacious accommodation and gym or swimming facilities for customers. Shula’s Steak House and Decafe are part of its restaurants while Lobby Bar house lounging and relishing premium drinks.

Monument Inn Restaurant, 4406 Independence Parkway South, Houston, TX 77571, Tel – (281) 479 1521.
Monument Inn is the best place to go for seafood in Houston. There are more to its delicious dining that includes pasts, beef, and chicken. It makes dining fun-filled and pleasant. Seafood includes fried oysters, combination platter, catfish, stuffed crabs, stuffed flounders and many more.

Alden-Houston, 1117 Prairie Street, Houston, TX 77002. Tel – 832 200 8800.
It is one of the finest boutique Houston hotels, *17 is its restaurant where a person can indulge in an excellent dining experience. American cuisine coupled with the elegant and casual atmosphere makes it so very crowd-pulling. Relaxing and eating out get a new meaning over here. Well-braised Berkshire pork, duck confit salad, and even a mellow poached duck egg are fascinating.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 6213 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX, US 77057, Tel – (713) 789-4136.
Centrally located, this eating place close to downtown Houston hotel has the right atmosphere and decoration for a romantic or business meeting, private luncheon and many more. There is a separate wine room while the Alamo room is good for official meetings. Lobster Bisque, Petit Filet, Lamb chops, Stuffed organic chicken breast are some of its lip-smacking menu items.

Quattro/ Four Seasons, 1300 Lamar Street, Houston, TX, US 77010 3017, Tel – (713) 650-1300.
This restaurant welcomes all its visitors to a unique dining and cocktail experience. Its impeccable and innovative Italian food items include fresh salad, seafood, or tapas-style-entrees. They are fresh, simple and also seasonal. A  buffet is also available.

Mark’s American Cuisine, 1658 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006, Tel – (713) 523-3800.
For a romantic night out this can be the best selection. Its candlelit tables, golden ceilings, decorated walls, and intimate space thus provide the ideal dinner option. Every connoisseur of excellent food will find it satisfying. Kobe Beef Osso Bucco, Copper River Salmon, Fresh Alaskan King Crab are few of its famous dishes.

Amerigo’s Grille, 25250 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, Houston, TX 77380, Tel – (281) 362-0808.
It is yet another reputable eating joint in Houston, well-known for its delicacies like Lobster Mezzaluna, Fillet of Sea Bass, Grilled Chicken, Classic Caesar salad, and equally mouth-watering desserts and wine collections.

Lancaster Hotel, 701 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002, Tel – (713) 228 9500.
It is a restaurant that provides you a great refuge from the hustle and bustle for some time. It is wonderful for having a gala time dining or nightlife. It is luxury and history blended beautifully to provide a comfortable and refreshing ambiance to all its customers. Located near the major performing arts halls, it is therefore ideal for a quick bite before or after a show. Blue Lip Mussels, Tomato, and Fennel Stuffed Trout and Bread Pudding are tasty food and dessert items.


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