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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.
Park
“There’s always something going on at Discovery Green. It’s definitely a family area, but still fun. You can get great pics in that area and you’ll be right downtown. Walk around one of the largest metropolitan downtown areas in the nation. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
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“MLB Astros professional baseball field. The park is only 3 miles away and has various restaurants nearby.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Ferris Wheel is a major bonus offering you fantastic views of Downtown Houston...in addition to all the cool Aquatic Life to explore! Only a 14 minute walk from the property! ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Located in downtown Houston, the arena is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Go enjoy a game! 36 minute drive.”
  • 96 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.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“This street alone has many bars, lounges, and eateries. Best time to go is around 6pm-2am on week nights.”
  • 126 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). ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great spot to go for an evening or weekend afternoon. Bring some food from a local spot or eat from one of the food trucks. Tons of beer options! Open Monday through Saturday 11a-10p | Sunday 11a-6p”
  • 98 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Outdoor shopping strip includes Studio Movie Grill, Sur La Table, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Bellagreen, RA Sushi, Hopdoddy, Sephora, JCrew, Lululemon, and much more.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Best place in Houston for Craft Drinks! They have cheese plates and small bites.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Fun brewery large covered beer garden and counter service food. Check out cathedral dining room”
  • 79 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Ninfa's is a Houston favorite and we are within walking distance to the original location on Navigation! Their fajitas are a must! ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“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.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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." ”
  • 27 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!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delight your senses with the aroma of freshly bakes pastries and great coffee!”
  • 93 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Aquarium
“The Ferris Wheel is a major bonus offering you fantastic views of Downtown Houston...in addition to all the cool Aquatic Life to explore! Only a 14 minute walk from the property! ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Brewery
“Fun brewery large covered beer garden and counter service food. Check out cathedral dining room”
  • 79 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Ninfa's is a Houston favorite and we are within walking distance to the original location on Navigation! Their fajitas are a must! ”
  • 90 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.”
  • 98 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." ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Music Venue
“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!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delight your senses with the aroma of freshly bakes pastries and great coffee!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Café
“This place is phenomenal! Their avocado on toast, and literally everything else is the BOMB! They have mimosas, and beer too. Their desserts, and fresh pressed juices are top notch too. DEF. check this place out. ”
  • 72 locals recommend

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