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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 Mall
“The Houston Galleria is an upscale mixed-use urban development shopping mall located in the Uptown District of Houston featuring stores, eateries and a ice skating ring.”
  • 392 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Always an amazing exhibit present and permanent collections are impressive. ”
  • 217 locals recommend
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
Science Museum
“This museum has it all – a dinosaur hall, planetarium, IMAX theater, and butterfly exhibit. I’ve always enjoyed the gemstone collection. Parking can be a nightmare since the zoo is close-by. I’d Uber there instead.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Zoo
“We have an amazing zoo here in Houston and if you are coming with family I recommend checking it out. There is also a little place to rent paddle boats for pretty cheap right outside the zoo. ”
  • 135 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“NRG is where the Texans play. There are tons of concerts and events year-round. The venue is also where the rodeo is held every year. You can walk a few blocks down and catch the train over to NRG or take an $8-10 Uber ride. ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful architecture, nicely manicured outdoor spaces, remarkable art collection. ”
  • 201 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
Train
“Lovely place to take a stroll or people watch. You can try paddle-boating, stop by the playgrounds, or enjoy the Japanese garden. Free parking avalible in the zoo parking lots. If full, try the centennial garden lot at Hermann Dr and Jackson St”
  • 137 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
Science Museum
“"Space Center Houston is a leading science and space learning center, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum." It is a great place to visit for everyone, while it is a museum with lots of information to read. They also have a great tour to see historic spaces, as well as some rockets, and the space shuttle. Even for non tech interested people its a great way to spend some hours.”
  • 86 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Great date location, great restaurants, rides and attractions, also great place to see the sunsets on the sea. ”
  • 115 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
Shopping Mall
“Wide range of shops and eateries. Good one a nice day as everything is outside.”
  • 121 locals recommend

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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
Shopping Mall
“Wide range of shops and eateries. Good one a nice day as everything is outside.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Delicious and very popular restaurant. A local favorite! Be prepared for long lines especially on the weekends. ”
  • 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.”
  • 99 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

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