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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
“You'll get lost in the largest mall in Texas. Be sure to bring your ice skates (or just rent a pair) and flaunt that triple axle.”
  • 387 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Always an amazing exhibit present and permanent collections are impressive. ”
  • 213 locals recommend
Park
“Sprawling spot for sea life, including touch pools, shark tank & displays of aquatic ecosystems.”
  • 221 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.”
  • 150 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. ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Lots of large events are held here. This is also the home-base for the Houston Texans.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Lots of fun, for us the best part is the restaurant with the huge fish tank and the train ride that goes under the aquarium.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
$$$
“Personally, I love sitting on the third base line. But in Minutemaid there really isn't a bad seat.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Over 16,000 pieces of art & artifacts from the Paleolithic era to the present in a historic space.”
  • 197 locals recommend
Train
“Hermann Park is a 445-acre urban park in Houston, Texas, situated at the southern end of the Museum District. The park is located immediately north of the Texas Medical Center and Brays Bayou, east of Rice University, and slightly west of the Third Ward.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Houston Rockets (National Basketball Association) as well as venue for numerous concerts.”
  • 90 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“November 16- Beat the Heat.Motorsport Expo 12/6 - 12/22. Jingle on the Boardwalk. Santa, holiday music, movies, a toy drive, parade & more! ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Park
“Buffalo Bayou is a large park downtown that offers amazing views, natural trails, paved trails, and open areas for outdoor play. The area is well lit for night walks. There is also a Bat Viewing around dusk at the intersection of Allen Pkwy and Waugh! ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Wide range of shops and eateries. Good one a nice day as everything is outside.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“This street alone has many bars, lounges, and eateries. Best time to go is around 6pm-2am on week nights.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Government Building
“When in Houston, visiting the space center is a must. You'll regret it if you don't! Insider's tip! Save $$ on souvenirs by shopping at "Space Center Souvenir" located at 710 W NASA Parkway in Webster, TX! You're welcome!! 😉😉”
  • 86 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Aquarium
“Lots of fun, for us the best part is the restaurant with the huge fish tank and the train ride that goes under the aquarium.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Wide range of shops and eateries. Good one a nice day as everything is outside.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Hotspot for diner-style American eats & stick-to-your-ribs soul food including chicken & waffles.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Bar
“Really cool outdoor bar with great beer, live music, and an awesome setting! One of our favorite bars in Houston for sure!!!”
  • 97 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! ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Bakery
“Rustic-chic cafe & bakery with acclaimed chefs creating sweet pastries & seasonal savory dishes.”
  • 92 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.”
  • 96 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!”
  • 44 locals recommend

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