The bad news is brunch anywhere else will be ruined for you forever, but it’s well worth it, I think.
Forget bar-hopping and head to Houston’s Museum District for a really good time.
If you love knickknacks as much as I do, head to Old Town Spring just outside of Houston, the home of all things lace, doily, kitschy, and eclectic. Sign up with Movoto now for the best way to find your dream home. After your night at Numbers and pie-filled morning, you might want to head to Rothko Chapel for some redemption.
If you’re a local, check out the White Linen Nights or Lights in the Heights to get to know your neighbors in the area—and if you’re not a local, crash the party anyway. Sure, Houston is so much more than cowboys and rodeos, but that doesn’t mean that the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo isn’t one helluva good time.
Roping events, a livestock show, rides, games, music, and fried everything. Not only is this horseshoe-shaped wall with 11,000 gallons of water cascading per minute a breathtaking feat of design, but it will truly make you appreciate the power of water—plus it will make you really thirsty. Millie Bush Dog Park was indeed named after George H. and Barbara Bush’s dog, Millie, but no matter your political leanings this 15-acre lake-filled park will certainly get your vote—and your dog’s.
Try the jumbo kolache, with cheese and sausage in the middle, or the traditional, or the jalapeño, or their donuts, or the free donut holes…
This beautiful temple is the first traditional Hindu Mandir of its kind in the U. No matter your religion, this building’s walls, pillars and domes made of hand-carved marble and limestone will leave you feeling divinely inspired.
This neighborhood is filled with cafes, cute little salons, vintage stores, and tons of interior design and fashion shops.
Check out the Museum of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum, The Menil Collection, and one of the best children’s museums in the country.
Head to Houston’s downtown theater district for all of your opera, theater, ballet, and symphony desires.
Fun fact: This area downtown has more concentrated seating for arts events than any place in the U. Beneath Houston lie seven miles of tunnels, with access to dozens of restaurants, coffee shops, stores, offices, newsstands, florists and much more.
If you don’t feel like finding your own way around beneath the city (and probably getting hopelessly lost), there are audio walking tours available.