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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.
Outlet Mall
“Lots of great stores and a nice place to just walk around if you want to just get out. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Food
“Fall corn maze and pumpkin patch. Spring and summer strawberry picking. Open all year long!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Best burgers ever! You'll wait a bit, as they cook yours to order, but it's worth it. Fried pickles are a favorite appetizer!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Novice Winemaker Turns into a Local Pro!! It all began in 1969 on the 10th wedding anniversary of Raymond and Gladys Haak. Gladys’s gifts to Raymond that year were two Concord grapevines. What began as a hobby with those two vines soon turned into a great passion for both of the novice winemakers. With these and numerous other grape varietals that came after them, Raymond tested which varieties would survive the climatic conditions along the Gulf Coast of Texas.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Zoo
“Visitors ride trams to see more than 500 animals and 60 species, plus a petting zoo & pony rides.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is where the locals go. If you want a taste of down home country, Joe's BBQ is the place to be.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Why not sky dive? It's a great way to see scenic texas so why not do it 14,000 feet in the air.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“small quiet bar with local craft beers and a covered patio. Music on Thursday, Friday and Sat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Great little antique shop just around the corner. Find something you probably didn’t think you needed.”
  • 1 local recommends
Amusement Park
“Awesome place to get some wakeboarding in close to downtown Houston. The park has an easy start and some beginner features so that any level can have fun. The facilities are really nice and you can easily spend an entire day here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This store has a ClickList service available where they will shop for you and you can just drive through and pick-up.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
Antique Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“From a July 2019 review - I've never been here before but it was a trip I'll never forget because it was my first Wood Stork sighting. Besides this amazing memory, I was disappointed. There are CDs that you can borrow (AND RETURN) that will tell you about the different stops or attraction points. The reason it was disappointing is that one of the boardwalks it referenced was missing, on one of the stops it offers "universal access" but the concrete path was completely over grown, and other things like this. Besides all this, the nature was amazing and I'll never forget it. I did the auto-tour twice, if you do the trails bring giant mosquito repellent. Watch for the MANY alligators which look like logs on the side of the road. I saw the wood stork, ibis, egrets, caracara, red-winged black birds, night hawks, moorhens, watch for crabs and field mice crossing the road, try not to drive into the grass when passing if you don't have to for this reason, they like to hang out there.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Joint
“Best burgers ever! You'll wait a bit, as they cook yours to order, but it's worth it. Fried pickles are a favorite appetizer!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This is where the locals go. If you want a taste of down home country, Joe's BBQ is the place to be.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“small quiet bar with local craft beers and a covered patio. Music on Thursday, Friday and Sat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Cajun food! They also do shrimp and crawfish by the pound with the fixing potatoes mushroom and corn”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dickinson's newest gem. Beautiful bayou side bar and restaurant. Enjoy their patio, swinging bar chairs, and delicious food. They have a mean brunch too!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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