Skip to content

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
“This luxury shopping mall is located in the Galleria area. it is 3 stories high and has multiple name brand clothing stores. Also great dining choices for family and friends. When in Houston.. don't miss out on this unique shopping experience ”
  • 381 locals recommend
Art Museum
“I suggest to go on Thursday morning because it's free :), then go to Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) in the late afternoon because, again, it's FREE. hehe :) You're welcome ^_^. Both Museums are in the same area. Houston Zoo is also in the same area.”
  • 208 locals recommend
Park
“there's almost always something going on at this park. from art installations to movies and live music. check out the website for the calendar. ”
  • 219 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.”
  • 146 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. ”
  • 121 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home to the Houston Rodeo, an absolute must if your in town for it! Rodeo not your thing? No worries, NRG stadium is also home to the Houston Texans”
  • 145 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.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free/low cost admission. Collection of Ancient & Contemporary art with a cute park right next to it. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
$$$
“In town for your Favorite baseball team The Houston Astros? Minute Maid Park is only a 20 minute drive!”
  • 103 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Houston Rockets (National Basketball Association) as well as venue for numerous concerts.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Train
“Stroll through the tranquil gardens, feed ducks on the fountain steps, ride the Herman Park train, or enjoy a picnic lunch under the oak trees. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Park
“Over there has history tours and boat tours. Check the information at buffalobayou.org”
  • 153 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Fun atmosphere with restaurants, entertainment, aquarium, shopping and marina ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Government Building
“You can’t come to Houston without seeing NASA. You can take a tour of Mission control Center and check out all the Rockets that have been to the moon.”
  • 85 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

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.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Wide range of shops and eateries. Good one a nice day as everything is outside.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Cult favorite! Breakfast Klub serves up soul food breakfast cuisine and some of the best chicken and waffles in the country. Expect lines out the door on the weekends. Located a half mile away in the mid main area of midtown, about a 15 minute walk away. Open 7am - 2pm Monday - Friday and 8am - 2pm Saturday and Sunday. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Bar
“Craft-beer joint in a historic space with an expansive patio with a ton of hammocks and a huge outdoor area.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Houstonians of a certain age will trade stories about seeing Mama Ninfa Laurenzo in the dining room of her eponymous restaurant, but even the restaurant credited with popularizing fajitas can't rest on its reputation. Under the direction of executive chef Alex Padilla and the ownership of Legacy Restaurants, Ninfa's has expanded its dining rooms, upgraded its kitchen with a wood-burning grill and oven, and even improved its parking. Yes, the fajitas, queso, and margaritas remain best in class, but it's Padilla's specials that really set the restaurant apart from other Tex-Mex restaurants. Breaking with tradition to order limited-time items like wood-roasted octopus or lamb barbacoa yields big rewards. While the Laurenzo family has moved on to the growing El Tiempo chain, the original Ninfa's on Navigation remains a special place with a unique vibe. Credit that to the staff, many of whom have been there for years.”
  • 88 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
Bakery
“If you love a pastry with your Coffee in the morning this is for sure a place to visit. They also have a Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menu that is great. You must try their signature Kouign-Amann. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“If you are planning to enjoy a fancy night out and your are craving an awesome variety of sushi and well mixed seafood plates, this is the place”
  • 94 locals recommend

Get to know Harris County

Popular neighbourhoods

Explore more on Airbnb