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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
Park
“A wonderful park in the city that features beautiful landscaping, boat rides, a small water area for children, food, constant events, festivals, and even movies!”
  • 222 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.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
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“Personally, I love sitting on the third base line. But in Minutemaid there really isn't a bad seat.”
  • 108 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
Basketball Stadium
“See the Houston Rockets play at the Toyota Center. It is walking distance from the Art Odae. There are also concerts year around held here.”
  • 93 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
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
Breakfast Spot
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“The best breakfast in Houston, located in midtown, says, everybody. I agree! The wings and waffle...baby, please!! #SaRitaDean ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best beer and cocktails, plus the BEST pizza! Uber over for $5-7. Super close to the Art Odae. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Medical Center
“If you want to for a run, bike, play some tennis or practice your swing at the driving range. Pro TIP: you can rent the city bicycles for a very cheap amount (30 min). ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Outdoor shopping strip includes Studio Movie Grill, Sur La Table, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Bellagreen, RA Sushi, Hopdoddy, Sephora, JCrew, Lululemon, and much more.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“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
Brewery
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“Great spot to go for an evening or weekend afternoon. Bring some food from a local spot or eat from one of the food trucks. Tons of beer options! Open Monday through Saturday 11a-10p | Sunday 11a-6p”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Rustic-chic cafe & bakery with acclaimed chefs creating sweet pastries & seasonal savory dishes.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“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.”
  • 97 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.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The best breakfast in Houston, located in midtown, says, everybody. I agree! The wings and waffle...baby, please!! #SaRitaDean ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Bar
“The best beer and cocktails, plus the BEST pizza! Uber over for $5-7. Super close to the Art Odae. ”
  • 98 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
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.”
  • 97 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!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Brewery
“Saint Arnold's is a must. Great food, beer, music, and vibe. Within 2 miles of the Art Odae.”
  • 75 locals recommend

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