Houston Galleria for Anyone
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
Houston boasts contemporary restaurants, museums, and cultural activities, from the eclectic Menil Collection, to music at Miller Outdoor Theater. Get below the surface and enjoy the art, food, music, and more that make Houston a place so many people want to call home.
1719 Live Oak St, Houston, TX 77003, USA
Old bottles, doll parts, china for mosaic work, and so much yarn! If you love to craft then prepare to lose hours browsing the shelves at this "creative reuse" center, where one person’s trash becomes another person’s treasure. Described as part...
6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007, USA
Memorial Park is the place where Houstonians come out to run, jog, play tennis, and enjoy playing fields, a swimming pool and a golf course. The 600-acre golf course is rated one of the top municipal golf courses in the country. Get away from the...
3433 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027, USA
This furniture and home-goods showroom in Houston is carefully edited. Vintage home accents share space with centuries-old antiques and collectibles. While much of the inventory is available online, the joy is in the hunt (as the name hints!) Stop...
222 Malone St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
Driving down the street in Houston, I literally have to screech to a halt. I am late for a date to meet a cousin I haven't seen in years, but I am temporarily distracted by a glowing red light and the sound of a 'singing house.' Or a really big...
2414 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098, USA
Not too long ago, I was in Texas for four days, and managed to eat beef fajitas from Lupe Tortillas seven times. And that is from a Texan-turned-New Yorker who is edging closer and closer to vegetarianism—they are just that good. I love Tex-Mex...
6001 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
The gardens in Hermann Park are a lot of fun, and offer a unique twist: Where else can you spend a day among a vast array of beautiful flowers, surrounded by statues of notable historical figures? The park also hosts an event series, and if you're...
2424 Dunstan Rd, Houston, TX 77005, USA
You can feel the energy of this place just by walking in the door: the decor and design speak for its commitment to simple, clean, and fresh. Then, you take a look at the menu. Local Foods has a gourmet selection of sandwiches, salads, and...
2305 West Alabama Street SteR2, Houston, TX 77098, USA
3509 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Soundwaves on Montrose is a haven for Houston's surfing community, and for skateboarders, music lovers and coffee drinkers alike. With rows and rows of custom-shaped boards from brands like Channel Islands, and all of the top equipment and gear...
1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
If Blacksmith didn't have me at hello, they had me when I learned that they make their own almond milk, as well as all of their own syrups, in house. These days it's progressive for coffee shops to even have almond milk—but to make it from...
4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, USA
Soothing sounds of birds chirping and water trickling fill your ears as you enter Houston's Arboretum and Nature Center, with sun beams shining down on you through the greenhouse ceiling. Located on the edge of Memorial Park, this 155 acre...
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