Houston Oaks for Couples
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
Nobody really thinks of Houston as a traveler's destination, but it's a city that's actually very cool if you take the time to get to know it (and it even topped Forbes' list of America's Coolest Cities in 2012). As the US's fourth largest city, Houston is vibrant, dynamic and full of opportunity and diversity.
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...
6101 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057, USA
Pull on your cowboy boots and get ready to learn to two-step with a real live cowboy or cowgirl at this hopping joint that plays a blend of country sounds and dance music. Sunday nights offer free dance lessons and a free fajita buffet, and there...
1131-06 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA
Browse the shelves at this popular store selling artist-made jewelry and fashionable leather purses and bags. Prepare to fall in love with the cool statement pieces, sparkly bangles, and ear rings from local designers: It’s the perfect place to...
18-3600 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019, USA
Over the 4th of July, as part of the Freedom Over Texas festivities taking place on Buffalo Bayou right next to downtown Houston, I was able to catch the women's final of the annual Bud Light Texas Sand Volleyball Open Championship. The photo...
2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA
Waterwall Park is known for a giant, semi-circular fountain that sits at the base of the iconic Williams Tower (formerly the Transco Tower). There is a long open field in front of the fountain surrounded by live oaks—perfect for bringing...
5015 Westheimer Rd #1260, Houston, TX 77056, USA
Inside Houston's biggest shopping destination, the Galleria mall, you'll find an ice skating rink set beneath an impressive glass atrium. It's open seven days a week, year-round, and it's a great place to blow off some steam (and maybe even...
2630 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, USA
This place is a fixture among the River Oaks crowd—great food and some of the best frozen margaritas of all time. Trying the refried beans is a must, and they have great ceviche as well. Note that as Thursday night progresses, the...
2400 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Eat at Torchy's Tacos and you might get an addiction. They're ridiculously good and priced between $2.25 and $4.75 a piece. Try the Fried Avocado and The Democrat for a good time. They're open from 7 a.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. on the...
321 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
Retropolis is an awesome vintage clothing resale co-op. Think Buffalo Exchange, but with clothes from the 60s to the 80s. Its West 19th St. location in the Heights neighborhood will bring you to a fun, walkable shopping street in a historic part...
5607 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005, USA
If you're looking for a really relaxed local bar, head to The Ginger Man on Morningside. This beer bar has been here for a really long time, and is a good place to find real Houstonians, especially Rice professors and students.
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