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A Perfect Weekend in Houston

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You can still get a great taste of Houston even if you only have a few days to visit. The city is full of surprises and intrigue if you know where to look. Delve into Houston's open-air markets, global cuisines, vibrant arts community and recreational activities.
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4210 Roseland St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Wish you could instantly transport yourself to Barcelona? At BCN Taste & Tradition, you can—all it takes is a single bite of food. The restaurant, helmed by chef Luis Roger, who grew up in Barcelona and was once hired to travel the...
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1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
This museum, perhaps rather surprisingly, has one of the country's best collections of surrealist art. It's infamous (for all the right reasons) in Houston, and a must-see!
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314 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Notsuoh (that’s Houston backward) is a funky little dive bar that’s nearly impossible to fully describe—it’s one of those offbeat finds you have to visit in person to understand. The artists' haven hosts poetry readings,...
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3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027, USA
Ah, Tiny Boxwood's—this place is super relaxing. It's a bit tucked away, inside a plant nursery complex, but absolutely lovely once you find it. It's a great place to get brunch and a delicious lemonade.
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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...
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2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020, USA
Tour the Saint Arnold Brewing Company downtown and taste the creations of Texas' oldest craft brewery. You can visit Monday through Friday at 3 p.m., or on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA
Discovery Green, located in downtown Houston, offers free outdoor exercise classes, films in the park, hundreds of outdoor events, interactive water features, two restaurants, an amphitheater and 12 acres of green space. It earned a Gold LEED...
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88 Dennis St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
One word: Hamburgers. Hamburgers are the reason to come to this tiny grocery store–restaurant that’s still one of Houston’s best-kept secrets. Here’s a sample of the life-changing combinations you'll find on the menu: the...
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When the James Beard Foundation named chef Hugo Ortega the 2017 Best Chef in the Southwest, it confirmed what Houstonians have known for decades. His namesake restaurant has long been a go-to spot for anyone seeking delicious regional Mexican...
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2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003, USA
This Tex-Mex restaurant claims to have launched the national fajita craze in 1973, when "Mama Ninfa first stuffed chargrilled sliced beef into a handmade flour tortilla." It must have been love at first sight for Houstonians, because this place...
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140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007, USA
The Art Car Museum is a free, offbeat, and uniquely Houston place to visit. The exhibits, including the cars, rotate every few months, so you never know what you'll see. The front is staffed with volunteers who are happy to talk to you about art...
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1972 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
Roost is an unpretentious dining experience, set inside of walls that are paneled with old shutters, and with a menu that changes every three weeks. No two visits will be fully alike, and the cuisine is inspired by local, seasonal ingredients with...
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5701 Main St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Hotel ZaZa is literally across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts and a very short drive from other galleries in Houston's Museum District. It's also near Hermann Park, a massive park that houses the zoo, a Japanese garden, and a lovely...