What to Do around The Westin Houston, Memorial City
Collected by Westin AFAR
Forget NASA—Houston is a tremendous, multicultural center, with an abundance of arts, fine food, and down-to-earth Texas charm. Among the largest cities in the Lone Star State, Houston is a place where you'll never run short of new experiences to explore.
Houston, TX 77024, USA
Fans of 20th-century fine art will love this small gallery on a quiet street away from the Interstate. Scottish expat gallery owner Muir focuses mainly on artists with a “feel good factor,” so if you’re feeling down, stop by and brighten your day...
1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
Indulge your inner typography nerd at this wonderfully niche museum devoted to the history, science, and art of printing. To get the most out of it, book in for a guided tour (still only $7 at time of writing), where you get to take part in...
7951 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024, USA
A laid-back smoking lounge for cigar aficionados to browse one of Houston’s best selections of cigars in the temperature-controlled, Spanish cedar–lined humidor and then relax in comfy leather armchairs and smoke them. There are TVs, Wi-Fi, and a...
440 Wilchester Blvd, Houston, TX 77079, USA
The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary comprises nearly 18 acres of woods in West Houston. It serves as the outreach headquarters of the Houston Audubon Society, a Texas Historical Site, and a peaceful respite for city residents. The sanctuary...
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd, Houston, TX 77084, USA
If you're looking for a place to let off some steam, compete (in a friendly way) with your friends, and play around in the outdoors, TopGolf is a great place to do all three. While it looks like a traditional driving range, micro-chipped balls...
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Every person who visits Houston should go to the world-class Museum of Fine Arts, which offers 63,000 works of art spanning entire centuries and continents. From Native American art to impressionism, photography to fashion, there's sure to be...
2706 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007, USA
Fitzgerald's has been around since 1977, and has hosted some of the biggest names in music—like James Brown, Tina Turner, and the Ramones—in addition to giving a start to many local bands. The first floor of the two-story building has a full bar,...
14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, USA
Blue Willow Bookshop is an independent, neighborhood bookstore on the west side of Houston, with a strong sense of community. They have a selection of literature that will interest all ages, as well as family games, book clubs, readings, and book...
925 Bunker Hill Rd, Houston, TX 77024, USA
Forget those bowling-alley birthday parties you had as a kid, and learn to think of bowling as something much, well, cooler. It's not that Houston's Bowlmor Lanes isn't family-friendly, but thanks to its well-stocked bar, neon lighting, and...
909 Texas St #106f, Houston, TX 77002, USA
First named by William Marsh Rice in 1883, the ground over which the current Rice building towers is layered deep in history—and some even say it is haunted. Today the Rice building is 17 stories of luxury apartments in the center of downtown ...
5002 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007, USA
This giant venue provides the real experience of honky tonk dance hall life. Guided dances, mechanical bulls, horns on the walls, and a enormous bar are just a few things that make Rebels Honky Tonk quintessentially Texan. Keep in mind this is a...
5539 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77056, USA
Pinot's Palette is a place where you can express your creative side (and perhaps help it along a little with a glass of wine) with a group of friends. They offer several classes per week, and for each session a particular piece of artwork is...
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...
Houston, TX, USA
Learn to dance Latin, Ballroom, or Country & Western dances in either a group class or a one-on-one session. The instructors are friendly and well-trained to be able to guide even the most inexperienced two-steppers. Dance classes are an awesome...
Photographer713 Studio, 2500 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
If you want to be pleasantly overwhelmed by gigantic sculptures, then you should definitely come to Houston, Texas, to check out David Adickes' amazing work. Adickes, a Texan artist and sculptor, created 43 Presidential busts along with a series...
2438 South Blvd, Houston, TX 77098, USA
Bikram yoga is thought by some to be the most effective yoga in the world. There is a big emphasis on getting to know your instructor at Bikram Hot Yoga of Houston as well as cleanliness. They have state-of-the-art rooms with ultraviolet light and...
140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007, USA
One of the most beloved Houston celebrations is its annual Art Car Parade, which takes places in downtown Houston every spring and showcases cars decorated in every material imaginable. Even if you can’t make it to the parade, you can still...
5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
You just never know what you’re going to see when you walk through the doors at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, where everything from corpse flowers to terra-cotta warriors have graced the exhibit halls. Permanent exhibits here...
TX-8 Beltway, Houston, TX 77024, USA
Trails run 12.5 miles on Terry Hersey Park's Hike and Bike Trail. There are 10 bridges to cross, over dams and manmade lakes, as well five grade separations to really get your heart pumping. Restrooms and picnic areas allow for this not only to be...
4848 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, also known as HCCC, is one of the few venues in the country dedicated exclusively to craft at the highest level. It holds free exhibitions featuring sophisticated crafts made from a variety of mediums....
6500 W Loop S, Bellaire, TX 77401, USA
A telephone history exhibit may not sound like the most interesting thing, but you'd be surprised by what this little museum in the AT&T building holds. Put together by a retired Southwestern Bell employee, it highlights phones and related objects...
1435 Beall St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
As strange as it sounds, about 700 Houstonians of all ages meet on Thursday evenings to play bingo at a Czech Farmers Insurance Lodge. People actually start lining up just after 4 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start time! What makes this place so appealing to...
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