Houston is one of those locations you have to knock off your Big City Bingo. There's a ton to see, eat and do. Whether you're going with your crew or your bae, everyone can find something to do in this exploration of Houston.
Houston has 2 major airports. When deciding to take a trip to Houston, make sure you search for flights going into both airports to compare prices. This will ensure you're getting the best deal. George Bush International Airport (IAH) tends to have great deals with United Airlines (the major hub at this airport) and American Airlines, while William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) tends to have good deals from Southwest Airlines. The 2 airports are about 35 minutes apart so you are centrally located no matter which airport you go into, which is great news for you.
How To Get Around
Texas in general is really spread out, so personally I would recommend renting a car if you're able to. When we went out at night we took a Lyft since we were drinking, but the car was very useful during day activities. The last time I visited I stayed in an Airbnb in Bellaire, Texas, which is just outside of Houston. If Airbnbs in the Houston perimeter are looking a little pricey for you, I would definitely recommend this area.
Night on the Town
I'm a true East Coast Girl and it's true that we definitely party better, I mean "differently", than the midwest and west coast. If you're in the same boat as me be aware that all the bars/clubs in Houston close at 2am so plan accordingly. The day and night going out moves somewhat move in a wave where everyone jumps from one location to the next. If you hit a spot at the wrong time it may seem lame but it was jumping just an hour ago. Check out these locations social media outlets to make sure you're at the right spot at the right time. This is way it's also an advantage having a car.
Clé ~ If you're looking for a day pool party, this is the place. They aren't daily so make sure you check their site calendar or their IG to be sure there's going to be one during your trip.
The Address ~ A great spot for an after brunch day party. There's a huge covered outdoor area with a DJ as well as a good sized indoor area with a full bar. It really starts getting good about 3 pm. They have another very large area that is a legit club that's blocked off during the day. I wasn't able to go there at night but I've heard great reviews about it.
Clé ~ Thursday Nights ~ One of the most talked about places in the city. They usually having host for their night events. If you want to know who might be there check the site or their IG.
Prospect Park ~ Friday Nights ~ This place is actually a sports bar that changes into a lounge at night. There's a large patio at the front with sections or if you have a big party going out to eat. They have hookahs and a full bar.
Mynt ~ Friday Nights
Dior ~ Saturday Nights ~ I wasn't about to make it to this club on my last trip but its the one I hear most about. Check out their website and IG to know what host and special events they have every week.
On Sunday We Brunch
Lucille's ~ Live Music + Lobster Benedict + Bottomless Mimosas = A WIN
Turkey Leg Hut ~ Okay so here's the gag with TLH, their Sunday Brunch line literally wraps around the street. It's that serious. They open at 11 am and people start lining up from as early as 10. They don't have bottomless mimosa but they have the Mega Mimosa which is big enough for 3 or 4 people to share.
Another Must Hit Restaurants
Krab Kingz seafood ~ I found this place on accident meaning to go to another seafood spot and it's the best think that could have happened. The crab boil was so delicious. Its a smaller spot and your order is done pretty quick with great service.
Shop 'til You Drop
If you are into high end shopping you can't go wrong at the Galleria. This might be the biggest mall I have ever been to and has every brand you have and haven't heard of. If your like me and your pockets aren't as deep, there are still plenty of shops in there for you to splurge. There are also restaurants throughout that you will be more familiar with if you don't want to try local places.
When in doubt or you're just not sure what's available around you here's my trip hack, Groupon! On Groupon there is a "Things to Do" section with discounted local activities from sip and paints to distillery tours and everything in between. Also, Airbnb has a search for "Experiences" that is similar.
Houston Axe Throwing ~ This was way more fun than I expected. Beer and wine is served here which I'm not sure is safe, lol. They give everyone a fun axe themed nickname, mine was Cleopaxetra, and battle it out on teams.