What We Love About Houston

Our love for the Houston community is at the heart of everything we do. From hosting education seminars to building even more access points to quality care, we are steadfast in our commitment to keeping Houston's community healthy. Join us and share your love for the things that make our community home using #WeHeartHouston.

The Galleria

Visit Texas’s largest shopping center! With more than 30 million visitors each week, the Galleria is home to 400 high-end retail stores and restaurants situated in the 2.4 million-square-foot space. Situated between the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods, River Oaks and Memorial, the Galleria is a premier shopping destination for locals and visitors.

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Washington Arts District

Houston’s First Ward has transformed into the Washington Arts District with over 300 studios and warehouse buildings. You will want to check out the Sawyer Yards’ 800-foot mural wall, Saturday Markets, and renovated grain silos that have been converted into a contemporary art installation. Winter Street Studios and Spring Street Studios offer an array of art galleries nestled around the developing neighborhood, retail shops, and craft brewery.

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White Oak Music Hall

Attend a concert in one of the newest music venues in Houston. It offers multiple stages and an outside lawn. Before the concert, stop by The Raven Tower right next door to grab some dinner from local food trucks. Both locations are run by the producers of Free Press Summer Fest, the city’s biggest music festival.

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(713) 237-0370

Rudyard's British Pub

Catch local comedians practice new material during free open mic nights every Monday. If you are brave enough, sign up to test your jokes. Located in the Montrose area, this pub has historic charm and a cozy feel. Make sure to try one of Rudz’s famous burgers. The upstairs stage boasts live music and hilarious story time readings the rest of the week.

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(713) 521-0521

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Stroll through the halls of famous artworks spanning over 300,000 square feet. MFAH is situated in two museum buildings, two house buildings, and 18 acres of public gardens. Take advantage of the free Thursdays, happy hours, and other events going on each week. With exhibitions continually changing, you are sure to experience the museum in a new light each time you go.

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(713) 639-7300

The Menil Collection

Change your perspective at the Menil. This unique art museum is hidden in the Montrose neighborhood. No didactics are displayed, allowing the works of art to speak for themselves and the viewer to interpret their own meanings. The Menil’s mission is to make art accessible to everyone, so there is no cost to visit. Beyoncee made sure to stop at the museum while in Houston for a concert.

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The Theater District

Houston’s downtown Theater District is nationally recognized for performing art productions. You will want to get a ticket to see one of the Alley Theatre’s plays or attend one of the many workshops. The Houston Ballet is the fourth largest company in the U.S. During the winter season, the Nutcracker captures the eyes of thousands each year.

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The Houston Zoo

Bring the kids to a fun day at the zoo exploring the many different animals and activities. Take a train ride around Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theater, and the Houston Zoo. Interact with the animals by feeding the giraffes or stopping by one of the petting attractions. Make sure to take advantage of free days on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May.

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Market Square Park

In the heart of downtown, you and the family can enjoy a movie under the stars. If the kids get hungry, you can eat at a Niko Niko’s, which has become Houston’s favorite little Greek dive. Historic Market Square Park is the original town center that has been transformed with a dog run, gardens, art installations, and a cafe? converted from an old filling station. Lawn chairs and blankets are highly recommended for movie nights.

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Children's Museum of Houston

Spark your kids’ imaginations with interactive exhibits. Activities are meant to encourage learning, critical thinking skills, physical challenges, and creative minds. There are things to do for all ages, including an exhibit for children younger than 35 months old. Go on a Thursday night from 5 to 8 PM for free family night entry.

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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Get a close-up look at prehistoric giants at the museum’s dinosaur exhibit. While you are there, experience earth like never before by seeing one of the planetarium’s shows. You will definitely want to get tickets to the Cockrell Butterfly Center to walk through the stunning rainforest structure, home to hundreds of exotic butterflies and insects. Keep your kids captivated by seeing one of the 3D shows at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre.

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Jamail Skatepark

Overlooking Houston’s downtown skyline and the beautifully renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park, this skatepark is open every day of the week to enjoy. While your older children skate the state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot grounds, take your youngest to the children’s outdoor water park and jungle gym right below the Skater Alley. Enjoy a picnic or one of the many events that happen on the  at grounds. Eleanor Tinsley Park is a short walk across the historic Sabine Bridge, where you can play a round of sand volleyball, enjoy the bike paths, or capture a picturesque photo of the skyline.

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Buffalo Bayou Trails

Aside from acting as a natural reservoir, the Bu alo Bayou is home to many great day and night activities. Along the 160-acre park, you will want to visit Lost Lake, where you can grab a bite to eat, launch kayaks, or enjoy the tranquil ponds. Bring your dog on an outing to the dog park, running trails, or one of the many parks. For a unique view of the bayou, head underground to the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

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Discovery Green

There is always something to discover here. Bring the kids to one of the many family-friendly weekend events, concerts, and movies on the lawn. Home to changing and permanent art installations, you will want to bring your camera along to capture the fun. You can enjoy a nice dinner out at The Grove or one of the many restaurants surrounding Discovery Green.

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Waugh Drive Bat Colony

One of Houston’s best-kept secrets is the Waugh Bridge Bat Colony that emerges every night at dusk. These permanent residents play an important role in maintaining Houston’s mosquito and insect population balance. Get there early to grab a spot on the observation deck.

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Houston’s Mural Walls

Snap some photos in front of the many famous wall art locations around town. Head downtown to view the “Houston is Inspired” commissioned piece located at Market Square Park. Biscuit Paint Wall, located in the Montrose area, fits in with the eclectic neighborhood style. East downtown, Eado, is a stopping point for the Sugar and Cloth Color Wall. With many artists and commissioned walls going up, you can take a tour of the different locations with Houston Mural Tours.

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Critical Mass

Meet up with bikers from all over Houston on the last Friday of every month for a slow-paced ride through the city’s best spots. Promoting cyclist safety and awareness, Critical Mass features thousands of bikers starting at Market Square Park. Make sure to wear a helmet and bring bike lights and reflectors, as the last destination ends around 10 PM.

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Waterwall Park

Gerald D Hines Waterwall Park is situated in the Galleria District and features a 64-foot cascading fountain. Open daily from 8 AM to 9 PM, the centerpiece faces a green space that is great for relaxing during the day.

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(713) 621-2011

The Original Ninfa’s

Established in 1973, Mama Ninfa became a local celebrity after starting the fajita craze that has grown to what it is today. With its own specialty menu, this dining experience will be anything but ordinary. Located in its original building on Navigation, Ninfa’s will wow you with its historic atmosphere.

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(713) 228-1175

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

Taste a little bit of history as you dine for a special night out in Houston’s first theater. With original artifacts and architecture, this supper club will take you back to the prohibition era. Many guests come dressed in 1920s attire to add to the overall experience. Get tickets ahead of time to see the show. For casual dining, enjoy the famous oyster bar, featuring classic cocktails and a gulf coast inspired menu.

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(281) 940-4636

The Conservatory

While downtown, you will want to head to the Conservatory, Houston’s underground beer garden and eatery. Set up like a cafeteria, there are multiple food options to accommodate all types of groups. Share a plate of BBQ, grab a savory vegetarian crepe, or enjoy a hot bowl of ramen. The atmosphere is casual and unique with live planters built into the walls.

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(832) 919-8382

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