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.9 miles @ 8111 Kirby NRG Stadium: Cheer on the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
Here, tailgating is as important as the game, so make sure to come early and bring an appetite. 0 blocks @ 2 NRG Park NRG Park: A variety of events and conventions take place at NRG Park, including the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world's largest rodeo, and Houston Ballet Foundation's Nutcracker Market.
Batanga: The restaurant features Latin American tapas, exotic drinks and live music, as well as a large grassy patio that overlooks Market Square Park. Mia Bella Trattoria: Inventive Italian fare defines this longtime favorite. Hearsay Gastro Lounge: Expect upscale pub grub at this historically-hip downtown spot. Frank's Pizza: Downtown pizza joint is known for its hand-tossed specialties and 3 a.m. 3 blocks @ 301 Milam Bistro Lancaster: Take in a pre-theater meal at this cozy bistro in The Lancaster Hotel. Vic & Anthony's: Award-winning steakhouse featuring the finest prime beef and seafood and a distinguished wine list. Irma's Southwest Grill: This small upscale bistro serves downtown lunch-goers a short and ever-changing Tex-Mex and southwestern menu. [ back to rail map ] TO DRINK Dean's: A laid-back mood and hip atmosphere is the feel at this funky downtown bar housed a 1930s clothing store. Bad News Bar: This modern American cocktail bar serves up quality drinks in a fun atmosphere. Shay Mc Elroy's Irish Pub: Shay Mc Elroy's in the Rice Lofts building downtown takes the Irish-pub-in-America concept to a new level. OKRA Charity Saloon: This bar donates 100 percent of the proceeds to charity. Warren's Inn: This classic downtown bar holds its own amid downtown's revitalization. La Carafe: Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Houston, this cozy wine bar offers unbeatable ambiance and a very enviable wine selection. [ back to rail map ] TO SLEEP Hotel ICON The Magnolia Hotel: This upscale luxury boutique hotel offers all the full service amenities and services of a four-star hotel. The Sam Houston Hotel: A luxury boutique hotel featuring contemporary design and amenities and the award-winning 17 Restaurant. Hotel Lancaster: Houston's original small luxury hotel evokes a feeling of comfort and convenience, combining traditional European decor and charm with high-tech amenities. Westin Downtown: This luxury hotel is directly across from Minute Maid Park and in close proximity to the George R. Brown Convention Center: Located in the heart of thriving downtown Houston, the GRB is the City's premier convention venue, playing host to hundreds of conventions, tradeshows, meeting and events annually.
Brown Convention Center and Dynamo Stadium, among other destinations. [ back to rail map ] DON’T MISS Market Square Park: Nestled in Houston's Historic District, Market Square Park provides a place for entertainment, dining, public art and-yes-green space. [ back to rail map ] Mc Cormick & Schmick's: This popular seafood spot is downtown’s leading authority in fresh seafood offering. Guadalajara del Centro: An extensive Mexican menu complements the south-of-the-border flair at this bustling eatery. Andalucia Tapas and Taverna: Provides diners with an extensive menu of authentic hot and cold Spanish tapas and a well-priced wine list. Mia Bella: The second location for this downtown Italian favorite. The Grove: Nestled inside the beautiful Discovery Green park, this two-story, ultra-urban restaurant offers a variety of steaks, seafood and rotisserie specialties. The Lake House: A family friendly fast casual concept located in the heart of the 12-acre Discovery Green park. [ back to rail map ] TO DRINK Flying Saucer Draught Emporium: A laid-back bar offering 85 taps from all over the world and just down the road. [ back to rail map ] TO SLEEP The Courtyard/Residence Inn by Marriott: Located adjacent to one another in the historic Humble Oil building, both these Marriott hotels surround travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy. Four Seasons Hotel: Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Four Seasons resonates with the cosmopolitan elegance and refined Southern charm that characterizes Houston. Hyatt Regency: Provides an upscale experience for convention groups as well as business and leisure travelers. Hilton Americas-Houston: Houston’s state-of-the-art convention hotel offers over 1,200 guest rooms, including both one and two-bedroom suites. Embassy Suites Houston Downtown: The new hotel features spacious, two-room suites with separate living areas, private bedrooms and wet bars and overlooks Discovery Green park. 6 blocks @ 1001 Avenida De Las Americas The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park: Learn about Houston's past at Sam Houston Park on the western edge of downtown and take a guided tour of the eight historic structures in the park, all maintained by Houston's Heritage Society. [ back to rail map ] TO EAT Cyclone Anaya's8 blocks @ 309 Gray St.
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1 mile @ 8686 Kirby Holiday Inn Houston NRG Park: The recently-renovated 238-room hotel offers direct pedestrian access into NRG Park. Give the car a brake and let the city's METRORail handle all of the legwork.The recently expanded light rail provides service along nearly 23 miles of central Houston.[ back to rail map ] DON’T MISS Continental Club: For live music in a small venue with a distinctly Texan feel, there’s no better place in Houston.Local and touring acts tend toward rock, blues and country-tinged tunes. The Ensemble Theatre: The largest African-American professional theatre company in the U. produces a repertoire of critically acclaimed dramas, comedies and musicals. Sig's Lagoon: This rad record store is located next door to the Continental Club, offering a wide variety of CDs, vinyl albums, books, and all sorts of knickknacks. Adkins Architectural Antiques: Do a little shopping at Adkins Architectural Antiques for one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories. Station Museum: A Midtown-set museum dedicated to an always-changing, thought-provoking mix of contemporary art displays. [ back to rail map ] DON’T MISS Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Lawndale Art Center: A non-profit alternative space that exhibits contemporary works in all media, unique in its focus on Houston area artists. [ back to rail map ] TO EAT Lucille's: Here, Southern cuisine reigns supreme, with specialties such as braised oxtails, oyster sliders, fried green tomatoes and Lucille's famous chili biscuits which she once served to Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr.4 blocks @ 5512 La Branch St.
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1 children’s museums in the country by Parents magazine, CMH is packed with 90,000 square feet of innovative, interactive bilingual exhibits for kids of all ages. The Health Museum: Provides innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences to promote an understanding of the human body. [ back to rail map ] TO EAT Bodegas Taco Shop: The custom taco shop, located at the corner of Caroline and Ewing, offers a choice of rotisserie chicken, ground sirloin or fajita steak, topped by more than 10 salsa flavors. Pinewood Cafe: The spot located on Hermann Park's Mc Govern Lake serves up picnic-friendly foods (customizable picnic baskets are available) and full sit-down meals. [ back to rail map ] Hermann Park: This cultural and recreational hub invites visitors to explore the parks 445 acres of gardens, picnic spaces, lakes and beautiful green space.