Avenida Houston called on social media to name its newest animated lights display - Stardust.  In less than 72 hrs., fans and followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter submitted more than 250 suggestions after  viewing   a call out for the naming contest. Several names, in English and Spanish, poured in for consideration, including Lowes after Christmas... Read More »
Love is in the air at Avenida Houston! Restaurants at the plaza have sweetheart menu items that will melt hearts and save money. Love Day specials include: Brasserie du Parc - a Bonne Saint Valentine menu  with wine pairings and lunch and dinner courses Bud's Pitmaster BBQ - two (2) meat meals for $25 Grotto Downtown - an addition of steak and other heart-y items... Read More »
Houston First Corporation (HFC) and OUTFRONT Media announced the launch of the “Sky Art” project, an elevated art experience across the city’s skyline. Utilizing outdoor space, the project will feature custom designs by local artists that authentically celebrate Houston. “Our collaboration with OUTFRONT Media is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our local arts... Read More »
You will need to get set up early if you want a prime downtown spot at the finish line, which means setting that dreaded weekend alarm. But don't fret sound sleepers. No matter where you land along the race course, Houston has plenty to delight and entertain while you wait for the main attraction.   Experience Houston (and the marathon) along the race route   Breakfast at The... Read More »
Houston First Corporation and KHOU 11 announced their partnership to deliver the city’s first network satellite studio in downtown. The new studio will be located along Avenida Houston and is slated to open in March 2018.  “Since the development of Avenida Houston, we have witnessed downtown transform into a local destination. From chef-driven restaurants and luxury hospitality,... Read More »
Ready or not, gift giving season is here! In the past, pleasing the people on your list meant relying on your ability to remember that obscure perfume your mom mentioned or figuring out what your best friend would love but didn’t already buy for herself. This year, we’re happy to make the process of finding a perfect gift as painless as possible with a little help from our friends!... Read More »
Avenida Houston will soon become home to one of the largest backyard, concert and dining venues in Houston – The Rustic! Although its new location is in the largest city in Texas — fourth largest in the nation, but who’s bragging — The Rustic plans to stay true to the farm-to-table, homestyle dishes patrons have grown to love. Included in a robust list of flavorful menu... Read More »
Good Morning, Los Angeles! We at Visit Houston struck up a friendly wager with Discover L.A. over the outcome of the 2017 MLB championship. The winner would take over the opponent’s social media pages for one day. And while we've got nothing but respect for the Dodgers, H-Town finally knows what it feels like to win the World Series! Don’t worry, y'all. We... Read More »
Over a month after Hurricane Harvey swept across southeast Texas, many of Houston’s premier performing arts venues like Jones Hall, the Alley and Wortham Theaters are still out of commission. Just as they were entering the height of their season, members of the Houston Grand Opera found themselves forced to relocate, undone by 14 feet of floodwater throughout their beautiful facility.... Read More »
August may be just another month of summer to some, but to others, it’s football season! The Houston Texans  will 10 home games at NRG Park this season (preseason included). With excellent hotels, events, and no need for parking, Avenida Houston is the perfect destination to make your next game, an experience.  Getting to the game Staying in Avenida Houston means that you... Read More »