Author: Houstonfirst Staff

From grades K-12, kids of all ages will descend on Avenida Houston for the FIRST Robotics Championship. With students from around the world participating, the organization generates STEM-themed excitement through robotics, human-animal interaction improvements and more. Many FIRST events are open to the public and run through Saturday, April 22nd with closing ceremonies at Minute Maid... Read More »
The George R. Brown Convention Center was named after Houston business leader and philanthropist George Rufus Brown, whose Texas Eastern Corporation donated six of the 11 downtown blocks required to build the convention center, in its original dimensions, in 1987. This donation brought future prosperity, in many forms, to Houston.  Brown was internationally known as an engineer and was... Read More »
UPDATED APRIL 3, 2018 Start planning your 2017-2018 Houston Rockets season with a stay in Avenida Houston! With fine dining, activities and excellent hotels, you'll find the right plan to make your next game, an experience.  Next Games Tuesday, April 3 vs Washington    |    Thursday, April 5 vs Portland      Saturday, April 7 vs Oklahoma... Read More »
Given the requirement of the word "H-Town," local graffiti artist GONZO247 completed his third art piece in Avenida Houston between the entrance doors to the Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites conjoined hotels.  "My goal is to create a look that people from all walks of life can identify with, [so when] someone from one part of the globe is visiting the city and sees the wall, they... Read More »
Lauded as Houston's "most anticipated new restaurant," Xochi brings the flavors of Oaxaca, Mexico to Downtown Houston. Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega's second restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Marriott Marquis and has outdoor seating for guests to view Discovery Green and downtown life.  Every Sunday, Xochi offers a one-of-a-kind brunch buffet. With the... Read More »
April 3 marks Opening Day in Major League Baseball and, more importantly for locals, the Houston Astros. This year, the fan experience has been enhanced with the completion of Avenida Houston, offering options to turn every game into an unforgettable experience.  Fans won't want to miss meeting up for pregame festivities at Biggio's Sports Bar, named after Astros legend and... Read More »
After a successful run before and after Super Bowl, the original LAUNCH has been removed, and will reopen with new styles, fashion, art and more. Created by Sydney Dao, the store located at 701 Avenida de las Americas will be a pop-up shopping destination downtown that showcases Houstonian-made items that reflect the love and diversity of H-Town.  LAUNCH opens on April 1st, with hours of:... Read More »
It's that time of year for cowboys and cowgirls to come together at NRG Park for the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With concerts, animals and more happening at the stadium, you can heighten your experience with a stay in Avenida Houston. Here's how! Staying With many great hotels in Avenida Houston, you can unleash your inner Texan at the Marriott Marquis. Take a few laps in the... Read More »
The Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash have captivated fans in BBVA Compass Stadium for several years now. 2017 marks the first year that Avenida Houston will be just a few blocks from the action.  With weeknight and weekend games throughout the spring, summer and fall, you can plan your next game to be an Avenida Houston experience.  Dine Avenida isn't short on excellent places to eat... Read More »
Along with Super Bowl signage, ICE at Discovery Green has been removed as the weather warms up. However, March 3, 2017 will mark the start of The Rink, rolling at Discovery Green from March 3 - March 25, 2017. This is Houston's first outdoor roller rink, and is a great way to enjoy the warm days and cool nights of spring.  The grand opening on Friday, March 3 will include live music from... Read More »