Girls trip to Old Town Spring
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jun 14, 2012 7:45 PM Last Post By: tilos
Jun 14, 2012 10:53 AM
Girls trip to Old Town SpringSo, a few friends and I are heading down to the Houston area for a couple of days to visit Old Town Spring. What other fun areas might we find in that general vicinity? Someone told me that Magnolia had a nice main street, but I'm not finding any information from online searches.
Jun 14, 2012 11:49 AM
How far are you willing to go? xHouston? xGalveston? xAustin?
And let's just be clear, will you have a car?
Jun 14, 2012 12:35 PM
Jun 14, 2012 2:55 PM
Jun 14, 2012 7:45 PM
4Might I ask why you want to go to Old Town Springs or Magnolia? Magnolia is a mostly dead exurb that people pass through en route from the N. Houston burbs to Austin (via FM 1488). Much of the land around it has been annexed by the Woodlands, which is the soulless burbclave where I grew up. Nothing good in N. Houston.
Old Town Springs is full of overpriced antique shops and schmaltz. If you are into antiques and kitsch, I would strongly consider Galveston, which in light traffic is a one-hour drive south of downtown. There you would get additional benefits of nice architecture, great seafood, and the beach. There are plenty of nice neighborhoods to walk around. You might consider staying at a B&B, or at the Moody Gardens Hotel which has cheap off-season rooms and a beautiful large outdoor swimming pool.
If you are looking for thrift shopping with your antiques in a neighborhood with a younger crowd, I would consider the Montrose and Heights neighborhoods.
Vinnnn clearly has never eaten Japanese food at Uchi, attended a HGO opera production, had a drink at Anvil, or visited the Menil collection. Houston is awesome.
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