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Top Choice Museum in Houston

Menil Collection

The Menil Collection houses over 17,000 artworks and objects, including more than 10,000 works of art, sculpture and archaeological artifacts that John and Dominique de Menil collected during their lives. The modern…
Top Choice Museum in Houston

Houston Museum of Natural Science

World-class traveling exhibits – on everything from prehistoric cave paintings to Mayan civilization – have always been a big part of the attraction at this stellar museum, the most popular in Texas. The permanent c…
Top Choice Park in Houston

Buffalo Bayou Park

This newly developed sinuous 160-acre park follows Buffalo Bayou west from downtown. There are numerous parking areas and you can walk here from many points. There are areas for exercise, contemplation, art exhibits…
Top Choice Park in Houston

Hermann Park

This 445-acre park is home to playgrounds, a lake with paddleboats, a picturesque Japanese Garden, the Hermann Park Miniature Train and the Houston Zoo. It offers shady walks under mature old oak trees and there are…
Top Choice Mexican in Houston


Chef Hugo Ortega elevates regional Mexican cooking and street food to high art in this much-celebrated Montrose bodega. You can sample Oaxacan-style dishes and some well-spiced meats. Although many of the items seem…
Top Choice Theater in Houston

Alley Theatre

Houston's top theater is fresh off a massive 2015 makeover. It offers a packed lineup of shows, large and small, many cast with its revered in-house ensemble of actors.
Top Choice Burgers in Houston

Lankford Grocery

Don't expect to be buying a jar of Tang at this old grocery store that is now dedicated to serving some of Houston's best burgers. Thick, juicy and loaded with your choice of condiments, what more could you want? Th…
Top Choice Cajun in Houston

Brennan’s of Houston

The most famous name in New Orleans cooking runs this refined restaurant in Midtown. It's no mere offshoot but is a culinary temple all of its own. New Orleans flavors are blended with Texas, ingredients are uberfre…
Top Choice Steak in Houston

Taste of Texas

Welcome to Houston's favorite steakhouse. While other beef palaces start perusing Las Vegas leases at the first sign of success, this long-running gem stays true to its one location. Go to the butcher shop out back …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Houston

Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge

On restaurant-lined Main St, look for the door marked with law offices, then ascend the stairs to this elegant cocktail hideaway. Take a seat at the long polished bar, or in an armchair beneath low-lit chandeliers, …