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A Day in Houston City

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Houston is a lively urban place brimming with cultural activities, superb dining, world-class museums, and ample opportunities for entertainment and enjoyment. The sheer size of everything may make you feel tiny, but here is the perfect guide to plan your 24 hours in Houston and make it an exciting day. 

A day in Houston
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A complete map guide of Houston Tour in a day

9:00 am-10:00 am: Time to grab Breakfast-Chow on some Southern comfort food!

Start your day with delectable breakfast at the Breakfast Klub. Enjoy your scrumptious breakfast. There always a wait, so hit there early!

Address: The Breakfast Klub, 3711 Travis Street
Phone: 713/528-8561 713/528-8561

Space is in the Place: NASA Tour from 10:00 am-12:30pm

NASA Space Center Houston is about 25 miles south of downtown. Take a guided tour of the Space Center, experience weightlessness and there are many nifty interactive exhibits. It gives you an insight in the historic events related to space. This is one of the main attractions of Houston.  Worth a visit and activities galore!

Address:  Space Center Houston, 1601 Nasa Road 1
Phone: 281/244-2100281/244-2100

Treat yourself with some Authentic Mexican Cuisine: Hugo’s 12:30 am - 1:30 pm

For lunch, visit Hugo’s. The menu is regional classics with fusion. Every dish has chef Hugo Ortego touch.

Address: Hugos, 1602 Westheimer Road at Mandell St., Houston, Texas 77006
Phone: 713/524-7744 713/524-7744
Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. until midnight

Experience the taste of Art: 2:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Head to the Museum of Fine Arts , the crown jewel of Texas museums. This museum spans multiple buildings which are connected through an underground tunnel. The collection on display varies from time to time, if you space your visits out, you will see something new each time. 

Address: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, Texas 77005
Phone: 713/639-7300713/639-7300
Website:  www.mfah.org 

After admiring the fine arts, head to Menil Collection which is just 1.6 miles away from the Museum of Fine Arts. The Menil Collection has one of the world’s finest collections. The museum has serene settings with vast collection of work of art ranging from Henri Matisse to Pablo Picasso to Rene Magritte. In other wing of the museum, you will find works from medieval world and Byzantine Empire. Eclectic collection of visual arts!

Address: The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross Street, Houston, Texas 77006
Phone: 713/52509400
Website:  www.menil.org 

Go Shopping and Splurge: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Go to Highland Village which is 3.2 miles from Menil Collection museum. This shopping center is spread has well known retailers, some of the fine restaurants and exclusive specialty stores. 

Address: 4055 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 850-3100(713) 850-3100

You can also go to Galleria which is 1.6 miles away from Highland Village, Houston. Galleria is Houston’s premier shopping mall. This shopping place has diverse assortment of shops from luxury brands to everyday clothing and in all price range from expensive to reasonable. 

Address: Address: 5085 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-622-0663713-622-0663

Head over to watch some game- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Houston is fanatical with sports and the Astros (baseball), Texans (football) and Rockets (basketball), all have humongous fan following. If you’re in Houston during summer, do go for a baseball game to experience some spellbinding moments.

Houston Astros, home games at Minute Maid Park houston.astros.mlb.com 
Houston Rockets, home games at Toyota Center www.nba.com/rockets 
Houston Texans, home games at Reliant Stadium www.houstontexans.com

Repast 9:00 pm-10:00 pm

Head over to one of the many restaurants near Minute Maid Park.  You can munch on some starters while sipping on your choice of beer at Home Plate Bar & Grill (1510 Texas St.), or enjoy Vietnamese or middle eastern cuisine at Phoenicia Market Bar (1001 Austin Street), or relish some American or Italian fare at Quattro at Four Seasons Houston (1300 Lamar Street), or dine at the Grove for some delectable American cuisine, (1611 Lamar Street) etc. 

11:00 pm: Ready to let loose, hit the “in” spot- the Pete's Dueling Piano Bar

Grab a drink and tap your feet to some awesome music at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. It is a great place for belting out some old familiar songs.

Address: 1201 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
Phone: (713) 337 7383(713) 337 7383
Opening hours: 7:00pm-2:00am
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