It's going down in H-Town! - Tips for planning your trip to Houston, Texas

Updated: Dec 20, 2018

Duh-Duh-DAAA! Sorry this highly anticipated blog took so long! Everyone has been asking me "What should I do in Houston?" So Boom, Here it is! My trip to Houston, Texas was nothing short of AMAZING! As a southern belle/wannabe city girl I appreciated the small town atmosphere in the big city. If you did not know, I am a HUGE Travis Scott fan so I could not pass up the opportunity to attend the Astroworld Festival in his home town. Literally, everything is bigger in Texas! Which means there is so much to do! You will never get bored! Whether you are planning a #Baecation or a #GirlsTrip you can use these tips and tricks to plan your next vacation to Houston, Texas.


TIPS

1. Plan to stay for at least 4 days, or be prepared to want to come back very soon.

Not only is Houston Large in size but there is so much to do! A 4-day trip will give you enough time to do a variety of everything. I recommend a Thursday - Sunday/Monday. trip. If you leave too early on Sunday you will miss out on Houston's Brunch Life!


2. Pack Attire for all temperatures and weather conditions

The weather of my trip literally went, "Hot, Cold, Hot again, Rainy,Back to cold". I encourage you to pack layers and don't be set on a particular outfit. It can get extremely hot in Houston summers, but don't underestimate the fall/winter temperatures either. If you build your outfits around layers you can conquer the elements


3. Be prepared to "Uber Everywhere".

Traffic in Houston is crazy! On top of that everything is spread out. I highly encourage you to have a budget specifically for Uber because that is where you will spend a bulk of your money. Unless you do not mind being stuck in traffic and paying to park EVERYWHERE, I would not rent a car either.


4. Book your flight well in advance.

This is common sense. Those low prices will not last forever.


5. Your Lodging Location is important!

I recommend staying Downtown. If you cannot afford to stay in that area a hotel or airbnb in the Medical/Museum district would be fine too. Don't cut cost too low in this area! It may come back to bite you later.


5. Plan your trip before you arrive.

I love to use FB, yes FACEBOOK to plan my vacations. Facebook has an events feature that allows you to see what upcoming events will be located in the area. So dust off your keyboards and re-activate your account because this will be an important tool for you. I also sift through hashtags on instagram so I can see visuals. Remember, if you don't pre-plan your trip, you may be planning to fail! You don't have to be as tedious as me. A general outline of how you want to spend your time will get the job done.



Things To Do/Places To Go

Houston Zoo

Johnson Space Center

Space Center Houston

Kemah Boardwalk

Houston from Below

Houston Memorial Indoor Skydiving

Dave & Busters

Houston Museum District

Galleria Mall

Buffalo Buayou

Memorial Park

Discovery Green (Check for Events)

Downtown Houston (Shopping/ Sight-seeing)

Toyota Center (Check for Events)

Nrg Park (Check for Events)

Gerald D. Hines Waterfall

ONYX Night Club

Engine Room Night Club

SPIRE Night Club

LUMENS Night Club

MERCY Night Club

The Influencers


Good Eats

The Breakfast Klub

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Weights + Measures

Gatlin's BBQ

Hugo's

Kitchen 713

Bloom & Bee

Common Bond Café & Bakery

Present Company

Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors

The Pass & Provisions

Liberty Kitchen at the Tree House

Vibrant

State Fare Kitchen & Bar

The Toasted Yolk Cafe

Fig & Olive

Lucille's

Cane Rosso Houston

FM Kitchen and Bar

Bosscat Kitchen