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  • Minute Maid Park
    501 Crawford | Downtown/ Midtown

    Whether the Astros are making a World Series run (we miss you, 2005) or languishing in last place, you can have yourself a great night downtown at Minute Maid Park and not put much of a dent in... More on Minute Maid Park »

  • Memorial Park
    6501 Memorial Drive | Heights
  • Hermann Park
    6001 Fannin St. | Kirby-West U

    Nestled within the Texas Medical Center and near the Museum District, Hermann Park exists as the city's center for recreation. Within its confines, you will find an 8-acre lake with ducks and... More on Hermann Park »

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  • Eleanor Tinsley Park
    150 Sabine St. | Outer Loop - SW

    As Wayne Coyne of renowned Oklahoma rock band The Flaming Lips once noted, Eleanor Tinsley Park operates as a "natural amphitheater." Even in the blistering heat of summer, few things are cooler... More on Eleanor Tinsley Park »

  • The Menil Collection
    1515 Sul Ross | Montrose

    Yes, it's uncool to toast the leisure activity of two rich old white people, but Dominique and John de Menil brought to Houston works by true greats of the 20th century, including Marcel Duchamp,... More on The Menil Collection »

  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
    3523 Battleground Road | Outside Houston

    Contains San Jacinto Battlground, a monument to where Texas won its independence from Mexico; site of patriotic festivities and re-enactments honoring heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto (1836).

  • 16756 Westheimer | Outer Loop - SW
  • Spotts Park
    401 S. Heights Blvd. | Heights
  • Sam Houston Park
    1000 Bagby St. | Downtown/ Midtown
  • Houston Polo Club
    8552 Memorial Drive | Outer Loop - NW

    Polo used to be called the sport of kings because you had to have six horses to play (one for each period in the game). These days you don't have to be a member of the royal family to play, and... More on Houston Polo Club »

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  • Dick Dale Continental Club April 17, 2014 Walking into the Continental Club, I had the thought: "Can Dick Dale still do it at 76 years old?" I mean, I know folks younger that can't even send an email, let alone rip a guitar like it's going out of style. But I would soon find out that not only can he still play, but his guitar riffs sounded cleaner than ever. Dale, who has had an off-and-on... More on Continental Club »

  • Schwarma. Gyro. Trompo. Döner. The popular fast food has many names, but only one of them is taking Houston by storm: The döner kebap, a German street food staple brought to the Bayou City by two Austinites who own the restaurant Verts. Sound complicated? It's gets more tangled. The Germans claim the döner kebap was invented in Berlin in the 1970s by a Turkish immigrant named Mahmut Aygun.... More on VERTS »

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