It’s wintertime in Houston, and that means one thing — RODEO! This season, we’re highlighting some of our favorite things to do in town, from visiting the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo™ to indulging in local fare and taking in the arts in our expansive Museum District. Let us guide you through the city, so you can experience H-Town like a local.

Gracing our cover is local Gulf Coast soul band, The Suffers. In this issue of HHM, bandmates Kam Franklin and Nick Zamora discuss their love of Houston and what ultimately inspires their music. The city has played an integral role in the band’s success, and they continue to celebrate their roots, even as their international fan base expands. And that’s just the beginning. From nontoxic skin care to size-inclusive fashion, our city is full of innovative brands that are exploding onto the scene. Discover our fave finds in “Take Note,” our health and wellness feature. Then, we’ll whisk you straight to Houston’s favorite tradition–the Rodeo!

Our guide to the grounds will help you navigate through the sometimes-overwhelming amount of Rodeo festivities. From family-friendly activities to venue tips, we have you covered. But before you make your way to NRG Park, discover our “Rodeo Ready Gift Guide” a curated selection of western-themed items that are sure to help you stand out in style. In it, you’ll find some of our favorite Texas-inspired gifts to elevate any wardrobe and enhance every home. We’ll steer you in the right direction, so you can score some of Houston’s must-haves.

Since you’re in the culinary capital of the Southwest, be sure to check out “Brunches, Bars and Bites” for the best deals and newest eateries our foodie town has to offer. Looking for something a little heartier? We’ve rounded up the best chophouses in town in our “Steak Section.” You can’t come to Texas without savoring the local fare, and we know good steak!

Before you go, consult “The Scene,” our entertainment calendar, for an insider’s look at over 250 of Houston’s best upcoming performances, festivals and can’t-miss events. Spend some time with our comprehensive listing of Houston sporting events (go, Rockets!), and browse through some of our favorite places to dine, shop and explore around town.

Thank you for choosing Houston Hotel Magazine as your guide to the best of Clutch City. We’re glad you’re here.