It’s winter time 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 kicking off 2019 with the hottest workout classes and wrapping it up by scheduling a much-needed deep tissue massage at top local spas. Let us guide you through the city, so you can experience Houston like a pro. 

Before you start preparing your itinerary, meet our cover girl, the extremely talented Kealia Ohai, captain of the Houston Dash and local philanthropist.  In this issue, the soccer star discusses the hurdles she’s overcome in her career and how grateful she is to the people who have helped her achieve her goals.  She’s made Houston her home and she continues to give back to the community that cheers her on in the stands.   

That same community, along with the rest of Texas, has been eagerly awaiting Houston’s favorite event of the year, the Rodeo! Our guide to the grounds, will help you navigate through the sometimes-overwhelming amount of Rodeo festivities. From family-friendly activities to transportation tips, we have you covered.  But before you make your way to NRG Park, discover our “Rodeo Ready Gift and Style 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 that will elevate any wardrobe and enhance every home. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir for a loved one or just want to treat yourself this season, we steer you in the right direction of some of Houston’s must-haves.   

Then, we’ll take you straight to the “holy grail” of local workout facilities by giving you an in-depth look into our top spots to get you in shape — all of which offer a unique take on spin, Pilates and high intensity training that are unmatched anywhere else in the city.  After a grueling workout and night out at the Rodeo, kick up your feet and indulge a little with a visit to some of the top spas in the country.   You deserve it! 

Now that you’ve relished in a little physical and aroma therapy, you’re sure to have built up an appetite. Check out our “Brunches, Bars and Snappy Hours” for the best deals and newest eateries Houston 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 our entertainment calendar, “The Scene,” for an insider’s look at over 300 of Houston’s best upcoming performances, festivals and can’t-miss events. Tune into our comprehensive listing of Houston sporting events (go, Rockets!), and browse through some of our favorite places to dine, shop and relax around town. 

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

Ryan Miller

Keep up with Ryan’s latest adventures in H-Town and beyond on Instagram, @rywieser.