Summer is here and we’re soaking up the sunshine and good times!  This season in HHM, we’re highlighting everything from hot brunch spots around town and the art of private travel, to how to navigate a healthy fitness routine while on the road.  Let us guide you through the city, so you can experience Houston like a local. 

Before you start preparing your itinerary, meet our cover girl, the gorgeous and talented Leven Rambin.  In this issue, the actress discusses her rise to fame and her journey that started right here in Houston.  She’s graced the screen in major television and blockbuster hits and we’re excited to watch this rising star continue to take on Hollywood. 

Now, let’s work on that itinerary of yours!  Did you know we have an island neighbor?  Just 50 miles southeast of town is the historic and charming Galveston Island The celebrated beach town is full of landmarks, culture, dining and activities for the entire family.  Make a day trip of it or stay the night and enjoy the beauty of this coastal city.  

Since you’re in the culinary capital of the Southwest, be sure to check out “Brunches, Bars and Snappy Hours” for the best deals and newest eateries our foodie town 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! 

Once you’ve made your reservations and know the dress code, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear!  Discover our “Summer Getaway Gift Guide,” a curated selection of seasonal items that are sure to help you stand out in style.  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 perfect for summer.   

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, ‘Stros!), 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 H-Town.  We’re glad you’re here. 

Ryan Miller

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