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Downtown’s First Cycling Studio Balances Sport and Luxury

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Indoor cycling studios are not necessarily a new form of exercise but they are newer to the boutique fitness studio market. Ryde Houston had it’s first class three years ago this month at their flagship River Oaks location. This week they opened downtown Houston’s first indoor cycling studio. Design firm Rottet Studio (behind Hotel Alessandra) oversaw the space which is the firms first fitness-focused project. Meaning the interiors and overall feeling of the studio will not disappoint and leave you feeling inspired both creatively and physically.  Keep Reading

Celebrate Mom This Year With a Delicious Meal

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Debating where to spoil your Mom this Mother’s Day? The list of options can be daunting, but we have narrowed it down to our top 8… there are just so many fun things happening!  Keep Reading

Downtown Houston’s New Favorite Watering Hole

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The Cottonmouth Club Houston

This week, downtown Houston is getting an exciting new addition. On Friday, celebrate the start of the weekend with a visit to the newest concept from bar expert Mike Raymond of Reserve 101, one of the best whiskey bars in the U.S. Along with international bar star Michael Neff and designer Greg Swanson, Raymond is launching The Cottonmouth Club, a come-one-come-all joint serving up world class cocktails and private barrel blended whiskey.

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Don’t Miss Happy Hour and Painting Beneath this Eye-Catching Houston Art Installation

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Happy hour makes everything better. Pinot’s Palette has made good use of this universal truth with their winning pairing of wine and painting with friends. Their program has become a favorite across the nation, drawing crowds for birthdays and bachelorette parties alike. Now, prepare for even more fun: Every third Wednesday from April through September, join Pinot’s Palette and the Houston Downtown District at Main Street Square for happy hour al fresco, beneath one of the city’s favorite public art installations, Trumpet Flower.

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Downtown’s Magnificent Discovery Green Park Kicks Off Jazz & Blues Concert Series

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Bayou City Music Series - Bun B performs at Discovery Green_Photo by Katya Horner

There’s nothing like spring in Houston. The sun is out, the air is clear, and the temperature is hovering in the 70’s. Inarguably, there’s no better time for an al fresco concert series, and downtown’s beautiful Discovery Green park is swooping in with a fantastic start to its 2018 Spring Season: the Bayou City Music Series.

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Look Inside the Best Hotels in Downtown Houston

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    Marriott Marquis Houston | 1777 Walker Street | Book Now» | Image courtesy of the Marriott Marquis.
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    Hotel Alessandra | 1070 Dallas Street | Book Now» | Image courtesy of Hotel Alessandra.
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    Four Seasons Hotel Houston | 1300 Lamar Street | Book Now» | Image courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel Houston.
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    The Sam Houston Hotel | 1117 Prairie Street | Book Now» | Image courtesy of the Sam Houston Hotel
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    The Westin Houston Downtown | 1520 Texas Avenue | Book Now» | Image courtesy of the Westin Houston Downtown.
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    The Whitehall Houston | 1700 Smith Street | Book Now» | Image courtesy of the Whitehall.
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    Hilton Americas-Houston | 1600 Lamar Street | Book Now» | Image courtesy of Hilton Americas-Houston.
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    Hotel ICON | 220 S Main Street | Book Now» | Image courtesy of Hotel ICON.
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    JW Marriott Downtown Houston | 806 Main Street | Book Now» | Image courtesy of the JW Marriott Downtown Houston.
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    Magnolia Hotel | 1100 Texas Ave | Book Now» | Image courtesy of the Magnolia Hotel.

The discerning Houston traveler has no shortage of high-end hotels from which to choose. But don’t lose any sleep over the decision. Consult this rundown of 10 of the best hotels in downtown Houston—then follow our recommendation and try them all, one by one.

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Discovery Green’s Unlikely Houston Tradition

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The ICE at Discovery Green

For the tenth year in a row, anyone spending the holiday season in Houston can partake in a wintry tradition ordinarily reserved for those in cooler climes: An outdoor ice rink.

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The Holiday Delights of Downtown’s GreenStreet

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Hotel Alessandra at GreenStreet - Dallas Street

Houston’s city sidewalks are all decked out in holiday style. The scene is complete with laughing children and smiling shoppers, especially in our beautiful, bustling downtown. Treasures abound all over, but the fabulous new mixed-use development, GreenStreet, has some of the best.

Whether you’ve come to dine, stay, or shop, GreenStreet has it all and then some. This holiday season, discover the magic of downtown Houston.

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Where to Dine Before the World Series

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You’ve got your tickets. You’ve got your ‘Stros swag. All you need now is a perfect place to dine before the big game tomorrow. From upscale to casual, we’ve gathered a range of notable downtown favorites you’re sure to enjoy.

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