Houston has a lot to offer - great food (both of the restaurant and food truck variety), chill bars, world-renowned art institutions, and some pretty funky, only-in-Houston stuff. Here's a roundup of places to hit so your visiting friends can get the full flavor.
A Houston institution, this original manages a down-home, friendly vibe. The homemade chips with queso are a must. So are the margaritas.
This famous chapel is one of those places you cross off your list. If you're the type to meditate, you're likely to come back more than once.
One of Houston's prized possessions. You can come here every week and still find something new to look at. And, it's always free.
This super casual spot has more seating than you'd think, so it's perfect for groups. It also has arguably the best tacos in Houston right across the street. They're a must.
One of Houston's quirkiest quirky attractions, this is one of those must-sees for when you have friends in town.
This hugely popular Downtown destination has more beers than you could ever try in a lifetime. The bar food's not bad, either.
The line is no joke. Get ready to wait an hour if you come after 10am on a weekend. But it's worth the wait.
One of the best things about this popular cocktail bar, aside from the stellar drinks, is watching the skilled bartenders make them.
One of the best "restaurants" in the city. These crepes are sinfully delicious. And Buffalo Sean is very entertaining while you wait for the crepe, as there is sure to be a line. Don't be afraid to customize your crepe, either. He'll happily oblige.
I love the decor as much as I love the food.
Get the pig ears!
This outdoor sculpture garden is why they created Instragram. Artist David Adickes' collection of giant presidents' heads makes for one of the best roadside attractions around.