Houston

Travel Region

Gulf Coast

Population

2.3m

A longtime hub for innovation in energy and medicine, Houston has come into its own as a vacation destination. Houston’s diverse restaurant scene boasts cuisine from nearly 75 countries.

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Upcoming Events

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

June 3-5

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

This musical tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

thehobbycenter.org

Go Bananas!

June 4

Houston Botanic Garden, 1 Botanic Lane

The Houston Botanic Garden goes bananas this June, in celebration of the world's most popular tropical fruit. The festival, which features food and drink, educational programs, and entertainment, highlights the 11 types of banana plants in the Garden's global collection. Everyone knows the fruit, but many don't know how amazingly unique the banana plant itself is. Go Bananas! introduces visitors to new and unexpected culinary uses and benefits of bananas, while also exposing them to cultural, botanical, environmental, and community impacts of the plant and its fruit as well.

hbg.org

Disney's "Frozen"

June 30-July 17

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

"Frozen" features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. 

thehobbycenter.org

Comicpalooza

July 15-17

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Texas’ largest pop-culture festival draws fans of art, celebrity, comics, films, gaming, and literature. Comicpalooza hosts panels, autograph and photograph sessions with celebrity guests, a literature conference, film festival, and cosplay competitions, and presents special attractions, entertainment, and gaming tournaments. Shoppers can browse art and handcrafted goods from local and visiting artists in the Artist Alley and stroll through the Dealer’s Room to peruse comic books, collectibles, toys, clothing, and other niche products. Young festival-goers can immerse themselves in interactive exhibits found throughout the hall and in the Innovation Lab, while adult attendees can learn about space advancements and test new consumer technologies.

comicpalooza.com

"Mean Girls"

Aug. 16-21

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

See the musical based on the hit movie. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. 

thehobbycenter.org

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