Remember March 13th is the beginning of DayLIght savings!

Set your clocks 1 hour ahead and Spring forward!

Houston is a big place!

 

But don't worry...

 We live in a place called "Inside the loop". Outside the loop is scary.

We live in a place called "Inside the loop". Outside the loop is scary.

All of the fun stuff happens in a few neighborhoods

 

Museum district: Where the wedding will be! Home to the museums and Hermann park. A great place for a walk or jog. About 20 minutes from the hotel by foot, or 3 stops north on the red line 

Medical Center: Where the Marriott Hotel is. The world's biggest medical center! We got doctors for your doctors! Great place to find a postdoc. Convenient to everything via the red line. North to museum district, south to rodeo.

Montrose: Just north of the red circle.  Great for restaurants, museums, shops, and coffee

The Red line is your friend!

 100% less snow clogged than Boston's. Also does not touch our house anymore.

100% less snow clogged than Boston's. Also does not touch our house anymore.

Important stops from north to south

WHEELER TRANSIT CENTER - if you are here turn around, you've gone too far north! Or stop and see the Sears, it's... special...

MUSEUM DISTRICT - Stop here for museums, tacos, and the wedding!

HERMANN PARK/RICE U - For walks and jogs around the park

MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL/HOUSTON ZOO - We're going to the zoo zoo zoo how about you you you

DRYDEN/TMC - The Medical Center and location of the Marriott Hotel

TMC TRANSIT CENTER - keep going south

SMITH LANDS - keep going south

RELIANT PARK -YEEEHAWWW RODEO!!!!!

FANNIN SOUTH - Too far south!!!

Hungry yet?

Houston has great casual and fine restaurants with lots of nice outdoor seating. Here are some favorites within a 10 minute drive from the Marriott

  • Local foods in Rice Village or Montrose - incredibly tasty salads and sandwiches 
  • El Meson in Rice Village - authentico cuban food. Try that ropa vieja
  • El Tiempo (several locations) - Tex Mex with biiiig margaritas
  • Dak and Bop - Korean fried chicky chick
  • Brooklyn Athletic Club - Great outdoor bar w/ lawn games
 Shiner Bock and Local Foods. Mmmmm Mmmm.

Shiner Bock and Local Foods. Mmmmm Mmmm.

WHAT ABOUT ACTIVITIES?

 Buy a four pack of astronaut ice cream and get a discount!

Buy a four pack of astronaut ice cream and get a discount!

To get to NASA

1. Get a car or find a friend with a car

2. Drive south on I-45 until you see the NASA 1 exit

3. Follow directions to the Johnson Space Center (hint, when you see space ships you are close)

4. Remember to check out Rocket Park on Saturn Drive just down the road

5. Hint! Reserve your tickets online so you don't have to wait for the shuttle tour or other activities

Hermann Park, museums & the zoo

Houston Zoo - It's huuuuuge! and has new tigers

MFA - Vintage and art deco cars on display now

Natural History Museum - They have a triceratops

Centennial Gardens - Auggie's favorite and close by the wedding venue!

Montrose area

This neighborhood has great restaurants, museums, coffee shops and giant trees

Menil - Modern art museum designed by famous architect Rental Pianos. 

Rothko Chapel - Designed by Mark Rothko, the guy who paints splotches, and now run by the Rothko chapel cats

Common Bond - They have great fonts on their take out boxes... and great pastries

Black Hole Coffee - hipster defcon 2 coffee

Siphon Coffee - hipster defcon 1 coffee

SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST!!!!

IT'S RODEO WEEK!!!!

 Lil' Sabastian knows what's up!

Lil' Sabastian knows what's up!

This ain't your first rodeo... or is it?

1. Take the red line south until the people with cowboy hats and boots get off

2. Follow them to the NRG stadium and grounds

3. The carnival and stock show admission is $10 (buy tickets online or at the gate).

4. Or buy a ticket to the rodeo and concert and get into the grounds for free

Tickets for Friday night & Tickets for Saturday afternoon

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We're so excited to see everyone! Thank y'all so much for coming down to Houston and enjoy your visit!