Houston Journals

Houston Highlights

A May 2006 trip to Houston by txag_girl

Quote: Just a bit about H-town, from someone who really knows the city.

Houston Highlights

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Overview

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Houston has so many attractions and great things to do, you will be sure to stay busy on your vacation. Some of the great highlights on your trip can include: the Downtown aquarium, this great restaurant was built on the premise of first being an aquarium then being a restaurant, there is also a lot of fun games and a carousel for the kids; check out why H-town is called space city by checking out Johnson Space Center Houston; play golf at one of our 165 top- rated golf courses; Spend the afternoon driving to Galveston to check out the Moody Complex and enjoy the Aquarium, Rainforest and Discovery Pyramids; check out the The San Jacinto Monument and see where Texas first gained its independence and al...Read More

Mario's Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant | "Marios"

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Houston, Texas, has a wide variety of Mexican food, and for a weary hungry traveler it may be hard to find just the perfect one that will truly reflect good Tex-Mex food. Within Houston your options are endless, but I have found that some of the best Mexican food is actually outside the city limits, if you take a short trip north and visit Spring, Texas, you can not only spend an afternoon antiquing and visiting Old Town Spring but you can also stop by Mario’s Mexican Food Restaurant, and dine on some of what I consider the best Mexican food around. Mario’s is a locally owned restaurant that started out in a small building in a strip center on Rayford Road, when his clientele grew so did his busine...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 11, 2006

Mario's Mexican Restaurant
610 Rayford Road
Houston, Texas 77386
(281) 367-9336

Pappasito's Cantina

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Restaurant | "Papasitos Cantina"

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If you have ever tried one of Houstons Papa's food chains and were thinking about trying Pappasitos, don't waste your money. If you are in the mood for some serious Mexican food, check out some of the smaller name places within Houston to get the best viddles for a much lower price. The restaurant itself is very nice, they are catchy to the eye, most often they have a neon sign out front and to the eyes they seem very "authentic". What you will find when you enter, is a crowded overpriced restaurant. This review does not come from one bad dining experience but from numerous times and much to my dismay, I am still not impressed. I can guarantee, that unless Houston is being evacuated you will almost...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 22, 2006

Pappasito's Cantina
15280 Interstate 45 North
Houston, Texas 77090
(281) 821-4500

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Beer Connoisseurs invited! Whether you like beer or not you are sure to enjoy this tour through a brewery. Visiting Texas’ oldest microbrewery is sure to give you some insight on how one of the most enjoyed beverages in the nation is created. Brewed right here in Texas, Saint Arnolds is indeed a local favorite. The small brewery makes all of the beer that services Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth and of course, Austin. While the brewery is a small operation, it truly is an interesting well run operation. They show you the different stages of beer production. I have gone though the tour at least three times; it is just such a treat.It is a pretty affordable way to spend a Saturday afternoon, the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2006

Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2522 Fairway Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77092
+1 713 686 9494

Old Town Spring

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Attraction

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Are antiques, knick-knacks, and what-nots more your style? Love to go shopping? Then I would suggest checking out Old Town Spring while you visit the Houston area. Old Town Spring is just a short drive north out of Houston. This tiny shopping village is dated back 100 years; it retains its charm of old southern living. Guests will enjoy the cobblestone footpaths, stores, restored buildings as well as the guided buggy rides and numerous restaurants. This town has a lot of charm and the shops display the unique interests of nearly everyone. Every time I have visited I have found another store with something new, shops include: candles, home decorating, handmade furniture, western wear, kites, leather tr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2006

Old Town Spring
405 Main St
Spring, Texas 77373
+1 281 353 9310