The Globetrotter featuring the Staycation Houston City Guide


While I do plan a lot of travel inside and outside of this country there’s plenty to be experienced right in our own backyard. Houston has so much to offer as one of the largest cities in the United States especially during the summer travel months. We have a plethora of places to experience a wide variety of cultural events that are sure to make beautiful memories for both young and old alike.

For families that are with smaller children Houston offers a balance of fun in the sun with a quick get away to Galveston. There, a stay at The Hotel Galvez offers a poolside view, steps away from the beach and of course a childhood pastime with rides on the pier and a cotton candy! Grab a bike at the hotel and take a stroll beachside! Around the corner every Friday in July you can enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks in Kemah on the boardwalk around 9:30pm while you enjoy a cocktail from one of the many restaurants located up and down the boardwalk.

In Houston “city proper” you can find a day at the zoo or a trip to a park as adventurous as any day in the sand. During the month of July our Trails and Parks (TAP) Summer Passport series offers free activities for families to canoe, fish and practice their archery skills. Stay at the ZAZA for a luxurious staycation and enjoy the spa complete with an oxygen bar. Drop over to the museum next door with sketchbook in hand and spend the day composing your own creation amongst the fine masters.

At the Marriott Marquis you are steps away from Discovery Green where you’ll find lawn games and music through the summer in their Sundays in the Park offerings. The hotel boasts 6 restaurants and has a unique feature of a lazy river. It’s like being on a total vacation while staycationing in your back yard! You’ll want to complete your stay with a visit to the spa where the offerings are as unique and specialized as any you would expect to find around the world.

For wine lovers and foodies we have (and I am not biased) some of the best restaurants in the world right here. Make your way through our many farmer’s markets, take a lesson from a local chef and learn about pairing wines with your own unique creations is as easy as 1-2-3. We have such a wide variety of festivals and cultural events that staying here and being on a “vacation” can be as rewarding as a traditional trip not to mention less stressful and a whole lot of fun.
Happy Wandering!