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Hello all of you! I just got back from the most fun girls’ trip to Houston with my college roommates Samantha and Emily. This was my first visit to the city and I enjoyed it very much. Let me tell you all about it!

Preparing for Texas Adventure

My roommates and I were in desperate need of a fun weekend getaway before finals started and life got too crazy. While browsing Instagram one day, I came across some super cute and Modern Vacation Rentals in Houston listed on doer,

I suggested to the girls that we go to Texas to explore the culture, food, and vibrant nightlife that Houston is known for. They were on board immediately!

We booked a chic boho-style rental in the heart of downtown Houston, with great amenities like a pool and rooftop lounge. It seemed like the perfect homebase location for our adventurous weekend.

Friday morning we all flew to Houston, met up at the trendy rental, claimed our bedrooms, and immediately started planning our itinerary over glasses of Texan wine. We were ready to dive into everything H-Town has to offer!

The charm of the old town in the heights

We started our Houston trip on Saturday by spending time exploring the charming Heights neighborhood. We loved walking the streets and looking at all the colorfully restored Victorian and Craftsman style homes and soaking up that small town atmosphere.

Visiting small boutiques and antique shops, it felt very unique compared to the hustle and bustle of the city. When we worked up an appetite, we had breakfast on the patio at an adorable spot called Snooze Eatery, which served delicious takes on Southern classics like chicken and waffles. Yum!

Later, we browsed the popular Heights Mercantile Market filled with local farmers market vendors and antique dealers. I had fun shopping and trying on some super cute cowgirl boots and western-inspired clothing at Maverick Leather Company. Really got into that southern spirit!

World-class museums in the Montrose district

On Sunday, we headed to Houston Museum District in Montrose Area To get some art and culture. We spent hours exploring NASA Johnson Space Center and learning about past rocket launches, touching moon rocks, and learning about space flight excitements.

Being space buffs, we loved seeing all the historic space equipment and even got a chance to meet a real astronaut! After Rocket Science, we wandered through the Menil Collection museum and admired the creative contemporary art installations and sculptures.

One of my favorite places was the meditative Rothko Chapel which featured a huge gloomy painting by Mark Rothko and a peaceful outdoor reflection garden. Houston’s arts and culture scene is truly top notch.

partying on washington avenue

After two days of continuous walking and learning, we were ready to enjoy and experience Houston’s famous nightlife on Saturday night. We knew Washington Avenue was the perfect location for clubs, bars and live music.

We started our night dancing under the crazy neon light show at Clay Houston, a huge dubstep and hip hop club. Surprisingly the DJ was actually very nice! VIP bottle service was also delivered to our table.

Later we walked a bit busy and sweaty past the Washington Avenue Bar, bouncing up and down the busy street full of bars playing music on their lit patios and on their rooftops. Places like The Rooftop and Flora were rough!

Let’s just say our last night before the flight home was a somewhat wild party in H-Town. No regrets though – we made so many amazing memories together!

I’m already planning my next trip to Texas

With its cool Southern atmosphere, incredible food, and amazing arts and culture, Houston completely won me over and exceeded my expectations. Using Karta to find the perfect rental downtown also made the trip stress-free.

Honestly, I can’t wait to return to Texas soon and explore more of Houston and its surrounding areas – maybe catch a rodeo, eat more barbecue, or take a road trip to Austin. There is still so much to uncover in this underrated city!

So that’s all about my fun first vacation to Houston. Let me know if you have any other recommendations for good places to eat, shop, or party the next time I head to H-Town!


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