Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 11

Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park stretches along the Buffalo Bayou from Beltway 8 to Hwy 6. The park has a unique shape – long and skinny—but this only makes cycling in it that much more enjoyable. Named after Terry Hershey, the founder of the Bayou Preservation Society, the park has two major trail systems. One, the Buffalo […]

August 08

The Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston

While Houston is known for its industrial business, The Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston (CAMH) offers a way for Houstonians to explore their artistic side. Located in the heart of the Museum District, CAMH has allowed locals to appreciate the eclectic nature of contemporary art for 65 years. Not surprisingly, the museum’s steel parallelogram structure […]

August 08

Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails

If you’re looking for a double shot of trouble, look no further than Double Trouble Caffeine and Cocktails. Located on Main Street in Midtown, this unique café + bar combo functions as a coffee house by day and a bar by night. Before you even get through the door, mellowed out vibes waft through the […]

August 08

JPMorgan Chase Tower Sky Lobby

Whether you have lived in Houston for 10 weeks or 10 years, the Sky Lobby at JPMorgan Chase Tower is a must-see for its spectacular view. The tower is located in the middle of downtown but, with 75 floors, dwarfs other buildings around it. While the majority of the space is used as offices, six […]

August 08

Eleanor Tinsley Park

Picture yourself in a stretch of land nestled between two major Houston thoroughfares that is separated by Buffalo Bayou. Doesn’t exactly sound like a go-to destination, does it? This is, however, precisely the location of Eleanor Tinsley Park, a well-know and easily accessed park boasting hike and bike trails, acres of open lawn, a boat […]

August 08

James Turrell Skyspace “Twilight Epiphany”

Six days a week, at sunrise and sunset, the James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace becomes awash in multicolored light that echoes the coming and passing light of the day. Seen from afar, it looks like a flying saucer landing in an open courtyard on the Rice University campus. During the day it feels foreign – […]

August 08

Buchanan’s Native Plants

Covered by a shroud of greenery in the trendy Heights neighborhood, Buchanan’s Native Plants, Houston’s largest garden center, is a hidden oasis waiting to be discovered. Those with a not-so-green thumb need not worry; Buchanan’s has plant species separated by section, which makes it easy to navigate the vast garden. Because of the booming butterfly […]