South West Houston
Dive into one of the Houston’s most diverse neighborhoods where you can watch a Texan rodeo or immerse yourself in modern art
You’ll find everything that makes Texas great in South West Houston. From huge arenas hosting rodeos and football games to serene art galleries showcasing emerging local talent, hip restaurants serving soul food to bustling Chinatown eateries, upscale shopping malls to world-class museums, this diverse and varied neighborhood has it all.
There’s so much more to Houston than cowboys - but it’s a great place to start! Watch a rodeo at the NRG stadium, then head to the Texas Junk Company to browse an incredible selection of used cowboy boots and denim jackets. Next, explore the the lush green expanse and contemporary buildings of the Museum District. Feast your eyes on modern art at the striking Contemporary Arts Museum and check out dinosaur displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, before wandering through beautiful Hermann Park and coming face to face with lions and tigers at The Houston Zoo.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the arty Montrose area. With a wealth of eateries from decadent Brennan’s of Houston to vegan Pat Greer’s kitchen, it’s almost impossible to have a bad meal. Splash out at Frank’s Americana Revival and White Star Bar in classy River Oaks, or meet friends at the Black Hole Coffee House for a cold brew coffee. Hit the shops at Houston’s iconic The Galleria shopping mall, the biggest in Texas. You’ll be so busy trying on outfits at Macy’s and Nordstrom that you might not spot the local celebrities - including superstar Beyoncé.