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Houston: Top 5 Spring Time Hot Spots

Houston is a big city with a lot to offer, especially this time of year. When the suns out, the people of Houston come out to play. From their Rodeo that's known around America, to family fun events in Discovery Green Park.

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo


They do it bigger in Texas, especially when it comes to their Rodeos. Most Houstonians wait all year for the Houston Rodeo to return. The atmosphere is unlike any other event worldwide. If the actual rodeo wanst enough for you, they also have performances by some of the biggest names in music. Such as Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Garth Brooks and many more.

Dates: Feburary 27 to March 18. For discounted tickets for Houston Livestock Rodeo and Show Concerts, click here.

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

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On a warm day in Houston, you can find many people cooling off at Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park. According to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park's official website, the park is 2.77 acres and features a 64-foot semi-circular architectural fountain that re-circulates 11,000 gallons of water per minute as it cascades down the water wall structure’s inner and outer walls.

Worldfest: Houston International Film Festival


WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America. WorldFest offers competition in Short Subjects, Theatrical Features, Film & Video Productions, TV Commercials, Television & Cable & Web Productions, Scripts, New Media, Music Videos and Experimental Productions.

You will probably recognize a couple of the previous winners, who went on to be big names in Hollywood such as Speilberg, Lucas, Lynch, Kleiser, and Ang Lee.

Discovery Green


Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. When I say this park has it all, I mean this park has it all and more. There is something for everyone here, with different events happening every day. To see upcoming events view this calendar.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center


The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is 155-acres of over 5 miles of walking trails. Escape the big city life for a day and take a break exploring forest, ponds, wetlands and meadow habitats. Inside the building, there is a Discovery Room, that offers hands-on interactive exhibits, microscopes, touch screens and more for learning about the habitats and plant and wildlife found at the Center. This is a great place for education and fun.

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