Big City Experiences in Houston, TX

Houston is brimming with a multitude of art, culture, and science attractions at almost every turn—not to mention a thriving food and nightlife scene. As the fourth largest city in the United States, if you can think it, Houston probably has it to offer in spades. If y'all are new to town, or just looking to rejuvenate your big city experience, here are a few of the plethora of things to do in America’s own “Space City.”

The NASA Space Center is much more than the control and command hub for interplanetary flight and expedition. The Space Center is America’s top museum dedicated to humanity’s quest for the stars and beyond, boasting days worth of immersive and interactive space education and exploration for the family or the intrepid explorer in all of us. Found just 30 minutes from our downtown Houston apartments at the Marquis Downtown Houston Lofts, the Space Center is a perfect day-long outing for those truly curious souls enthralled by the wonders of the cosmos and our tireless efforts to reach out to them.

Houston’s Museum District rivals the likes of New York City for its multitude of arts and culture offerings. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Contemporary Arts Museum, and the Station Museum of Contemporary Art are just a few of the more notable destinations. In the same vicinity is the legendary Houston Zoo, offering 55-acres and 900 species of nature’s boundless wonders. The Museum District can’t really be covered in just one visit, and the rotating exhibits keep these destinations an enduring destination for Houston residents looking to feed their hearts and minds on the wonders of art and nature alike. Located just 20 miles from our apartments in West Houston at Marquis on Memorial, they are not to be missed!

If you’re looking for a night out on the town, the Theatre District boasts some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, as well as the Revention Music Center. The Theatre District also has the country’s second most populous concentration of performing arts theatres in the United States. And while our Marquis on Park Row apartments near Katy Mills Mall offer top-tier shopping right at your doorstep, there’s never too many entertainment and shopping options with Bayou Place nearby, offering a combination of mall, entertainment complex, and massive dining center all wrapped into one.

Music lovers already know what Houston has to offer in terms of live and contemporary music venues. The city is known for its musical history and unique personality. Whether it’s at mainstage powerhouses like the House of Blues and Warehouse Live, or the intimate and laid-back town secrets like Rudyard’s and The Nightingale Room, one of your favorite artists, or undiscovered future favorite, is sure to be playing somewhere in the city. Many of these venues also double as fine food purveyors!

Living in Houston is a never-ending discovery. Our apartments are right in the middle of all the action, and Houston’s sprawling metropolis ensures that intrepid cultural explorers never have to call it a day. Mirth and merriment, wonder and splendor are always just around the bend...or right in front of your doorstep!