Yes. Houston can be oppressively hot during the summer months – no one will argue with that! The miserably humid weather makes finding enjoyable family activities beyond the inside of a comfortably air-conditioned building pretty tough. Luckily, the Houston area has some of the coolest (pun 100% intended) “splash pads” around. If you’re staying with us at Magnolia, you’ll have no trouble getting out of the hotel for a bit...
Did you know that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (aka RodeoHouston) is the largest of its kind…in the world? To say that this event is a popular Texas tradition would be an understatement. In 2017, RodeoHouston’s attendance was more...
Falalalala, it's that time of the year! Going to see holiday lights is a tradition many honor every season. Houston has some of THE best holiday lights around. Here's your guide to a few of our very favorites. Lights in the Heights Lights in the Heights is one of Houston’s dearest holiday community traditions & best street festivals. This year, the popular pedestrian-friendly event will feature homes on Euclid and...
Welcome to festival season in Houston! The city is full of great options this time of the year. Luckily, the Magnolia Hotel Houston is conveniently located to each of the festivals listed below (1.5 miles or closer - hop in...
Houston Treasure Hunt
Welcome to the city of wonders. Houston is home to a NASA training facility, as well as a world-class zoo and aquarium, dinosaur skeletons, rare plants and even a Dreadnought class battleship. If you’re looking for an activity that’s a little more off the beaten path, we’ve crafted a unique scavenger hunt that’ll take you and your family to some of Houston’s more intriguing treasures. Solve each clue to get...
Activities for Your Group
Houston is an accommodating city for large or small groups. With more than 2.3 million residents and 667 square miles of land, there are plentiful indoor and outdoor activities that can accommodate large parties. The best place to start is...
Watch Football in Houston
Houston is a major football town. Sure, it doesn’t have the rabid fans of Seattle or the history of Wisconsin’s Lambeau Field, but Houston natives take their pigskin seriously. There’s always a game on locally, whether it’s the Super Bowl or just a nearby college team on one of Houston’s cable channels. If you’re staying with us at Magnolia Houston, you’re at the center of the action and just a...
Houston with Kids
Houston with Kids. About one-quarter of the city’s population is under 18, which explains why many of the city’s amenities welcome all ages. While some upscale eateries frown on toddlers at the table, most eateries offer booster seats and friendly smiles...
History Buffs
Texas is loaded with historical sites – and we’re not just talking about the Alamo. In 1836, General Sam Houston won independence for part of what’s now Southeastern Texas at the Battle of San Jacinto. That year, two brothers founded the town of Houston in his name. Since then, the city has seen its fair share of settlers, military skirmishes and oil prospectors. Many of Houston’s most famous historic sites...
Houston is one of the top vacation destinations in Texas, thanks to its rich arts & culture scene and access to sports, festivals and outdoor activities. It’s also a hub for business travel; major employers from JP Morgan Chase to...