Discovery Green and Other Parks
Discovery Green is a 12-acre park located in the heart of Downtown Houston. Visitors can check out books from Houston Public Library Express, dine at one of two on-site restaurants, enjoy the one-acre Kinder Lake or even bring your canine companions to enjoy the dog run.
Public art, water features, an amphitheater and children's playground brings people of all ages to Discovery Green, designed against a panoramic view of downtown Houston.
Memorial Park with its historic Houston Polo Club and its two full-sized polo fields, and Allen Parkway along Buffalo Bayou are minutes away from downtown, offering city dwellers the chance to connect with nature in the heart of Houston.
The Houston Restaurant Scene
As one of the most international cities in the United States, Houston is one of the country's richest culinary destinations. With 10,000 restaurants representing more than 70 countries, Houston offers much more than the best Tex-Mex and acclaimed Bar-be-que. Dubbed "newest capital of great food" by Food and Wine Magazine, The Bayou City has bragging rights to some of the best restaurants in the nation. New York Times food critic Robert Draper wrote in 2016, "At the risk of stating the obvious, there’s plenty of exceptionalism already in swaggering Houston." He was talking about Houston's restaurant scene, good enough to capture this headline, Houston's Culinary Bragging Rights .
Theatre, Museums and The Ballet
Commerce Towers is located just minutes away from world class theatre at the Hobby Center and TUTS (Theatre Under the Stars) offering full-scale musicals and Broadway productions. The museums of Fine Arts and Natural History and more are located in the nearby Museum District, attracting traveling exhibits from around the world. The Houston Ballet is an international, classically-trained company based at the Wortham Center located in downtown.
Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony calls Jones Hall home and has been a mainstay of the Houston cultural scene or over one hundred years.
Houston is home to many special events and festivals like the Art Car Parade, The Bayou City Art Festival and The Taste of Houston. Oh, Houston is also home to the largest livestock and rodeo show.
Our friendly and knowledgable Concierge can assist you with an evening out on the town.
Galveston Island is just one hour south of Downtown Houston with easy freeway access from Commerce Towers. The historic Stand District features turn of the century architecture and casual beach life. Spend the day at Moody Gardens, visiting a museum or touring some of the greatest preservations of Victorian architecture.
Galveston has 32 miles of beaches, resort hotels, fine dining and the1894 Grand Old Opera House, one of the only buildings to survive the greatest national disaster in U.S. history: the 1900 hurricane, an event pre-dating the custom of naming storms.
Houston Sports Scene
Houston is home to the Houston Rockets NBA team, Texans NFL franchise, Astros Baseball team and the Dynamo soccer teams. Most of the stadiums are located in and around the downtown Houston metropolitan area.
The Rockets play at the Toyota Center, the Astros call Minute Maid Park home. The Texans play at NRG Stadium, a short Metro Light Rail trip from Commerce Towers which has a stop just outside the building.