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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Beer Can House | Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
Beer Can House | Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

(713) 926-6368

222 Malone St
Houston, TX 77007   Directions Website

What began as a hobby has bloomed into one of Houston's most popular tourist attractions, The Beer Can House. Over 18 years, the house disappeared under 50,000 flattened beer cans of different varieties for practical and decorative reasons.

The can motif was only one aspect of the now-iconic visionary art environment. The yard is filled with plants and flowers that hang from the trees, occupy ceramic vessels, and grow in raised beds. As the neighborhood has changed, the property remains a time capsule of Houston’s vernacular architecture from the early 20th century, with a surprise around every corner.

Glenwood Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery

(713) 864-7886

2525 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007   Directions Website

Glenwood Cemetery is one of Houston's historic landmarks that accommodates some of the most delightful statues and impressive landscapes that rival those of many arboretums, making it the perfect place for a quiet refuge and peaceful meditation amid inspiring natural beauty.

Glenwood also provides a place for families, visitors, and community members to gather and host events, such as educational seminars, and is a place to research and connect with history.

Many prominent Texans from the days of the Republic until the present are buried here, and the names on the elaborately carved marble and granite will remind you of the rich heritage.

Hobbit Cafe
Hobbit Cafe

(713) 526-5460

2243 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098   Directions Website

The traditional and hospitable hobbits welcome you and sincerely hope you enjoy yourself at The Hobbit Cafe, where you can enjoy food, friends, wine, and good times.

As you sit around the large wooden deck and the giant oak tree, try out the ever-changing list of Hobbit-approved beers, wines, and over 100 adult beverages, including meads, Belgian beers, craft beers, ciders, sours, wines, and frozen drinks.

Check out the delicious menu that is filled with fresh dishes like stacked burgers, huge hobbit-sized sandwiches, nachos, seafood, and several stellar breakfast and brunch options.

Hungry Like A Wolf
Hungry Like A Wolf

(346) 320-2622

920 Studemont St #900
Houston, TX 77007   Directions Website

Revisit the ’80s at Hungry Like the Wolf, Houston’s only ’80s-themed diner and bar, where you can immerse yourself in the ’80s-themed menu, cocktails, vibes, ambiance, and decor.

As you stroll through the diner, you’ll find 80’s nostalgia and memorabilia from yearbook walls to high school lockers, glitter tables, wicked carpet, and the spinning Rubik’s cube disco wall.

Institute of Hispanic Culture
Institute of Hispanic Culture

(713) 528-1492

3315 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77098   Directions Website

Celebrate Hispanic culture and empower the community by promoting inclusion, culture, and education at the Institute of Hispanic Culture, where you will learn about the historical, linguistic, scientific, and artistic influence of Hispanic culture in the United States.

Join together to preserve and disseminate the richness of Hispanic culture, values, and civic interests with the community of Houston, and see how they provide different educational and networking activities in collaboration with local universities.

The main priorities of the Institute of Hispanic Culture are education and preserving Hispanic culture and values. As such, the Institute’s committees organize activities and events to raise funds for scholarship programs.

Penzeys Spices
Penzeys Spices

(713) 862-6777

516 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008   Directions Website

Enjoy the smell of more than 250 worldwide varieties of spices at Penzeys Spices, where you can smell some of the most amazing seasonings that contain spices, herbs, flavorings, and gift sets.

Penzeys has worked hard to make buying spice gifts a worthwhile thing to do. Yes, they have good spices. Great spices even, but they also understand that while customers appreciate the quality, they know that the gift may be spices, however the hope for the gift is that it opens the door to all the great things that become possible when good food causes friends and loved ones to linger around the dinner table just a little bit longer.

Project Row Houses
Project Row Houses

(713) 526-7662

2521 Holman St
Houston, TX 77004   Directions Website

Discover the power of art at Project Row Houses, a community that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape.

They engage neighbors and artists in collective creative action to help sustain opportunities with art studios in row homes, exhibition residences, houses for young mothers, and refurbished commercial spaces.

Rothko Chapel
Rothko Chapel

(713) 524-9839

1409 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77006   Directions Website

Visit Houston's spiritual landmark, the Rothko Chapel, a sacred space open to all to inspire people to take action through art and contemplation, and nurture reverence for the highest aspirations of humanity, and to provide a forum for global concerns.

This non-denominational sanctuary is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, an honor awarded before the institution was fifty years old.

Sur La Table | Cooking Classes in Houston
Sur La Table | Cooking Classes in Houston

(713) 533-0400

1996 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019   Directions Website

Discover new culinary skills with a cooking class at Sur La Table. Try out your new-found talents at home since you'll be able to purchase items at the store for a discount when you sign up for classes.

University of St. Thomas Houston | Chapel of St. Basil
University of St. Thomas Houston | Chapel of St. Basil

(713) 522-7911

3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006   Directions Website

Visit the Chapel of St. Basil, based at the University of St. Thomas. Designed by renowned architect Phillip Johnson, the chapel includes three functioning bells, a custom-built organ, and an overall style reminiscent of historic European churches.

The chapel hosts Mass every day. It seats about 225 people and is lit from the inside by natural light from the dome, a skylight over the altar, and the statue of Our Lady on the east wall and from the asymmetrical glass cross on the west wall.

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