Houston is so vast, I’ve lived my whole life here and I’m still awestruck at the amount of things I have yet to experience here. But I’ve compiled a short list of some of my favorites and I hope you use it as a reference the next time you have an out-of-town guest or just want to try something unique that Houston has to offer. This list is in no particular order of favorites, I love it all! 1. Houston is home to an incredible number of museums (there are 19 in the Museum District alone!) Pick just about anything that interests you and you will find it in a Houston museum. From the Modern (Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) to the Macabre (National Museum of Funeral History), blasts from the past (1940 Air Terminal Museum) and into the future (Space Center Houston), Houston has it all! 2. Hermann Park is an amazing and varied green space. I just went to the McGovern Centennial Gardens and it is very cool. 3. Mexican Food, it’s a Houston staple! I foresee many more trips to the gym for me now that El Tiempo Cantina just moved in next door to my studio at Westheimer and Taft, yum! 4. Downtown Houston Theater District, our theater district is home to eight performing arts organizations and more than 12,000 seats. Only New York City has more seats concentrated in one geographic area. Houston is a city for the arts and there is incredible performances happening every day! 5. The Chocolate Bar, to get that “Kid in a Candy store” feeling all over again! 6. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens; I suppose this could also fall under museums but from a photographer’s standpoint I just love the flowers and foliage, breathtaking. 7. Miller Outdoor Theatre is free to the public and hosts incredibly talented diverse performances 8. The Galleria has shopping for everyone, good food and ice skating, all in 2.4 million square feet, making it the largest shopping center in Texas. 9. Shipley Do-Nuts is just pure indulgence of sweet taste bud explosion. Since it’s 1936 origination, Shipley Do-Nuts has been serving do-nuts and kolaches to Houston families. Good memories come to mind when I step in a Shipley. 10. Fun photos at Evin Thayer Studios or your favorite Houston location! Call 713-524-0199 to book!