Things to Do in Downtown Houston
Hotel Icon’s location in downtown Houston is the perfect place to launch your exploration of this vibrant city. Houston’s downtown is home to world class theater, music, and dining. Don’t forget it is also home to the beloved Houston Astros.
Visit one of the many parks in downtown Houston commemorating the history of Houston, Texas, and the nation. Experience the powerful performances on the stages of the many theaters in downtown Houston or visit one of the many places of worship located near Hotel Icon.
Start your exploration of our amazing city right here!
What to See in Downtown Houston
Music and Theater in Downtown Houston
Enjoy downtown Houston’s great venues for live entertainment. Listen to great music in intimate venues or giant arenas. Watch a play at one of the area’s many theaters. Downtown Houston offers it all!
- Live at Bayou Place
- Alley Theater
- Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
- Wortham Theater Center
- Revention Music Center
- The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
- Toyota Center
Baseball in Downtown Houston
During your stay at Hotel Icon, you can watch America’s favorite pasttime at Minute Maid Park. The Astro’s play right here in downtown Houston.
Upcoming Events in Houston
Live like a Houstonian during your stay at Hotel Icon! Take a look at the city’s most exciting festivals, concerts, performances, and upcoming events to start planning your amazing downtown Houston travel itinerary.
Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Houston
Downtown Houston Restaurants and Bars
Eat and drink your way around downtown Houston at these fun and unique bars and restaurants. Craft beer, Indian inspired pizza, and fine dining can all be yours during your visit. You’ll find your new favorite restaurant when you stay at our hotel and explore downtown Houston’s bars and restaurants.
- LINE & LARIAT
- Pappas Bar-B-Q
- Jackson Street Barbecue
- Frank’s Pizza
- Bombay Pizza Co.
- The Grove
- Lake House
- Hearsay on the Green
- Andalucia Tapas Restaurant & Bar
- The Blue Fish Bayou
- Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
- The Dirt Bar
- MKT Bar
- Red & White Wine Bistro
- Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse
- Downtown Aquarium-Houston
Places to Visit in Downtown Houston
Churches in Downtown Houston
When you stay with our hotel in downtown Houston, you are located near many places of worship. You won’t have to miss out on a Sunday service and if attending a service isn’t on your schedule, you can still stop by and be amazed at the beauty of the architecture. The Co-Cathedral in Downtown Houston showcases the merging of modern architectural styles of clean lines with the Italian Romanesque style which results in an ornate, but not complex looking building.
Downtown Houston Parks
Celebrate history and nature by taking a walk in one of downtown Houston’s parks. If you are a fan of the space program, you’ll want to visit Tranquility Park where the Apollo mission to the moon is honored. If you are a fan of history, visit Sesquicentennial Park which celebrates the city of Houston. Enjoying the parks in downtown Houston is a great way to take a moment, slow down, and appreciate the world around you.
- Tranquility Park
- Sesquicentennial Park
- Discovery Green
- Sam Houston Park
- Market Square Park
- Hermann Square
Downtown Houston Convention Center
Shopping in Downtown Houston
Reserve Your Room Today!
We are eager to share all the wonderful restaurants, theaters, and parks our city has to offer. You will appreciate the quiet of Tranquility Park as you reflect on Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. You will play and laugh with your family at Discovery Green.
Book your downtown Houston hotel room and your Texas adventure can begin!