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Favorite places to visit and explore in Houston

Let’s be tourists in our own backyard! A local cultural ambassador is here to serve as our guide to fun, quirky and must-see locations – right here in Houston.


Discovery Labyrinth, an art installation at Discovery Green, is on display now until June 30, 2022.


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Have you been itching to get out of the house and just go … somewhere?

COVID forced us to spend over two years in various states of lockdown and limited travel – but now we can finally "move about the cabin" as they say.

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci this week, the US is "out of the pandemic phase."

And if you're ready to explore and travel, why not start in your own "backyard" – with Houston!

Today, a local cultural ambassador talks about must-see locations, quirky landmarks, and other fun ways to be a hometown tourist!

What are some of your favorite places to visit in Houston?

What would you recommend others to do for a staycation?

Plus, we have a COVID update from a medical expert to keep you safe and informed.


Dr. Thomas Giordano

  • Professor and Section Chief, Medicine Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine

Sarah Gish

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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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