Experience Houston’s Finer Things With This 24-Hour Itinerary

Stay at the city’s only AAA five-diamond hotel, then try fresh takes on Tex-Mex and French cuisines.

By Marika FlattFebruary 27, 2020 1:47 pm,

Houston is Texas’ most populous city, and it offers a lot in terms of dining and accommodations. From intimate boutique establishments to luxurious resorts, Houston has something for everyone. Here are some suggestions to get the most out of Houston in a mere 24 hours.

Situated on 10 acres just west of downtown, The Post Oak Hotel is Houston’s premier luxury hotel. Created by Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, the 38-story tower boasts lavish accommodations and a design that wows visitors. There’s sparkling chandeliers in the guest bathrooms and flat-screen TVs at the foot of the soaking tubs. The rooms also have electric curtains and an intricate lighting system. In addition to its guest rooms, the Post Oak has a two-story Rolls Royce/Bentley dealership, plus four restaurants and a pool surrounded by a luxurious terrace.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila is the go-to place in Houston’s Galleria area for delicious Tex-Mex cuisine and hand-crafted margaritas. The menu is huge, and you can’t go wrong with their signature dishes. Start with the hamachi and watermelon ceviche, and the grilled Mexican street corn. Our favorite main dish is the crispy fried shrimp tacos, which comes with pickled onions and a tangy guacamole.

For one of the best brunches in Houston, visit Café Poêtes. It’s an elegant Parisian-style restaurant that serves up traditional French cuisine. During the week, Poêtes is the go-to place for coffee and light bites. The cafe is also open for dinner Thursday through Saturday, offering a delicious assortment of French dishes not found anywhere else in Houston.

The restaurant’s signature dishes are the cocottes – a collection of dishes to choose from that are meant to be shared. Poêtes’ ingredients are sourced from the restaurant’s garden and from local farmers. The dishes are upstaged only by the whimsical decor that has an “Alice in Wonderland” feel.