If I had 72 Hours in Houston Here’s What I Would Do

Here is the second addition to my travel blog series.

If I had 72 hours in Houston here’s what I would do.

First let me share a few things. I was born in Houston for my readers who didn’t know and lived there only a few years of my life before relocating to Denver where I lived at up until 18 years old. So, Houston is definitely home. I was excited about traveling here for my friend’s husband birthday.

The trip was a surprise to him, to celebrate his 40th. He is always so sacrificial and giving, so we had to show him love by driving four hours down from Dallas.

Where to stay:

To be honest in the past when I visit, I normally stay at an Airbnb they have some really affordable homes that look good, so that is my first recommendation.

We stayed at hotel Derek, which is a super popular hotel, but I’ll be honest it isn’t worth the hype; however, it was dope because they did have an affordable penthouse suite where my friend threw her husband’s surprise party at. The space looked good and it was perfect for what she needed to make everything come alive.

It was located near the galleria and minutes away from a lot of popular food and restaurants. So if you aren’t stuck on aesthetics like myself, you probably wouldn’t be disappointed.

Here are a few other hotel options for my other hotel snobs:

Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

Four Seasons Hotel Houston

JW Marriott (multiple locations I like the downtown one the best)

Hotel Zaza (two locations check reviews to make sure you aren’t being catfished).

Where to eat:

His birthday dinner was at a restaurant called:

The Rouxpour and it was an upscale Cajun restaurant which to be honest it is very rare.

If you are looking for popular steakhouses here are another few recommendations:

Mastro’s Steakhouse

B&B Butchers & Restaurant

Steak 48

Perry’s Steakhouse

Georgia and James

I stumbled across this brunch gem that my friend sent me and instantly made a reservation at :

51fifteen it was super cute; the food was amazing and they even had a live pianist. Highly recommend if you live in the Houston area or you are traveling there.

Another recommendation for brunch is Phil and Derek which is black owned, and the food is amazing as well.

Of course, you can’t forget about the Houston Staples: Turkey Leg Hut and the Breakfast Klub

Nightlife/ day pay parties:

CLE Saturday Day Party

We went to Atomic Bottle (great time but we were definitely over dressed lol)

Too many night clubs to name if I am keeping it real.

I recommend leaving on a Monday so you can enjoy Sunday fun day between brunch and day parties: I suggest searching hashtags on twitter to find your ideal spot for night life and day parties.

I love Houston and I feel like the beach gets a bad rep, however I love Galveston Beach . And if Nostalgia is your thing you have to go to Pleasure Pier ( I mean literally the perfect date night ) . Don’t forget about boat rentals, jet skis, and even paddle boarding. All of these things you can do and more at Galveston Beach.

Before I close, I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying these group trips with the couples. I want to encourage my readers to do this more often. I honestly have made some of the best memories with my friends. I pray you all can do the same. If you are interested in working with me as a dating coach or relationship feel free to book an alignment session.

As always,

Happy Dating,


Your Sista on the Sofa,