Man on horse, rodeo

RODEOHOUSTON®, one of the greatest events takes place in Houston every year for 3 weeks.  The world’s largest Rodeo will take place from 28 February – 19 March 2023 at NRG Park with more than 2 million people visiting the Rodeo each year. The Rodeo & Houston Livestock Show takes place beginning throughout the day followed by a live concert every night with a great line up of star entertainers. This year, 20 artists will take the stage during the rodeo representing an array of genres such as country, R&B and pop. 2023 RODEOHOUSTON Entertainer Lineup – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Established as the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has grown into the world’s largest event of its kind. With more than 30,000 livestock and horse show entries recorded, the Rodeo hosts exhibitors of all ages from across Texas, as well as several international competitors, trying for a chance to become a Houston champion.

Tickets for the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ are now available via

With more than 7 million residents in its Metro area, Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the United States and a remarkable cosmopolitan destination.  The city is home to a respected 19-institution museum district, award-winning performing arts groups, professional sports teams, a vast offering of international cuisine, and Space Center Houston the official visitors center for NASA Johnson Space Center.


Here are some of the new and upcoming openings and developments that make Houston the place to visit in 2023!


Houston Zoo’s new Galapagos Islands project:  7 April 2023 sees the grand opening of Galápagos Islands: The first major exhibit of its kind to showcase the remarkable wildlife of the legendary island chain, the Houston Zoo’s Galápagos Islands will immerse guests in an environment evoking the archipelago’s unique landscapes and oceanic habitats and highlight how to protect it for the future. No place on our planet better exemplifies the wonders of unique species, the delicate balance of ecosystems, or the pressing need for conservation action more than the Galápagos. With sea lions, giant tortoises, sharks, and Humboldt penguins, Galápagos Islands at the Houston Zoo will add an extraordinary immersive experience to Houston’s world-class zoo.

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New Hotels

The Chifley Hotel (opening January, 2023) – Sheraton Suites Houston, located in Uptown Houston near the Galleria and River Oaks District, will rebrand as The Chifley, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The rebrand includes renovations to 284 suite-style rooms and 8,000 square feet of meeting space. The name Chifley is inspired by the “schiffli” weaving process, which utilizes hundreds of needles to carefully stitch patterns into lace, reflecting the diverse culture and community in Houston.

Moxy by Marriott Houston (opening 2023)The new 15-story, 118-room hotel is located in the Historic District of downtown Houston. Moxy is a playful, affordable, and stylish hotel brand that boldly breaks the rules of a conventional hotel stay – starting with check-in at the Bar. The animated brand, created for the young at heart, celebrates nonconformity, open-mindedness, and originality above all.

Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Houston Medical Center (opening 2023) – A dual hotel property, the Hyatt Place side offers 157 spacious rooms; while Hyatt House offers 141 residentially-inspired studio rooms and one-bedroom suites with kitchen, aimed at extended-stay guests. Shared amenities include: a pool, a fitness center, a business center and meeting facilities.


New Restaurants

Navy Blue, the modern American seafood concept by chef/owner Aaron Bludorn debuted in Houston last November. This is the second restaurant from the former Café Boulud Executive Chef after opening his eponymous restaurant, Bludorn, in 2020. The restaurant name is not only a nod to the ocean but also a homage to Bludorn’s naval aviator father, whose call sign was “Blue.”

Money Cat -This January Chef Sherman Yeung debuted his new modern Japanese cuisine restaurant located in Upper Kirby, where guests are welcomed with an entry wall decorated with the restaurant’s namesake: 270 small, gold cat figurines believed to bring good fortune.

Late August (opening 2023) by chef Dawn Burrell, a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist, and one of the top three finalists of Top Chef season 18. The new culinary collaboration with 2022 James Beard Award Finalist and Lucille’s Hospitality Group Founder Chef Chris Williams, will explore the soul and intersection of African and Asian flavors through a selection of innovative dishes and experiences. 


Planning Your Own Houston Experience

The Houston Marketplace makes it easy for visitors to find, purchase and experience great family activities and things to do in Houston. The platform allows people to search and add a variety of experiences that range from museum passes, tours and top attractions like Space Center Houston and the Downtown Aquarium. Beer enthusiasts can also purchase a Brew Pass, available for 1 or 3 days and experience some of the best local breweries.