Houston's Market Square Park: The Complete Guide

When the Allen brothers founded Houston in 1836, they set aside small plots of lands to serve as the town's public grounds. Nearly two centuries later, that land — now called Market Square Park — continues its long-standing tradition of being a gathering place for Houstonians and visitors alike. The space occupies only a single square city block, yet packs in a ton of fun events, useful facilities, and beautiful greenery — all right downtown.

The Best Bakeries for Cupcakes in Houston

A truly great cupcake is many things. It is soft but not dry, sweet but not overpowering, and above all, it is oh-so-satisfying. Houston bakeries know how to make a great cupcake, but with so many options to choose from, it can be tough to know where to start. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, eating your sorrows, or just have a hankering for something sweet, you can't go wrong with cupcakes from these five Houston-based bakeries.

48 Hours in Minneapolis: The Perfect Itinerary

Minneapolis might be known for its cold winters and nice people, but its multicultural metro area has a lot more to offer than snowplows and handshakes. If you only have a couple days to explore the city, it can be tough to know where to start. Whether you're in town for work, family, or simply to explore, this hour-by-hour guide includes a selection of the best iconic sites, historic treasures, breathtaking views, and trendy hotspots in the Minneapolis area so you can relax and make the most of your stay.

The Best Sports Bars in Minneapolis

Maybe its the spicy hot wings, cheesy fries, or boisterous camaraderie, but there's just something about watching a game in a sports bar. Pulling up a chair, grabbing a brew, and cheering along with a crowd of enthusiastic spectators is about as close to the action as you can get without actually going to the stadium. For visitors or locals hoping to watch the preseason or the playoffs, the Stanley Cup or the Super Bowl, here are some of the best sports bars in the Minneapolis area to watch a game.

10 Kid-Friendly Hike and Bike Trails in the Houston Area

Houston might be known for its massive highways, huge refineries, and sprawling construction, but the area is also home to tons of green spaces. Its hundreds of acres of parks, nature centers, and waterways offer a wide variety of outdoor activities that are fun for the whole family, and riding or walking down one of the area’s hike and bike trails is an especially great way for parents, babysitters, and nannies to get kids outside for a little fresh air and exercise.

The Best Craft Beer Bars in Minneapolis

The Great Lakes region has long been a major player for American beers, but Minneapolis is quickly gaining prominence as one of the best places in the United States to find a great, small-batch brew. While a hard-line definition of what a craft beer is or isn't is still pending, several Twin Cities breweries are staking a claim in the increasingly crowded market—and eateries are, well, eating it up. From brewpubs to beer halls, more and more restaurants are choosing to fill their taps with only small-batch, locally brewed beers. If you're looking to sample the best of what area breweries have to offer, start by scoping out one of these great Minneapolis-based hot spots.

The Best Burgers in Kansas City

While Kansas City's slow-smoked barbecue might get all the fanfare, its burgers are worth chasing down. From big-and-juicy mega patties on chewy onion rolls to skinny-and-savory sliders on fluffy buns, there are a ton of delicious options to choose from. Throw in some crispy tater tots and a rich, smooth milkshake, and you've found yourself a Midwestern meal as American as apple pie. If you’re looking for a great burger in the KC area, swing by one of these great burger joints.

The Best Hotel Bars and Restaurants in Houston

Often relegated to the "last resort" category of travel dining, hotel restaurants and bars have something of a bit of a bad rap for being high cost but low quality—but not all are created equal. When done well, accommodation-based eateries can become destinations in and of themselves. Whether you're in town for just a short while or local but looking for an extra special night on the town, these hotel restaurants and bars are well worth the trip—regardless of where you're staying.
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