Local Area

Things to Do in Downtown Houston

Rich in history, with a wealth of character and a heart as big and welcoming as Texas itself, Hotel Icon stands in the heart of the vibrant and ever-evolving urban center that is the city of Houston. Whether you’re here on business or looking forward to enjoying the scenery, there’s always plenty to do just steps from our front door.

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The Toyota Center

The Toyota Center is just a one mile walk from our front door, and brings some of the most diverse, exciting, and impressive events of the year right to our backyard. Take a look at their upcoming event calendar and let us know what your plans are - we might just have a few recommendations. 

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Revention Music Center

If there’s an undisputed heart to Houston’s vibrant music scene, it’s Revention Music Center. Known across the country as a host to big-name acts and seating up to 2,800 excited fans at a time, Revention boasts an incredible sound system and a great view of the stage no matter where you’re seated. 

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House of Blues Houston

Perhaps no musical style is quite as soulful - or quite as influential on the sounds of modern America - as Delta-born blues. At the highly-recommended House of Blues Houston, visitors can get a taste of just about everything, from the music of some of the genre’s greats to a delicious and spicy bowl of gumbo.

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Discovery Green

For a relaxing, insightful afternoon among the green grass of Texas, few destinations match the communal vibe and beauty of Discovery Green. Featuring an outdoor performance stage, unique public art, bocce courts, a full acre of beautiful gardens and putting greens, Discovery Green is where native Houstonians go to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Local Attractions

Vibrant, multicultural, and always busy with activity - Houston is America’s fourth-largest city, and (in our opinion) the most exciting. Whether you’ve got days to spend wandering the streets or even just a few minutes to get out and about, there’s more than plenty to see, do, and experience from your starting point at Hotel Icon. Here are a few of our favorites:

Houston Museum of Natural Science Visit Website

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Downtown Aquarium Visit Website

Downtown Aquarium

Houston Zoo Visit Website

Houston Zoo

Houston Astros Visit Website

Houston Astros

Houston Symphony Visit Website

Houston Symphony

Memorial City Mall Visit Website

Memorial City Mall

Lawndale Art Center Visit Website

Lawndale Art Center

Miller Outdoor Theater Visit Website

Miller Outdoor Theater

Houston Space Center Visit Website

Houston Space Center

Houston Rockets Visit Website

Houston Rockets