“How do you spend a day in Houston?” is a question that I am on a mission to answer. While I have moved a bit out of the Houston City Limits to attend college, I still find myself in Houston quite often for work and pleasure. Houston is a beautiful city and there are so many different ways to spend a day exploring it.
Every great adventure needs a fabulous way to get around. For this adventure we explored Houston in the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I absolutely adore Toyota’s so I was super excited to try out the new Camry Hybrid.
Some of my favorite things about the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Automatic High Beams: This feature detects headlights of vehicles headed your way and will automatically turn off the high beams.
Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan: Are you a horrible at parking like me? Worry no more! This feature will help even some of the worst drivers safely park.
Lane Departure Alert: Another feature to help drivers drive safer. If you happen to swerve slightly into another lane, this feature will steer to back into your lane.
10-inch Heads-Up Display: This project important information onto this windshield such as directions, speed and more right on the convenient part of the windshield in front of the drivers side.
Brunch at La Peep
The most important meal of the day has to be eaten at one of the most amazing restaurants in Houston. La peep is one of my long favorite restaurants since it became one of my favorite brunch spots when I lived in Beaumont. There are many Le Peep spots around Houston which means there are more places to enjoy an amazing breakfast or brunch!
Some of my Le Peep Favorite Dishes:
Two-N-Two – “two eggs cooked to your liking along with two fluffy pancakes”
Try one of the 7 different types of Omelette’s. I tried to the Three Cheese Omelette which was delicious.
Houstonian Skillet – “Grilled chicken, mushrooms & broccoli, served in a potato filled skillet topped with creamed hollandaise sauce & two basted eggs. With an English muffin”
Some Le Peep locations:
9807 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024
4340 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
6128 Village Pkwy, Houston, TX 77005
Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
I was truly impressed with Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. First of all, there is a shocking amount of pieces of work inside the museum. There is huge range; all the way from Hassam, Moran, and Kadinsky to Van Goghs.
I enjoyed actually reading the accompanying display cards that typically included some type art history: ranging from information about the painter or the painting itself.
The sad truth is that this was my first time in the museum district in Houston. A happy truth is now I am on a mission to explore it all. The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is something to take a day exploring. My sister and I spent half the day just looking at all the art and paintings in the Audrey Jones Beck building.
My favorite part of the entire trip had to be the Oscar de le Rena exhibit in the museum. I learned so much about his life and work and you can read more about that here.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston opens its doors free to the public on Thursdays when general admission is free. You can find their hours of operation here.
Dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse
A great place for wonderful meal and cocktails is at Morton’s Steakhouse at 1001 McKinney St. in Downtown Houston. We ended up eating on their lunch menu.
At the time we were strictly dieting, but we thoroughly enjoyed the salads we feasted on. As far as parking, we ended up parking in the parking lot across the street, which is pretty convenient.
Overall I had a lovely day in Houston and am planning another day filled with activities to showcase on the blog soon.
What are your favorite spots in Houston?