Things to do around Downtown Houston and at nearby local attractions

Things To Do In Houston

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Houston is home to the largest performing arts district outside of New York, four professional sports teams, award-winning museums and is considered the culinary capital of Texas.  Houston officials have even coined us as the City With No Limits because when you experience Houston, you experience a culture and entertainment mecca unlike any other city in the world.  Beyond the 8,600 restaurants and 600 bars, Houston plays hosts to live music festivals, farmer’s markets, fashion shows and innovative green space that help you explore our great outdoors.  Try out our Houston event finder below and make plans to see everything great Houston has to offer.  As our guest at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown, you have access to our concierge service and guest experience ambassadors to answer any questions you have about our great city and assist with reservations.  Click here to send a message to our lead Guest Experience Ambassador.



In Our Hotel

Experience the JW Marriott Houston Downtown with exclusive lobby activations that range from custom cocktails to lobby massages to specialty small bites featured by Main Kitchen. Each activation is designed to highlight Houston’s major events and popular theme days. See our schedule of Lobby activations here.

Main Kitchen Weekend Brunch

Your weekends just got better now that Main Kitchen | 806 Lounge has a new weekend brunch and cocktail menu! Guests and locals will savor the delectable dishes and elevated cocktails we’ve crafted, arguably offering the best brunch in Houston. View our exclusive brunch and cocktail menu here and make your reservation today.

At the Spa by JW

Spa by JW, located on the 11th floor of the hotel, is home to Downtown Houston’s best luxury spa treatments. From muscle-melting massages to age defying facials, our holiday specials blend seasonal delights with expert technique to help you be at your best for the holidays.  Treat yourself to some added beauty treatments and stress relief as you prepare for family, friends and parties.  Spa by JW presents six (6) special holiday packages that are sure to exfoliate and revive dry skin, rejuvenate your senses, and alleviate symptoms of seasonal allergies. 

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RYDE Downtown Partnership

RYDE Downtown and JW Marriott Spa are excited to partner together to help bring out the best version of yourself! We are offering customers who book a service by December 31, 2018 an Infinite Week of classes at RYDE Downtown.

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Houston Theater District

Located within a few blocks of the JW Marriott Houston Downtown is the Houston Theater District, proudly boasting it’s rank as second in the nation for the number of theater seats in a concentrated downtown area. Houston also has another unique title and is home to a variety of professional artists as one of only five cities with permanent professional resident companies in all the major performing arts disciplines. Check out upcoming shows at the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, Theater Under the Stars and the Alley Theater.

House of Blues Houston

Take a ride in our Luxury Tesla Shuttle or enjoy a short walk over to the House of Blues for live entertainment and a VIP experience in the Foundation Room. Enjoy visual art with their unique pictures, murals and architecture and select a night to experience your favorite band or musician take the stage. See upcoming events for the House of Blues here.

Houston Toyota Center

Home to the NBA’s Houston Rockets and premier live entertainment events in downtown Houston and playing hosting to the nations’ top concerts and touring shows, the Houston Toyota Center has a phenomenal calendar of events all year long.

Minute Maid Park | Houston Astros

The World Champion Houston Astros are heating up the ballpark again for the 2018 MLB Season. Get your tickets now to experience the best team in the nation in action, playing on natural grass with a retractable roof, and indulge in Houston influenced ballpark food and drinks.

BBVA Compass Stadium

Celebrated as Houston’s newest downtown stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium opened in 2011 and captures the hearts of local soccer fans as home to the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash. The iconic architecture and innovative design has even given Houston the opportunity to enter the bid to host the 2026 World Cup. See the full calendar of events and score big fun at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Daily Happy Hour and Special Events

Join us at Main Kitchen each day for Happy Hour from 4p – 6p and reserve your spot for our upcoming holiday events showcasing exquisite dishes hand selected by new Executive Chef, Josh Mouzakes.

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