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Plan ahead and make the most of your night at the Opera!




GJ Tavern

GJ Tavern

Many of our audience members take the opportunity to explore downtown during a night or afternoon out at the opera. Here are some of our favorites for dining near the Wortham:

For other dining options, visit Open Table.



The Lancaster Hotel

The Lancaster Hotel

For guests coming in from out of town, or any opera-goer wanting to make it a downtown staycation, we recommend:

For other hotel options, visit Visit Houston Texas.



Market Square Park

Market Square Park

The downtown Houston area not only offers world-class arts and entertainment but many fun-filled activities for all ages. These are just a few of the other destinations that can round out your visit to Houston.

    • The Buffalo Bayou Walking Trail: Walk or take a tour of the bayou on a Segway and cover more ground.
    • Downtown Houston Tunnel System: a system of underground tunnels that includes myriad restaurants and food halls.
    • Bayou Place: a collection of entertainment and dining venues. A map of the tunnel system is available here.
    • Minute Maid Park: home of the Houston Astros.
    • Discovery Green: a vibrant urban park.
    • Julia Ideson Library: historic library with distinctive and elegant Spanish architecture.
    • Avenida Houston: fun place to sip, stroll, and savor.
    • Toyota Center: home of the Houston Rockets.
    • Wells Fargo Tower Observation Deck: FREE!
    • Sam Houston Park: eight historic homes in a park setting, open for tours.
    • Market Square Park: Houston’s oldest park.

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