maas and stacks is great too if you're in the area. A stroll through North Beach for some gelato is nice on a hot day. North Beach sits between the wharf and Chinatown. I've actually walked from Downtown, through Chinatown, into North Beach and then to the Wharf in a day. Grab a bus pass and do it all in a half-day.
Just watch out for all the hipsters. City going to shit lately with them. Lemme put on like 12 layers that don't look good in 78 degree weather and swag it out on the N Judah with my Beats by Dr Dre headphones, skateboard I can't ride, and a tall venti double shot frozen cum latte.
Now that I think of it, I actually spent a weekend in Houston in like 2007. It's a wasteland. Pray the wedding has an open bar.
houston's not that bad but it's definitely not a tourist city. you need to know it well to have any fun. montrose is probably my favorite area. the museum district is definitely worth checking out (you can spend a good amount of time here) and so is the zoo and parts of hermann park. pm me if you want recommendations for restaurants, bars, etc.
^^ That would make sense. I was there for an event that took place at some hotel. Didn't have a car, so I was restricted to the hotel and its immediate area. The city seemed nowhere near as connected/walkable as NY, DC, etc, so even a short trip to a grocery store involved playing frogger on major roads and inventing sidewalks where they didn't exist. No fun
I'm guessing you'd have to drive to the right places to get the most out of the city?