The Lone Star State is America’s homeland for love of the gridiron. As Houston gears up to host this year’s Big Game, locals and visitors alike are going football crazy. Even if you can’t score tickets to get inside, there’s plenty of fun to be had near NRG Stadium before kickoff time.
With over 30 new communities in the Houston metro area, Taylor Morrison is an expert on all the good stuff in Space City! Here are our favorite sites to discover when getting to know the host city Houston.
What Time is Kickoff?
Before planning any excursions, lock game time firmly into your calendar. Kickoff is slated for 5:30 local time (Central) on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
Who’s Playing in The Big Game?
Atlanta and New England. Whoever you’re rooting for, the important thing is to have fun. Also be in your seat or in front of the television before the coin toss.
What’s Near NRG Stadium?
The following destinations and activities are within a short Uber ride from the stadium:
- Hermann Park Golf Course – Rated 3.5 Stars by Golf Digest. Hermann Park offers majestic oak-lined fairways and very reasonable greens fees. You’ll also find the only driving range inside the Loop.
- Sleuth solvers, prepare for the challenge of Houston’s finest escape rooms – Choose between Escape the Room Texas and Break the Cipher.
- Houston Zoo – Feed the giraffes, help save wildlife and participate in global conservation.
- Dance to the “Livest” Music in Texas at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck.
Home in Houston for Art Fanatics
19 museums in 4 walkable zones, the Houston Museum District truly offers something for everyone.
Contemporary and fine arts, photography, cultural exhibits, natural science and more. Don’t forget to take the kiddos to the Children’s Museum.
Free Bike Tours!
Nope, that’s not a typo. Free bicycle rides downtown from now through the day of the game. Celebrate healthy living and the opening of Crawford Island Bicycle Station.
Discover Katy, TX
NFL Great Doug Flutie returns to Katy on Saturday, February 4, 2017 to rematch Kirk Cousins. The showdown will take place at the Celebrity Flag Football Challenge at Rhodes Stadium.
After the game, swing by Avalon at Spring Green 75s and Avalon at Spring Green 85s. Discover why West Houston real estate is piping hot right now.
Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales at the Anheuser Busch Brewery in East Houston. Stick around for a tour and taste test the King of Beers.
It’s the Year of the Rooster
Join Houston’s extensive Asian community for the Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and Sunday, February 5, 2017. Dragon parades, fireworks, dim sum and more.
Relocate to Houston
If you enjoy your time in Houston, why not visit several Taylor Morrison communities to tour new homes. There’s a reason why Houston is the fastest growing metro in America!
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