We cannot wait to welcome you to Houston May 31-June 2nd! If you find some spare time, we recommend some fun opportunities and activities below. You can also find a Google Map we have built in the link below that will show you where these activities are. Most are within walking distance of our hotels, but some might call for an uber or public transportation.

View a map of all conference locations.

The address for the University of Houston Downtown Campus “One Main Building” and UHD Staff/Faculty Parking Garage is 201 Girard Street, Houston, TX 77002.

Please see below some directions depending on your form of transportation using to arrive on campus:

1.) MetroRail: If you take the MetroRail to UHD, the station drops off directly in front of the primary entrance to the One Main Building (the right side of the 3rd floor on the map). You will go straight back, past the magenta-colored rooms, and then turn left. At the end of that hallway you will be in the mural space (right near room 15) where we’ll have check-in.

2.) Uber/Lyft: If you take a rideshare to UHD, you should follow the signage to the elevator near the drop-off zone and go to the 3rd floor. As you exits the elevator, head away from the stairs (it’ll make sense in the space) and down that hallway. At the end of that hallway you will be in the mural space where we’ll have check-in.

3.) Self-drive: If you drive yourself to UHD, you should park either in visitor parking (depending on availability) or pay parking across Girard St. You can then either walk to the rideshare drop-off and follow the above instructions or take the parking garage elevator at the corner of Girard and Travis Sts. You will take that elevator to the 3rd floor where you will exit into the Welcome Center (space 23 on the map). You can then take either of the hallways through the green rooms on the map and turn right past the elevators (which will send her to the check-in area) or follow the outside wall of the building through the cafeteria (which will send you to the check-in area).

Fun Spots Within Walking Distance:
Around the Corner
– Cocktail Bar
1510 Hutchins St, Houston, TX 77003

8th Wonder Brewery– Brewery Tours and Local Craft Beer
2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003

Huynh Restaurant– Vietnamese Restaurant
912 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

District 7 Grill– Eclectic Eatery
1508 Hutchins St, Houston, TX 77003

The Cajun Stop– Cajun American Food
2130 Jefferson St, Houston, TX 77003

Lucky’s Pub– Bar
801 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

Eatsie Boys– Sandwiches
2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003

Brother’s Taco House– Tacos Breakfast/Lunch
1604 Dowling St, Houston, TX 77003

AHH Coffee– Coffee Shop
open 7:00-19:00 7am-7pm
2018 Rusk St A, Houston, TX 77003

Café TH– Thai and Vietnamese Food
2108 Pease St, Houston, TX 77003

Posh Liquors – Nice liquor store with delivery
1602 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77002

Local Recommendations Around Town:

Super Happy Fun Land- Dance and Night club/Venue
3801 Polk St, Houston, Texas 77003

Buffalo Bayou Park– Park
105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

Avant Garden-Eclectic Bar
411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Anvil Bar & Refuge
1424 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 7706

Poison Girl– Bar
1641 Westheimer Rd # B, Houston, TX 77006

Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

Lawndale Art Center
4912 S. Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Museum – African American Culture
4807 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

The Orange Show- Folk Art Gallery
2401 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023

James Turrell Skyspace at Rice University
6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

NASA-National Aeronautics and Space Administration Houston Museum
2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

Late Night Eating:

Chapultepec Lupita– Mexican Food 24 Hrs
813 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006

Katz’s– Kosher Food 24 Hrs
616 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Theo’s– Greek open till 4am
812 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Mai’s– Vietnamese
3401 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002

Chacho’s– Mexican 24 Hrs
6006 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

Spanish Flower– Mexican
4701 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009

Fu Fu Café-Chinese open till 2am
9889 Bellaire Blvd #105, Houston, TX 77036

BB’s Café– Cajun and American Fare open 24 Hrs
2710 Montrose Blvd #A, Houston, TX 77006