6 Things to Check Out in Houston in the New Year

January 3rd, 2020
Photo Courtesy Rosalie

We don’t think 2020 could have gotten here fast enough, and now here we are ready to take on the New Year! The start of a new year (or even new month if you’re reading this a little late) is the perfect opportunity to explore your city and our great city of Houston has no shortage of places and events to check out, restaurants to make reservations at, art exhibits to take in and so much more.

One of the best parts about our Montrose apartments are the central location in the heart of Houston, which keeps you front and center to so many great things to check out. If you’re new to Houston and not sure where to start, our team has compiled a list of six things we plan to check out and recommend you to add to your calendar.

6 Houston Events and Restaurants to Add to your List in 2020:

Bayou City Art Festival: An annual and fun Houston event taking place March 27 – 29, 2020 is definitely one to add to your calendar. It’s simply a fantastic excuse to get outside with friends and family and check out Houston’s local art scene. The Bayou City Art Festival takes place at Memorial Park and kicks off spring as Houston’s premier outdoor fine arts event showcasing 300+ national artists working in 19 artistic media. There will be a ton of amazing art to look at or purchase, but there will also be entertainment, food trucks and more, making it the perfect event for pretty much anyone!

MFAH: Speaking of art, if you haven’t been to The Museum of Fine Arts in a while, it’s time to make it a priority! At The Susanne, we are so incredibly lucky to be so close to these fine museums and exhibits, but we admit sometimes we get caught up in the hustle and bustle and don’t spend enough time in the Museum District. Check out the MFAH calendar of exhibits to see which ones interest you and be sure to add them to your calendar so you don’t miss out! We personally can’t wait to check out Norman Rockwell: American Freedom.

Rosalie Italian Soul: Located inside the C. Baldwin Hotel, guests can experience chef Chris Cosentino’s first Houston restaurant, and it’s a hot one! Here you can get a unique “menu of Italian-American dishes, ranging from eggplant parm to pepperoni pizza, awaits, along with a seriously chic dining room and a solid list of wines that ranges from totally affordable bottles to splurge-worthy special occasion sips.” Located at 400 Dallas Street, close to our Montrose apartments, come hungry. Find more top 2020 Houston restaurants from Eater Houston here. According to the restaurant’s website, “Chris is co-owner of San Francisco’s celebrated Cockscomb restaurant, Jackrabbit at The Duniway in Portland, OR, and Acacia House at Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Napa Valley.”

Chevron Houston Marathon: This annual race starts in downtown Houston and takes place on January 19th. Although it’s too late for a race entry (it fills up fast!), it’s truly a fun event to hang out and watch. Lucky for our Montrose apartment residents, it runs down the street from our community (we think it’s of the most fun spot to watch). This annual 26.2, 13.1 and 3.1-mile run begins and ends at Downtown’s George R. Brown Convention Center has steadily grown to attract more than 20,000 entrants from around the world and 200,000 spectators (this could be you!). Did you know the first Houston Marathon took place in 1972 with a whopping 113 runners and about twice as many spectators? Ask any local Houstonian – you’re either running it, watching it and cheering someone on or at least aware when it is, because it’s a huge city-wide event!

Guard and Grace: One of Houston’s newest and hottest restaurants is located just a few minutes from our Houston apartments. The steakhouse offers a delicious lunch and dinner menu, but the vibe there is also one of the best in the city. And don’t miss their Houston Social Hour, weekdays from 3 – 6 p.m with tasty offerings like charcuterie boards, oysters and other light bites paired with wine, handcrafted cocktails and beer.

Art Car Parade: Join more than 250,000 spectators lining the streets of downtown Houston to catch a glimpse of this annual and beyond artistic parade. Here you’ll see an organized display of Houston’s most outlandish folk art creations on wheels. You may have seen a few of the cards throughout Houston before, but this is an event you won’t want to miss! The Fruit Mobile, a 1967 Ford station wagon, started the craze in 1986. Truly a sight to see, the parade is produced by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Mark your calendar for this year’s event, which takes place April 16 – 19, 2020.

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in or around our Montrose Houston neighborhood, visit our Montrose apartment blog for ideas to keep you and your friends busy or this Houston event calendar.

Stop by today our luxury Museum District apartments for a private tour and ask about our New Year leasing specials. We are conveniently located at 3833 Dunlavy (across from Montrose HEB) or you can call one of our expert leasing agents at 713.528.3300 Our Montrose apartments are move-in ready and we can’t wait to welcome you home to this fun and luxurious Houston neighborhood.