Have you headed downtown for a game, dinner out, concert, or play lately? If so, you’ve surely noticed just how much the area has changed in recent years. From bars and restaurants to parks and residential high-rises—and much more—we have the down-low on this revamped, revitalized, verging-on-unrecognizable district.

In This Feature:

How Downtown Houston Went from Barren to Bustling

Decades of building new parks, sports arenas, bars and restaurants has transformed downtown into a place where Houstonians actually want to live, work and play.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Get to Know Downtown's Newest Parks and Buildings

Five of the coolest projects reshaping the neighborhood.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Where to Eat Downtown Right Now

Downtown is now a foodie paradise.

06/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Where to Drink Downtown Right Now

Nine of our favorite, can't-lose bars, for whatever mood you're in.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

This Handy, Dandy Map Guides You Through the Downtown Tunnels

Everything you wanted to know about the tunnels.

06/25/2019 By Chris Gray

We Don't Know What the New Downtown Park Will Be Called, But We're Excited About It

Expect quite a bit of lounging room, covered and open seating, a B-Cycle Station and bike-repair area, a fenced-in dog run, and a casual café with indoor and outdoor seating.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

We Need to Save Sam Houston Park

Come on, H-Town. This is your history.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp