Shopping

University Boulevard in Rice Village

University Boulevard in Rice Village

The Upscale and the Widely Known:

Rice Village, 2526 Rice Boulevard (and vicinity): blocks of restaurants and bars as well as clothing, furniture, card, book, and gift stores (6 miles from George R. Brown Convention Center)

Highland Village, 4055 Westheimer Rd.: outdoor shopping center and restaurants (7 miles from George R. Brown Convention Center)

The Galleria from W. Alabama St.

The Galleria from W. Alabama St.

The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd.: largest mall in Texas and one of the ten largest malls in America; has a year-round indoor ice-skating rink, upscale department stores, and gift stores, including Texas-themed souvenir shops (8 miles from George R. Brown Convention Center)

The Galleria, Westheimer Rd.

The Galleria, Westheimer Rd.

Citycentre Plaza, 800 Town and Country Blvd.: upscale hotel and outdoor shopping development on the far west side of the city (14.7 miles from George R. Brown Convention Center)

Downtown Shopping District in/around GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin St., and the Shops at Houston Center, 1200 McKinney St. (blocks from the George R. Brown Convention Center)


Local and Alternative:

Lower Westheimer, Westheimer Rd. from Bagby St. to Shepherd Dr.: see especially Taxi Taxi, DuO, Couture Blowout, and BJ Oldies and Antiques (approx. 2.5 miles from George R. Brown Convention Center)

Westheimer Rd. in Montrose

Westheimer Rd. in Montrose

Houston Heights Shopping District, especially 19th St. between Yale St. and Ashland St.: gift shops, art galleries, and many large antique stores (6.2 miles from George R. Brown Convention Center)

W. 19th St. in The Heights

W. 19th St. in The Heights


Outlet Malls In the Greater Houston Area:

Tanger Outlets, 5885 Gulf Fwy., Texas, City, TX (approx. 30 minutes southeast from downtown Houston)

Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Rd., Cypress, TX (approx. 35 minutes northwest from downtown Houston)

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