I'm from San Francisco, staying at the Hilton Americas and attending a two-day conference at the convention center. I will have two nights available for dinner and something else afterwards that doesn't include alcohol or dancing. Any suggestions of local (non-chain) restaurants that will give me a flavor of the food in your area (BBQ, steaks?)? I hate it when I go home and someone says, "did you try _____" and it turns out to be a famous hole in the wall place with great food that I missed out on!
I would also be interested in night time activities... maybe like dueling piano, (clean) comedy club, or jazz club type of place where I can sit, listen, drink soda, just so that I'm not stuck in the hotel room. Except that it has to be safe... Asian female wandering alone...
On Saturday after checkout, I should have free time until 4:00 p.m. when I head to the airport, so I will have time to visit several places. What are the top two attractions that screams Houston? I imagine NASA to be one, but I'm not sure.
I won't have a car for the nights (for dinner) but would be open to renting a car on Saturday if it will get me from one place to another more quickly. I'm more about quickly seeing three places than taking the time to enjoy one place for the entire time.
I did review a bunch of former posts and collected several pages of info but want to get your opinions to help me narrow down what I need to research. Thanks!!!