That’s right folks, Houston Strategists have had a couple meetups already, but this July we’ll be having a much bigger one! A handful of folks have already confirmed they’re going to fly in for a few days, so here’s what you need to know if you want to get in on the fun!
When: July 19-24, 2016
Where: Houston, TX
Why: …the hell not!
A lot of the Houston Strategists are up on the northwest side of town, so it’s looking like this hotel is where folks are considering bedding down. The plan is to have stuff that’s somewhat more family-friendly during the day including sightseeing (Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquariam, Museums, Zoo, etc.) and adult beverages, etc., in the evening. We might even make the trek to Galviston and hit the beach. Several of us are planning to get a Houston City Pass from this website in order to keep costs down. As we get closer to the actual dates we’ll get something of an itinerary together so we know what will be happening when.
Those flying in are encouraged to arrive at Bush Intercontinental Airport; Hobby Airport is also in Houston, but it’s on the complete opposite side of the 3rd largest metropolis in the Union (and we won’t come pick you up; you’ve been warned ;)). Some carpooling will be possible, but it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to consider renting a car for yourself or with other incoming visitors. At last count there were a number of interested people, but cars are only so big and there are only so many of us locals.
We’ll continue to update this thread in the coming weeks as more people sign on for the fun and itineraries are sorted; if you’re definitely coming or thinking about joining the fun, drop a reply and let us know so we can plan accordingly
#First pass on the itinerary
We’re building this itinerary out based on the Houston City Pass to keep ticket prices affordable. Let the record show this will almost-certainly shift around some, but we’re planning to do all the events listed below; be sure to drop feedback if there’s something you’d like to see in a different order based on when you’ll be around
- Generally chill getting everyone into town day
- Dinner on Strats
- Probably at Red Fish Grill (seafood/sushi awesomeness with land-based choices as well)
- Morning - Museum of Fine Arts (free general admission on Thursdays)
- Afternoon/Evening - Kemah Boardwalk (Rock the Dock concert series on Thursdays in July)
- Note: This is the most solid day given the special events/pricing at these venues and unlikely to change
###Friday (22 July)
- Houston Zoo
- Dinner and music at The Carriage House Cafe
###Saturday (23 July)
- Museum of Natural Science
- Evening - Adult Bevs
###Sunday (24 July)
- Breakfast/brunch before people start cutting town?