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Destination Discovery

Explore, immerse and discover. With Destination Discovery, you’ll experience our unique destination from a local’s perspective. Whether you have an hour, an afternoon, or a day, Destination Discovery will provide you with insider recommendations for authentically-inspired local experiences, no matter how much or how little time you have available. Discover our Destination!

Take a Jog
Our 24/7 gym, SWEAT, is equipped with everything you need to get a great workout. However, if you’re looking to ditch the weights and sweat away from SWEAT, there are several urban trails nearby that are sure to give you the workout you crave. For a scenic jog, slip into one of our complimentary chauffeured cars and head to Memorial Park or the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Looking for a quicker route? Head to the River Oaks District or Highland Village, two of the most popular shopping destinations in H-Town! You can end your workout with some power shopping. And don’t worry; we’ll come pick you and your bags up when you’re done. If sweating in the Houston heat isn’t really your thing, hit the ice rink at the Galleria for a full-body workout.

Take a Drive
Houston has a lot to offer when it comes to multicultural arts! In a city where nearly 90 languages are spoken and nearly one-quarter of all current residents were born outside the U.S., Houston is one of the most diverse places in the nation. And with that diversity comes a tremendous multicultural arts scene. Below are a few of our faves, but you’ll find the best experience (and deal!) by getting your hands on a Houston City Pass. It gives you admission to the top five attractions in the Houston at almost ½ the price!

  • Visit our concierge for more details.
  • Museum of Natural Science
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • Children’s Museum
  • Houston Zoo
  • Space Center Houston—NASA

Do a Little Scoot
In the heart of Houston’s Richmond strip (about a 5-10 minute drive from Hotel Derek), sits Wild West, a legend that has been a part of the bayou city for over 30 years. Two-Steppin’ & Longneckin’ is their motto and this true country nightclub was built and is operated by Texans and features a solid oak dance floor just for your boots! From dancin’ and glancin’ to shooting pool, eating fresh fajitas or getting your boots shined, a variety of activities makes your visit entertaining. Their DJ stands at your service playing the hottest in country plus a mix of your favorite dance music. You want Texas? You want country? Wild West is the place.

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