| Within a 5 to 30 minute drive...
River Oaks Shopping Center, 75 upscale stores offering entertainment, a variety of cuisine, storefront parking, unique shops and boutiques.
Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field), new home to the Houston Astros.
Bayou Place, restaurants, movie theaters, concerts, entertainment complex.
19th Street, in the Heights offering antique stores, dining and an eclectic shopping experience.
Jones Hall, home of the Houston Symphony, Society of Performing Arts and Broadway productions.
The Alley Theater, two stages for drama theater.
The Wortham Center, with two theaters for Houston Grand Opera and The Houston Ballet.
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, future home to Theater Under the Stars, musical performances and concerts.
The Aerial Theater, concerts.
Medical Center ... located within 4 miles of Sara's.
Compaq Center, home of the NBA Houston Rockets, WNBA Houston Comets, IHL Houston Aeros,
AHL Houston Thunderbears.
Galleria, shopping, movies, ice skating....
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, oldest comprehensive museum in the Southwest United States. You're invited to come see its treasures - art of world cultures from antiquity to the present. New at MFAH is the new Audrey Jones Beck Building which opened on March 25, 2000. The Beck Building will be the central repository for the museum's outstanding collections of European art from antiquity to 1920.
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Wortham IMAX Theatre (713-639-IMAX), the Cockrell Butterfly Center and its rainforest environment, the Burke Baker Planetarium and three floors of permanent exhibits with everything from dinosaurs to the elaborate Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals.
Contemporary Arts Museum, modern, all-metal structure houses its collection and exhibits, as well as a wide variety of educational programs for adults and children. Admission is free to the museum, which is open every day except Monday. For hours of operation and general information, call (713) 284-8250.
The Houston Zoo/Houston Zoological Gardens, located in Hermann Park. Houston's only urban jungle is a breathtaking example of spring and the renewal of life. Giraffes play, tigers swim and elephants trumpet as the zoo comes to life. Also visit Natural Selections, the Houston Zoo gift shop, for unique souvenirs. For information, call (713) 284-1300.
The Children's Museum, highest-attended youth museum in the country, the Children's Museum of Houston serves more than 450,000 visitors annually. Committed to the mission of learning, the museum features 10 galleries of hands-on, minds-on activities that invite exploration by children, educators and families. The Children's Museum at 1500 Binz is open every day except Monday, and Thursday night is free from 5-8 p.m. For more information call (713) 522-1138.