Whether you’ve been swept up in Astros fever or are simply looking for a weekend getaway close to Austin, Houston is always a safe bet. From world-class restaurants to stunning museums to, yes, fantastic sports, there’s a little something for everyone.


If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s in the heart of it all, look no further than the Royal Sonesta Houston. This AAA Four Diamond property is located in Houston’s bustling Galleria district and features 485 well-appointed guestrooms. From on-site mixology classes to restaurants with menus brimming with locally sourced ingredients, it’s an ideal jumping-off point for a Houston getaway. Learn more and book a stay at sonesta.com/us/texas/houston/royal-sonesta-houston-galleria.


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Norwegian announces new nonstop flight from Austin to Paris


Austin’s options for nonstop travel to Europe just got broader. Last week, Norwegian Airlines announced a new route from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport beginning service May 6.


Flights will operate seasonally three times a week; summer seasonal service will be offered on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays between May 6 and Sept. 20, 2020, and on Fridays and Sundays between Sept. 25 and Oct. 23, 2020.


In September, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced nonstop service to Amsterdam beginning in May 2020. Currently, British Airways and Norwegian offer nonstop flights from Austin to London, and Lufthansa offers nonstop service to Frankfurt.


Learn more or book travel to Paris at norwegian.com/us.


Would you spend $1,600 on this Texas burger?


Sure, Texas is known for great burgers. But one upscale Houston restaurant is taking it to the next level by offering a $1,600 burger option.


The H-Bar recently unveiled the Black Gold burger, which comes with sliced Japanese A5 wagyu beef; seared foie gras; black truffles; and truffle aioli on a caviar-infused black-and-gold brioche bun. It’s served with a bottle of 2006 Dom Perignon. Learn more at thepostoakhotel.com/restaurants/h-bar.