Keep the Heights weird.

Residents once flocked to the area to escape the big city, but today it's hipsters and young couples that are drawn to its rich and character-filled architecture, mom and pop-type shops and funky restaurants. Find something you never knew you wanted atone of 19th Street's quaint boutiques. Thrift stores, antique havens and cafes prove to be popular at the Heights-strip. Stop by for the "First Saturday Arts Market" on the first Saturday of each month for live music, crafts, plants and artwork.

(Visit Houston)