Out-of-Town Patients

While You’re Here, Enjoy Houston

One of the advantages of coming to River Oaks Hospital & Clinics in Houston is simply being in Houston, where the cultural, entertainment, shopping and dining choices abound. You’ll be away from the crowded, confusing area that houses the Medical Center, but near all the attractions that this neighborhood offers.

Where to Stay

The Westin Galleria hotel offers special rates to Advanced Diagnostics patients and their guests. The hotel also provides shuttle service to and from River Oaks Hospital & Clinics.

Where to Eat

Some of the best dining choices in the city are right in the River Oaks neighborhood. Steaks, sushi, French, Mexican, Italian, vegetarian and locally sourced — you name it and you’ll find it nearby. Some of our recommendations include:

  • 51fifteen
  • Armandos
  • Brasserie 19
  • Eddie V’s
  • Frank’s Americana Revival
  • Hearsay Market Square
  • Hearsay on The Green
  • La Griglia
  • RA Sushi Bar
  • Sprinkles
  • State of Grace
  • Steak 48

Where to Shop

Your shopping choices in Houston are practically unlimited. Near River Oaks is Texas’ largest shopping mall, the Galleria, with more than 375 stores, two hotels, an ice rink and countless restaurants. The alfresco shopping experience at Uptown Park offers upscale boutiques. Not far is Highland Village, where high-end national retailers, such as Anthropology, Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma, mix with restaurants and locally owned shops. Closer to downtown, there are Billy Reid, Sloan-Hall and many antique shops.

A popular attraction in the River Oaks Shopping Center is the Landmark River Oaks Theatre, which dates to 1939 and is known for showing independent and foreign films.

What to See

The West University area, nestled between Highway 59 and the 610 Loop, is one of city’s the most desirable districts and the home of Rice University and Rice Village Shopping Center.

One of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, Houston offers an endless number of cultural attractions. NASA’s Space Center Houston is a world-renown educational and entertainment facility. Near NASA is one of the top ten Texas attractions: Kemah Boardwalk, offering waterfront restaurants, entertainment and an amusement park. Houston’s Museum District has more than 20 museums, galleries and cultural centers, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Parks worth visiting in Houston include:

  • Memorial Park
  • Hermann Park
  • Sam Houston Park
  • Discovery Green

For a list of area golf courses, please click here.

If you are looking to attend a game, Houston is also home to many professional sports teams, such as the Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Rockets (NBA), Houston Texans (NFL), Houston Dynamo (MLS), Houston Dash (NWSL) and Houston SaberCats (MLR).