Step 1 Hotel Sorella
800 Sorella Ct.
Houston, TX 77024
Hotel Sorella is conveniently located in CityCentre. You can check in, enjoy some rooftop swimming with poptails and mocktails and relax. You can head downstairs to CityCentre for dinner at any one of the dining establishments, but for us there is nothing like the Backyard BBQ at CITYCENTRE’s Radio Milano! Watch the fireworks from the comfort of your air conditioned room and get a good night’s sleep without fighting the traffic home. In the morning enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast and then make your way to home or work. Make your reservations.
Step 2 CITYCENTRE
800 Town and Country Boulevard
Houston, TX 77024
Looking for a family-friendly location to celebrate July 4th? Over the past several years, the CITYCENTRE district has become a favorite for Houstonians from around the city, many who start their day off on the numerous restaurant patios that surround the development’s central plaza before gearing up for the evening’s complimentary line up of live music and fireworks. This year, CITYCENTRE makes it a four-day affair with entertainment beginning on July 1, when the Pete Simple Band bring their pop and rock sounds to the district from 7 until 10 pm. On Saturday, July 2, inspirational music comes courtesy of Janell McDonald & Grace Point starting at 7 pm. On July 3, the Max Flinn Band hits the stage with a country playlist from 7 until 10 pm, and the celebration concludes on July 4, with People’s Choice Band from 7 until 11 pm with a 15 minute fireworks spectacular at 9:30pm.
Step 3 Radio Milano | Milano Bar
800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024
Kick off your Fourth of July celebration with a Backyard BBQ at CITYCENTRE’s Radio Milano. The tiki inspired BBQ will run from 3:00 – 8:00 PM on the Radio Milano’s Milano Bar Patio. Other festive dishes from the grill include burgers, hot dogs, nachos and more (also available to go). Home-made ice cream and snow cones are also available for the kiddos. For the adults, pair your meal with one of the restaurant’s featured tiki cocktails ($12). Other refreshing libations include Popsicle Cocktails ($9), Texas style Messina Hoff Sangrias ($8), “Murica Flights” of Herman Marshall Whiskey ($15) and Domestic Beer Buckets ($12 for 6). Make a day of it and sign-up for outdoor classics like beer pong and corn hole. Reservations are available for both indoor and patio seating at Milano Bar.
For those wanting a taste of Texas while staying out of the summer heat, Radio Milano will be serving a Texas themed three-course, prix fixe menu for $25 per person. An “All American Wine Flight” of Oregonian Rosé, is also available at $20 per person. Complimentary valet parking is available for all Radio Milano and Milano Bar guests.
I remember our very first Fourth of July in Houston. We spent a great deal of time looking for fireworks displays and making a decision where we would go that evening. Sticking close to home since we didn’t know our way around the area that well we headed to a mall and sat in the parking lot for fireworks that night. Our return drive home should have taken about 20 minutes but with road closures and only certain exits open we ended up driving on back country roads in the dark and having no idea where we were or how or when we would get home. Almost 2 hours later we pulled into our driveaway and breathed a sigh of relief. Until we heard the snap, crackle, pop of fireworks in the neighborhood which kept our dog and whole family up until the wee hours of the morning. The next day we had the joy of cleaning up fireworks from our pool and yard. Good times right?
Once again this year I’m going to enjoy the Fourth of July with the family and this year I’m going to do it in three easy steps. I’ve still got all my bases covered – Family, food, fun, and fireworks. But I’m just going to be the one to do all the work!