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The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 People-watching Spots

We asked our friends, acquaintances, co-workers and even a few strangers about their favorite people-watching spots. We got some silly suggestions: Harris Co. Jail during visiting hours, the bathroom at any bar at 1 a.m. on a Saturday, and, our favorite, the Houston Press lobby. We also got some great suggestions. We sorted them out according to availability, comfort and number of people available to watch. Here are our top 10; did your favorite make the list?

10. George Bush Intercontinental Airport

We enjoy people watching at the airport. Of the ten spots on our list, it's the best place to see folks from other countries and every social background. If you're lucky, you might even see a celebrity (the closest we ever came was when we saw Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé's dad), or a bunch of service men and women on their way home. The only reason the airport isn't higher on our list is because, to really enjoy it, you have to have a plane ticket which can be costly.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez