“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Shedding its lackluster reputation as the Northwest Industrial District, the newly renamed The Pearl brims with swanky condos, boutiques, restaurants, wine bars and microbreweries. Some locals call this dog-friendly, park-filled neighborhood the "Little Doggie District," and local shop owners hand out dog treats by the handful. There are two award-winning parks worth visiting: Jamison Square for summer fun by the water, and Tanner Springs for a tranquil setting atop a natural spring. Getting around the Pearl District is easy: all the street names are in alphabetical and numerical order.