The style-savvy residents of the country’s fourth largest city know that there’s no place like Houston. See for yourself, here in Houston, where much of daily life happens outdoors, thanks to mild, year-round temperatures.
Take time to explore the eclectic, culture-filled neighborhoods, gallery spaces and attractions, which offer diverse flavors that can only be found here. Take the food, for example. Countless cutting-edge chefs have made a home in Houston, where diners eat out more than residents of any other city. Here, you’ll find James Beard Award winners and internationally renowned chefs serving up innovative cuisine that frequently catches the attention of foodies in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and Saveur.
But the stylish dining scene is only a slice of Houston’s epicurean offerings—a fact that the city’s culinary masterminds intend to prove with the recently launched Houston Culinary Tours. Each of the intimate, 16-person, chef-led tours aim at showing the underbelly of the city’s food scene—one taco truck and ethnic market at a time. Venture downtown during your stay and discover a thriving professional arts scene, with professional resident companies in ballet, opera, symphony and theater; only four other U.S. cities can say the same. And the nearby Museum District stakes its claim as the country’s fourth largest,with 18 cultural powerhouses set within blocks of one another.
We have our own version of Central Park, too, offering nearly 1,500 acres of green space in the heart of the city. Just inside the loop, Memorial Park is home to a public golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, trails and more. Downtown, Discovery Green park is outfitted with WiFi,a farmers market, dog runs, fine dining and ice-skating during the winter—just one more of the 650-plus urban green spaces filling the city. Come. Live like a local for a few days and discover why Houston’s mix of international appeal and Southern charm have captured the imagination of taste makers the world over.
In its 175-year history, the city founded near the banks of Buffalo Bayou has grown from the capitol of the Republic (1837 to 1840) to the fourth-largest city in the nation. What began with 6,642 acres has expanded into nearly 600 square miles, bringing with it a rich history that’s jam-packed with interesting facts, must-see sites and experiences to enjoy. Think you’ve got Houston figured out? Think again.
21st century Houston is a thriving art nexus, the home of world-class museums, acclaimed art galleries and a huge community of talented artists. At the heart of it all: the Houston Museum District, whose 20 museums and 50-acre zoological park–all within walking distance of one another and accessible by METRO Rail–form one of the largest cultural districts in the country, with more than half a million square feet of exhibition space and six million annual visitors.
Searching for something in particular? Chances are if you can dream it, it’s available in Houston–from fresh-off-the-runway designer duds to one-of-a-kind, locally-produced artisan wares. Check out some of our favorite locally-owned boutiques and shops for covet-worthy finds and gift ideas.
Houston is re-positioning itself as a sports destination On the field or on the court, Houston’s home teams offer year-round competition and high-energy action for loyal sports aficionados. Check the local teams in Houston and discover where they play. Why not take a visit to one of the amazing home grounds whilst on your visit to Houston Texas
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