Houston Travel Guide
Houston Is Known for...
Six of Houston's most unique features and characteristics.Diversity
The city of Houston is known for being one of the most diverse places to live in Texas.Space and Science
Since “Houston” was the first spoken word from the moon, the city of Houston has become known for its space and science contributions, and is the home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Rated as a global city, Houston has a variety of industries housed in the 4th largest city in the nation (according to 2010 Census). Energy, aeronautics, transportation, manufacturing, and with a leading health care sector, Houston’s resources for space and science provide tourists and residents an abundance of employment opportunities and educational assets.Shopping
One could spend days discovering “mom & pop” boutiques and nationally recognized retail outlets in Houston. Home to Texas’s largest mall, The Galleria, which stretches 2.5 million square feet of pure shopping gratification, the shopping in Houston offers folks an assortment of trendy prospects. Wear comfortable shoes and head west to Katy to experience why the suburb has been dubbed the leading outdoor retail outlet spot, hosting over 200 specialty stores within a 1.3 square mile hike.Sports
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From humble beginnings as a newspaper ad touting the potential of its desolate mudflats, the city of Houston has grown in leaps and bounds over the last century, but has retained the enterprising, cultured spirit of its founders. The fourth largest metropolitan area in the US boasts a slick, albeit sprawling, urban center with Texas-sized portions of shopping, dining and entertainment. The 17-block theater district is second only to New York City with eight performing arts companies and 12000 seats. Visit one of the more than 500 cultural and visual arts attractions, including NASA and the Livestock show, the largest rodeo in the world. Mild climes in the winter and early spring are best for visiting Bayou Place downtown, the Zoo or one of the other city parks. On hotter days, cool off at the world-class Galleria, the Fine Arts Museum or any one of the 11000+ trendy restaurants and clubs.