Houston does everything with Texan swagger, whether it’s interstellar exploration or shopping in gigantic malls. You won’t find a more patriotic place in the country, with the stars and stripes flying on every corner. To experience the full force of Houston’s energy, head to a Dynamo soccer game at the BBVA Compass Stadium, where orange-clad fans roar for their team.

The family fun in Houston is endless, with mind-blowing science museums, and of course, the Nasa Space Center, primed to take you on a cosmic adventure. After all that, why not indulge in some finger-lickin’ food at a BBQ joint?

What to see & do in Houston

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Things to do in Houston include taking in iconic museums, historic sites, animal encounters, hands-on educational exhibits, art galleries, and amusement and water parks. You can head for places like the famous Space Center to get an up-close look at the United States space program or take the kids to the Children's Museum Houston for hands-on exhibits. Head for the Kemah Boardwalk for an old-fashioned theme park experience or cool...

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Where & what to eat in Houston

  • 10 Great Restaurants in Houston

    Great restaurants in Houston approach food with the same gusto that Texans do everything, embracing big portions, solid slabs of meat, and a long history of cattle farming with classic American barbeque joints and roadside diners. New American cuisine, classic barbeque, cutting edge Cajun fusion, and the best Mexican food outside of Mexico – the city does it all. As the...

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Information about Houston can be obtained from travel guides across the city that will give you insight into all the most popular places to go and things to do. Public transportation is abundant, from buses and the city's metro rail to taxis and rideshares, so you'll have no problem getting around. The weather here is temperate, with most days ranging between 40 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and snow is rare. This...

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