Explore Houston, Texas

Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States. It is huge, both in population and in land area. It is approximately 55 miles from Galveston and 160 miles from Austin, Texas. It also has a world class symphony and theater district and the Houston Museum District is one of the largest in the country.

Don't miss attractions such as the Kemah Boardwalk, Space Center Houston, Moody Gardens, Minute Maid Park, Schlitterbahn, the Houston Zoo and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is the third most visited museum in the U.S. For a look at the city, go to the Chase Tower Observatory downtown. The Chase Tower is the tallest building in Texas. There are also more than 165 public and private golf courses located in the Greater Houston area.

Go fishing offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and in the inshore waters of the Texas coast. Catch tarpon, kingfish, red snapper, and yellow-finned tuna. Eighty miles offshore from Galveston is some of the country's best blue and white marlin and sailfish fishing.

Houston is considered to have some of the best cuisine from around the world. It has a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, a great number of steakhouses, fine dining, and chain restaurants.

Enjoy events such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the FotoFest, or the WorldFest-Houston Film Festival and the Houston International Festival. The Texas Renaissance Festival is one of the nation's largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme parks where the 16th Century comes alive every Saturday and Sunday for 8 weekends.

The two major commercial airports include the George Bush Intercontinental Airport located 23 miles north of downtown, and the William P. Hobby Airport located 7 miles south of downtown.


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