One of the most iconic phrases of the 21st Century, “Houston we have a problem.”, is forever linked Houston with the history of NASA. Yet this sprawling metropolis has a lot more to offer. From cowboys to computer geeks, Houston has a diverse community and multiple cultures to take in. As America’s 4th largest city, it is bound to have something for just about everyone in the family.
#1 the MUST see…Houston is not just all rodeos and oil rigs. It has a huge museum district with 19 museums and something new every day to see. History, art, culture all come together here so bring some walking shoes. The best part? Most museums are free or low cost. http://houmuse.com/
#2 the MUST eat…Home to over 10,000 restaurants, it can be daunting to pick and choose from. If you are in the mood for Mexican food head down Westheimer Street to Hugo’s. With its Spanish Art Deco décor you will be glad you came. Chef Hugo Ortega has won multiple awards for his deep complex flavors. http://hugosrestaurant.net
#3 the MUST shop…anyone who has been to Houston can tell you about two locations for shopping; the Galleria and Harwin Drive. The Galleria is one of the largest malls in the US with every shop and store imaginable from Neiman Marcus to Saks 5th Ave. Harwin Drive is for those seeking some bargain deals. It is perfect for haggling and negotiating prices. http://www.simon.com/mall/the-galleria or http://harwindrive.com/
#4 the MUST stay…Downtown Houston near the performing arts theater is the Lancaster Hotel. Built in 1926, with a history of its original owners dating back into the 1800’s, this hotel doesn’t fall short of modern amenities and style. Their fantastic Bistro has just reopened after an extensive renovation. http://www.thelancaster.com/
#5 the MUST do off the beaten path…If you like cars, and you like art…well stop by for an hour or two to take in the sights at the Art Car Museum. From Pink Cadillacs to cars that look like they could fly; there is quite an exhibit to see at what many call the ‘Garage Mahal’. http://artcarmuseum.com/
For more information check out http://www.visithoustontexas.com/