Information for Travelers
Houston is a major metropolis in Texas, stretching all the way to Galveston Bay.
If you're looking for culture, dining, shopping, unique attractions and fun experiences, Houston has plenty to do.
This is the fourth largest city in the United States and is home to the famous Space Center Houston, renowned chefs, inspiring museums and beautiful green spaces, with a bayou running through the heart of the city.
Combine a trip to Houston with a visit to nearby Galveston, less than an hour away, for a blend of big city and island life.
Depending on your travel dates, you might even catch a sports game or enjoy Houston's special event, the Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The city's relatively compact downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants.
The Houston Space Center, NASA's Johnson Space Center official visitor center, is a must-see in Houston.
This is a huge complex where you can walk through the replica of the Space Shuttle Independence and the huge aircraft carrier on which it is mounted.
At the visitor center, you can ride inside a replica of America's first space station, Skylab, and touch a rock to the moon.
This is also the place to learn about upcoming NASA missions, including trips to Mars.
Read about Houston in Wikipedia