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Get a dose of southern hospitality while visiting some of Houston’s most beloved attractions. Places like Space Center Houston, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Downtown Aquarium, and the Houston Zoo are great things to do and see for the whole family. Outdoor recreation is also readily available in the city such as Buffalo Bayou, a 52-mile waterway perfect for observing the native landscape as well as canoeing and kayaking. Unwind with a picnic and free music performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre that the kids can also enjoy. The beautiful public parks and gardens are great for staying active while getting some fresh air.
Houston Restaurants and Nightlife
Houston has about 10,000 restaurants that can appeal to a variety of taste buds. The culinary scene is just as diverse as its residents. Some of the dining options include seafood, Italian, American, Tex-Mex, and steakhouses. You can grab some authentic tacos with freshly made tortillas to Cajun crawfish specialties. A few of the best award-winning and popular restaurants call Houston home such as Barbecue Inn, Oxheart, Red Lion Pub, Underbelly, and Uchi. A night out in Houston is never dull. You can find late-night eateries, high-energy dance clubs, action-filled sports bars, casual wine bars, and country bars. The nightlife scene comes alive in districts like Midtown, Montrose, Downtown, and Washington Avenue where you can mix and mingle with a variety of crowds no matter what evening you decide to go out on.
The city has become an international cultural hotspot thanks to the Houston Museum District. There are a variety of art galleries, museums, performing venues, festivals, and multicultural events that make Houston a vibrant melting pot. Representing different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, visitors can check out the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Czech Cultural Center, Asia Society Texas Center, and Gente de Teatro. It’s no wonder this city has nearly 90 languages spoken by its population.
The METRORail is Houston’s leading urban transit system. Connecting passengers to 23 miles of central Houston as well as popular destinations throughout the city, getting around town is easy. Everyone can hop on board the METRORail service to visit stops along Midtown, Museum District, Texas Medical Center, or Downtown. Houston also provides local bus service throughout the area. If you feel like driving around Houston, be aware that some freeways have at least two names but easily intersect to get you to where you want to go. Bush Intercontinental Airport is also available for domestic and international travel.