Just a stone’s throw away from Texas’ Galveston Bay, the state’s largest city is perhaps the most important Lone Star town as well.
Known as “Space City” because of its place in NASA history, Houston is also the heart of the American oil industry and an incredibly diverse place. This is home to huge shopping centers, a world-class art scene, top chefs and a wealth of entertainment and sporting venues.
Houston is huge; it moved up to fourth place among America’s largest cities in recent years. The city proper boasts a population of a whopping 2.1 million people. Add the metro area and that number hits almost 7 million. Such an enormous population means there’s no end of things to do in this sprawling metropolis. Neighborhoods to check out include the Museum District, where the lion’s share of the city’s exhibitions can be found; the Skyline District, with its tall buildings; Downtown, Chinatown, the Theater District, Montrose and West University Place.