About Houston

About HoustonHouston, Texas, offers a medley of activities, attractions and cultural outlets for its guests to savor. As the largest city in the state, the city boasts an eclectic medley of dining, entertainment and institutions to create a lasting impression for its visitors. The metropolis has established esteemed performing arts centers that features Broadway shows, ballets, operas, classical musical concerts. Known as "Space City", the metropolis abounds with verdant parks, trails, professional sports events, amusement parks and rodeos.

Attractions and Shopping
Guests have access to exotic and beautiful wildlife at the Houston Zoo. They learn and experience the wonders of space travel at the Johnson Space Center & Space Center Houston. Lovers of shopping choose from a bevy of malls such as the Houston Premium Outlet Mall, Town and Country Village, the Katy Mills Mall, featuring more than 200 retail outlets as well as the Galleria, an luxurious facility with a skating rink and shopping center.

Outdoor Fun
Visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor fun throughout the city. Guests can work on their handicap at Bear Creek Golf World, Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course and Old Orchard Golf Club. Admirers of natural life visit the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and Herman Park. Beach and surf lovers head to local Galveston Bay for fun in the sun.

Pro Sporting Events
Houston is a sports city with several professional teams including the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL), the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Houston Astros of the Major League Baseball (MLB). The Rockets play at the Toyota Center. The Astros compete with their rivals at Minute Maid Park, and the Houston Texas play at Reliant Stadium.

Fine Dining
Restaurant and food lovers have a wide array of options to select from to satisfy their appetites, including Le Mistral, fresh steaks at Lynn’s Steakhouse, Mexican food at Pappasito’s Cantina and Lupe Tortilla, fine dining at Pappa Bros, seafood at Denis Seafood, Italian cuisine at Damian's Cucina Italiana and Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano and French delicacies at Bistro Provence. Asian food aficionados taste the local influences at the Vietnamese Kim Son Restaurant and Chinese at P.F. Chang's and
Hunan Chinese Restaurant.

Guests have access to additional information at the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau. The city is certain to satisfy the curiosity and needs of its guests whether they enjoy fine dining, shopping or watching live professional football games. Houston welcomes its guests with warmth and care creating a lasting impression that inspire its guests to return time and again.