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HOUSTON TRAVEL GUIDE

Houston AttractionsHouston Travel Guide - Houston, known affectionately to citizens as the "Bayou City," is located on the southeast Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Founded by the Allen brothers in 1836, Houston boasts an interesting and extensive history, even serving as the temporary capital of the Republic of Texas after the War of Independence from Mexico. Today, Houston covers over 540 square miles and is the fourth largest city in the United States of America. Over 2 million people and 100 ethnic groups call the city home, spreading their unique heritage and influence out in every direction.

To this day, Houston is a booming city of commerce. The Houston Ship Channel is the third largest deepwater port in the United States with access to shipping the world over. This has brought thousands of multicultural people to the area to live and work. From the Third Ward to Chinatown in the Southwest and every point in between, Houston is known for fabulous dining and great Houston tourist attractions. You can enjoy fine dining in the very posh area of River Oaks, tantalizing Texas barbecue downtown, and even some fresh seafood from the Kemah Boardwalk on Galveston Bay. From live music venues of local talent, to the sophisticated ambience of the symphony or ballet, Houston has something to offer everyone of all ages and genres.

Houston TourismA couple can stay in one of the renovated early twentieth century B & B's after having a fantastic night out on the town, or a family of four or five can find reasonable lodging accomodations and tons of affordable family fun at the 55 acre Houston Zoo, or to the south in Clear Lake at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. There are lots of great Houston attractions to see while visiting this great city. The art museums and shopping in Houston are world class. After a long day of shopping at the Galleria, you might find yourself in a cafe in the eclectic Montrose area off Westheimer, sipping a cappuccino and listening to open mike poetry. You should not worry about falling ill on your trip to Houston. The Texas Medical Center located off of Fannin, with its fourteen hospitals, is world renowned.

The Bayou City is not just for pick up truck driving, ten gallon hat wearing cowboys anymore. Many great adventures await the open minded tourist. Houstonians are a gracious people, and that old southern charm exists in them all, no matter what their cultural background may be. And while enjoying your stay in the city, if a nice young man with a thick foreign accent holds a door open for you, notice his shoes. He might just be wearing cowboy boots.

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