Texas
Houston
Recommended
Houston The Essential
Recommended
Houston embodies much of Texas' mystique, the myth that bigger is better. The city sprawls across more than 617sqmi of bayou country; the metropolitan area takes in 9,000sqmi and is bound by one of the most intricate highway systems in the nation. As the fourth-largest US city (after New York, Los Angeles and Chicago), Houston is a giant in international shipping, petrochemicals, aerospace and finance. Its varied economy has attracted an equally diverse population; dozens of languages are heard in the metropolitan area.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Houston
Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston
Official visitor center of the National
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Museum of Natural Science
This outstanding four-floor museum
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Menil Collection
Menil Collection
One of the world's foremost collections
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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
A division of The Museum of Fine Arts,
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Museum District
Museum District
A half-dozen important art museums,
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Founded in 1900 as the first municipal
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