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
90 minutes
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Museum of Natural Science
This outstanding four-floor museum
120 minutes
Menil Collection
Menil Collection
One of the world's foremost collections
180 minutes
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
A division of The Museum of Fine Arts,
90 minutes
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
120 minutes