Houston, Texas is a vibrant and historic city. The bustling metropolis nestled on the Lone Star state's eastern edge, Houston has a lot to offer. Here's why you should make Houston your next stop.
Out of this world
Ever heard the phrase "Houston, we have a problem" and wondered where it comes from? The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston was home to a number of shuttle launches, and still functions as a major NASA center. For those of you who love to shoot for the stars, a trip to the Johnson Space Center could be the perfect addition to your time in Houston.
As the birthplace of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, Houston has a reputation for having music deep in its culture. Not only is it where Destiny's Child was formed, it is home to all of its members, and can also boast of Travis Scott, Chamillionaire, and classic rock band ZZ Top.
For fans of hip-hop, head to Houston in early May to catch Cardi B, Migos, and more at the third session of JMBLYA 2018, a festival that will also be held in Dallas and Austin.
Whether it's traditionally hearty southern food you're after, or you'd prefer something more exotic, Houston won't leave you starved for choices. In this metropolitan melting pot, food and flavors from all parts of the world are on offer. Take a look at the Instagram Best Food Houston, for some succulent suggestions.
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For the beach lovers among you, Houston is well-located. In less than an hour's drive you could be at the shore making the most of the famously warm Texas climate. Galveston, a city not far with a number of beaches, is your best bet for escaping to an ocean-side idyll for the day.
These are just a few reasons to visit Houston, Texas. Take us there!
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