Where historic legacies meet the 21st Century. The 4th largest city in the US, Houston’s sheer size and sprawl may perplex most visitors, but after spending a weekend in this proud city you’ll soon be charmed by the historic heights, pretty neighbourhoods, and foodie scene. This southerly city was once only celebrated for its NASA space station and cowboy culture, but now Houston now holds its own as bourgeoning multi-cultural hot-house for the arts.
What to do
Art runs through the veins of the city, with major exhibits throughout the year at venues such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Explore the city in July when ArtHouston takes over the city with a sprawling art walk, featuring exhibits in more than 30 galleries. For history buffs, spend the day exploring the tree-lined Museum District. Or to view the city’s oldest buildings and architecture, make a bee-line for Buffalo Bayou, a 52-mile slow-moving waterway that was the site of Houston’s founding in 1836.
Where to Eat
If you enjoy a good BBQ – and who doesn’t – head straight to Gatlin’s for delicious ribs and pulled pork. For more meat dine at Brenner’s, who specialise in steakhouse classics and succulent rib-eyes.
- Cocktails in Montrose neighbourhood.
- Eat your way through the Historic Heights neighbourhood.
- Buy some cowboy boots at Tejas Boots.