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Houston in Texas is experiencing a huge cultural transformation, and there are a wealth of exciting reasons to visit. As America’s fourth largest city, this enormous urban destination has plenty for tourists to see and do. So is definitely one to put on your bucket list. Whether you want action and adventure or something more laid back, there is something for everyone. There are so many reasons why the fabulous city of Houston should be next on your travel list, here are just a few of them!


The Weather

The warm tropical climate in Houston means there’s an abundance of stunning plant life, and results in warm sunny weather for most of the year. Even the winters are mild but visit in the summer if you like your holiday weather scorching hot. Warm weather most of the year round gives you fantastic opportunities to do lots of outdoor activities, and get out there and enjoy the city.


The Attractions

You have Houston Zoo which home to an incredible six thousand indigenous species. To Kemah boardwalk offering all kinds of entertainment, rides and music. There’s great shops, nature centers and parks galore. There are even beaches! There’s more to see and do than you could ever manage in one trip, so do some research and come up with a plan before setting off on your trip. Read here for the top 20 places to visit in Houston.


The Landscape

The beautiful city skyline makes Houston an amazing place to visit, especially when it’s illuminated at night. There are thick woodlands and mountains to see, as well as the urban areas and the calming parks dotted around the city. Houston offers excellent photo opportunities and breathtaking views.


The Culture

Houston is home to some fascinating museums. So if you are looking for a good dose of culture, education and history on your trip you certainly won’t be disappointed. From the Museum of Natural Science, Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts, Health and much more. Space Centre Houston is an attraction of particular interest, great for adults and children alike. In and around Houston you’ll also discover number of celebrations and festivals. Visit at the right time of year and you could catch the a range of different events. There is the famous Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Film Festival, the Greek Festival or the Texas Renaissance Festival.


The Food

While you are in Houston, Texas you should definitely taste the Tex Mex food. Since Texas borders with Mexico, it has allowed for an excellent a fusion of Mexican and American cuisine. Featuring a lot of shredded cheese, meat, beans and spices on traditionally Mexican- style tortillas. Although there are a wide range of restaurants in Houston. They feature different kinds of cuisines at all price ranges, so there’s something for everyone. Check out both uptown and downtown Houston for a variety of different atmospheres and experiences.

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Have you ever been to Houston? What advice would you give to someone looking to travel there?