A longtime hub for innovation in energy and medicine, Houston has come into its own as a vacation destination in recent years.

Photo by J. Griffis Smith

Top draws in Texas’ biggest city include the lively Museum District, where 19 cultural attractions highlight art, science, nature, and history; and the reimagined downtown, where it’s now possible to walk from your hotel to restaurants, bars, and concert and sports arenas. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

“Houston is a beautiful city with things to do for the little ones and grown-ups.”—Myrthala Almada, San Antonio

Contact: Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800/4-HOUSTON; www.visithoustontexas.com.

From the December 2013 issue

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