The largest city in Texas, and surprisingly lush as well, Houston has lots to offer, and it's always a surprise. You see, Texas likes to reinvent itself. It's no longer a prosperous town from the oil days; although it's still the home of NASA and its astronauts. Today Texas is a vibrant, modern city that boasts some of the best museums in the country, a glorious cultural scene, lively nightlife and every king of entertainment on offer you can wish for.
Houston's busy port is just one of the reasons this vast city has been so successful economically, but there are other reasons. The city thrives on all sorts of economic activity, from oil and petrol to medical institutions and computers.
But when the worker bees come out to play, there's lots for them to do. After all, Texas is a charming combination of marshlands and bayous, forests of cypress trees and urban sprawl. Divided into various neighbourhoods, each with its own personality, the city's heart is made up of an air-conditioned 11km-long pedestrian tunnel system lined with restaurants and shops. Downtown is not only where people work; it's where they play, too, so it's busy 24-7.
A highlight of a visit here is the Astrodome sports pavilion, and the famous NASA Space Centre mission control for the US Space Programme. Of course, because it has such a diverse mix of cultures, dining out here is a pleasure, and each neighbourhood has its own specialty restaurants.
- Jack Brooks Regional Airport, KBPT
- Easterwood Field, KCLL
- Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, KCXO
- Ellington Airport, KEFD
- Scholes International At Galveston Airport, KGLS
- William P Hobby Airport, KHOU
- George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, KIAH
- Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, KLBX
- Angelina County Airport, KLFK
- Sugar Land Regional Airport, KSGR
- Huntsville Regional Airport, KUTS