Houston and Galveston Travel Guide
Plan Your Houston and Galveston Vacation
Sprawling, brash, friendly, and prosperous, Houston is arguably Texas's most cosmopolitan city. The forceful, wildcatter temperament that transformed what was once a swamp near the junction of the Buffalo and White Oak bayous into the nation's fourth-largest city also made it a world energy center and pushed exploration into outer space—indeed, the first words spoken from the moon broadcast its name throughout the universe: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
Like most big cities, Houston has a wide variety of hospitality options. Downtown, you'll find many national business-class... read more
In the U.S.'s fourth-largest city, the average resident eats out four times per week. There are thousands of choices—from... read more
Things To Do in Houston and Galveston
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
If you see motorcycles flying overhead while you're in Texas, forget the state fair or rodeo, you just might be in church. As surely as... Read more
World-class Art. Houston is home to eclectic institutions like the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, and world-famous Museum of... Read more
Test Pilot. Moviemaker. Engineer. Philanthropist. Addict. Recluse. He had so many interests that the above barely describe Howard Robard... Read more
On October 8, 1900, Galveston was slammed by a Category 4 hurricane. Winds reached 120 mph, destroying most of the city's buildings, and... Read more
All major airlines fly into either Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport on the city's north side or the smaller Hobby Airport on... Read more
Board METRORail at UH-Downtown (One Main Street), housed in the "M&M" Building, which is listed on the National Register of... Read more
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