As the fourth largest city in the US, Houston provides a growing and unique culture an hour from the Gulf of Mexico. You can sample an array of local and ethnic cuisines, including Tex-Mex, Louisiana Creole, and Houston's own po’boy sandwich with chowchow, salami, ham, and provolone. Thanks to the high concentration of non-profit arts and culture organizations, Houston has a vibrant creative scene. Don't miss the Museum District located south of the city center and home to the Moody Center for the Arts and the Houston Museum of African American Culture.
Experience Houston through the eyes of a local by visiting the quirky neighborhood of Montrose, alive with cafes, vintage shops, and galleries. The city's 19th Street is loaded with shops and restaurants, a place where the fast pace slows down. You can wrap up a busy day with a walk through Hermann Park to see Lake Overlook and the Pioneer Memorial obelisk.