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Houston is Texas’s star, a laid-back line dancing town meets a high powered culture driven metropolis to create an urban cowboy, ready to rodeo. Year round sunshine and everything from art galleries and shopping to spots and hoedowns, there’s not a moment to be wasted when visiting this animated city. Discover Houston holidays from Dublin or breaks and packages from Ireland with Budget Travel USA.
When visiting Houston, you’d be crazy not to visit the NASA space centre which launched the first expedition to the moon and brought about the famous phrase “Houston, We have a problem”. Space Center Houston is a sprawling educational entertainment complex in which visitors can explore space artefacts and interactive exhibits. A must see for any Houston tourist.
The city is rich in visual arts scene and local talents with big names showcased around the city at countless exhibitions to suit any budding art critics taste. The Anya Tish Gallery is dedicated to promoting international emerging artists from a mix of cultural backgrounds. A fresh and modern approach, the art showcased here addresses current social and environmental issues, a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and photography are exhibited. Anyone with an interest in the arts will adore this Houston gallery.
Houston is one of the premier sports destinations in the U.S. The city hosts sporting events that range from Olympic qualifying soccer matches and the NCAA Final Four, to rodeos and Super Bowl LI. Houston's five professional sport teams have long winning traditions and very loyal fans. The city's four stadiums including the NRG Stadium hold over 150,000 fans and feature events throughout the year, make sure to check out event calendars so that you don’t miss a moment of the action.
If shopping is more your kind of sport, Houston is the stadium you’ve dreamed of. Your first stop is The Galleria where 375 shops, an ice rink and countless restaurants await you in this massive mall. Rice Village is a quaint cluster of shops and restaurants where you can find the hottest buys from local designers and amazing boutique’s selling items you won’t find anywhere else. If you want to bag a bargain, the Houston Premium Outlets have big name stores selling gorgeous items at a fraction of the price. Perfect!
Houston is America’s dining out capital, but there’s more to the food than just fried chicken and grits (although while you’re here you have to try the fried chicken and grits), with a restaurant on every corner you can’t go wrong for dinner. You’d be a fool to miss out on 51fifteen Cuisine & Cocktails Sunday Brunch, their combinations of fresh seafood and meats and local ingredients is the perfect remedy for a rough head after too much boot-tipping. If you want some classic, southern inspired food, be sure to head to Southern Goods Houston where you can feast on the local catch, shrimp and grits and braised beef ends like a local.
Looking to dance the night away or chill on a rooftop and cocktail in hand? Then hit up Red Door in midtown Houston for a good night on the tiles. For a quirky night out you’re unlikely to find anywhere else, a dance dive in an old grandma’s house, Arlo’s Ballroom is relaxed cool, Houston’s newest and best dance destination.
Nowhere quite represents young, alternative Houston like Boondocks, a chilled out dive bar in Montrose. Known for hosting amazing indie bands and high energy electro nights and dance parties, this is your Sunday night stop for some dodgy karaoke. After the legendary Continental Club of Austin came Houston’s very own Continental Club where many of the locals favourite bands found home, the stage has graced legends such as Ronnie Wood, U2 and Ian McLagan in years gone by, a show here is a once in a lifetime experience.
Houston is packed full of amazing hotels to suit your style, choose from classic southern comfort or unique boutique hotels to relax over the course of your stay. The Lancaster Hotel is voted one of the best hotels in Houston, upmarket and classy, the plush interiors and superior service pushes it above the rest. If you’d rather something younger, Hotel ZaZa Houston is a funky boutique hotel featuring busy prints, beautiful marble bathrooms and elegant furnishings. Where modern design meets classical interiors, Hotel ZaZa is a Houston favourite.
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