Houston, Texas is back! Well, actually it never went away! But far from being the industrialized backdrop for big business, Houston’s downtown quarter has never been more user-friendly! Downtown Houston has re-invented itself with numerous clubs, professional sports facilities and musical entertainment that has brought nightlife back to downtown. And that’s in addition to the rest of the City’s attractions, shopping and restaurants! So tug on those boots or walking shoes and get ready for a one-of-a-kind getaway!
Best City in America! No, Really!
You’re not coming to Houston to look for a job, you’re coming to have fun! But more and more people are flocking to Houston because they can have more fun for their dollar and the job outlook is plentiful! In terms of job creation, Houston beats Dallas, Washington DC and Boston by a wide margin! Do the math: jobs pump money into the economy. More money earned means more money spent. And that equals more fun!
Fun is Where You Find It
At first glance, Houston seems more like a city where you go to work or pas through on the way to somewhere else. But there is a lot to do and see and you owe it to yourself to give it a look:
Houston Tunnel: Who’d have thought: A six-mile long maze of tunnels connects many of Houston’s downtown buildings, but the tunnels are more than just a way to get around. With dozens of shops and restaurants, and a lot of pride by building owners, the tunnels are cheerful and attractive. Get a haircut, grab a burger or indulge in a massage.
The Galleria: Mega-malls have become commonplace, but the Galleria continues to stand out because of its classy veneer. The mall has some 400 shops, including Gucci, Apple and Tiffany & Co., spread out over several levels, making window shopping a day-long adventure. Take a break at any of the dozens of restaurants or watch the newbies try to navigate the ice skating rink.
Market Square Park because it has lots packed into a small space; park just one time and enjoy a variety of activities. There’s the park, an adjacent dog park, on-site restaurants, a full schedule of events and the entire thing is ringed by some of the oldest buildings in Houston … which just happen to house some fun, funky bars and eateries.
Museum District: Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts is among the largest museums in the U.S., and one of the best collections of American decorative art and furniture in the house of a former trustee, along with 14 acres of former gardens. There are 19 total museums in a 1.5 mile radius and that is a heck of a lot of museums per square foot!
Eat – Drink – Be Happy
Prepare to be blown away. With all the walking and talking and snapping photos and laughter, you’re gonna work up a big appetite. If you think all Houston has to offer is barbeque and tacos you are in for a big surprise. This city has one of the most diverse and wide-ranging menus you could ever hope for! In particular there are some stellar Vietnamese restaurants and yes there is great Mexican food, and a strong Cajun presence due to the proximity of New Orleans.
College and Higher Education
You know what? You’re going to visit Houston and then you’re going to want to STAY in Houston! It happens all the time. So better to check out the college scene now and plan ahead. Houston’s higher education system is nothing to sniff at. The University of Houston has nearly 40,000 students. Rice University is ranked 18th nationally and is one of the country’s best undergraduate schools. Kind of makes pursuing a degree a lot more exciting!
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is SO much to do and see and appreciate in Houston that we’d be here all day. And that’s not a bad thing come to thing of it!