USA

Book Hotel

Book Rental Car

Calendars

Cheap Flights

Cycling Tours

Golf

History

Maps

Places of Interest
  The Alamo
  Alcatraz
  Broadway
  Busch Gardens Africa
  Cable Cars
  Central Park
  Disneyland Resort
  Empire State Building
  Fisherman's Wharf
  Gateway Arch
  Golden Gate Bridge
  Grand Canyon
  Jefferson Memorial
  Kennedy Space Center
  Lincoln Memorial
  Mount Rushmore
  Napa Valley
  Niagara Falls
  Statue of Liberty
  Times Square
  UN Headquarters
  USS Arizona Memorial
  USS Intrepid
  Walt Disney World
  Washington Monument
  White House
  Yellowstone
  More US Attractions

Recipes

Skiing

Towns and Cities
  Anchorage
  Atlanta
  Baltimore
  Boston
  Chicago
  Dallas
  Denver
  Detroit
  Honolulu
  Houston
  Indianapolis
  Jacksonville
  Las Vegas
  Los Angeles
  Miami
  New Orleans
  New York
  Oklahoma City
  Orlando
  Philadelphia
  Phoenix
  Pittsburgh
  San Antonio
  San Diego
  San Francisco
  Seattle
  St. Louis
  Tampa
  Washington D.C.
  More US Cities

Travel Guides

Weather

Links
   American Recipes
   Learn English eBooks
   Travel Downloads
   Travel eBooks
   Travel Magazines
   US Vacations
   USA Country Information
   USA Travel Downloads
   More Links

Click here


 















































 
Travel Guide 2   >   USA   >   Towns and Cities   >   Houston

   
 

Houston


Houston
Houston is the most populous city in the state of Texas, and the 4th most populous in the United States over all. As of 2006, Houston had an estimated population of 2,144,491, with more than 5.5 million people living in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, the 6th most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

Houston is perhaps most famous internationally for being home to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, which contains the Mission Control Center (MCC-H), the NASA control center that coordinates and monitors all US manned space missions, including the Space Shuttle and activities aboard the International Space Station. On display at the Johnson Space Center is a near complete Saturn V moon rocket, and an Apollo Command-Service Module (CSM), both of which were originally prepared for Apollo missions which were cancelled. It is because of the presence of the Johnson Space Center, as well as the city's other aerospace connections, that Houston gets its nickname: "Space City".

The city of Houston is also home to the Texas Medical Center (which is the world's largest concentration of health research and care institutions), the Port of Houston (which is the busiest port in the United States in terms of international cargo tonnage, and the second busiest in terms of over all tonnage), and more Fortune 500 corporations' headquarters than any city save for New York.

Visitors to Houston will be sure to want to see the Houston Museum District (known informally as simply "The Museum District"). This area is home to at least 16 different museums, including the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum (containing the only intact Byzantine frescoes in the Western hemisphere), the Chldren's Museum of Houston, the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Holocaust Museum Houston. Also in the Museum District are several parks, Houston Zoo (which contains 4,500 animals from over 900 species), and the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Here is the weather forecast for Houston:

Click for Forecast for Houston, Texas from weatherUSA.net



For additional current weather information for Houston, we recommend:

Comments about Houston


Please share your comments about Houston, the USA:

   


Books about Houston


Here are some books about Houston:

Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Houston Travel Guide 2018: Shop, Restaurants, Attractions & Nightlife in Houston, Texas (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Jennifer A. Emerson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (160 pages)

Houston Travel Guide 2018: Shop, Restaurants, Attractions & Nightlife in Houston, Texas (City Travel Guide 2018)
List Price: $15.95*
Lowest New Price: $15.38*
Lowest Used Price: $11.16*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:29 Pacific 24 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" (104 Store Categories), "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (113 Cuisine Types), "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Parks, Churches, Botanic Gardens, Cultural Centers, Cinemas, Performing Arts, Art Schools. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Bars, Pubs, Gay Bars, Hookah Bars, Latin Bars, Sports Bars, Karaoke, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Jazz & Blues, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Mariella Krause

Lonely Planet
Paperback (392 pages)

Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)
List Price: $24.99*
Lowest New Price: $12.62*
Lowest Used Price: $5.99*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:29 Pacific 24 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

#1 best-selling guide to Texas*

Lonely Planet Texas is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feast on BBQ brisket, meet real-live cowboys at the state fair, root for the home team at a college football game and visit (so you'll always remember) the Alamo; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Texas and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Texas Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, music, politics, Texas BBQ and cuisine, football, wildlife and more.
  • Over 40 color maps
  • Useful features - including Texas Outdoors, Travel with Children, Eat Like a Local, and Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Austin, San Antonio, the Hill Country, Route 66, Dallas, Houston, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend National Park, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Texas, our most comprehensive guide to Texas, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's USA guide for a comprehensive look at what the country has to offer; or Lonely Planet's Discover USA, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Lisa Dunford, Mariella Krause, and Ryan Ver Berkmoes.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

*Best-selling guide to Texas. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, July 2012 to June 2013.

Houston Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun

By Jody Swift

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (98 pages)

Houston Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun
List Price: $9.95*
Lowest New Price: $9.94*
Lowest Used Price: $3.86*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:29 Pacific 24 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

Enjoy your trip to the United States with the Houston Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun.

The Quick Trips to the United States Series provides key information about the best sights and experiences if you have just a few days to spend in the exciting destination of Houston.

So don't waste time! We give you sharp facts and opinions that are accessible to you quickly when in Houston. Like the best and most famous sightseeing attractions & fun activities (including Bayou Place, Galleria Mall, Johnson Space Center (NASA), Houston Zoo, Museum District, Asia Society Texas Center, Children’s Museum, Holocaust Museum, Center for Contemporary Craft, Contemporary Arts Museum, Czech Center Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Health Museum, Houston Center for Photography (HCP), Lawndale Art Center, Museum of Natural Science, John C. Freeman Weather Museum, Kemah Boardwalk, Splashtown, Montrose Neighborhood, Downtown Aquarium, Old Town Spring), where to experience the local culture, great local restaurant choices and accommodation for the budget-minded. Where to shop until you drop, party the night away and then relax and recover!

Also included is information about the typical weather conditions in Houston, Entry Requirements, Health Insurance, Travelling with Pets, Airports & Airlines in the United States, Currency, Banking & ATMs, Credit Cards, Reclaiming VAT, Tipping Policy, Mobile Phones, Dialling Code, Emergency numbers, Public Holidays in the United States, Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time, School Holidays, Trading Hours, Driving Laws, Smoking Laws, Drinking Laws, Electricity, Tourist Information (TI), Food & Drink Trends, and a list of useful travel websites.

The Houston Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun - don't visit the United States without it!

Available in print and in ebook formats.

Houston Travel Guide 2017: Shop, Restaurants, Attractions & Nightlife in Houston, Texas

By Jennifer A. Emerson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (160 pages)

Houston Travel Guide 2017: Shop, Restaurants, Attractions & Nightlife in Houston, Texas
List Price: $14.99*
Lowest New Price: $14.52*
Lowest Used Price: $12.00*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:29 Pacific 24 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" (104 Store Categories), "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (113 Cuisine Types), "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Parks, Churches, Botanic Gardens, Cultural Centers, Cinemas, Performing Arts, Art Schools. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Bars, Pubs, Gay Bars, Hookah Bars, Latin Bars, Sports Bars, Karaoke, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Jazz & Blues, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Houston in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time

By Finest City Guides

Released: 2017-06-12
Kindle Edition (38 pages)

Houston in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time
 
Product Description:
Houston is the largest city in Texas, and it’s a city that’s calling your name if you’re looking for unique cultural, entertainment, historical and culinary experiences. It offers museums, festivals, restaurants and other sights that celebrate worldwide cultures.

Houston in 3 Days is more than a generic itinerary for travelers. It will lead you to the best sights that everyone wants to see, but also to eclectic, out of the way places that you’ll be so happy to have found.

Create your own history and experience in the fourth largest city in the United States. Whether you’ve been to Houston before, or are a first-time visitor, this book will lead you on a well-planned journey.

Here is a quick preview of what you will learn in this tourist guide:

•Helpful information about Houston
•Flying into the city
•Transportation tips in town
•Why Houston is such a vibrant tourist spot and what you will find most remarkable about it
•Information on luxury and budget accommodations and what you’ll get for your money
•The currency used in Houston
•Tourist attractions you should make time to see
•Other attractions for entertainment and culture
•Events that may be running during your stay
•Tips on the best places to eat & drink for all price points, whether you want simple fare, worldwide dishes or Tex-Mex flavor

Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast (Moon Handbooks)

By Andy Rhodes

Brand: Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2013-10-22
Paperback (220 pages)

Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast (Moon Handbooks)
List Price: $16.99*
Lowest New Price: $9.16*
Lowest Used Price: $1.88*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:29 Pacific 24 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Texas resident Andy Rhodes knows the best ways to experience Space City and the surrounding areas, from catching a performance at The Orange Show Monument to hiking through one of the Piney Woods National Forests. Rhodes includes unique trip ideas like Texas Family Road Trip and Houston's Huge History, as well as information on dining, transportation, and accommodations for a wide range of travel budgets. Complete with details on everything from visiting the NASA Space Center to catching some sun in Corpus Christi, Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast (Moon Travel Guides)

By Andy Rhodes

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-24
Paperback (278 pages)

Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast (Moon Travel Guides)
List Price: $17.99*
Lowest New Price: $17.99*
Not yet published*
*(As of 16:29 Pacific 24 Jul 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Moon Travel Guides: Experience the Life of the City!

Houston is an eclectic epicenter of art, technology, delicious cuisine, and laid-back Southern charm. Discover what makes this city unique with Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast.

What you'll find in Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast:
  • Firsthand perspective and expert insight from Texas resident Andy Rhodes
  • Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps for navigating independently
  • Strategic, flexible itineraries, including a Family Road Trip and Houston's Huge History
  • Curated tips for art and history buffs, road trippers, foodies, and more
  • Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
  • The top sights and unique ideas for every traveler: Catch some sun in Corpus Christi, or hike through the Piney Woods National Forest. Catch a performance at the Orange Show Monument, or a jam-packed football game with some loyal fans. Sample some of the best barbecue in the South, or explore Houston's plethora of high-end restaurants. Tour the NASA Space Center and world-class museums like the Menil Collection, shop for authentic Texan treats to take home, and find the best spots in town for drinks and dancing
  • Thorough background information on the local culture, climate, and more
With Moon Houston & the Gulf Coast's practical tips, myriad activities, and expert local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of the Lone Star State? Try Moon Texas, Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country, or Moon Dallas & Fort Worth.


 
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2007-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures