Cities We’re In | Houston
With a population of over 2.2 million, Houston’s big-city energy can’t be missed. Year-round nice weather and vibrant neighborhoods brimming with diverse cultures are a magnet for tourists from all corners of the world.
Houston is the most ethically diverse city in the country. Fall in love with swirls of culture and a trendy street scene. Plus, there are tons of free activities to be had and lots of day drinking to do. Wander endless eateries, breweries, and tons of unique neighborhoods that glow in the year-round sunshine.
With six professional major league teams, Houston’s camaraderie is unparalleled. There are tons of stadiums of all sizes scattered around the city and worth exploring. With amazing architecture, retractable roofs for open-air seating, and a whole lot of energy, sporting events are practically a lifestyle in Houston. College sports and minor leagues are also huge in this city — they’re a great way to get in on the action for those up-and-coming athletes. Thanks to its warm weather and gorgeous greenery, the PGA Tour also has a tournament in Houston where top golfers from around the world congregate and take a swing at victory.
This city’s food scene is underrated in a big way. Momofuku founder David Chang states that Houston is the next food capital of America. Why? It’s a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, which means there’s a massive variety of culinary dishes to explore. This city also has extremely affordable residential and commercial rent (and no income tax), so aspiring restaurant owners can get their businesses off the ground without breaking the bank. Top Chef and James Beard winners have settled into Houston to bring their foodie dreams to life, and so many others have followed suit. Check out this list of can’t-miss cuisines here.
At the center of the city, Houston’s heart and soul is a 17-block stretch of theaters, galleries, cinemas — it’s one of the leading stops for the iconic Broadway tour and internationally recognized for its performing arts. Houston hosts 21,000 concerts, plays, exhibitions, and other arts programs every year. Get lost in the mesmerizing world of museums and other live shows while you wander around the center of Houston.