Home to the NASA Houston Space Center, Houston is a sprawling city in southeastern Texas, just a few miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. As the fourth-largest city in the US, Houston features a dazzling cityscape of skyscrapers, commercial districts and diverse ethnic neighborhoods all offering their own unique character and attractions. While Houston is primarily established upon the oil industry, the city attracts many tourists with its fantastic, shopping, dining, sports and arts scenes.
Just a few miles outside of city limits, the Houston Space Center is the city’s top attraction. The Space Center is a place where visitors of all ages can learn about space and what it is like to be an astronaut through various simulators and hands-on activities. Houston’s arts and culture scene is impressive with a number of excellent art galleries and museums like the Museum of Printing History and the Military Museum of Texas as well as one of the nation’s largest theater districts with distinguished venues and world-class ballet and symphony companies. Houston is also host to important annual festivals, which include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest of its kind, and the Bayou City Art Festival, which is deemed one of the nation’s top art festivals.