Tap into the cowboy side of your soul and visit the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show. (Photo: Alamy)
As the fourth most-populous city in the U.S., Houston is buzzing with activities and experiences for everyone. No matter if you are a foodie, a cowboy, a sports-enthusiast, an art-aficionado or just want to soak in the sights and sounds, Space City will keep you entertained.
Get in Touch with Your Inner Cowboy
Houston caters to the cowboy in all of us. Dial into that cowboy side of your soul and visit the rodeo. The Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show is a one-of-a-kind experience, blending competition, spectacle and authentic rodeo-style events. Before you go, make sure you blend with the masses. Shop for that perfect pair of cowboy boots at dozens of Western-wear stores throughout the city. Check out CBS Houston’s top list of cowboy boot stores here.
Explore the Space Program
Houston’s Space Center pays homage to the early days of space exploration, showcasing artifacts and authentic space gear. It also details many of the present-day space programs and the exciting future ahead for space travel. Have lunch with an astronaut and learn what it takes to man the International Space Station and so much more at this incredible living museum.
Cheer for the Home Team
Houston is home to five professional sports teams, including the Houston Astros in baseball, Houston Texans in football, Houston Rockets in basketball and the Dynamo and Dash in men’s and women’s professional soccer. There are also several minor league and semi-pro sports teams in the city. Regardless of when you visit during the year, you can catch a game or two and see athletes on a grand stage with some very passionate fans.
Indulge at Food Trucks in Houston
While it isn’t surprising to those local to Houston, outsiders may be shocked to learn this is one of the most dynamic and diverse foodie destinations in the country. From Tex-Mex dining to artisan chocolate bars and everything in between, Houston’s food scene is beginning to explode. In addition to great and unique restaurants throughout the city, Houston’s food truck scene is one of the most sought-after in the country. Keep your eye on the streets. With over 900 trucks throughout the city, you’ll find something sure to satisfy any craving you might have.
Embrace the Arts
Houston pleasantly surprises us again, boasting the second most concentrated area of performance art seating in the U.S., just behind New York City’s Broadway neighborhood. Take in the opera, ballet, symphony or theatre in Houston’s Theatre District, or hop around Houston’s Museum District, home to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Menil Collection and one of the best children’s museums in the country.
Where to Stay:
- Residence Inn Houston Convention Center
- Courtyard Houston Convention Center
- JW Marriott Houston Downtown
- SpringHill Suites Houston Convention Center
- Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection
- Marriott Marquis Houston
- Courtyard Houston-West University
- Residence Inn Houston-West University
- Houston Marriott Medical Center