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Houston is known for being a giant in the world of space exploration, finance and sport, and it has plenty to offer in those departments, but there’s much more to discover in the heart of Texas.Sat on the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is the largest port on the Gulf Coast and definitely isn’t short on beautiful views. The coastline borders glittering blue seas which flow in from the Caribbean. Despite its city status, one of the most relaxing things to do in Houston is sit by the Bay with a drink and watch the boats come in and out. But there’s more to be had here than relaxation so let’s start with the places we know. Houston is of course home to the Johnson Space Center and part of this is an incredible visitors’ centre which displays of some of the most famous space crafts ever to leave earth, as well as endless interactive attractions that kids and grownups alike will love.

You won’t be hearing anyone say “Houston, we have a problem” that’s for sure! No trip to Houston is complete without soaking up some of this city’s fantastic culture and you’ll find most of this in one incredible place – the Houston Museum District. Home to the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the biggest museums in the United States, and many more – 19 in fact! Around the museum district you’ll find gorgeous leafy oak trees and extensive gardens perfect for a picnic between visits, or simply to cool down out of the hot Houston sun.

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Talking of heat, there’s plenty of it in Houston and temperatures reach a sweltering 36℃ on particularly warm summer days – you’ll definitely want a hat and some sunscreen on your Houston holidays then! One great way to cool down is to drive out to New Braunfels and go “tubing” down the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers. Float down this shallow, cool river in a giant rubber ring for a fun activity which is great for the whole family.

If you want to try something a little different, head out to one of the open ranches on the outskirts of Houston for horse riding, fishing, and cattle driving – you’ll feel just like a real Texan cowboy. If you’re after a holiday in the American deep south which also has culture and style, Houston is for you. From the sea to space and everything in between, there’s fascinating discoveries around every corner here.

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10 facts about Houston

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Houston was named one of the 10 greenest cities in America and gets 25% of its total electricity from wind energy.

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Houston’s Museum District is home to 19 cultural institutions with more than 8.7 million total visitors per year.

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At the Cockrell Butterfly Center is a rare ‘Corpse Flower’ called Lois. This flower is named after its strong stench and has only bloomed 28 times since 1939.

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The Museum of Fine Art is America’s sixth largest art museum, with 300,000-square-feet of paintings, photography, sculptures, costumes and textiles.

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Cattle ranching has been one of Texas’ biggest industries for almost three centuries.

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The Museum District boasts the largest emerald crystal ever found in North America, a kid-run city, plus the area’s first and only 4D theatre.

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The Houston Space Center is the training base for America’s astronauts, Mission Control and a hub of space operations, research, development and testing.

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The Children’s Museum of Houston was rated the number one children's museum in the U.S. by Parents magazine.

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The Minute Maid Park has a 242-foot high, retractable roof which resulted in more than 3,000,000 fans coming to visit in the 2000 season.

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The word ‘ranch’ comes from the Mexican-Spanish ‘rancho’ meaning the home of a ‘ranchero’ who looks after cattle.

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