Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and is known as a business center for Oil & Gas, Medical, Shipping and Aerospace. People come from all over the world to work here. Few leave because Houston is a dynamic, workable city with diverse cultures and a "can-do" spirit. Houstonians are also a generous lot as seen in disaster relief efforts that supported New Orleans, Haiti and the Tsunami disaster. A deeper look reveals a place with an International flare, a deep commitment to the performing Arts and fundamental sense of Texas Pride.
Houston, as with all of Texas, is big. It is also one of the largest cities in the US in square miles. Houston is geared to the automobile so plan to have a car. Visitors usually congregate towards the Galleria, downtown or near the museum/medical center district. Most of the things to do are in these areas with a plethora of shops, restaurants and hotels. Houstonians are proud of their restaurants, sports and activities. You'll soon see why when you come for a visit.