Houston, Texas, is probably most famous for its featured role in space travel movies as NASA’s Mission Control Center is based here inside the Johnson Space Center. However, there are hundreds more reasons to book your airfare to Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States. Come get a taste of southern rodeo, America’s gulf coast, some Spanish history, and one of the most medically and technologically advanced cities in the country.
Houston: Mecca for Science and Technology
One of the most visited places in Houston is Clear Lake, the site of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Space Center Houston is open to tourists, offering educational exhibits and hands-on displays highlighting Mission Control’s long history of success and tragedy. Do not miss out on the tram tour through the actual Johnson Space Center facility. Clear Lake is also a popular recreation retreat for the city, positioned on a bay just off the coast of the Gulf, offering a variety of outdoor activities.
The Texas Medical Center is located near downtown Houston and happens to be the world’s largest medical district, servicing over five million patient appointments annually. The campus grounds feel like a city within a city, hosting residential towers for employees and all the necessities of daily life. Notably, the Medical Center provides the largest proton therapy clinic for cancer treatment and the Cancer Prevention Center, established by the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Houston’s Hotbed of Style, Sophistication and Soul
Houston is one of the most international cities in the United States, attracting tours of Broadway productions, major art exhibits, and consistently a stop on each major musician’s tours. Houston’s Theater District offers more theater space per capita than most major cities and even has permanent professional opera and ballet companies (only five other cities in the United States can make such a claim). The Museum District provides a centralized neighborhood for all of Houston’s major museums, including the Houston Zoo and the Museum of Health & Medical Science.
Houston is also a vibrant center for alternative art and culture. The streets of the city are filled with incredible motorized creations resembling spaceships, fantasy creatures and other extraordinary structures once a year during the Art Car Parade. Also, travel to Houston during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to catch the largest and longest running event of its kind. Major artists perform in concert and there are many arts and crafts vendors and activities for the entire family.
Secure your airfare to Houston now and enjoy the most modern and dynamic city in Texas, and possibly the entire country. The major shipping Port of Houston adds incredible diversity to the massive metropolis as the sixth-largest port in the world. Experience the down south flavor of a Texas town against the backdrop of the major multiculturalism of a bustling urban center.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013