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  • Museum of Contemporary Arts
    I have only been to Houston once and this place was my favorite. The building is made of silvery aluminum or similar, but it can easily be spotted out. Besides it is kitty-cornered with the Fine Arts Museum.  If you didn’t get [...]
    D: 18.9mi11
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
    I went to see NASA Johnson Space center with my brother and it was amazing, totally worth the slightly expensive ticket. Unfortunately we couldn't see everything for the lack of time, but we would definitely go back again. There are [...]
    D: 40.8mi00
  • The Houston Zoo
    Houston Zoo is easily accessible as it is very close to other popular places of the city like the Hermann Park or the Museum district. Naturally, they have a lot of animals but as I have observed, they have unusually many baby animals as [...]
    D: 19.5mi00
  • Harwin Drive in Houston
    Harwin Drive is a great area in Houston. It's in the middle of a district where Indian, Chinese and Pakistani immigrants live and there are a lot of nice restaurants, bars and shops. However, the accent is on the shops. There is a huge [...]
    D: 14.9mi00
  • San Jacinto Monument and Museum
    San Jacinto is a monument and museum destined to commemorate the bloody war for the Independence of Texas. The place is great and touching, I didn't regret that I made the short, 20 minutes trip from Houston's Downtown. Inside the [...]
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  • Hermann Park in Houston
    Herman Park is in the heart of Houston and it's a perfect spot for a sunny afternoon. In the center of the park there is a lake with benches on the shore and the Japanese garden - which is part of the park - is a beautiful walking place. [...]
    D: 19.5mi00
  • Brenner's Steakhouse in Houston
    Well it is definitely not for vegetarians... :) Brenner's is an award winning steakhouse, as you may know, but I was not so very amazed. Food was good, indeed, although we went with some friends and the stake of some was overcooked. I [...]
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  • Maria Selma
    Maria Selma is a great great great Mexican restaurant. I was there a couple of times and I love it - everyone I know does. They have the best margaritas ever and very good service. One can only speak in superlatives about the place. I [...]
    D: 18.1mi00
  • Williams Water Wall
    This is only a water wall with water (alliteration here :P) flowing down the walls and steps of the building but it's spectacular. It might seems small at first sight because of the taller surrounding buildings, but it is as high as 20 [...]
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  • Astros Field in Houston
    The Astros are Houston's well supported and very popular baseball team. Also known as Minute Maid Park the stadium was finished is 2000. Now it can hold 40.000 spectators and has got some really cool features. The roof is retractable, [...]
    D: 19mi00
  • Reliant Stadium and the Houston Texans
    The Texans, Houston's beloved and very popular football team. They are members of the National Football League (NFL)and really very much adored, so you better don't mess with a local about the team. ;) Reliant Stadium is new and huge!!! [...]
    D: 20.8mi00
  • Menil Collection
    Menil Collection is a fantastic art collection of two Houston Native philanthropist, the Menil brothers. There are different exhibitions, some temporary, others permanent and everything is free all the time. The home of the museum is [...]
    D: 18mi00
  • Rothko Chapel in Houston
    Rothko Chapel is a wonderful place. It was founded in 1970 by Dominique and John Menil. The chapel does not belong to any denomination, or better to say it belongs to all. It's mission is to unite people of different believes and make peace [...]
    D: 18.1mi00
  • Museum of Natural Science in Houston
    It is perfect if you are with kids, but you must go anyway. One of the best museums I have ever seen. They have a lot of cool exhibitions, no wonder there are so many people all the time. Some of the greatest are the Dinosaur world, the [...]
    D: 20.1mi00
  • Galleria in Houston
    Galleria is not a fine arts museum, as the name would suggest, it's an immense mall. They say the Mall of America is larger, but I can't imagine that. If there is something you are looking for and can't find it here, that think probably [...]
    D: 15.4mi00
  • Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
    The Museum of Fine Arts is housed in two buildings (the Law and the Beck building), one in front of the other. You can walk between them through an underground tunnel that connects the two. Law houses permanent exhibitions of modern [...]
    D: 18.9mi00
  • Sierra Grill in Houston
    Sierra Grill is a great representative of TexMex cuisine with a very nice local rustic style. It is very friendly and you can, of course wear anything you want, maybe except for huge cowboy hats. :) I tried the chili crusted tuna made [...]
    D: 18.6mi00
  • Contemporary Arts Museum
    If you're in for a little contemporary art window-shopping, than it is a great place. I have been to Houston only once, and this museum was the best thing I saw. The building is made of something silvery colored metal and it can be [...]
    D: 18.9mi00

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Houston Travel guide

The major water bodies of Houston are the 4 bayous which pass through this city. White Oak Bayou runs towards the downtown area of Houston, Buffalo Bayou runs to the Houston Ship Channel, Braes Bayou which passes through the Texas Medical Center, and lastly the Sims Bayou which is part of the Southern section of Houston. The Houston Ship Channel falls into the Gulf of Mexico and is another important water body for this happening city. Originally Buffalo Bayou is the original Bayou for this city and the other three (the White Oak Bayou, Sims Bayou, and the Braes Bayou) are the ones which are tributaries for the larger Braes Bayou. [...]
 
 
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  • $171United Airlines flight United Airlines 
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    Fort Worth/Dallas, TX (DFW)Houston, TX (IAH)05/06/201501:07 pm
    Houston, TX (IAH)Fort Worth/Dallas, TX (DFW)05/11/201507:05 pm
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  • $172United Airlines flight United Airlines 
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    Chicago, IL (ORD)Houston, TX (IAH)04/18/201505:30 pm
    Houston, TX (IAH)Chicago, IL (ORD)04/29/201506:00 am
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    Harlingen, TX (HRL)Houston, TX (IAH)05/05/201501:03 pm
    Houston, TX (IAH)Harlingen, TX (HRL)05/16/201502:45 pm
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