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We hope you enjoy our Houston City Guide. You will find the best Houston Restaurants, Houston Steakhouses, Pizza, Seafood, Golf, Houston Area Attractions, Nightlife, Tours, Hotels, Sites and more. If you have any suggestions about Houston Italian Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants or anything else in the Houston Area please give us some feedback. We have created this Top Ten List to provide the 10 Best and most popular categories of things to do and places to eat in the Houston Area. We hope this lets you get the most of your time in Houston.

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Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States. The city is home to the busiest port in the United States - Port of Houston, the world's largest medical center – Texas Medical Center and the second largest number of Fortune 500 corporation headquarters after the New York City. However, Houston is most famous for the NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center which is why the city is nicknamed “the Space City”. Houston is truly an amazing place offering lots to see and do, while its main attractions suit just about everyone's taste.

The top Houston's attraction is definitely the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center which is about 25 miles from Downtown Houston. The Space Center is home to the Mission Control Center which coordinates all human space missions including Space Shuttle missions at the International Space Center. Visitors of the Space Center Houston can learn more about the history as well as about the future US space missions, see the famous Apollo Mission Control Center (in building 30), the restored Saturn V rocket, Apollo 17 command module, Apollo Lunar Module, Gemini 5 capsule, Mercury 9 capsule and numerous other space artifacts. The Space Center Houston also features some other educative and exciting exhibits which will delight visitors of all ages and interests.

The second most famous attraction in Houston after the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is the Houston Museum District, an area encompassing 18 museums including the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, Houston Museum of Natural Science, The John C. Freeman Weather Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Rothko Chapel, Houston Zoo, Children's Museum of Houston, Lawndale Art Center, The Menil Collection, The Young Center of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston and some other museums. 11 museums of the Houston Museum District are free of charge, while the other offer free hours but they vary from one museum to another. Most of the museums are at a close walking distance but you can also drive by a free bus shuttles to every museum.

In the River Oaks you can also find the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the former home of Ima Hogg known as “The First Lady of Texas” who was a patron and collector of arts. The Bayou Bend listed on the National Register of Historic Places houses some of the finest pieces of the American decorative art and furniture from 1620 to the 19th century and is regarded one of the nation's best museums of decorative arts. Visitors interested in history will also like the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site which is the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the most important battle of the Texas War of Independence. The park located off the Houston Ship Channel in La Porte features the 567.31 foot high San Jacinto Monument topped by a 34 high Lone Star which is the symbol of Texas. Nearby you can also find the USS Texas (BB-35), the first nation's museum ship which is definitely worth visiting as well.

We will continue to update this site and add the best, top, and most popular restaurants, steakhouses, things to do, and seafood in Houston. If you know of popular restaurants, steakhouses, resorts, tourist attractions, hotels, resorts, pizza joint, or nightclubs, please let us know.

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