You could eat at a different restaurant every day in Houston for 23 1/2 years and not visit the same restaurant twice! And you could enjoy three Houston museums or performing arts companies per week without repeating. Major league professional sports teams, resident companies in all of the performing arts, and 600 bars give you limitless choices for fun.
While we’re known for authentic TexMex, that’s just one of the many flavors that make up Houston’s exciting dining scene. Houston is the Culture and Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 8,600 restaurants and eating establishments and more than 600 bars covering more than 60 cuisines. What’s more, Grub Hub named Houston as a top 10 city in the U.S. for ethnically diverse cuisine.
Live music, festivals, farmer’s markets, fashion shows, shopping, outdoor concerts…with so many infinite possibilities, there is never a dull moment in Houston.
You’ll never run out of activities with Houston’s abundance of museums, theaters and other attractions. Our city is home to 83 museums and cultural sites and 79 performing arts companies. Houston is one of the few U.S. cities to offer world class, year-round resident companies in all of the major performing arts – symphony, opera, drama and ballet.
Houston has played host to the nation’s biggest sporting events from the Super Bowl to the NBA Finals. Locally, we cheer on the Astros at Minute Maid Park, the Rockets at Toyota Center, the Texans at NRG Stadium, the Dynamo and the Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium, the rustlers at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (the world’s largest) – and everything in between.
From downtown’s largest park to an interconnected bikeway network, Houstonians can explore miles of scenic green space. In fact, Houston is home of two of the 10 largest urban public parks in the U.S. — Cullen Park and George Bush Park. With a wide range of open-air activities like Zumba at Discovery Green and free performances at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, there are no limits to what you can do outside. And don’t forget about the water, where you can enjoy miles of fishing, kayaking, boating and more.