Houston is a vibrant international city that heartily enjoys its tradition of being a place of firsts. General Sam Houston, the city’s heroic namesake, was the first president of the Republic of Texas. Houston, the city, was the first word spoken from the surface of the moon and the first to build an air-conditioned sports stadium. Houston surgeons have performed numerous firsts in heart surgery, and the city is leading the medical community in making cancer history.
Known around the world for NASA Space Center in the Clear Lake area and Texas Medical Center, Houston is also the proud home of a dizzying array of performing arts groups, professional sports teams, shopping destinations and great restaurants.
Relaxing is easy, with great golf courses, beautiful parks, sumptuous spas, inspiring museums and spectacular shopping. For family fun, there are amusement parks, a world-class zoo, the aquarium, the Children’s Museum and many festivals and special events throughout the year.
No matter if you want a shopping spree, a quiet stroll, a gourmet meal, a game of golf or a family outing, Houston fits the bill.