Houston lies in the southeast corner of Texas near the Gulf of Mexico in southern USA. It is the fourth largest city in the US and the largest city in the state of Texas. Houston attracts tourists from around the globe with its many world-class tourist attractions.
Houston's attractions include Downtown Aquarium, Houston zoo, Space Center Houston - Houston's premier tourist attraction, full of interactive displays and a host of information about space travel; Hermann Park - a huge park close to downtown Houston, Sam Houston Park - close to Houston's skyscrapers and Houston's Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens - a 28-room mansion set in the River Oaks residential neighborhood of Houston.
Other important landmarks and attractions for tourists visiting Houston include the JP Morgan Chase Tower - the tallest building in Houston, City Hall, the Julia Ideson Library Building, the Nina Vance Alley Theater and the Oscar F. Holcombe Civic Center - a multimillion dollar complex with four exhibition buildings holding a host a major events throughout the Houston calendar.
Things to see and do
* Space Center Houston
* Downtown Area attractions
* Sam Houston Park
* JP Morgan Chase Tower
* Bayou Place
Cruise Season – May - Sept
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 1,500 sq. km’s
Population – 2.6 million
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The Barbours Cut terminal is approximately 3 miles from downtown Houston.
Transport Links – Houston is served by two airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport. Train and bus links are also available to and from Houston.
Public transportation is limited to the Metro buses and Metrorail. Houston is not a walking city. Taxis are available from downtown cab stands.