Welcome to Houston, Texas

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Located in Texas, the fourth largest city in the U.S. is known for NASA, its annual rodeo and the massive cluster of hospitals known as the Texas Medical Center. Yet, Houston has matured into a complete and downright hip vacation destination for the savvy traveler. The city is a diverse metropolis where no ethnicity comprises a majority of the population. This mix of cultures has contributed in making Houston a city of superb cuisine, world-class culture, entertainment and shopping. It is no surprise that Houston is attracting visitors from all over the world.

Facts

Population 2.2 million in the city. 5.7 million in metropolitan area
Currency US dollar – 100 cents
Newspapers The Houston Chronicle (www.chron.com),
Houston Business Journal (www.bizjournals.com/houston),
Houston Press (www.houstonpress.com)
Emergency numbers 911
Tourist information Houston Visitors Center
901 Bagby, first floor
+1 713 437 5200