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It takes an abundance of energy to be a tourist in the Energy Capital of the World: from the Space Center to the Rothko Chapel to the chock-full Museum District, Houston’s list of attractions is long. Save some time, though, to try at least a few of the city’s big-name restaurants—and when you’ve had a sufficient taste of H-Town, shop ‘til you drop at the Galleria.

Where to recover from your spree? Houston also has a lengthy list of top-notch hotels, from chic chains to boutique gems. Sleep in luxury at the Hotel ICON or the Lancaster and be rejuvenated by morning.

Experience this lovely corner of Texas for yourself: browse IgoUgo’s photos and see if they don’t inspire you to book a flight to Houston soon.... Read More
It takes an abundance of energy to be a tourist in the Energy Capital of the World: from the Space Center to the Rothko Chapel to the chock-full Museum District, Houston’s list of attractions is long. Save some time, though, to try at least a few of the city’s big-name restaurants—and when you’ve had a sufficient taste of H-Town, shop ‘til you drop at the Galleria.

Where to recover from your spree? Houston also has a lengthy list of top-notch hotels, from chic chains to boutique gems. Sleep in luxury at the Hotel ICON or the Lancaster and be rejuvenated by morning.

Experience this lovely corner of Texas for yourself: browse IgoUgo’s photos and see if they don’t inspire you to book a flight to Houston soon.    Close

Stories and Tips Houston

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Revered Places in Texas History: Goliad and San Jacinto

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 21 Oct, 2008

The history of Texas is bloodied by the lives lost in the battles of Goliad and San Jacinto. We visited both of these silent battlefields – our first stops along our 10,000 mile grand tour of the US and Canada.To me Goliad meant only…Read More


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Stop #4: The Beer Can House

Written by stomps on 20 Dec, 2006

John Milkovisch must have had the most loving, caring, patient wife in the world. I certainly don't know what I do if one day my husband came in and told me he didn't want to mow the lawn anymore so he was just going to…Read More


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Stop #3: Museums in the Heights

Written by stomps on 20 Dec, 2006

The first place we found in the Heights was the ArtCar Museum, which, along with the ArtCar Parade, is designed to showcase art that more traditional institutions will not. Located at 140 Heights Boulevard (between Washington Ave and the Katy Freeway), we somehow managed to…Read More


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Stop #2: The Montrose Area

Written by stomps on 20 Dec, 2006

After visiting the Museum District, we continued down Montrose towards the various Montrose area locations on our list. We nearly passed the first, the Houston Public Library's Freed-Montrose branch at 4100 Montrose, before even noticing it was there! An interesting fact about this library, listed…Read More


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Stop #1: The Museum District

Written by stomps on 20 Dec, 2006

Our first group of stops on our Culture Quest were those in the Museum District. This made sense because they were within walking distance of Rice, so we could visit them all relatively quickly before striking out for more distant destinations.The first stop was the…Read More


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Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO)

Written by ssullivan on 25 Jul, 2004

Overview METRO is the Houston metropolitan area’s provider of public transportation service. Until 2004, METRO was entirely a bus operation. However, on January 1, 2004, METRO opened the first segment of a planned 70+-mile light rail network to be constructed over the next twenty years. Dubbed…Read More


Thank Your Lucky Stars...

Written by shamash on 19 Jan, 2007

Ask anyone who lives in California especially in San Francisco why they would visit Houston Texas and they would mostly likely say I would not. I fit in that bucket of living in San Francisco, California. So, why am I going to Houston? I grew…Read More


Stop #5: Rice Village

Written by stomps on 20 Dec, 2006

With only thirty minutes left before the deadline to be back at Rice, we rushed through the closest locations to Rice - those in Rice Village. The Village is a nice, but expensive, shopping and dining area just to the west of Rice University's campus.…Read More


Journey To Houston - Part 2

Written by mdl9482 on 27 Sep, 2006

So it was at this point I realized I would be spending the night in Houston, though I knew that would probably happen, it actually did. It was then I decided to get some food and proceeded to the nearest vendor, spotting a Taco…Read More


Journey to Houston - Part 1

Written by mdl9482 on 27 Sep, 2006

Well folks, I guess now it is time for me to recap how my 'weekend' went. For those of you who don't know, my weekend for the next 3 to 4 weeks will be Tuesday's and Wednesday's. You might be saying to yourself…Read More


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