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Citing Houston's strong culinary and cultural landscape, some of the country's top publications are calling the city a prime place to visit these days. Scroll below to see a selection of the headlines and accompanying articles.

 

 

 

 

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U.S. News & World Report
Why Foodies Should Plan a Trip to Houston Now
August 2016

"NASA may be based here, but it's Houston's out-of-this-world culinary scene that's drawing foodies to the Bayou City."

  Southern Living
Southern Living
Where to Eat and Drink in Houston Right Now
August 2016

"After 76 hours... Houston seemed less sprawling and faceless. It became more like one welcoming neighborhood, albeit enormous, from the offbeat Montrose area to the city’s rambling Chinatown -- delicious evidence of the city’s status as the most diverse metropolitan area in the country."

Sherman Travel James Beard Article
Sherman Travel
A James Beard Tour of Houston
July 2016

"Houston claimed eight of the nominees for this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards. That’s right — Houston, that other Texan city."

  Calculated Traveler Houston Article
Calculated Travel
CityPASS Houston Texas - The Best Way To Tour
June 2016

"I thought CityPASS was awesome because it allowed me to gain entry into all the major tourist attractions at a significant discount off the regular price of admission."

points north magazine
Points North magazine
Texas Two Step
July 2016

"Named after General Sam Houston...the city has long been touted as a hub for business, particularly when it comes to oil. Unbeknownst to many, the city has struck it rich in areas the rest of us can enjoy as well."

  vacation idea magazine
Vacation Idea magazine
32 Romantic Things to Do in Houston
June 2016

"Whether you like museums, parks or unique adventures, Houston offers many great things to see and do. From culinary tours and cooking classes, to championship golf and indoor skydiving, couples can plan a fun weekend getaway in the city."

Washington Post June 2016
Washington Post
The Outer Limits of Space City
June 2016

"For any native Houstonian, the oil that's built this city is as much a part of its history as any military battle."

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Successful Meetings
In Houston, an Urban Renaissance
May 2016

"The city appears to be on a winning streak."

NYT Culinary
The New York Times
Houston's Culinary Bragging Rights
April 2016

"I come today to proclaim Houston one of the great eating capitals of America."

  Outside magazine
Outside magazine
We Have Liftoff
April 2016

"Houston gets a bad rap: flat, boring, concrete. The flat part? That's true. But the rest couldn't be more wrong."

CNN screenshot
CNN
Exploring Space City
April 2016

"In Houston, there's something for everyone to see, do and even learn."

  Yahoo News screenshot
Yahoo News
How Houston Beat the Oil Bust
February 2016

"Houston will surprise you. The city has been referred to as a modern day Ellis Island, where more than 145 languages are spoken.  The sprawling metropolis known for traffic and Tex-Mex is also home to next year’s Super Bowl and has one of the most diverse populations in the nation."

Travel and Leisure Luxury
Travel + Leisure
How to Visit Houston Like a Movie Star
February 2016

"Luxury awaits in cosmopolitan Houston, where an international vibe offers A-list opportunities to dine, shop, eat and explore in the energy capital of the world."

  NYT Screenshot
The New York Times
36 Hours in Houston
February 2016

"America’s youngest city offers a potpourri pot of cuisines, quirky shops and art with both global and local reach."

Southern Living February 2016
Southern Living
Houstonization Revisited
February 2016

"How wildcatters, hotsauce and multicultural neighborhoods created the ultimate Southern food frontier.

  gogobot
Gogobot
2016 Rising Stars
January 2016

"Houston is surprisingly diverse, with an array of restaurants that go far beyond your typical BBQ joint or Tex-Mex cantina."

AAA Traveler January 2016
AAA Traveler
Two of a Kind Super Bowl Hosts
January 2016

"Houston will receive increased attention
as a travel destination next year, when the pros face off there in Super Bowl LI. Get a head start and go now."

  East Kent Luxury
East Kent Luxury
Hip Houston
December 2015

"Fast forward 48 hours and I'm wearing my H-Town t-shirt with pride, clutching a NASA fridge magnet and nursing a hangover."

Southwest December 2015
Southwest
Your Adventure in Houston
December 2015

"The problem with Houston's 19-institution Museum District is deciding where to begin."

  Washington Post 2015
The Washington Post
The 10 Best Food Cities in America, Ranked
December 2015

"The city I knew the least surprised me the most. Houston, where have you been all my (food) life? Your best Vietnamese cooking returns me to Saigon, and some of your Chinese menus rival those I’ve dipped into in Beijing."

PRI The World
PRI'S The World
Chinese Tourism in Houston
December 2015

"Research shows that Chinese visitors are choosing Houston first and foremost really to shop. They come to the Galleria, the fourth-largest mall in the United States with nearly 400 stores and two hotels. The mall is also undergoing a $250 million expansion - everything bigger in Texas."

  48 Hours in Houston
International Traveller
48 Hours in Houston
November 2015

"What you know about Houston is likely based on what you think you know about Texas (i.e. stereotypes). Quentin Long eschews 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots to discover this most underestimated of American cities."

The Cultureur
The Cultureur 
Houston. Eat. Play. Stay.
November 2015

"Like many cities across the United States, Houston is in the midst of a renaissance — an ethnic and cultural transformation, if you will. In fact, it’s now the most diverse city in the United States, even surpassing the likes of New York City and Los Angeles."

  Skyline Virgin
Virgin Atlantic
A Beginner's Guide to Houston 
October 2015

"Founded in 1836, there’s a nice mixture of history and modern approaches to everything from business and the arts to dining and nightlife."

Go Nomad
Go Nomad
What's New in Houston
October 2015

"For 2015 and 2016, new major projects are sprouting from improvements in transportation to crowd-pleasing attractions to classy and comfortable accommodations. Just take a look!"

  DOTW 2015
Destinations of the World
High on Houston
October 2015

"There’s a whole lot of truth behind the “big” moniker, but as Becca Hensley discovers, Houston is America’s biggest small town. Just don’t forget to bring a Texan-sized appetite."

Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure
America's 20 Most Cultured Cities
May 2015

"This big-business town has always had a soft spot for world-class art: Its oak-tree-lined Museum District has 20 institutions, including the privately assembled Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the non-denominational Rothko Chapel."

  Urban Land
Urban Land Institute
The Bayou City: Reclaiming Houston's Signature Waterways
May 2015

"One of the largest and most ambitious efforts is occurring in Houston, where the waterways are called bayous. There, Buffalo Bayou Park near downtown is undergoing a $58 million redevelopment."

Texas Highways May 2015
Texas Highways
Urban Spark
May 2015

"My recent weekend in downtown Houston revealed vibrant throngs attracted to popular new places for eating, drinking, and relaxing. I found plenty of out-of-town visitors in my midst, as well as Houstonians enjoying the ease of hopping on Metro Rail Houston for the quick light-rail trip into the central business district for an afternoon or evening of play."

  Smart Meetings
Smart Meetings
Energy Synergy
April 2015

"Houston is BIG. Its size. Its buildings. Its hats. Its boots. And its can-do spirit."

Collaborate Magazine
Collaborate Magazine
First We Eat, Then We Do Everything Else
April/May 2015

"Explore Houston's vibrant dining culture with a stroll down trendy Westheimer Road, where farm-to-table joints like
Underbelly and Uchi line the walkable street
just begging for a sustainable food tour."

  Forbes Travel
Forbes Travel
5 Places to Travel in March
March 2015

"The rodeo, which welcomed nearly 2.5 million visitors in 2014, also features livestock and horse shows, kids activities, an array of dining options and a giant Western "shopping mall" filled with clothing, jewelry, leather goods and crafts."

USA Today Cover
USA Today
You Don't Know this Houston
February 2015

"Over the past decade, the USA's fourth-largest city has quietly become not just a powerhouse of intellect and culture in Texas, but a major player on the world stage. The Bayou City's economic boom and urban renaissance have made Houston not just a magnet for travelers, but a permanent residence for many casual visitors."

  Austin Statesman 2015
Austin American-Statesman
Houston 2015: A Food Odyssey
February 2015

"The pace, the enormity, the glistening monoliths...you don't so much enter Houston as you get drawn into it...Whenever I visit Houston, I feel like I'm entering a world of science fiction, a sensation that makes sense as you peel back the concrete layers of the city and tap into Houston's humanity and cultural diversity."

Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine
Houston Hip Hop Pioneer Bun B
January 2015

"Houston is synonymous with Bun B. Any hip hop enthusiast knows that Houston's reputation on the rap scene wouldn't be what it is today without the help of Bernard Freeman - better known to the world as Bun B."

  Country Roads
Country Roads Magazine
Houston Without a Parking Spot
December 2014

"It is indeed perfectly possible to explore some of the most interesting neighborhoods in Houston without a car. In fact, doing so will make you part of a growing trend."

Boston Globe
Boston Globe
Where to Go in 2015
December 2014

"Yep, these days the Bayou City is cropping up more and more on travelers' "Let's check it out" list. What's the draw? Shopping, arts, entertainment, and food."

  New York Magazine
New York Magazine
Take a Breath of Fresh Air in Houston
December 2014

"Long known as the country's oil capital, the Bayou City is experiencing a downtown renaissance, investing in new green space, impressive public art, and reinvigorating historic places."

Favorite Cities
Travel + Leisure
Houston: America's Favorite Cities
October 2014

For the first time ever this year, Houston ranked among the top five places in the nation on Travel + Leisure's list of America's Favorite Cities.

  Texas Meetings
Texas Meetings + Events
Down by the Bay
October 2014

"This waterfront location holds a large part of the area's appeal, offering scenic views and ample opportunities for recreation in the form of kayaking, sailing and paddleboarding."

Conde Nast Traveler
Conde Nast Traveler
Houston: The Next Boom
September 2014

"Now, flush from a new energy windfall and building like mad, Houston is reinventing itself as a greener, more cultured, more human-scale cosmopolis."

  Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
Texas BBQ Posse Finds Great Barbecue in Houston
August 2014

"When you factor everything in, Killen's BBQ is the best barbecue place in Texas."

Smart Meetings
Smart Meetings
A Brand New Texas
August 2014

"In Houston, everything old is new again. Three neighborhoods -- the Navigation Corridor, Mid-Main and Market Square -- are being re-born right before our eyes."

  San Antonio Express News
San Antonio Express-News
New Bars, Restaurants Give Downtown Houston a Nightlife
July 2014

"Sleepy on weekends for years, there's now a slew of new bars, restaurants and buzzed-about developments in the area, which further entices with its walkability."

Successful Meetings
Successful Meetings
Houston: Bayou City
May 2014

"Houston is a fast-changing city. Or, as Greg Ortale, persident and CEO of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, puts it: 'If you haven't been to Houston in the last five years, then you haven't really been to Houston'."

  Business Insider
Business Insider
18 Facts That Make Houston the Best City in America
June 2014

"But you shouldn't dismiss Houston so easily; the Bayou City is an economic juggernaut. It's by far the country's No. 1 job creator (...). Add a thriving restaurant and cultural scene, and you've got a winning case for Houston as the best city in America."

Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest
Houston Blasts Off
April 2014

"In recent years the Texas city has reinvented itself as a cultural center and culinary powerhouse, attracting visitors from across the globe."

  Daily Candy
Daily Candy
Daily Candy Goes to Houston
March 2013

"The place every astronaut knows by name has plenty of out-of-this-world offerings. Whether dining, shopping, soaking in culture, or enjoying nightlife, you'll be over the moon in America's fourth largest city."

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