Guest written by Adam Winters

Did you know that Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the 4th most populous in the US? “Houston”, also the first word spoken from the moon, is of course home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center where all flight controls for manned space missions take place. Needless to say, this incredibly big city, which is almost the same size as the island of Oahu, is one of the biggest hubs in the country for all kinds of activities and interests.

This bustling center is also home to a number of excellent museums, parks, events and tourist attractions that invite millions of visitors every year. Information on these sites can readily be found everywhere, and it is impossible to check out everything in a limited time without burning a hole in your wallet, but anyone who truly wishes to get acquainted with Houston intimately should instead check out the city’s “hidden gems” - bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues that the locals flock to.

If you’re planning a trip to this busy Texan city and want to avoid tourists traps, check out this infographic guide by Houston natives and for a visual list of the best spots to check out in Houston. Hand-picked by locals themselves, these are somewhat secret places that offer the most Houston experience for the buck:

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