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Houston is the Culinary and Cultural Capital of the South; with world-class museums, attractions and beautiful parks, it is one of the country’s most-exciting cities.
Over 10,000 restaurants, world-class theater groups, diverse culture and artistic expression; welcome to Houston, Texas. The fourth-largest city in America is home to NASA, Fortune 500 companies, the largest medical center in the world and an unparalleled music scene. The Culinary and Cultural Capital of the South is an exciting place to work, stay and play.
Houston is the largest city in Texas, the fourth-largest in America, and brimming with opportunity, excitement, culture and history. A diverse city where more than 145 languages are spoken results in a food, art and community fusion unmatched in other destinations.
Unparalleled performing arts and nightlife activity keep this city running 24/7. Tucked between the bustling Midtown and Medical Center areas, rests Houston's leafy, park-like Museum District. Nineteen world-class institutions, including the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are clustered in this area, drawing seven million visitors to the district each year.
Home to a respected and energetic cultural arts scene, celebrated restaurants featuring flavors from more than 70 global regions, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration, Houston is a diverse metropolis brimming with personality.
With a revitalized Downtown and expanded meeting facilities, Houston offers a cosmopolitan setting for all conventions and meetings. From Downtown's George R. Brown Convention Center and the adjacent Hilton Americas-Houston to the brand new 1,000-room Marriott Marquis and the multi-building NRG Park campus, Houston offers superior meeting venues. Plus, the convenient METRORail connects Downtown with the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and NRG Park, making it easy to travel within the city.
In late 2016, a major renovation effort of the GRB convention center was completed, including a new front façade for the building, an interior concourse and an art-inspired pedestrian plaza running the length of the building complete with ground-level restaurants.
And when the meeting is over, be ready to play. Houston hosts 21,000 concerts, plays, exhibitions and other arts programs annually, giving visitors access to a wide variety of cultural programs. On any given night there's likely a show somewhere in Houston's Theater District. The 17-block area is home to Houston's resident performance companies including the symphony, opera, drama and ballet. Tucked between the bustling Midtown and Medical Center areas, rests Houston's leafy, park-like Museum District. Nineteen world-class institutions, including the Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are clustered in this area, drawing seven million visitors to the district each year.
Home to a respected and energetic cultural arts scene, celebrated restaurants featuring flavors from more than 70 global regions, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration, Houston is a diverse metropolis brimming with personality. This is the Culinary and Cultural Capital of the South where new experiences and adventures are right around the corner.
With the city's temperate climate, you'll want to explore the tree-lined Museum District by foot, meandering among the 19 different institutions that make this a major arts destination. Buffalo Bayou Park’s recent renovations make it an exciting place to play, whether you're looking to cycle, walk or even kayak. At nearby Hermann Park, walk under the shadows of ancient oaks, explore the lush Centennial Gardens, golf 18 holes, get wild at the Houston Zoo or catch a free show at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
In Downtown Houston, you’ll find exciting nightlife and entertainment options; from live music at hole-in-the-wall speakeasies to celebrity performers at Toyota Center, and everything in between. Catch up with friends on Main Street with an array of unique bars, or use the light rail to explore East Downtown (EaDo), Midtown and beyond.
In late 2016, the new 1,000-room Marriott Marquis opened in Downtown Houston, adding a second headquarter hotel for the George R. Brown Convention Center. Additional restaurants fill the ground floor, while guests will find the famous Texas-shaped lazy river on the open air deck, with gorgeous views of downtown. The convention center itself underwent a renovation to include four new restaurants, a first floor concourse, new art installations, and a pedestrian-friendly plaza that connects guests to activities and more at the 12-acre Discovery Green Park. The area, now called Avenida Houston, is the city's newest entertainment destination.
What guests will find outside of the convention center, is a diverse culinary scene with dozens of restaurants just a short walk away, and activities such as professional sports, concerts and more. The 17-block Theater District includes some of the world’s top performance organizations and always has something going on.
Always evolving, Houston continues to impress and inspire.
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