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Houston, TX

Info About Houston

The 4th largest city in the United States, Houston is an urban hub for music, commerce, culture, and entertainment. The city brims with world-class attractions for every visitor. Don’t miss the city’s signature Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Bring your cowboy hat!) where you can watch livestock competitions, a carnival, or a concert by musicians like Janet Jackson and George Strait. Save time for the Houston Zoo, the Museum District’s 18 museums and galleries, and Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Whatever you choose, Houston offers thrills for every kind of traveler.

Houston Sports Fans

With 6 professional sports teams and numerous semi-professional and minor league teams, sports are a way of life for Houstonians. Take in nine innings at Minute Maid Park with the 2017 World Series-winning Houston Astros, the team originally known for beloved coach Yogi Berra’s inspirational Yogi- isms. Football is king in Texas and this town has football teams aplenty. Watch the Houston Texans, an NFL team with 4 AFC South Division championships, duke out their rivalry with the New Orleans Saints at NRG Stadium. Or check out the city’s best-known college football teams, the nationally-ranked University of Houston Cougars and Rice University Owls. You can also cheer on the Houston Energy, of the Independent Women’s Football League.

Get professional basketball tickets to watch the Rockets play against their inner-state rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, at the Toyota Center. Let Houston’s dominant college basketball scene draw you in with dynamic men’s and women’s hoops fromyou guessed it, the Cougars and the Owls. Soccer fans can watch both the Houston Dash and the Houston Dynamo, women’s and men’s professional soccer teams, at the BBVA Compass Stadium. If traditional sports are not your cup of tea, catch a Houston Roller Derby match at Revention Music Center.

Concerts & Comedy

As sporty as Houston is, it also lives up to its tradition of live music. When the Houstons and Astros finish playing, musicians break out the amps and guitars. NRG Stadium hosts top acts like Taylor Swift and Beyoncé & Jay-Z. Check out the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Field for tickets to musicians like Justin Timberlake and Ed Sheeran. Or you can head to outdoor venues like the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, where groups like Pentatonix and Florence and the Machine perform. Revention Music Center trades adrenaline rushes for laughter with comedians like rough-and-tumble Bill Burr and family-friendly Brian Regan.

Lively Theater

Houston’s Theater District is the heart of its vibrant performing arts culture, encompassing venues like the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, and the Tony Award-winning venue, Alley Theatre. Alley Theatre fuses modern and classic with pieces like Holmes and Watson and Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Sarofim Hall, the larger of two theaters in Houston’s Hobby Center, was acoustically designed for the Broadway shows performed here, including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Built to evoke the elegance of London and Broadway theaters, Sarofim Hall contains a dome ceiling that imitates the sparkling Texas night sky.

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