Located in Texas, the fourth largest city in the U.S. is known for NASA, its annual rodeo and the massive cluster of hospitals known as the Texas Medical Center. Yet, Houston has matured into a complete and downright hip vacation destination for the savvy traveler. The city is a diverse metropolis where no ethnicity comprises a majority of the population. This mix of cultures has contributed in making Houston a city of superb cuisine, world-class culture, entertainment and shopping. It is no surprise that Houston is attracting visitors from all over the world.

Facts

Population

2.2 million in the city. 5.7 million in metropolitan area

Currency

US dollar – 100 cents

Newspapers

The Houston Chronicle (www.chron.com), Houston Business Journal (www.bizjournals.com/houston), Houston Press (www.houstonpress.com)

Tourist information

Houston Visitors Center 901 Bagby, first floor +1 713 437 5200

Travel to Houston

Expect beauty and diversity of both the landscape and people when you book your flights to Houston with Etihad Airways. You can enjoy a thriving and modern city with gourmet dining and an exciting night life while you learn about the complex and fascinating history of the south western United States. Visiting Houston is a cultural and historical experience that you will remember for years to come.

Top 5 Things To Do in Houston

  • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts to view amazing works of art from around the world, and relax from a busy day by strolling through the sculpture garden
  • Treat yourself to an evening of glorious sound with a trip to the Houston Symphony
  • For those who love shopping, the Galleria offers a great variety of shops, hotels, and restaurants all in one convenient location
  • Dinner, entertainment, and other exciting activities can all be found at the Bayou Place in Houston’s theatre district
  • If you enjoy less structured shopping, spend hours looking through merchandise at the Trader’s Village Marketplace for treasures of your own

Plan Your Houston Holiday

Houston is an exciting city which can be visited any time, however we advise visiting in the spring, from February through to May, and during the autumn, from September through to November. This will allow you to avoid the high temperatures of the summer months from June through to August. Finding cheap hotels in Houston is easiest on the weekends because of business travel during the week. During the Annual WorldFest-Houston Film Festival in April and the Bayou City Arts Festival Downtown in October, it is best to find and book your accommodation and tickets to Houston in advance. Look over the Deals section of Etihad Airways for excellent, affordable flight deals to Houston.

Etihad Offices in United States

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