Nicknamed the "Space City", Houston is a global city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research.
With a broad industrial base in the energy, manufacturing, health care, aeronautics, technology and transportation sectors, Houston is home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other city in the U.S. except New York City.
Houston ranks among the top ten skylines in the world.
Rainy Day Downtown? No Problem!
The city has a seven-mile system of skywalks and tunnels with shops and restaurants, and links buildings downtown so pedestrians can avoid bad (and hot) weather. Located only a few hours from the Gulf of Mexico, the port city is made up of the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay and the Port of Houston is one of the largest in the U.S.
From attending world-class performing arts events in the Theatre District to showings in the thriving Museum District (enjoyed by more than 7 million visitors a year) to savoring the best restaurants to cheering your favorite team to world-class shopping, Houston is a haven of five-star hotels, the finest shops and restaurants including elegant rooftop dining to Texas barbecue, dining choices in Houston are endless with a blend of cuisines from around the world.
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