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Skyscrapers in downtown Houston, Texas.

Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States. The city covers more than 600 square miles (1,600 km²) and is the county seat of Harris County—the third-most populous in the country. As of the 2004 U.S. Census estimate, Houston had a population of more than 2 million. The city is at the heart of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the largest cultural and economic center of the Gulf Coast region and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 5.3 million in 10 counties. Edit this section or read more

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Hotels and lodgingEdit

The Four Seasons Hotel Houston is located in downtown Houston, the 4th-largest city in America. Four Seasons Hotel Houston opened in 1982 and became the city’s first AAA Five Diamond hotel in 1996.

Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental The Houston Airport Marriott hotel at George Bush Intercontinental provides a welcome retreat, unique amidst the hustle and bustle of one of the world's busiest airports. Enjoy a Houston airport hotel offering a relaxing and refreshing environment.

Hotel Indigo Houston at the Galleria] 5160 Hidalgo Street, Houston Texas - 77056,  . Situated in Houston’s Uptown district, the Hotel Indigo® Houston at the Galleria hotel rubs shoulders with the area’s world-famous shops and eateries, including the upscale Galleria Mall. 


Bay Glen

Bay Forest

Downtown Houston

East Downtown Houston

East End



Memorial City



Oak Forest

Port Houston

Southeast Houston

Spring Beach


Upper Kirby


Weather data for Houston
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 63(17) 67(19) 74(23) 79(26) 86(30) 91(33) 94(34) 93(34) 89(32) 82(28) 73(23) 65(18) 79.7(27)
Average low °F (°C) 45(7) 48(9) 55(13) 61(16) 68(20) 74(23) 75(24) 75(24) 72(22) 62(17) 53(12) 47(8) 61.3(16)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.25(108) 3.01(76.5) 3.19(81) 3.46(87.9) 5.11(129.8) 6.84(173.7) 4.36(110.7) 4.54(115.3) 5.62(142.7) 5.26(133.6) 4.54(115.3) 3.78(96) 53.96(1,370.6)
Source: Feb 2009


  • The Houston Butterfly Museum

The Houston Zoo


  • The Galleria
  • The Rice Village

Maps and transportationEdit

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Getting to HoustonEdit

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is the main airport for most international and domestic flights, and is the central hub for Continental Airlines. Hobby Airport (HOU), south of downtown and the former major airport, serves smaller domestic flights.

Interstate 10, Interstate 45, Interstate 610, U.S. Highway 59, State Highway Beltway 8, and State Highway 288 are all the main highways in the Houston area. They are all capable of holding thousands of cars per day.

The only rail service into Houston is Amtrak, which has a small station in the downtown area.

Exploring HoustonEdit

Practical information and resourcesEdit


  • Goode Co. BBQ
  • Goode Co. Taqueria
  • Goode Co. Seafood
  • Molina's
  • Grotto
  • Ninfa's
  • Treebeards

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