A generationIf you thought Houston was a two-pipe oil man city in a ten-gallon hat, think again. Behind its steely, ozone-piercing skyscrapers and mile-wide streets, Houston is a hotbed of art, culture and food.
Houston’s thriving arts, music and theater scene — the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, and Grand Opera House are all based here — plus some 70 art galleries and museums, Houston is a rich arts sundae.
From Roscoe to Kapoor
Located a few blocks north of the mouth of the Buffalo River, the Houston Arts District is a must for all city art lovers. With the largest concentration of working artists outside of Los Angeles, you can wander through the Sawyer Yards artist studios, catch a performance at the Site Gallery (a pair of repurposed granaries), and admire the coolest street murals in Art Lane.
Thanks to Houston’s longstanding philanthropic culture, the city is also awash in world-class contemporary and classical art. Most galleries are located in the Museum District, including the Moody Center for the Arts and the Houston Museum of Contemporary Art. Visit the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), which opened in November 2020 and showcases some incredible collections of Latino and Latino art, as well as immersive immersive works by James Turrell and Gyula Kosice device.Outside the sculpture garden, you will find classic and contemporary works by Rodin and Matisse such as cloud pillara giant vertical chrome “bean” by Anish Kapoor.
A block further afield in Montrose is the Menil series. Owned by John and Dominique de Menil, New York Times Magazine Known as the “Medicans of Modern Art,” the couple gifted 15,000 works of art to the city in 1987. Don’t miss the mysterious Rothko Chapel, which houses 14 huge black paintings by Mark Rothko, his last work, and he has been described as one of his most important artistic statements.
Food in Houston
From a farmers market in Friedman Township to a Vietnamese crayfish stand in Asia City, Houston has become a major destination for foodies in recent years. Of course, BBQ is the natural choice in Texas, with places like Goode Co. Barbeque and Ray’s BBQ Shack serving up wood-smoked brisket, ribs and Polish sausage to hungry cowboys. For something lighter, try Wanna Bao on Bagby Street, which serves contemporary Chinese dumplings – like prawn xiao long bao and pork crispy bottom buns.
Taste Southwestern cuisine at Post HTX, the city’s new street food market, art space and live music venue, opening in November 2021. On the first floor is the Post Market food hall, featuring pop-ups of Houston’s coolest restaurants, including Golfstrømmen Seafood Market, Norwegian chef Christopher Hartuft’s first outpost in the United States. Meanwhile, Post HTX’s rooftop garden, Skylawn, is perfect for overlooking the Houston skyline at sunset.
Family Attractions in Space City
Another reason to vacation in Houston is the plethora of attractions for kids. The 80-acre Herman Park cuts through downtown like Texas Central Park and is perfect for biking along the Brace Bayou, visiting the Houston Zoo or riding the miniature railroad. The Children’s Museum of Houston is nearby, offering a fully immersive, hands-on experience for biting, while the Houston Museum of Natural Science has a new paleontology museum packed with prehistoric creatures, a state-of-the-art planetarium and even Simulated tropical rainforest. The Houston Experience Marketplace is the best way to learn more about attractions, tours and tickets.
However, be sure to venture outside the city center. Overlooking Galveston Bay, the Kemah Boardwalk, with its wooden roller coasters, carousels, and Ferris wheel, is like Coney Island, Texas. While NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the immortal phrase “one small step for mankind, one giant leap for mankind” spread across the world from Mission Control, for all space geeks, this is a A must-see that proves a Houston vacation is truly out of this world.
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