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Houston is located in the state of Texas and is – with its 2.2 million inhabitants (2008) – the 4th largest city in the United States . It is located at the Buffalo Bayou waterway, 82 km from the Gulf of Mexico.Houston Ship Channel is one of America’s busiest ports.
Houston has a number of universities and cultural institutions, and is also known as America’s “oil capital”. Urban landscape is characterized by skyscrapers and tall buildings, and the center is made up of various districts such. Theater District and Museum District. The city’s museum district has 18 institutions – where the main museums are clustered. You can visit such Museum of Art, “Museum of Fine Arts”, The Czech Museum, the Children’s Museum and The Natural History Museum. The area is also the Zoo Houston Zoo.
The town has other great shopping, theater, opera, nightlife venues, parks and green spaces.
37 km southeast of the city is Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (under the auspices of NASA). The place is a major tourist attraction where visitors can learn about space through interactive exhibits.
The city’s largest airport – George Bush Intercontinental Airport – located 34 km north of downtown, and is among the busiest in the country.