Texas is a state that delights in all things big, and of all Texas’ big cities Houston is the very biggest. As a matter of fact, this former oil and cattle town is the 4th biggest city in the United States. It’s also one of the most prosperous, diverse and lively places in the country, featuring great cuisine, art, sports and a vibrant and growing nightlife.
There’s plenty for families to do in Houston. Six Flags AstroWorld and its sister theme park Water World have enough roller coasters and water-slides to keep visitors buy all day. The little ones will love Hermann Park’s many playgrounds and paddle boating on McGovern Lake. After a ride on the Herman Park Miniature Train everyone will be ready for a trip to the adjacent Houston Zoo. The immensely popular Johnson Space Center isn’t far from town and is a must-see for NASA lovers and space-travel buffs.