Houston city life
Houston is a large and compact city, filled with art, entertainment venues, as well as beautiful natural places to explore. You’ll have plenty of leisure activities you can engage in and there is no chance of getting bored.
Some of the places you should visit in Houston:
- The Museum of Fine Arts
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Galleria-area Water Wall
- Downtown Aquarium
- Sam Houston Race Park
- NASA Space Centre
When you’d like to see a music, dance or theatre show, go to Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet or enjoy a free performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
If you’re into sports, attend a match of the local baseball, football and basketball teams. Check the Market Square Historic District, Houston's original town centre and have fun or relax in one of the many bars, pubs and restaurants. Houston actually counts for a wide range of restaurants serving any type of cuisine you can think of, from Mexican, Asian, Italian to Ethiopian, Arabic and Indian.
Get a taste of the American spirit and join one of the local events, such as the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the annual night-time Houston Pride Parade.
International atmosphere in Houston
From over six million people living in Houston, around 1.5 are foreign born and the city has among the youngest populations in the country. The largest number of immigrants are comprised of Mexican, Vietnamese, Asian and Honduran people. However, Houston gathers plenty of internationals, as over 140 different languages are spoken here (the third largest number of languages spoken in a U.S. city after New York and Los Angeles).
The thriving job market and the rich economy contribute to the overall multicultural environment present in Houston.
Houston has a very humid and hot weather, with very mild winters and snow is very rare. During summer, the temperature is around 90 °F (32 °C), and in the winter, you would experience temperatures of around 53 °F (12°C).