If you’re looking for a world-class city on the Gulf of Mexico, you can’t go wrong with Houston, TX. Founded in 1836 and named for Sam Houston, the President of Texas, Houston is today the 4th-most populous city in the United States and the most populous city in Texas. As you might guess, that means there’s plenty to see and do!
Today, Houston, TX is home to over 400 events and festivals, meaning there’s something exciting going on every day, as well as civic art installations, golf, shopping, and more. The Johnson Space Center – mission control during the moon missions – is only 25 miles south/southeast of downtown. Houston also has a professional football team - the Texans, baseball team - the Astros, and basketball team - the Rockets. Plus, because of its great weather, Houston welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.