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Las Cruces Las Cruces Las Cruces
Southern New MexicoLas Cruces is a charming city nestled between the awe-striking Organ Mountains and the Rio Grande. There are a variety of unique local attractions and historic museums to keep visitors entertained.
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Laredo, Texas Laredo, Texas Laredo, Texas
Southern TexasSavor Laredo’s many colorful flavors, from its rich history to its unique culture where two worlds meet, creating an experience unlike anything else. This southern getaway is the ideal venue for an enticing menu of bargain buys of every kind. Just being in Laredo brings you close to Mexico, but if you desire an even closer look, go no further than San Bernardo Avenue. We look forward to extending a warm "Bienvenido a Laredo" to you.
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El Paso El Paso El Paso
Mexican BorderEl Paso meets not only New Mexico but Old Mexico as well, making it a place rich in culture and history. High mountains cut through the city which gives it a dramatic setting as well as a great offering of very nearby outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking.
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Kerrville Kerrville Kerrville
Hill CountryKerrville's spring-fed creeks make the area a natural paradise filled with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. In town you'll find friendly locals and exciting things to do, such as visiting museums or shopping unique boutiques.
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Rockport-Fulton Rockport-Fulton Rockport-Fulton
Texas Gulf CoastThe charm of the Texas Coast. We love it here on the Texas Gulf Coast and want you to know and love it too. Rockport-Fulton is a state of mind as much as it is a place.
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Aransas Pass Aransas Pass Aransas Pass
Texas Gulf CoastLocated on the coast of Texas, Aransas Pass is the heart of the Coastal Bend. Aransas Pass offers thriving hospitality, community and a variety of recreational activities. Stay a for a weekend or a lifetime!
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Abilene Abilene Abilene
Central TexasVisit Abilene, the defining city of West Texas, where the frontier spirit is still applied to discovery, development and creativity. Abilene boasts a central location - just 150 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex - and is home to 120,000 friendly people. Relax, explore and enjoy our mix of western heritage, contemporary culture and traditional values.
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Odessa Odessa Odessa
West TexasOdessa is a vibrant, energetic West Texas city rich in culture and heritage. It offers several museums, attractions, and annual festivals that please residents as well as visitors. If you are looking for a fun, exciting, and different place to visit, then Odessa is the place for you!
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Sabine County Sabine County Sabine County
East TexasOne of East Texas’ best kept secrets, Sabine County is located along the Texas/Louisiana border and is surrounded by two of the best bass fishing lakes in the nation.
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Houston - Orientation

Getting Around, Basic Info,...

Houston is the largest city in Texas and takes urban sprawl to a new limit. Take a minute to read through the information below and gain an idea of Houston's layout to make planning your visit a bit easier.

Overview

Houston is Texas's largest city, the U.S.'s fourth largest, and it grows over the landscape with complete disregard for zoning. It has little in the way of official districts, but has many specific city areas with their own specific style. Home to slick architecture, prestigious theater, and Johnson Space Center, Houston is a little bit of everything mixed freely together.

City Districts

Downtown

Houston's downtown is certainly notable for its sheer and daunting size. Houston is one of the largest cities in the United States and its downtown is the seventh largest business district. The skyline is even its own district within a district. Pedestrians can travel the downtown through underground tunnels and skywalks, quite an intricate network of both. For more on downtown, click here.

South Side, Southwest, and the Warehouse District

South of Downtown is the residential South Side. Southwest Houston is also mostly residential, if shoppers might want to check out Meyerland Plaza, a large outdoor shopping mall. The Warehouse District is Houston's residential north, but check out the restaurants and nightlife.

Midtown and Texas Medical Center

Midtown's situated south of Downtown and just recently redeveloped. It's probably best known as the home of Little Saigon, the business center of Houston's large Vietnamese population. And south of Midtown is the Texas Medical Center, largest medical complex in the world. The prestigious and research-science-focused Rice University is near the Medical Center. Somewhat incongruously, the sports-center Reliant Park is also close by.

Uptown

West of Downtown is Uptown, which, true to its name, is upscale, and the Houston Galleria (largest Texas mall) definitely helps in that respect. Uptown also hosts that famous skyscraper, the Williams Tower, which shows off its height with a beacon that slices through the night sky.

Museum District and Montrose

Sixteen museums rest within this district, which is right next to the Texas Medical Center. Two particularly significant ones are the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Hermann Park and its well-loved Houston Zoo are also within this district. On the northern end of the district is Montrose, a district of vintage shops and eateries and art that spills right onto the street. The Menil Collection of modern and ancient art is here.

The Six "Wards"

The University of Houston-Downtown is in the First Ward, and the Third Ward is host to the notable University of Houston and Texas Southern University. The Fifth and Sixth Ward both have historic significance, particularly the Old Sixth Ward, a neighborhood older than any other in Texas and populated by Victorian homes.

Greenway Plaza

Greenway's largely commercial complex is west of Downtown and east of Uptown. Houston is known for its restaurants and one of its most famous, Tony's, is here, but the Lakewood Church is certainly the most famous Greenway fixture.

Clear Lake

This is Houston's bay and the place to fish, boat, troll seafood restaurants, and visit the visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center, better known as Space Center Houston.

Other Things to Know

You can access Houston by plane through George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and the smaller William P. Hobby Airport. By car, well, Houston is served by a near-dozen freeways, among them IH-45 South and North, IH-10 East and West, and IH-610.

Once within Houston, you'll probably have to depend on driving. Although its downtown is remarkably pedestrian friendly, the city sprawls. And despite the many freeways, avoiding rush hour should be paramount priority. Public transportation is available by bus or METRORail, the latter of which is cheap and popular and connects many of the districts.

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Las Cruces Las Cruces Las Cruces
Southern New MexicoLas Cruces is a charming city nestled between the awe-striking Organ Mountains and the Rio Grande. There are a variety of unique local attractions and historic museums to keep visitors entertained.
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Laredo, Texas Laredo, Texas Laredo, Texas
Southern TexasSavor Laredo’s many colorful flavors, from its rich history to its unique culture where two worlds meet, creating an experience unlike anything else. This southern getaway is the ideal venue for an enticing menu of bargain buys of every kind. Just being in Laredo brings you close to Mexico, but if you desire an even closer look, go no further than San Bernardo Avenue. We look forward to extending a warm "Bienvenido a Laredo" to you.
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El Paso El Paso El Paso
Mexican BorderEl Paso meets not only New Mexico but Old Mexico as well, making it a place rich in culture and history. High mountains cut through the city which gives it a dramatic setting as well as a great offering of very nearby outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking.
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Kerrville Kerrville Kerrville
Hill CountryKerrville's spring-fed creeks make the area a natural paradise filled with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. In town you'll find friendly locals and exciting things to do, such as visiting museums or shopping unique boutiques.
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Rockport-Fulton Rockport-Fulton Rockport-Fulton
Texas Gulf CoastThe charm of the Texas Coast. We love it here on the Texas Gulf Coast and want you to know and love it too. Rockport-Fulton is a state of mind as much as it is a place.
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Aransas Pass Aransas Pass Aransas Pass
Texas Gulf CoastLocated on the coast of Texas, Aransas Pass is the heart of the Coastal Bend. Aransas Pass offers thriving hospitality, community and a variety of recreational activities. Stay a for a weekend or a lifetime!
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Abilene Abilene Abilene
Central TexasVisit Abilene, the defining city of West Texas, where the frontier spirit is still applied to discovery, development and creativity. Abilene boasts a central location - just 150 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex - and is home to 120,000 friendly people. Relax, explore and enjoy our mix of western heritage, contemporary culture and traditional values.
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Odessa Odessa Odessa
West TexasOdessa is a vibrant, energetic West Texas city rich in culture and heritage. It offers several museums, attractions, and annual festivals that please residents as well as visitors. If you are looking for a fun, exciting, and different place to visit, then Odessa is the place for you!
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Sabine County Sabine County Sabine County
East TexasOne of East Texas’ best kept secrets, Sabine County is located along the Texas/Louisiana border and is surrounded by two of the best bass fishing lakes in the nation.
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