Houston may not be the capital of Texas, but it is the state’s largest city, and it was, after all, named for Sam Houston, the only President of the Republic of Texas, as well as its first governor. Here are some of the best places to dine, stay the night, and find entertainment in the city.
Houston’s restaurants serve a variety of ethnic cuisines. Manila Bistro is a Filipino restaurant; at Ashoka one can eat Indian and Pakistani cuisine; and then there is Hollywood Vietnamese & Chinese cuisine.
Club Quarters, in the downtown area, is at 69 one of Houston’s cheapest hotels; the building in which it is situated was once a landmark building, now restored. Hotel Derek is in a beautiful building that also includes Valentino Restaurant. Crowne Plaza Hotel Houston River Oaks has lovely trees in its interior.
3) Entertainment recommendations
The Houston Grand Opera gives performances in Jones Hall, and the Houston Symphony performs in the Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park during the summer and in Jesse H. Jones Hall, in the Civic Center, during the winter. At the Civic Center, too, a nationally famous professional acting company performs in Alley Theater.