Traveller's guide to Houston
With towering skyscrapers, inventive bars and must-see art, this Texan city break is an underrated modern classic.
Check out our guide to where to eat, shop and what to do in one of the USA's innovative cities. Believe us, once you arrive you won't want to leave anytime soon.
Uchi has excellent sushi, yucca chips, and charred Brussels sprouts (a big draw locally, honest).
The breakfast and brunch options at Tiny Boxwoods include avocado and egg, and “Lovin’ Canada” (two hard-boiled eggs, artisan bread, house jam, whipped honey butter). Arrive early or be prepared to queue.
Pondicheri offers Indian street food with a Texan bent, such as the “Rancher” thali, or even French toast covered with berries and jaggery syrup. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a bakery upstairs.
Prop up the bar in Brasserie 19, which is also a French restaurant. Incidentally, it was named one of the best places to meet a rich husband by US Town & Country magazine.
Inventive without being pretentious, the Anvil Bar & Refuge has a 13-page drinks menu.
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The Galleria is the largest mall in Texas with more than 375 stores, 50 restaurants, an ice rink and a jogging track on the roof.
Sweet tooth? Make for The Chocolate Bar, which sells all things chocolatey: cakes, drinks and “pizza” with white chocolate “cheese”.
More Than You Can Imagine specialises in second-hand designer clothing, accessories and shoes.
Visit Rothko’s Chapel, where 14 of the abstract artist’s momentous canvases are displayed in a serenely empty interior.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science houses the Cullen Hall collection of rare gemstones, as well as 1,500 live butterflies in the Cockrell Butterfly Center.
Discover a subterranean network of walkways, shops and restaurants, about 20 feet under Houston’s downtown streets, on the Above and Below guided tour. You’ll also take in sweeping views from some of Texas’s tallest buildings.
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This article was written by Sally Williams from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.