They say everything’s bigger in Texas, perhaps nowhere more so than in its largest city: Houston. Encircled by an expansive highway and dominated by one of the tallest skylines in North America, this manic metropolis confidently combines cowboy swagger with a melting pot of cultures. Delve into the mix somewhere between bayous and sprawling neighbourhoods where the city’s diversity shines in award-winning restaurants.

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Houston, we've got...sights to see! Learn the history behind Space City at the amazing Houston Space Center or keep your head out of the sky with a visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Wine and dine at Houston's best restaurants in diverse districts like West Houston, Mid-Main, Market Square and more. Tick off things to do in Houston and stay in the best hotels with us!

HOUSTON TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

English

WHAT TO EAT

Breakfast tacos (that’s right), fried chicken (from Frenchy’s!), BBQ meats, crawfish, kolaches (stuffed Czech pastries popular in Texas) and internationally influenced cuisine (Tex-Mex, Vietnamese or Louisiana Creole dishes from the neighbouring state).

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Western wear like cowboy boots or hats from Cavender’s, quirky Texas-themed goods from Texas Treasures or Y’alls Texas Store (a state-shaped waffle maker? Texan sauces?), and NASA or space-related souvenirs from the Space Center Houston (get your very own astronaut boots!).

FUN FACT

“Houston…we have a problem” uttered by Tom Hanks in the 1995 film Apollo 13 was actually a misquote. What astronaut John Swigert actually said to signal an explosion aboard the spacecraft attempting to reach the moon was: “OK, Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” Find out what earned this Texan city the nickname of Space City over at the Space Center.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.


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