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Named after George R Brown, the convention centre in Houston holds an annual beer convention every year in October. Inside, guests don't just get to make the most of expansive space, they also make the most of the visitors' centre. While at the convention centre in Houston, you can book tickets, grab a sandwich, and attend a show at the theatre.
It isn't difficult to find a Houston hotel near to a notable restaurant. Tex Mex is big in the city, so prepare your taste buds for a challenging ride. Chilli con carne is larger than life and undeniably hearty, while fajitas are crisp and fresh. Vietnamese cuisine also has a big presence in the city, allowing you to explore a range of exotic spice blends.
Houston's sweet shops feature bonbons and macaroons that easily rival those you can find in Paris. If you stay in a Houston hotel close to Harwin Drive, get ready to engage in some bargain hunting. The street is famous for no-frills, look-a-like goods, and budget perfumes. Pack you comfy shoes and spend a day there, before heading to 19th-street to find antiques from by-gone eras.
If you love music, try Houston's Bayou Music Center. As well as staging live concerts throughout the year, it features theatre and stand-up comedy, offering some form of entertainment for everyone. Escape the beating sun of Houston's streets and head for the Downtown Aquarium to see a coral reef engulfed shipwreck, faux Gulf of Mexico, and scarily beautiful bamboo sharks.
Houston sports are larger than life and full of passion. Houston has a team for every one of America's major leagues, and some expansive stadiums to host them. Witness a Houston Texans football game at the Reliant Stadium, and you will see American Football in its most passionate form. If you prefer baseball, head on over to a Houston Astros game for 9 innings of America's favorite pastime.