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Houston

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THE BEST...

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Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
18 Fall
8 New Year's Eve
12 Spring Break
32 Summer
5 Winter
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
4 Classical music
21 Historical sites/monuments
5 Museums/galleries
5 Theater/performance art
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
5 Big-name restaurants
3 Ethnic food
23 Farmers' markets
14 Neighborhood joints and cafes
Hotels
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
1 Affordable hotels
14 All-in-one resorts
14 B&Bs/Inns
12 Big-name luxury hotels
2 Business hotels
9 Stylish boutique hotels
Local Specialties
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
4 Barbecue
16 Coffee
1 Hamburgers
21 Microbrew beer
11 Pizza
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
13 Cocktail hour
17 Live music/concerts and bands
11 Singles/bar scene
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
22 Athletic/active
15 Attractive
3 Diverse
11 Friendly
14 Intelligent
9 Stylish
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
19 Cleanliness
23 Environmental friendliness
13 Noteworthy neighborhoods
19 Peace and quiet
22 People-watching
21 Public parks and outdoor access
26 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
18 Safety
13 Skyline/views
22 Weather
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
5 Antique stores
2 Home decor and design stores
12 Independent boutiques
4 Luxury stores
4 Vintage shops and flea markets
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
3 Affordable getaway
15 Cultural getaway
23 Family vacation
21 Relaxing retreat
27 Romantic escape
13 Wild weekend
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