Welcome to the World Class Region

Everyone's heard the stereotype: it's all cowboys, cactus and cattle. While those Texas roots are strong, Houston will surprise you with everything it has to offer. The 11-county region is the largest city not only in Texas, but the whole Southern United States. Here the grass is green, landscaping is lush and the tree canopy is thick and widespread. It's the perfect mix of Southern greenery and urban sophistication. Known as the Bayou City, the Houston metro area—the fourth largest in the nation—is criss-crossed by a number of bayous, many of them flowing into Buffalo Bayou, the site of the city's birthplace in the downtown area.

Nutcracker Market

Photo courtesy of The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Kick off the holiday season at the 40th anniversary of the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, an annual holiday shopping tradition, November 12-15, 2020...

Spring Spectacular

Photo courtesy of The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Join us for another exciting shopping extravaganza at the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular, returning to NRG Center April 17-19, 202...

Houston’s Stunning Street Art Scene

Street art is a staple of any city’s artistic presence, and new residents can get a feel of Houston by gazing at the various colors the city is composed of. Rated the most diverse city in the U.S. by WalletHu...

Nature Calls in Houston

Although Houston has its fair share of urban wonders, it also has some of the most impressive nature and wildlife areas in the state. Take a break from the bustle of city life and stroll in the greenest spaces ...