Though Austin gets all the attention from followers of travel trends, Houston
is the true destination gem of Texas. As it’s a major airport hub, getting to H-Town is cheap and easy. And once there, you’ll have activity options that include hiking and biking Buffalo Bayou’s trails, visiting a 64-foot-tall water wall, enjoying an outdoor performance at Miller Outdoor Theater, or entering a 155-acre nature sanctuary at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. If you’d rather check out the local music scene, there’s always plenty on deck in bars and venues throughout the city. And with Houston’s diverse population, affordable eats can be found in all different neighborhoods too.