Welcome to Houston Greeters!

Houston Greeters offers you a unique insight into Houston through the eyes and hearts of our residents. Local volunteers act as hosts for two-to-four hour visits to the destination or for the activity of your choice. Whether you want to learn more about the architecture of the city, visit a museum, attend an Astros game, experience Houston nightlife or take a neighborhood stroll, we have a host for you! Our volunteers are not just passionate about Houston; they are also passionate about your interest. Read More

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18 Facts That Make Houston the Best City in America

When you think about Houston, Texas, you probably picture massive oil refineries, oppressive humidity, and a sub-par baseball team — a far cry from one of the nation’s most up-and-coming cities.
 
But you shouldn’t dismiss Houston so easily; the Bayou City is an economic juggernaut.
 
It’s by far the country’s No. 1 job creator and home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. A paycheck goes farther here than anywhere else in the country, and it has a medical center larger than downtown Dallas.
 
Add a thriving restaurant and cultural scene, and you’ve got a winning case for Houston as the best city in America. Here are 18 reasons you may want to pack your bags and head south.
 
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Houston named one of America’s coolest cities

Anyone in this city will tell you that H-town’s the place to be, but now Forbes is putting a number on the Bayou City’s cool factor.
 
Houston landed among the nation’s 20 coolest cities, along with three other Texas locales, making the Lone Star State a pretty great place to call home.
 
The rankings were determined by each city’s entertainment opportunities, recreational activities, abundance of local eateries, diversity, and the percentage of young people living in the middle of it all.
 
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National magazine names Houston one of America’s Favorite Cities

Travel + Leisure has named Houston No. 2 on its “America’s Favorite Cities 2014″ list, in the Top Cities Overall category.
 
To decide who lands in the top spots, Travel + Leisure tallied 50,000 votes, ranking 38 cities across several categories. The eighth annual list breaks down the results into different categories and subcategories. Here’s how Houston ranked:
 
Culture

Art scene and concerts — No. 5
Free attractions — No. 4
Galleries — No. 2
Museums and theaters — No. 3
 
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Mark your Calendar for the TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR – September 4th – 7th!

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Back for another year after many successful events on the East Side of Downtown, the Texas Contemporary Art Fair will be setting up in the George R. Brown Convention Center September 4th – 7th.

 

Don’t miss this exciting event showcasing contemporary work from around the world!