Neartown is a general name for the lively area that encompasses the neighborhoods just west of Downtown, bounded by I-10 to the north and US-59 to the south.
South and west of downtown, South Main is home to the Museum District, Hermann Park, Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, and Reliant Stadium.
The Greater Heights area includes some of Houston's most pleasant neighborhoods as well as a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene, especially on the Washington Street corridor.
The West Inner Loop encompasses many of the poshest, most upscale neighborhoods and business areas in Houston.
Uptown is in Houston, though nobody in Houston has used that term since about 1970 - it's generally referred to as "The Galleria", or to motorists at I-610 and U.S.
Rough-and-tumble East Houston is the city's beating, industrial heart - along with William P. Hobby Airport, you'll find the Houston Ship Channel and working-class neighborhoods (as made famous by John Travolta in the film Urban Cowboy) in the shadow of the somewhat alien landscape of oil refineries that line the shores.
North Houston is known chiefly as the home of George W. Bush Intercontinental Airport, industrial parks, the busy office buildings of Greenspoint, and sleepy residential areas, but determined travelers will also find pleasant green spaces, cozy neighborhood eateries, and even a waterpark nestled among the towering pines of East Texas.
Alvin is in the Gulf Coast of Texas. Home of the Pitcher Nolan Ryan.
Sugar Land is a city in the North Barrier Coast region of Texas, 24 miles southwest of Downtown Houston. It has a population of 85,000.
Kemah is a city on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The boardwalk is a popular destination for people in the Houston area.
The Woodlands is a city in the North Barrier Coast region of Texas, located 28 miles north of downtown Houston along Interstate 45. Although it began as a suburban development and a bedroom community, it also has attracted corporations and unique shopping to the area.
West Houston, at first glance, seems to be no more than urban sprawl at its worst: strip malls, gridlock, billboards, and more strip malls. Yet one need not travel far from the interstate to discover a trove of hidden gems: tranquil parks, the absolute highs and lows in both upscale and bargain shopping, and an endless variety of exotic, authentic eateries - as proof, look no further than New Chinatown.
Galveston is a city on Galveston Island, off the Texas Gulf Coast, approximately 45 minutes southeast of Houston. Galveston is a port of entry and a destination for almost all the cruise ships with ports of call in Texas.
Surfside or Surfside Beach is in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. A small beach town between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway with over 4 miles of beaches.
Bay City is a small city in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. It's on SH-35, about two hours from Houston, at the Colorado River.
China is a city in Jefferson County, in the Gulf Coast region of Texas.
Brenham is a city in the Post Oak Savannah region of Texas. It is the county seat of Washington, County and is about halfway between Houston and Austin on U.
Nederland is a small city in Southeast Texas, USA. It is also a part of an area called "The Golden Triangle".
Burton is a small rural town on the western end of Washington County (Texas) in the state of Texas.
Port Arthur is in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. The town of about 60,000 sits at the bottom right corner of the state.
Palacios is a small city located on Matagorda Bay in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, about 1.5-2.
Weimar is a city in the Post Oak Savannah region of Texas about half way between Houston and San Antonio.
Schulenburg is a city in Fayette County in the Post Oak Savannah region of Texas. It bills itself as halfway to everywhere, since it's halfway between Houston and San Antonio on I-10 and halfway from Austin to Victoria north-south.