Houston, Texas. Locals say it has everything—affordability, countless museums, and excellent barbecue. The weather hardly turns cold enough for you to put on a sweater (the summers, though, are a different beast). The city also boasts the "Eighth Wonder of the World"—no, not Houston-born Beyoncé—but the Astrodome, a National Treasure, a beloved local landmark whose fate remains uncertain.
Whether you've lived in Houston your entire life, or are just driving through, it's worth taking a look at what makes the city special. We suggest you start with these places.