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.
Forty of the most important, most interesting, and quirkiest American places 40 years old or less. See the list and vote for your favorites now through January 18.