Things to Do in Houston
Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the country. Houston is a thriving commercial hub which is centered on its burgeoning oil industry. Complimenting this is the city’s vibrant cultural scene, which is anchored by several museums and a lively shopping district. Sunny summers and mild winters make this city a great destination to head to, pretty much any time of the year. Today, Houston is known for its diversity – it has one of the country’s largest Latino, African-American and Asian American populations – as well as numerous eclectic tourist-attractions. If you’re planning a trip to this sprightly, energetic city, make sure to first check out our list of the best things to do in Houston.
Menil Collection is the museum that houses the eponymous private art-collection of John and Dominique de Menil. It comprises of 17,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and rare books, including works by Pablo Picasso, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst and Henri Matisse. The museum also has an extensive pop-art collection featuring works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Also expect to view Byzantine, Medieval and tribal artifacts. The museum’s building and surrounding structures are painted in what has come to be known as the Menil gray. This serves to aesthetically unify the neighborhood. The site has the interfaith Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel and a small independent pavilion displaying the works of Cy Twombly.