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Old 05-05-2014, 09:51 PM
 
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I live in Dallas and really enjoy the area since I moved to TX. I visit Houston at least once a year and love the nightlife n have great attractions along with a world-class natural history Museum.

It seems it's a world outside of Texas give more publicly to Dallas area or even the Austin area. I always wondered why the was the case...
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Houston has to fix it's marketing problem first. And most Houstonians prefer not to be in the spot light. I think because the media has historically portrayed a negative image of Houston (That's my thought).

The city is making a lot of stride in improving it's image so maybe one day.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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I hear way more about Houston than Dallas and I live on the West Coast. In comparison I hear very little about Dallas--and that includes on here... Honestly, I hear more about Austin and San Antonio than I do about Dallas.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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I hear way more about Houston than Dallas and I live on the West Coast. In comparison I hear very little about Dallas--and that includes on here... Honestly, I hear more about Austin and San Antonio than I do about Dallas.
This. Houston is way more talked about than Dallas is...
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Was this not just in the Houston forum?
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Houston puts itself down. It doesn't have the bravado of East Coast cities or Chicago or anywhere in California. It doesn't pump up how hipster it is (and yes, I know a ton of hipsters in Houston... a TON). It boasts substance (jobs, affordability, not too horrific traffic compared to comparably sized metros, higher quality of life: dollar goes further in getting material goods and niceties).
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Was this not just in the Houston forum?
Yea it was
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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It's the only major city in Texas I haven't been to. What does a tourist/visitor do when they visit Houston? It's something I have a hard time getting my head around. It's not a knock, just a genuine question. I think of it as a place to do business and can't think any cachet or trademark about it, where as San Antonio has the Alamo/Riverwalk and Austin has music and an attractive downtown and I wouldn't have to think too hard on what I would do to keep myself busy in those cities.

I'm sure Houston has great shopping and dining (like any big city), but are there interesting destination neighborhoods to visit that would leave me thinking, "yeah, only in Houston". Does it have nice walkable areas to explore (something I love to do when I visit cities), and a decent enough downtown? Is it compelling enough to buy a plane ticket and make hotel arrangements to plan long urban weekend?

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Old 05-05-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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I live here, Houston IS NOT tourist friendly. But it's still a great place to live. You literally have to know people here if you are visiting so they can find things for you to do. If you can do that you will have a good time here.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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I live here, Houston IS NOT tourist friendly. But it's still a great place to live. You literally have to know people here if you are visiting so they can find things for you to do. If you can do that you will have a good time here.
^^^Spot on. Other than the sight where Tx was won and the beer can house it's difficult.

Speaking of the San Jacinto monument area, since that's where Tx was won and gained it's independence why didn't the city ever try to develop the area and make it a hot spot for more tourist to visit? I guess technically that is something unique about Houston.

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