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Give this south Texas city a chance. Yes, Houston's history is sticky with oil, and its contemporary landscape climbs with skyscrapers belonging to Citgo, Marathon, Shell and many, many more. This might have you thinking, sarcastically, "Great! Sounds like an awesome place to vacation!" But what you might not know is that Houston has grassy parks, eclectic galleries and Tex-Mex restaurants that all vie for attention downtown. And outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston is one of the greatest places in Texas to shop: Ever heard of the Galleria? There are also nice hotels to lay your head and things for the kiddies to do, like the zoo and the children's museum. So, yes, it's a huge sprawling city of more than two million, but we recommend giving it a chance.

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