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The best things to do in Houston range in scope and genre: local museums will cater to the artsy crowd while lovers of Asian cuisine will delight in the city's restaurant scene (the Houston brunch game is pretty strong).
The country's fourth largest city by population is also a haven for space aficionados (the Space Center is here!) and a home to a super-cool outdoor theater, recognized all across the nation.
One more thing to call out: the Underground Tunnel Tour is one of the most exciting things to do in town. There are about 7.5 miles of tunnels twisting their way beneath the city's surface—and exploring them all is just as exciting as it sounds. Remember: everything is bigger in Texas.
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