Well, color us flattered. The Bayou City has been named as one of "The 46 Places to Go in 2013" in an annual list curated by the New York Times.
What's the use in traveling to Rio? Who needs Paris? We've got it all here.
The NY Times notes that the city is moving beyond its oil and gas and big business clout and "making a bid to be the state's cultural and culinary capital." It points specifically to the Houston Museum District and the burgeoning dining scene as drivers of that change.
Among the attractions on the "don't miss" list are the Rothko Chapel, the Museum of African American Culture, the Asia Society Texas Center and the Houston Museum of Natural Science's new paleo hall.
Where else would you suggest first time visitors go for a true look at the city?