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Underground awesomeness: Houston makes the list of most underrated cities in America

Underground awesomeness: Houston makes the list of most underrated cities in America

We all know New York is cool, Los Angeles is hot, Chicago is All-American, Vegas is crazy and Miami is sexy.

But savvy travelers know there's more to see from coast to coast than the cities that get all the press. In fact, when the editors of Sherman's Travel compiled a list of America's 10 most underrated cities, Houston came up front and center.

As The Huffington Post (which expanded on the list) explains Houston's appeal,

Houston is proof that everything is indeed bigger in Texas. While better known for its big business and energy interests, this sprawling city also hosts top-notch orchestra, opera, and ballet companies, a dynamic theater scene, great museums, and the world-renowned NASA Space Center. Shopping reigns supreme here--you'll find a huge concentration of shops and above-par outlet malls--and its cosmopolitan restaurant scene expands upon the state's traditional Tex-Mex offerings.

Let's see, big business, energy, sprawl, culture, food, shopping and a shout-out to Tex-Mex? Yup, that's the Houston we know. Throw in a line or two about the vibrant multicultural scene and the humidity and they've got Houston nailed.

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Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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