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Texas - Houston & East Texas (PDF Chapter)
This is the Houston & East Texas chapter from Lonely Planet’s Texas guide-book.
More down-home than Dallas, more buttoned-up than Austin, Houston has money and cul-ture, but wears them like a good ol’ country boy come to town. Within day-trip distance you can visit NASA and the place where Texas won its independence.
- kick back on a shady patio, drink at hand, in an atmospheric Houston bar like Porch Swing Pub
- explore newly gussied-up Buffalo Bayou Park, which is surprisingly naturalistic, in the very heart of Houston
- ponder what was, what might have been and what still could be at Space Center Houston, the heart of NASA’s US space program
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Houston, Clear Lake & Around, Kemah, La Porte, Seabrook, Huntsville, Washington County, Brenham, Burton, Round Top, La Grange, Chappell Hill, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Bryan–College Station, Northeast Texas, Nacogdoches, Tyler, Canton, Kilgore, Jefferson, Caddo Lake, Carthage, Edom & Ben Wheeler.
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