Travel + Leisure names Houston on the list of 50 best places to visit

Travel + Leisure names Houston on the list of 50 best places to visit

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Houston’s back the national spotlight, but this time around it isn’t only for this reason city’s great dining scene. (Needless to say that helps, too).

Lifestyle magazine Travel + Leisure asked its staff to mention the 50 best destinations, from around the world, year that travelers have to visit next. Your choice process involved mulling statistics, flight ease, other expert opinions and recommendations from lay people even.

Staffer Lila Harron Battis chose well known place: Houston.

Battis find the Bayou City for the post-Harvey recovery progress, Super Bowl hosting skills, diverse dining scene and cultural offerings.

“Nearly 2 yrs following its star turn as Super Bowl host and something year since Hurricane Harvey inflicted $125 billion worth of damage, Houston has made major strides toward recovery and cemented its reputation as a lively, diverse city with a restaurant landscape that may hold its against any coastal capital,” she writes.

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Battis mentions such fine-dining spots as Xochi, UB Preserv and Theodore Rex along with some ethnic staples: Mala SIchuan, Pho Binh and Crawfish & Noodles. But those existing establishments will be the only reason to look at Houston in 2019, you can find those newly opened and about-to-launch spots also, too. Food halls specifically, which are the rages around the world.

“Now, with a small number of new food halls in the ongoing works, visitors can sample a cross-section of the city’s food scene without expending hours traversing the urban sprawl: Finn Hall opened in December, with Bravery Chef Hall, Lyric Market Hall, and Understory coming for 2019 still,” Battis said.

Battis closes out her recommendation with a nod to Tilman Fertitta’s Post Oak hotel, and also the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s $450 million expansion and the Menil Collection’s newly unveiled Menil Drawing Institute.

See another places Travel + Leisure suggest for travel in 2019 in the gallery above. Then reveal where you’re intending ongoing in the comments. 

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