Welcome to Space City! Houston is the most diverse city in the United States and the fourth largest. Below, we’ve compiled some suggestions for you from VisitHoustonTexas.com:

Where to eat

What to do

Fun photo ops

Rice’s location is unbeatable – a campus frequently named as one of the nation’s most beautiful, and consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top 20. Sports fans have plenty to take in; Rice has NCAA Division 1 athletics in a wide variety of fields. Houston is also home to the NBA Rockets, NFL Texans, and our 2017 World Series Champions, the MLB Houston Astros.

We don’t stop at sports, either. Houston is home to seven resident performing arts companies, and boasts a ballet, grand opera and symphony. Houston Grand Opera is the only opera company in the world to win a Tony, two Grammy and two Emmy awards.

Adjacent to the Rice campus, Hermann Park is home to the Houston Zoo and Miller Outdoor Theater. Take advantage of Houston’s mild fall weather while you’re in town, and spend some time outside! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there are no shortage of cuisine options. From arepas at Andes Cafe to zeppole at Coppa Osteria, to everything in between, Houston is truly an international city, easily navigable by light-rail.