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Houston Area Sports & Recreation

Every major sport and several minor ones have teams based in Houston. In addition, the Space City is home to the annual Houston Marathon and a wide variety of other professional and amateur athletic events.

Texas Bowl
Now in its fourth season, the Texas Bowl is well on its way to developing a proud college postseason event in Houston. Held in Reliant Stadium, the Texas Bowl is scheduled for Dec. 31.

Houston Boat Show
Held during the first two weeks of January each year, the Houston International Boat Show is the largest and longest-running boat show in Texas. The event, which fills the Reliant Center, runs for 10 days and draws over 150,000 visitors annually

Houston Area Public Golf Courses
Houston, the state's largest city, has a number of great golf courses that are open to the public.

SunMart Texas Trails Endurance Run
Held each year in the Huntsville State Park, just north of Houston, the Sunmart Endurance Run features 50-mile and 50-k endurance runs and is one of the largest Ultra events in the country.

Houston Marathon
What started as a humble race with just over 100 runners has blossomed into the largest single sporting event in Houston. This year's Houston Marathon features nearly 18,000 participants, making it one of the largest running events in the country.

Brazos Bend State Park
Houston is Texas' largest city. However, just a short drive from the nation's fourth largest city, visitors will find one of Texas' most unique state parks -- Brazos Bend State Park. Situated along the banks of the Brazos River, Brazos Bend State Park is home to an amazing array of wildlife.

South West International Boat Show
Unlike any other boat show in the Houston area, the South West International Boat Show is an open invitation to manufacturers, dealers, brokers and charter companies to participate in a truly international, in-water, boat show.

Houston Texans
In football crazy Houston, the Texans are at the top of the heap.

Houston Rockets Basketball
Houston is home to the two-time NBA champion Houston Rockets, providing visiting and resident sports fans an opportunity to see NBA action up close.

Reliant Park
Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL Houston Texans, also plays host to a wide variety of Houston area sporting and entertainment events.

Astros Baseball
The Astros have been a summertime tradition since they went by the name of the Colt .45s. Don't miss an opportunity to see the Astros in action at Minute Maid Park during your next visit to Houston.

Tour 18 - A Sampling of the Nation's Best Courses
The unique concept of using hole layouts from 18 of America's top golf courses to make one great course has come to be known as Tour 18. This concept proved so popular there are now two Tour 18 courses in Texas - Dallas and Houston.

Hermann Park Golf Course
Originally built in 1922, the Hermann Park Golf Course was the first fully integrated public golf course in America. Today it remains one of the most popular courses in the Houston area.

Tournament Players Course at the Woodlands
Located in the Woodlands, just north of Houston, the Woodlands Resort and Golf Course is home to the Tournament Players Course, one of the most famous and popular courses in Texas.

Shell Houston Open
Held at Redstone Golf Club, the Shell Houston Open sees a field of nearly 150 PGA pros vying for over $1.3 million in prize money.

Westside Tennis Club
Houston's Westside Tennis Club is a world-class tennis facility, featuring 45 tennis courts, including nine red clay courts.

Just For Fun Watercraft Rentals
Just For Fun Watercraft Rentals offers water sport enthusiasts everything from pontoon boats to waverunners for rent by the hour or by the day. With locations in Austin (Lake Travis), Houston (Lake Conroe), and Dallas (Lake Grapevine, Lake Lewisville), Just For Fun serves some of the most popular recreation boating locations in Texas.

Lake Conroe
Lake Conroe's 21,000 acres lie just a short drive from Houston. It's quick access to the nation's fourth largest city has made it one of the busiest lakes in the state when it comes to recreational boating traffic.

Quantum Lakes
Located an hour north of Houston, Quantum Lakes are semi-private and well-managed for bass and panfish anglers. Although many anglers are members, day trip rates are available.

Houston Astros Head to World Series
After 44-years of frustration, the Houston Astros earned their first ever trip to the World Series by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. As a result, the Astros became the first Texas baseball team to appear in the fall classic.

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