Houston declared one of the world's best places to visit in 2019

Adding to our bragging rights, the trend-spotting professionals found Houston just as worthy as exotic locales such as India, Kuala Lumpur, and Kenya. (Space City is one of only three U.S. cities to make the list, joining Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Savannah, Georgia.)

“Houston is ready for liftoff,” says Bloomberg. The story notes the upcoming 50th anniversary of the moon landing and how the Johnson Space Center is restoring everything inside the original Mission Control — down to the consoles and the trash cans — to look exactly as it did in July 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission.

The piece also mentions the massive, $450 million expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (specifically, the roof garden, amphitheater, and public plaza), as well as the Holocaust Museum doubling its size this year.