#DTRoadTrip: Howdy from Houston!

They say everything is bigger in Texas. After our drive from Dallas to Houston, we’d have to agree. Texas is the only state on our #DTRoadTrip where we visited two cities because it’s hard to escape all of this space!

We’re glad we had the chance to see more of the Lone Star state. Houston was particularly amazing. The city, its people and attractions are so diverse, we sure thought it lived up to its many nicknames:

Space City
Magnolia City
Hustle Town
The Big Heart
Golden Buckle of the Sun Belt

Houston goes by many other names, we probably didn’t even hear half of them. But during our visit, we did discover why just one name is not enough to describe Houston.

We first learned the meaning of “Hustle Town” and “The Big Heart” at the Southwest Freeway DriveTime dealership.

Meet the Team


“The Big Heart” definitely describes DriveTime’s Southwest Freeway dealership. They greet customers with warmth and enthusiasm. They take the time to get to know their customers and understand their needs. Even when customers come in discouraged by their low credit score, Southwest Freeway helps them realize that DriveTime is always willing to give them a chance.

Southwest Freeway is the “Hustle Town” dealership. Selling cars is not an easy job, and it takes a special kind of person to overcome the used car dealer stereotypes. Southwest Freeway offers a better experience because they go the extra mile.

Give Southwest Freeway a visit if you want a great used car buying experience. They’ll show you the heart and hustle that Houston is known for.

Time for Some Fun!

H-Town has something for everybody. Foodies, athletes, artists, musicians, gear heads, entrepreneurs, aviators; whatever brings you joy can be found in Houston!

Houston is the name in space travel. The famous line, “Houston we have a problem”; that’s H-Town! Our countries presence in the galaxy was engineered, launched and monitored from Houston. So naturally we had to take a tour of the Houston Space Center.


There are a variety of exhibits that kids and adults can enjoy. Their most popular exhibit–Mission to Mars–is focused on our countries ambitions to eventually touch down on The Red Planet. The exhibit is fully interactive, and gives you a first hand look into what it would be like to pilot an Orion capsule on Mars. It’s fun for all ages, and it makes you appreciate all the hard work that goes into understanding our universe.

Space and stars are neat, but maybe you’d rather see star athletes. If that’s the case, go catch an Astros game at Minute Made Park. The Astros are currently ranked number one in the national league, and their loyal fans make the games immensely entertaining.

If your passion for stars is more of the rock star variety, then you’ll want to check out Discovery Green on the weekends. This massive park is in the middle of downtown, and is home to the famous Anheuser-Busch Stage where big time artists like Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5 and ZZ Top have performed free shows.

Get out and enjoy the beautiful Sun Belt weather. White sand beaches are only an hour outside of Houston. We used to think that the only worthwhile beaches were on the East and West coast, but The Gulf beaches are just as impressive, if not more.

There is too much to do in Houston, so we want to hear your suggestions. What’s your favorite part about H-Town? Tell us in the comments.

Houston might be our favorite stop on #DTRoadTrip, but that’s hard to say, because everywhere we’ve gone has been amazing.

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See you on the road. So long Magnolia City!



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