The twin cities of Midland in Texas (TX) are together reeking in yellow money that goes by the name of petroleum. The Permian Basin is the reservoir for that and gives these cities a rather business like picture.
The petroleum deposits, that provide USA with a rich resource and less dependent on middle-east, makes the cities financially viable. The industries keep on taking a track of the cities. However, Midland is more the residential city for the owners and bears a smart and clean look, leaving the dirt and dust of the industries and low profile laborers to the fate of Odessa. The Midland city is known for its gregarious skyscrapers that provide a skyline while the night joints and sports activities are more confined to Odessa. All in all, a close call but the Midland city has a slight edge over Odessa.
The twin cities are served by an interlinking highway and its rental service is of an acceptable standard. If you visit the area, you should be knowing that the pickup point is the connection to port Topolabompo (Mexico City). This connection is of high significance. The airport Midland (MAF) takes on the burden of air transportation for the city.
There is a beeline for cheap offers often doing rounds at the airport and you can get them without paying a physical visit. There are online domains that offer cheap flights to Midland region. Historically cheap prices from big cities are on the cards. For example, you can have a trip from Columbus (CMH) to Midland (MAF) with an average price of 379$ only. Be on the watch out, as the cheap tickets may face a jolt owing to some financial pressure and urgent changes on the aviation charter.
The Museum of the Southwest, number of museums intertwined together, can provide quite a collection of ancient world to you. There is also another popular museum in the area, named the Odessa Meteor Crater and Museum, which is large enough to feel as if you are on the moon. Both the cities, as a matter of fact, revel in history and museums.
The cities should be visited for touring purposes or for research works when the sun is not very harsh or the rains have not settled, otherwise the settling heat and dust may be quite irritating for you.
For the nightlife, you will have to get away from the more serene Midland to Odessa. The Arcadia Beach is wonderful place to be a visitor in the night hours because of the exotic dancers. The breweries and the roadside haunts as well as Music Clubs and Odessa Comedy Club provide nocturnal entertainment to those, who have been drawn weary ay day time. If you love to drive by the streets and see the dazzle, you cab opt for Midland rather than Odessa.
Midland has the look of a dynamic city and speaks for itself. Odessa gets undermined by the sheer cleanliness and an organized approach. Both of them together form a magical destination for tourists.