Because Houston has such a shortage of hills, it's somewhat easy to forget how great it looks from above the trees. White Oak Music Hall, which opened in August after 18 months of construction and anticipation, now offers one of the city's more beautiful vantage points as a side benefit of catching a show at its newest music venue. One of the coolest features of the three-stage complex, which consumes more than 50,000 square feet of land alongside White Oak Bayou, is the two outdoor balconies that offer an amazing view of the bayou, the downtown skyline and the canopy of trees over the Heights. It feels like you can almost see all the way to Galveston. Standing on one of those balconies, especially at night, it's all too easy to convince your skeptical out-of-town visitors that Houston can be a beautiful city after all.