Houston is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the US. No surprise it has to offer many different entertainment options for the most selective traveller. Try amazing shopping malls, world famous museums and galleries, trendy restaurants, best hotels and much more.
Visit one of the more than 500 cultural and visual arts attractions, including NASA and the Livestock show or relax at the world-class Galleria, the Fine Arts Museum or try any one of the 11000 trendy restaurants and clubs...
Houston is best known for oil and NASA, however, there are lots of other fun things to do in Houston, making it a great destination for family fun as well.
Visit Space Centre Houston, which is the official visitor’s centre for the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Centre. The centre spans 1,620 acres and consists of 100 facilities. Here you can experience a simulation of a zero-gravity environment in the Living in Space exhibit or encounter a virtual rocket launch complete with exhaust at the Blast Off Theatre.
Another exciting attraction in Houston is the Children’s Museums of Houston. This is the number one museum of this kind in the country where children of all ages can have a fun filled day. Reserve a full day to spend browsing the three levels of the Houston Museum of Natural Science if you want to see everything that this museum holds. Some of the exhibits include a planetarium, a butterfly and live insect zoo, and a chance to see the stars even in the daylight.
Houston Zoo is the 7th most visited zoo in the nation. Spend the day strolling through the facility’s beautifully landscaped grounds or enjoy a more hands-on encounter by scheduling a guided tour. There are over 4,500 animals and 900 species living in Houston Zoo waiting for all animal lovers.
Another great place to spend some great family time is Houston Museum District. The Houston Museum District refers to the collection of museums, galleries, and cultural centres located within a 1.5 mile radius of Herman Park. No doubt, there are hundreds of things to do in the Houston area for everyone. Come and try it yourself!
MUSEUM & GALLERY GUIDE
Antiques & Craft:
Antiquarium, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Water Wall Houston Texas.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston Center for Photography, Lawndale Art Center, The Menil Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Rice University Art Gallery, The Rothko Chapel.
Anya Tish Gallery, Barbara Davis Gallery, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Fotofest, Fresh Arts Coalition, John Cleary Gallery, Laura Rathe Gallery, McClain Gallery, Off The Wall Gallery, Parkerson Gallery, Peel Gallery, Wade Wilson Art.
No matter, it you are celebrating or if you are just looking for a fine place to treat yourself while you are on your unforgettable vacation in Houston, one of the best restaurants for any occasion is Pappas Bros Steakhouse at Galleria-Houston, which is famous for a great atmosphere, finest food and it's kid’s friendly. A few other good kids-friendly restaurants to try are Star Pizza, Baba Yega Restaurant (American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian), Ninfa's on Navigation (Mexican) and Niko Niko's Greek restaurant, which serves great Greek and Mediterranean food.
For a great food and much more visit Bayou Place. Bayou Place is located in the heart of Houston’s Downtown Theatre District. This entertainment megaplex is comprised of theatres, bars, lounges, and restaurants. Start the evening off with dinner at the legendary Hard Rock Café or the authentic Italian trattoria, Mingalone. Enjoy box office hits or catch the latest indie flick at the Angelika Film Center followed by drinks and dancing at ROCBAR, Houston’s largest rock and roll nightclub.
Houston is a shopper’s paradise. No matter what’s on the list, you are sure to find the perfect shopping destination! Galleria Mall, the largest mall in Houston, is an upscale shopping mall centrally located just outside the 610 loop in Houston’s Uptown District. The retail centre is anchored by Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, and occupies such high-end tenants as Tiffany and Co., Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent.
If you’re a bargain hunter, try one of the area’s outlet malls, where you’ll find designer clothing, shoes, accessories, and more, at a fraction of the retail price. Whether you want a destination outlet mall, or something smaller and higher end, you’ll find the bargain-hunting you desire in Houston.
Houston enjoys a sub-tropical climate making it a great place to visit at any time of the year.
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