The Top 10 Things to Do in Houston, Texas

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Houston, Texas

Houston is a vast city in Texas, that stretches out as far as Galveston Bay and to the Gulf of Mexico. It's firmly connected with the Space Center Houston, the seaside guest focus on NASA's space explorer preparing and flight control complex. The city's moderately reduced Downtown incorporates the Performance center Area, home to the famous Houston Fantastic Musical show and the historically significant area, with nineteenth-century design and upscale eateries.

Home to an energetic economy, lovely environment and a populace loaded with idealism and soul, it's no big surprise that Houston is a well-known destination.

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Houston, Texas

1. Space Center Houston

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Space Center Houston is the official visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, and is simply unmissable or anyone planing to visit Houston. The whole complex is huge and it's recommended to take a stroll through the space carry reproduction Freedom and the colossal transport transporter airplane it's mounted on. Check out the imitation of America's first space station, Skylab, where you can even touch a stone from the moon.

The center is also one of the first places to hear about about NASA's upcoming space missions, which is at present is centered on discovering more about Mars. If you'll be visiting on a Friday, you can even meet an astronaut at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. From the visitor center, you can take a cable car visit to Johnson Space Center, home of NASA's mission control, to see where space explorers prepare for space missions.

2. Houston Museum of Natural Science

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A natural history museum in the center of the city, it's one of the most popular in the whole of the US, only falling behind similar museums in New York and San Francisco. The museum is in Houston's popular 'Museum District' along with other popular places such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Gallery of Natural Science, the Children's Museum of Houston and the Contemporary Arts Museum.

3. Hermann Park

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A huge urban park in the center of Houston, Hermann Park sprawled out over 445-acres of land. The park is home to a number of popular attractions of the city including the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre and the Hermann Park Golf Course, It's also located right next to the Museum of Natural Science.

4. Buffalo Bayou Park

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Another of the city's popular parks, Buffalo Bayou is located a short drive away from Hermann Park in the center. Following the Buffalo Bayou River which cuts through the city, it's a great place to try out some activities not usually associated with the busy city such as kayaking and canoeing. There's also a number of biking trails and paths for walking around and enjoying the beautiful riverside environment.

5. 19th Road in The Houston Heights

For a vintage dress, retro stylistic layout, and old collectibles, 19th Road in The Heights is the place to go. This hip region has a wide range of peculiar shops selling everything from night outfits to easygoing attire, and adornments, footwear, family contraptions, and a wide range of other clothing and accessories. The stock isn't all vintage; a few spots offer new pieces or a blend of new and old. Regardless of whether you are not hoping to purchase anything, the entire zone is well worth seeing and offers a unique shopping background.

6. The Rice University Grounds

The Rice University Grounds is a well-spring in downtown Houston and a much loved spot to get some open-air space for many Houstonians. You'll find a number of walking and running trails, greenery and trees along with dazzling old structures spread out over the grounds. Additionally on the grounds are countless contemporary works of art that are well worth checking out. A considerable number of these places are even more picturesque at night when they are all lit up.

7. Downtown Houston

If it's your first time visiting Houston, booking accommodation in the downtown area is highly recommended. Along with having some of the best attractions and restaurants of the city here, it's also located near to other popular places to visit in Houston.

8. NRG Stadium

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Sports fans will love Houston, where most of the city's population are proud supporters of their baseball, football or basketball teams. Home of the Super Bowl in 2017, the stadium sees regular events especially for watching the NFL games of the Houston Texans. If you're not visiting the city when a game is being played you can always go to one of the many sports bars and cafes located around the premises.

9. Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

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The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is a great place to hang out and admire the unique fountain which is both simplistic and beautiful. Just taking a few moments to sit there and watch the smooth sheets of water falling over the artistic sculptures is a great way to relax after a busy day of touring the city.

10. Houston's Street Art

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Houston's street art scene is one of the most vibrant in the US, with some captivating pieces from famous artists such as Gonzo and COPE2. Walking around downtown Houston and the central area you'll come across a number of walls and buildings painting with beautiful and striking murals that are well worth checking out or taking part in a walking tour of them.


If you're planning on visiting the city consider purchasing the great-value Houston City Pass, which gives you free admission to five of the city's best attractions, including the Space Center, the Downtown Aquarium, and the Houston Gallery of Common Science.