If you’re thinking about visiting Texas for your next trip, then you should strongly consider making a stop at the city of Houston. This city is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and has lots of good things to offer tourists besides the warm weather which allows you to enjoy nice days at the swimming pool for most of the year. Whether you’re planning a family trip or just thinking about spending a few days by yourself, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of things to do in this city. Here are some of the things around the Greater Houston area you should definitely check out.
Houston is home to the famous NASA Space Center. This museum is a must see for anyone visiting the city since it offers lots of great history in man kind’s quest to conquer space. You’ll learn about the most important space missions ever conducted by men and have a chance to see firsthand all the gear that astronauts use during their space missions. At the end of the tour you’ll have a chance to step into the famous space shuttle and shuttle carrier aircraft, which in my opinion is the best part of the museum. Another great museum is the Museum of Natural Science. This museum houses over a dozen permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, science, space, Native Americans, energy, paleontology, gems and minerals, chemistry, seashells, Texas wildlife, and more. You can visit the museum just southwest of downtown or you can also visit the one located in Sugar Land.
The Houston Zoo is another great attraction to visit. It welcomes over 2 million guests each year and houses over 6,000 animals of all species including the very rare red panda. This is a great family venue if you’re traveling with kids. You can spend the whole day at the zoo and you’ll probably not have enough time to see everything the zoo has to offer.
If you’re visiting Houston, why not get the full Texan experience and go see a rodeo. There are plenty of options but one of my favorites has always been the Houston Livestock show and rodeo. This show normally takes place in March and hosts a full rodeo show as well as a live concert to finish of each night. Many great bands and artists play at this show every year and the show never disappoints, so if you happen to be in the city around this time you should go check it out.
The Kemah Boardwalk is also one of my favorite spots in all of Houston. This boardwalk features some great entertainment and dinning for the whole family. You can spend the day having fun at the rides and then enjoy a nice dinner at one of the many great restaurants available, all while enjoying the nice view of the ocean.
Besides all the great attractions you’ll find that Houston has a great diversity of food and places to hang out. There are so many people from different cultures from all over the world that live in this city that you’ll be able to find a great restaurant from almost any type of food you desire. These are just some of the many things this great city has to offer. If you’re planning a trip to Houston soon I’m sure you’ll have a great time.