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Best Things to Do in Houston,

Tour the Johnson Space Center

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is located in Southeast Houston, where the NASA astronaut corps is based. The center covers 1,620 acres and consists of around 100 installations. In the Living in Space exhibit, tourists can experience a simulation of a zero gravity environment or encounter a virtual rocket launch complete with exhaust at the Destiny (“Blast Off”) Theatre.

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Visit the Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo shelters over 6,000 animals and 900 species and is one of the nation’s most visited zoos. Spend the day wandering through the beautifully landscaped grounds of the facility, or enjoy a more hands-on meeting by scheduling a guided tour. Touring activities range from feeding a giraffe to shadowing a veterinary team for a whole day.

Stroll Around the Museum District

The Houston Museum District refers to a collection of museums , galleries, and cultural centers located within Hermann Park’s 1.5-mile radius. Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts that also houses the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, boasts a collection of about 60,000 pieces. Health Museum is only a few blocks north, home to Houston’s first 4D theatre.

Have a Little Fun at Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk is now Houston’s nearest and largest amusement / entertainment park since the close of Six Flags Astroworld. Kemah Boardwalk, which is occupied primarily by hotels and restaurants, is an ideal place to entertain the whole family. Dining options include Saltgrass Steakhouse and Landry ‘s Seafood House.

Go on a Walking Tour of Montrose

One of the most demographically diverse regions in Houston, Montrose has become the hub of vintage shopping, live music and LGBTQ activism for the city. Restored mansions and bungalows, tree-lined boulevards and an antique mall make this area a unique, pedestrian-friendly tourist destination.

Eat Delicious Tex-Mex

One of the most demographically diverse regions in Houston, Montrose has become the hub of vintage shopping, live music and LGBTQ activism for the city. Restored mansions and bungalows, tree-lined boulevards and an antique mall make this area a unique, pedestrian-friendly tourist destination.

Hang Out at Discovery Green

Discovery Green is more than just a nice park, a splash of nature in the otherwise concrete and glass-laden downtown Houston. The 12-acre green space has plenty of opportunities for people of all ages, including concerts, fitness lessons, special events and much more.

See the Sharks at the Downtown Aquarium

Discover quite 400 species of marine life and eat in the Downtown Aquarium alongside a 150,000-gallon, two-story tank. Pet a stingray or undergo the Shark Voyage on an exhilarating train ride.