Things To Do In Your Next Houston Visit

March 5, 2022

Would you like to visit Houston soon? Want to know the fun things you can do there? If yes, you are reading the right guide. Houston is a place full of exciting attractions as well as adventurous activities. 

There are endless spots to visit like museums, parks, zoos, shopping hubs…the list goes on. We will help you plan your trip better and shortlist things you can do in Houston to bring back the best memories. 

So, keep reading to find out these top things to do in Houston:

Houston Zoo 

The Houston Zoo has a vast area of around 55 acres that houses almost 900 species. You will see exotic animals like Asian elephants, African lions, giraffes, flamingoes, and a lot more. 

The Houston Zoo is the most visited zoo in the United States, and your family will undoubtedly have a good time exploring it. 

The entry ticket for Houston Zoo is $18. There might be discounts for adults and children. Houston Zoo is open throughout the week from 9 am to 6 pm. 

Houston Space Center 

If you want to get a first-hand experience of all space-based activities, Houston Space Center is your place to go. There is a museum inside the Space Center. There you can see objects related to space travel. 

The place has various attractions that include a SpaceX rocket. It includes live shows, an artifact collection, and a NASA Tram Tour. The open-air tram takes you to the nearby Johnson Space Center. It lets you see the way astronauts train for space missions. 

You can have incredible experiences and learn about NASA’s projects in the future. 

Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park is a parkland of 160 acres. It is a great natural resource of the city with running trails for biking and walking around. The park has sculptures, a dog park, and shady areas to spend about 1-3 hours. 

You can enjoy canoeing, paddleboarding, and kayaking in the waters running through the park. Take rentals or tours available at the park to enhance your experience. 

A unique site to witness at the park is Cistern. It is an old underground reservoir for drinking water that now has art collections. 

Museum District 

Houston is known for its rich cultural history and heritage. So, where to witness it? Houston’s Museum District has various cultural attractions with 19 museums. Eleven out of 19 museums do not charge the public for visiting. 

The Museum of Fine Arts is the center for Renaissance art, exhibitions, and rare sculptures. A visit to the National Museum of Funeral History reveals mysteries related to funerals. to the Pope’s burial and Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. Children’s Museum promises to make kids happy and learn many things. Here, children get to know how things operate in everyday life and many new aspects. 

The district also has a beautiful Hermann Park to stroll and enjoy the surroundings.

Livestock Show & Rodeo

Houston witnesses a mega-festival every year in February and March. So, if you plan a holiday in this period, do not miss the Livestock Show & Rodeo. It is a 19-day event that has a whole lot of things to entertain you and your family. It includes carnivals, games, food stalls, and much more.

You can watch the cowboys showing off their talents or well-known artists performing on the stage. 

Dining in Houston

Your trip will not be complete without enjoying Houston’s local flavors. The city has great chefs who offer mouth-watering culinary flavors. You can enjoy multiple cuisine options like Mexican, Asian, Latin American, and more.

Houston has many fantastic dining options with an extensive list. You can have Mexican flavors at Xochi or a healthy diet at Vibrant. Do not miss out on visiting Southern Goods restaurant for a fantastic dinner. 

Street Art 

Houston’s Street Art or graffiti is a place not to miss on your trip to Houston. It has remarkable masterpieces on the street walls that are worth watching. Various street artists have adorned the street’s walls with beautiful paintings. Some of the street walls have installations on many one- and two-story buildings that attract tourists.

Conclusion 

Houston is a beautiful city having tons of attractions. You will fall short of time, but the destinations will not be over. The town is a great host to tourists and welcomes them. So, plan your Houston visit soon to witness a great holiday experience. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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