A Weekend in Houston
As Texas's largest city, the options are endless in Houston. Get to know Houston and discover some of our favorite things to do.
Take the kids to Splashtown where they can spend the day at Houston's most popular water park. Or, explore the Houston Zoo, featuring over 4,500 permanent wildlife residents, 55 acres of lush zoological gardens and special exhibits throughout the year.
Dramatic architecture, an extraordinary mix of stores and unique style of entertainment have made The Galleria Houston's #1 shopping and tourist destination. Additionally, avid shoppers will love a walk through the Historic Houston Heights Shopping District. Located in one of Houston's most charming and historic neighborhoods, The Heights, this unique shopping district is home to antiques, home decor, art galleries and vintage clothing.
Sam Houston Boat Tours were named for the legendary military commander who led the fight for Texas independence from Mexico and later statehood. This free 90 minute round trip tour along the Houston Ship Channel offer visitors passing views of international cargo vessels, and operations at the port's Turning Basin Terminal. NRG Park is another must-visit location. Home to some of Houston's most exciting sporting events that include professional football games, Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show, concerts, racing events and various other trade shows and entertainment events.
Being one of the most heavily attended museums in the country, the Houston Museum of Natural Science features over a dozen permanent exhibits focusing on astronomy, space exploration, Native Americans, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals and seashells. Another popular place to visit is NASA's famous Johnson Center. Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of the Johnson Space Center, shares the thrill and wonder of space exploration. Be sure to visit the all new Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park to complete your tour.
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