Laid-back, pick-up truck and boot-scooting town meets high-powered, high-cultured and high-heeled metropolis. Houston enjoys a high standard of living and isn't shy about showing it off.
Must-see attractions for your itinerary
These recently opened gardens have a spiral climbing hill that affords views of the construction cranes poking up through the skyline. It also has…
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'Any day above ground is a good one.' That's the trademark of the National Museum of Funeral History. If you've ever wanted to see a coffin collection…
Future surgeons will like checking out the huge organs on display in this very interactive museum. Other exhibits explain DNA and more.
An activity-filled museum, where little ones can learn how stuff works, create inventions, play games or draw in an open-air art studio. Admission is free…
Gorillas, elephants and moon jellyfish are a few of the 6000 residents of the 55-acre Houston Zoo. Activities include wildlife talks catering to different…
Admire the talents of luminaries such as Rodin and Matisse in this tranquil sculpture garden, on the north side of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Your place to frolic downtown. This 12-acre park has a lake, playground, fountains to splash in, outdoor art, restaurants and a performance space. The…
This celebration of African American culture, with plenty of gospel, jazz and blues, takes place at Emancipation Park around June 19 – the day in 1865…
Hermann Park's outdoor theater is a great place to lay out a blanket on a balmy night and enjoy a free concert, play or ballet.
You never know which wildly decorated autos you’ll see in this small indoor museum, which honors the annual, not-to-be-missed Houston Art Car Parade…
Expert guidance to help you plan your trip
Use our list of the best Houston neighborhoods to curate a travel itinerary that perfectly aligns with your interests and see Houston like a local.Read article
If you are in Houston for a few days, a day trip to some of the exceptional cities, museums, beaches, lakes and wildernesses nearby will make your time here a…Read article
Free Things to Do
The gorgeous parklands are all free-of-charge, as are some of its premier cultural institutions and religious buildings, but focusing on doing the fee-less…Read article
Traveling with Kids
The city, one of the top family destinations in Texas, has museums, sports, food - and NASA.Read article
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