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Your Houston vacation

Houston, Texas, is one of the largest cities in the state. The area is also a popular tourist destination, due to its many attractions and entertainment offerings. Visitors who plan their Houston travel arrangements around specific annual events may be surprised to learn that the city is also home to several year-round sightseeing spots, including museums, amusement parks, and shopping centers. To plan a Houston vacation itinerary, tourists should be sure to include a day trip to nearby Galveston Island, which also features beaches and water parks. Houston is also a haven for sporting events, serving as home to several professional sport teams.

  • Best Time to Go

    Houston experiences extremely hot and humid summers, so travelers who are planning their ideal Houston vacation may want to avoid the city during June, July, and August. Nearly every other month, though, is pleasant in the area, offering great Houston travel arrangements during the fall, winter, and spring. Hotel rates are typically the lowest during the winter, since the cooler months are a slow tourism season in the city. Most of the annual events are held during spring, including the Bayou City Cajun Fest, the Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival, Picnic in the Park, and the Preakness Stakes.

  • Hong Kong City Mall

    Spend an afternoon browsing through the Hong Kong City Mall, an indoor shopping plaza featuring Asian food and shops.

  • Downtown Tunnels

    Venture below the city by taking a walk through the Downtown Tunnels during your Houston vacation.

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Attend the weekly midnight showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the River Oaks Theatre in Houston.

  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens during your Houston travel outings, where you can see a 14-acre historic garden featuring native plant life.

  • Waugh Dive Bridge

    Stop under the city’s Waugh Drive Bridge at dusk to watch over 250,000 Mexican bats fly from their homes to explore the area.

  • Splashtown

    Splashtown, an expansive water park, boasts thrill rides, a lazy river, water slides, and a multi-story children’s play area.

  • Kemah Boardwalk

    Kemah Boardwalk, a dining and amusement district, features a Ferris wheel, a carousel, several restaurants, and hotels.

  • Galleria Mall

    Galleria Mall, the biggest shopping center in the state of Texas, is home to over 375 different stores and restaurants.

  • Bayou Place

    Bayou Place, one of Houston’s newest entertainment districts, features nightclubs, movie theaters, and unique restaurants for tourists.

  • Houston Astros Major League Baseball

    The Houston Astros Major League Baseball team plays its home games at Minute Maid Park, located in the downtown district.

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science features the Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Smith Gem Vault.

  • Children's Museum of Houston

    Kids will enjoy a trip to the Children’s Museum of Houston, a facility for children 12 years of age and younger.

  • Downtown Aquarium

    The Downtown Aquarium displays more than 400 different species of native sea life, as well as land mammals such as White Tigers.

  • Houston Zoo

    At the Houston Zoo, visitors can get a close look at more than 4,500 animals and experience behind-the-scenes feedings and veterinary care.

  • Johnson Space Center

    Johnson Space Center, which served as a launch pad for several NASA missions, features a zero-gravy simulator and an indoor theater.

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