Offbeat Houston Attractions

Many guests to the metropolis of Houston are familiar with the activities available to the entire family. Guests often come to visit Johnson Space Center, the Houston Zoo, and the Houston Aquarium. But aside from these well known points of interest are some lesser known spots that are more than worth the time to visit. If you've been to Houston but not been to any of the areas on this list, you're missing a huge treat, and you need to add them to your travel plans for your next visit.

For an entertainment megaplex, take a look at Bayou Place in the theater district. This complex, sitting on over three acres of countryside, includes a variety of clubs and bars, theatres, restaurants, and gaming zones to suit your entire family. It has a Hard Rock Café, Italian Trattoria restaurant, and a movie house complex in addition to its other points of interest.

For an uncommon shopping experience, go over to Galleria Mall. It is one of the largest malls in the state, and caters to the "upscale" shopper. Anchor retailers include Nordstrom's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Macy's, as well as a variety of smaller, specialty stores offering the best-known brands. Even if you just want to window shop, you must make it a point to stop by and see the enormity and class that defines this mall.

The Museum District deserves to be pointed out here as well. Although many individuals are familiar with the famous Fine Arts and Natural History Museums, there are a variety of others in this same area that are equally impressive and really worth a visit. The close by McGovern Health Museum, for instance, has Houston's only 4-D theatre. The Holocaust Museum, also positioned in the district, should be toured by every single traveler to the city as a reminder of one of the biggest tragedies in history.

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