Offbeat Houston Attractions

Many guests to the city of Houston are acquainted with the activities offered to the entire family. Visitors often come to visit Johnson Space Center, the Houston Zoo, and the Houston Aquarium. Besides these well known sights are some lesser known locations that are more than worth the time to visit. If you've been to Houston but not been to any of the spots on this list, you're missing a great treat, and you need to include them to your itinerary for your next visit.

For an entertainment megaplex, go to Bayou Place in the theater district. This complex, situated on over three acres of property, includes a variety of clubs and bars, theatres, restaurants, and gaming zones to suit your whole family. It contains a Hard Rock Café, Italian Trattoria restaurant, and a movie house complex in addition to its other points of interest.

For a rare shopping encounter, head over to Galleria Mall. It is one of the biggest malls in the region, and caters to the "upscale" shopper. Anchor shops include Nordstrom's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Macy's, as well as a assortment of smaller, specialty shops 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 size and style that defines this mall.

The Museum District deserves to be pointed out here also. Even though many people are acquainted with the famous Fine Arts and Natural History Museums, there are a lot of others in this same place that are equally spectacular and really worth a visit. The close by McGovern Health Museum, for instance, has Houston's only 4-D theatre. The Holocaust Museum, also situated in the district, should be visited by every traveler to the city as a reminder of one of the largest tragedies in history.

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