Forget Houston...No Way!

Houston is Texas's largest metropolitan area. With its population of over 2 million people, assortment of corporate headquarters, and bustling urban way of life, it may be tough to think about at first that there would be much for a vacationer to do in Houston. That would be wrong. Even with its contemporary outward look, Houston is an entertainment mecca for the entire family.

One of the greatest attractions for tourists in the Houston region is the Johnson Space Center. This site not only houses a significant collection of space history, but is also an interactive playground where the whole family can feel the pleasure of space expedition and relive the experiences of the astronauts. The kids in your family will find it intriguing, while the adults will find it to be nostalgic.

To make your visit more "cultural," go to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural Science. The science museum includes a planetarium and can be a wonderful educational experience for everybody in your family. The Fine Arts museum is home to an assortment of well-known artwork and 18 acres of gardens. If history is your pastime, pay a visit to the San Jacinto monument southeast of Houston and see the place where Texas achieved its independence.

Lastly, don't miss two very unique family sights in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is sits next to the Natural History Museum, making the mix a fun day trip. Numerous species of exotic animals, as well as indigenous species, are located there. The aquarium sits right in downtown Houston and has rides, restaurants, and entertainment in addition to the half-million-gallon aquarium experience.

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