Forget Houston...No Way!

Houston is Texas's largest metropolitan location. With its population of over 2 million people, array of corporate headquarters, and bustling urban way of life, it may be tough to imagine at first that there would be much for a tourist to do in Houston. That would be a mistake. Even with its modern outward look, Houston is an entertainment mecca for the entire family.

One of the biggest draws for tourists in the Houston region is the Johnson Space Center. This area not only houses a big collection of space history, but is also an interactive playground where the total family can feel the pleasure of space travel and relive the encounters of the astronauts. The kids in your family will find it fascinating, while the adults will find it to be nostalgic.

To make your stay 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 great educational encounter for everybody in your family. The Fine Arts museum holds an assortment of renowned artwork and 18 acres of gardens. If history is your pastime, check out the San Jacinto monument southeast of Houston and enjoy the place where Texas accomplished its independence.

Last but not least, don't skip two very special family sights in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is sits next to the Natural History Museum, making the combination an enjoyable day trip. A lot of species of exotic animals, as well as indigenous species, are housed there. The aquarium sits right in downtown Houston and has rides, restaurants, and entertainment in addition to the half-million-gallon aquarium encounter.

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