Texas Trips: Mapping Out Your Houston Stops

Houston is Texas's largest metropolitan location. With its population of over 2 million people, assortment of corporate headquarters, and bustling urban lifestyle, it may be difficult to think about at first that there would be much for a tourist to do in Houston. That would be incorrect. In spite of its contemporary outward look, Houston is an entertainment mecca for the entire family.

One of the biggest attractions for tourists in the Houston area is the Johnson Space Center. This location not only houses a significant collection of space history, but is also an interactive playground where the entire family can experience the excitement of space travel and relive the experiences of the astronauts. The youngsters in your family will find it exciting, while the adults will find it to be nostalgic.

To make your visit more "cultural," visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural Science. The science museum contains a planetarium and can be a fantastic educational experience for everybody in your family. The Fine Arts museum houses an assortment of famous artwork and 18 acres of gardens. If history is your pastime, take a look at the San Jacinto monument southeast of Houston and see the place where Texas achieved its independence.

Finally, don't skip two very unique family points of interest in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is right beside 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 rests right in downtown Houston and has rides, restaurants, and entertainment in addition to the half-million-gallon aquarium experience.

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