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Texas Trips: Mapping Out Your Houston Stops

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

One of the biggest attractions for vacationers in the Houston region is the Johnson Space Center. This location not only houses a big collection of space history, but is also an interactive playground where the entire family can feel the adventure 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," pay a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural Science. The science museum includes a planetarium and can be a fantastic educational experience for every person in your family. The Fine Arts museum is home to a collection 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 gained its freedom.

Lastly, don't miss two very unique family attractions in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is right beside the Natural History Museum, making the mix a worthwhile day trip. Numerous types of exotic animals, as well as native 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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