Forget Houston...No Way!

Houston is Texas's biggest metropolitan region. With its population of over 2 million people, assortment of corporate headquarters, and busy 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. Despite its contemporary outward appearance, Houston is an entertainment mecca for the entire family.

One of the largest draws for vacationers in the Houston region is the Johnson Space Center. This area not only houses a large collection of space history, but is also an interactive playground where the whole family can experience the pleasure of space expedition and relive the encounters of the astronauts. The kids in your family will find it intriguing, while the adults will find it to be nostalgic.

To make your stay 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 wonderful educational experience for everybody in your family. The Fine Arts museum houses an assortment of popular 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 spot where Texas gained its freedom.

Lastly, don't skip two very special family points of interest in Houston - the Houston Zoo and the Houston Aquarium. The zoo is located by the Natural History Museum, making the combination a fun day trip. Numerous species of unique animals, as well as native species, are housed there. The aquarium is located right in downtown Houston and has rides, restaurants, and entertainment in addition to the half-million-gallon aquarium experience.

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